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Friday, 31 January 2020 Call for enrollment into UNDERGRADUATE study programmes in 2020/21

Starting from 12 February, all candidates can apply for undergraduate study programmes at UP FAMNIT. In 2020/21 Academic Year, we will offer the following study programmes: Conservation BiologyBioinformatics (available also in English), BiopsychologyComputer Science (available also in English), Mathematics (available also in English), Mathematics in Economics and FinanceMediterranean Agriculture.

All information about the application procedure are available here.


Candidates can apply in three terms:

  • first application term: from 12 February to 18 March 2020,
  • second application term: from 20 to 28 August 2020,
  • third application term: from 24 to 25 September 2020 unitl 12:00.


Candidates can apply in four terms:

  • first application term: from 12 February to 22 May 2020,
  • second application term: from 27 May to 17 July 2020,
  • third application term: from 10 August to 11 September 2020, 
  • fourth application term: from 24 to 25 September 2020 until 12:00.

​Questions regarding the application procedure shall be adressed to the University of Primorska - ADMISSIONS OFFICE (tel.: +386 5 611 76 30, e-mail:

For questions regarding study programmes, teaching staff, and other study matters, contact UP FAMNIT Student Services (tel.: +386 5 611 75 75). 

Thursday, 30 January 2020 Prof. Tomaž Pisanski, PhD awarded with the recognition of »Prometeus of science for excellence in communication« for life achievements

On Tuesday, 28 January, the Slovenian Science Foundation has delivered the yearly awards and recognitions to individuals and organisations that are active in the field of promoting science and science communication in Slovenia. Our researcher and UP FAMNIT Head of Department of Information Sciences and Technologies, Prof. Tomaž Pisanski, PhD was awarded with the recognition of »Prometeus of science for excellence in communication« for life achievements.

Prof. Tomaž Pisanski is an internationally known researcher working in the field of discrete and computational mathematics, with applications in natural sciences, engineering and social sciences. He is one of the pioneers of topological graph theory in the world and the founder of the world-renowned Slovenian school of graph theory. His most important contribution to the global scientific community is based on the use of discrete mathematics methods in natural sciences and technology. His contribution to the development of the representations of graphs, which is used in mathematics as well as in chemistry, biology and other sciences, is also remarkable. Thanks to him, Slovenian science in these fields is recognized and appreciated globally, and his intensive cooperation with researchers and research institutions from all over the world, as well as his membership in numerous scientific organizations and associations abroad, has had a strong influence on the development of Slovenian science for decades.

Under the guidance of Prof. Pisanski the University of Primorska, in cooperation with other institutions in the field of mathematics in Slovenia, successfully applied for the organization of the 8th European Congress of Mathematics. The Congress will be held in Portorož in 2020 and it will be the most important scientific event in Slovenia. His contribution to the communication of science includes also the work as editor in many scientific journals. He is one of the two founding members and editor-in-chief of the international mathematical journal Ars Mathematica Contemporanea - AMC.

Prof. Tomaž Pisanski demonstrates excellence in communication in science, both within the international scientific and professional public and beyond, as he has also participated in many programs on popularization of science for a wider and target audience. Through lectures and workshops, as well as mentoring to many young scientists, he passed on his knowledge, experience and views on the work and role of the scientist in modern society, as well as his passion for scientific research, thus inspiring many younger researchers to work in science.

(Photo: Prof. Tomaž Pisanski, PhD, Edvard Kobal, PhD, president of the board of the Slovenian Science Foundation and Samo Kranjc, president of the Award Committee. Photo credits: Slovenian Science Fundation)

Among the other receivers of the recognition, there are seven more employees of the University of Primorska: Prof. Irena Lazar, PhD, Prof. Jurka Lepičnik Vodopivec, PhD, Assoc. Prof. Nives Kovač, PhD, Assist. Prof. Janja Plazar, PhD and authors of the on-line university news portal UP budi - Mirella Baruca, Anja Curk Repič and Damjan Muhič.

We congratulate all our reserchers and employees for their important work on the fiel of popularisation of science!

Friday, 10 January 2020 Winners of Mathematical Advent Calendar 2019

In December, the fourth implementation of the Mathematical Advent Calendar took place, in which both elementary and high school students participated in solving mathematical tasks. For the third year, young mathematical enthusiasts have also been offered tutorials in English.

174 competitors have signed up for the quiz. Most of them were from Slovenia, but also competitors from Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Macedonia and Slovakia participated.

Practical tasks from everyday life were handled by participants from December 2 to December 20, 2019, with only one day available for each task.

The recipients of the awards are:

- competitors from Slovenia:
Elementary school: Kristina Gortan, Veronika Klemenčič, Alina Jelenič;
Secondary School, 1st and 2nd year: Jakob Burja, Miha Abram, Klara Podlipnik;
Secondary School, 3rd and 4th year: Maša Toplak, Max Sablatnik, Nika Šardi;

- competitors from abroad or competitors who have completed the tasks in English:
Filip Milisov, Matteo Dunis, Etian Križman.

We sincerely congratulate all the participants on their hard work and knowledge.

We hope that there will be many of them who choose to study mathematics!