University of Primorska Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies

news - Archive

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 Wednesday, 8 April 2020 first application term for postgraduate study starts

Wednesday, 8 April 2020 starts the first application term for Master’s and doctoral study programmes at UP FAMNIT, which:

  • lasts until 27 August 2020 for Slovene citizens and EU citizens,
  • lasts until 1 July 2020 for Slovene nationals without Slovene citizenship and non-EU citizens.

All information about the application procedure are available on this link.

Candidates are invited to check our programme’s presentation and visit us on 8 May 2020 at 16.00 during the Open day! The exact Open day’s programme will be published later in the section Education/ Enrolment.

For more information please contact the Student Services (e-mail:

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 Triple i conferene cancelled

We regret to inform you that due to the current epidemiological situation regarding the spread of the virus/disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), we have decided to cancel this year's Triple i in Suicidology conference.

Although there is still some time to go before the planned conference date, and we believe that by then the situation will change for the better, the circumstances are currently too uncertain to plan the event.

In case you have any questions, please send us an email to
Thank you for your understanding and we hope you will join us next year!

With warmest regards,
UP IAM Slovene Centre for Suicide Research

Monday, 23 March 2020 New PhD Programme Renewable Materials for Healthy Built Environment

It is our pleasure to announce that the University of Primorska has been granted accreditation for the PhD Programme Renewable Materials for Healthy Built Environments which be implemented at UP FAMNIT.

The core area of the study program is wood science, with the emphasis on sustainable building design through interdisciplinary integration with other scientific fields (eg the role of IT in ensuring health to users of wooden, sustainable and zero-energy buildings).

The study programme offers a complete set of skills and knowledge in the fields of engineering, wood, and architectural science with aspects of health and information technology. These skills not only have the advantage of being highly applicative in the natural environment, but offer an interdisciplinary approach that is necessary to keep up with the development of contemporary construction science, or successfully work in the academic sector, public administration, or the economy.

The basic objective of the study programme is to educate top experts in the field of renewable materials for healthy built environments with a deep understanding of theoretical concepts, broad technical knowledge and the ability to independently develop new knowledge. Graduates will be able to develop and improve renewable materials for healthy built environments in Slovenia and beyond, as well as for further development of the profession at academic level.

The study programme will be implemented in Slovenian and English in the next academic year at UP FAMNIT, more information will be available on the Faculty website shortly. 

Thursday, 19 March 2020 Call for scholarships from the UP Scholarship fund for the academic year 2020/2021

The Career Center of University of Primorska published the Public call to obtain scholarships from the Scolarship fund of University of Primorska for the academic year 2020/2021. 

The Scholarship Fund of the University of Primorska (hereinafter the Fund) is based on a partnership between the University of Primorska (hereinafter UP), municipalities, and the private sector. Its aim is to reward and encourage the best students of UP, offer their knowledge to potential employers during the course of their study process, and provide opportunities for employment to these students as soon as they finish their studies. The objective of the Fund is at the same time to support all UP students in achieving the best possible results in their studies.

With this Public Call, the University of Primorska invites all:

  • candidates for enrolment in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd cycle study programmes of UP and
  • students who, in the academic year of 2020/2021, will be enrolled in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd cycle study programmes of UP,

to apply for this public call, and thus express their interest in joining the Fund.

Candidates for scholarship express interest in the public call by submitting their application. With inclusion in the Fund the selected candidates are placed in a special register of the best students at UP and gain the opportunity to conclude a one-year scholarship contract. Scholarship contracts will be concluded between UP, Fund partners (employers), and students with whom there is a mutual interest in the conclusion of the contract. By signing the scholarship contract the student agrees that in the case that employment is offered to him by a partner of the Fund (employer) he will, after completing his education, accept the offer and complete employment for at least as long as he was receiving the scholarship.

The amount of the scholarship for the academic year of 2020/2021 is from 200,00 EU per month, respectively 2.000,00 EU per academic year, to 1.000,00 EU per month (10.000,00 EU per academic year), depending by the enrolled cycle of study and the obtained score. 

Application deadlines: May 15th, June 15th, July 15th, August 15th, and September 30th, 2020. The application is submitted in due time if it is submitted between March 13th, 2020 to September 30th, 2020.

More information:


Career Center of University of Primorska, Center for Lifelong Learning and Career Orientation
Adress: Titov trg 4, 6000 Koper, Slovenija
Phone: +386 5 611 76 33 or+386 5 611 76 36

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 Prof. Tamás Szőnyi recipient of the Széchenyi Prize

It is our great pleasure to inform you that Prof. Tamás Szőnyi, doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, professor of Computer Science at the Eötvös Loránd University and at UP FAMNIT, is one of the recipients of the Széchenyi Prize in recognition of his extensive professional role in public life. 

The Széchenyi Prize is a prize given in Hungary by the state in recognition of those who have made an outstanding contribution to academic life in Hungary.

Dr. Tamás Szőnyi is a internationally recognized Hungarian mathematician, doing research in discrete mathematics, particularly finite geometry, block designs, coding theory, combinatorics. In 2001, he received the Doctor of Science title from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and is the creator of a successful school in finite geometry. At UP FAMNIT, Prof. Szőnyi is currently delivering lectures on Coding Theory.

We congratulate Prof. Tamás Szőnyi, PhD for this excellent achievement and important award!

(Prof. Szőnyi at the 2016 PhD Summer School in Discrete Mathematics, Rogla - Slovenia)

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 Undergraduate study: first application term for EU citizens postponed

Due to the epidemy of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) disease in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, the first application term for undergraduate study programmes for EU citizens has been postponed. 

Candidates shall now apply no later than 9 APRIL 2020

All information about the application procedure is available here.


The Minister of Health issued an order to announce epidemy of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) disease in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia and to ban the gathering of people in schools and universities.

The University of Primorska accepted relevant measures before the orders were announced. All our measures are in line with the orders and will be valid until further notice. In this time:

1) the study process will remain adapted and will be, where possible, implemented on-line. There are no study activities happening at the premises of the university (students receive specific guidelines from individual faculties),
2) there is no student and employee recreation,
3) all events, extracurricular activities, lifelong learning and other activities are postponed,
4) alternative forms of work are possible for all employees, including research and administrative staff,
5) all business trips abroad are limited,
6) we still urge everyone to pay special attention to hand and cough hygiene,
7) we urge everyone to follow verified and official information, especially the WHO,
8) we appeal to everyone to refrain from discrimination and to remain respectful to each other.

We wish all of you to remain healthy!

Friday, 13 March 2020 Library TeMeNa CLOSED until 28 March 2020

We would like to inform you that the TeMeNa library will be closed until 28 March 2020.

You can extend the borrowing time via email or the virtual library Cobiss.

If you have any questions you can contact us at

Thank you for your understanding!

Sunday, 8 March 2020 Important notice - Cancellation of pedagogical processes at UP (March 9 - March 20)

In view of the current situation regarding the coronavirus COVID-19, we would like to inform you that for the next 14 days (from Monday, March 9, 2020 to Friday, March 20, 2020), the pedagogical processes (lectures, tutorials, ...) at the University of Primorska are canceled. We will keep you informed regarding a replacement the failed pedagogical process.

The instructions from Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, National Institute for Public Health, and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia state that it is necessary to act preventively and to adjust the measures taken by a particular institution to the situation. After examining the information from all the above institutions, and that of Italy's "Istituto Superiore di Sanita dell 'Italia" (NIJZ equivalent in the Republic of Slovenia) considering the fact that Italy is the largest focal point of COVID-19 in Europe, the above measures have been taken for preventive reasons. Our university interacts daily with neighboring Italy.

In the coming days, you will also receive further instructions for continuing classes at a distance (for example, using e-classrooms, distance lectures, ...).

We will keep you informed of any further changes or measures.

Monday, 2 March 2020 Prof. Dr. Vladimir Batagelj, co-author and co-editor of a new book published by Wiley

It is our pleasure to inform that Prof. Dr. Vladimir Batagelj, researcher at the University of Primorska and at the University of Ljubljana, is one of the authors as well as one of the editors of the book Advances in Network Clustering and Blockmodeling that has been just published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The book offers an integrated treatment of network clustering and blockmodeling, covering all of the newest approaches and methods that have been developed over the last decade. Presented in a comprehensive manner, it offers the foundations for understanding network structures and processes, and features a wide variety of new techniques addressing issues that occur during the partitioning of networks across multiple disciplines such as community detection, blockmodeling of valued networks, role assignment, and stochastic blockmodeling.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., commonly known as Wiley, is an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807 that focuses on academic publishing and instructional materials. The company produces books, journals, and encyclopaedias, in print and electronically, and educational materials for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students. Wiley Open Access publishes authoritative peer reviewed open access journals across many research disciplines.