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Monday, 22 February 2021 8ECM Moved Online

Official Statement from the organizers

After months of planning, discussing options and finally, after careful consideration, the Executive Committee of the European Mathematical Society and the organizers of the 8th European Congress of Mathematics have reached a decision that all lectures, including Public, Plenary, Invited and Prize lectures, as well as Minisymposia and Special Sessions, planned to take place in Portorož, Slovenia, 20 – 26 June 2021, are moved online.

This is not a decision we are taking lightly, especially after two years of actively planning the event, but the uncertainty of the worldwide public health issue, travel bans and nationwide restrictions do not allow for many alternative options.

First and foremost, we would still like to encourage participants to travel to Portorož, Slovenia, if they can and wish to do so. For those who travel to Slovenia during the week of the 8ECM, an informal event will be organized at the initial congress venue, and they will be able to attend the online 8ECM from their hotel rooms. We will also provide smaller lecture rooms for closed groups hosting discussions and smaller meetings, if the situation allows. Likewise, we hope that at least one satellite event will take place live!

Exhibitors will be able to present their products and services online; the 8ECM organizers will provide technical support and the communication platform. Art exhibitions and other cultural events will be dispersed across various locations, expanding throughout 2021 and 2022.

We understand that an online format of the congress cannot transcend the experience of a live event, nevertheless, we hope that a large part of the mathematical community will continue to offer their support and that you will join us for the 8th European Congress of Mathematics this summer!

Visit our website to register and participate at the 8ECM an follow #8ecm on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Thursday, 18 February 2021 Erasmus+ Open Call for Academic Year 2021/2022 published

Erasmus+ Open Call for students is published. Applications are now open for exchanges for studies or traineeship in the period from 1 June 2021 to 30 September 2021.

The application deadline is 9 March 2021.

The Open Call and all documentation are available on this link.

You are invited to apply!


Tuesday, 16 February 2021 First application term for enrollment into undergraduate study programmes in 2021/22 is OPEN!

In 2020/21 Academic Year, UP FAMNIT 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.


EU CITIZENS

In first application term candidates can apply from 16 February to 19 March 2021.

NON-EU CITIZENS AND SLOVENE NATIONALS WITHOUT SLOVENE CITIZENSHIP

In first application term candidates can apply from 15 February to 21 May 2021.


All information about the application procedure are available here.

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

For questions regarding study programmes, teaching staff, and other study matters, contact UP FAMNIT Student Services (tel.: +386 5 611 75 75, e-mail: referat@famnit.upr.si). 


Join us also at our info events in February and March 2021.


 


Tuesday, 16 February 2021 A successful turnout at Virtual Info Days 2021

This past Friday and Saturday, 12 and 13 February, Info Days for high school students took place at Famnit - this year they were held online for the first time.

As is tradition, we welcomed the students in two sessions, at 10 am and at 3 pm on Friday, when 178 visitors joined the presentations. On Saturday at 10 am we had slightly fewer visitors, 79 in total. Saturday afternoon was reserved for the presentation of three undergraduate study programs that are also available in English (Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science), 19 visitors from abroad joined the presentations.

In the introductory part of the presentations, we were broadcasting from the Famnit loby, where we demonstrated faculty classrooms and other faculty building with the help of of a Virtual Walk . The Dean, Assoc. prof. Ademir Hujdurović, PhD, greeted the participants from the Large classroom 1 on the 1st floor.  Later, visitors were able to join the presentations of undergraduate study programmes, prepared and presented by the coordinators of study programs, namely:

 

Famnit's students were also available for chat between 1 pm and 3 pm, where they shared their experience of being a student, about extracurricular activities and student life in Slovenian Istria.

In addition to the concluded Virtual Info Days, we preparing a few more information events about studying at Famnit this and next month, all of which will take place online in the following terms:

24 february, at 15.00

Choose Famnit:
7 study programmes for ∞ careers

register

25 February, at 16.00

FAQ - Students answer to your questions

register

10 March 2021, at 15.00

Choose Famnit: 
Science = future

register

 

   

   

  

 


Tuesday, 9 February 2021 Call for enrollment into UNDERGRADUATE study programmes in 2021/22

In 2020/21 Academic Year, UP FAMNIT 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.

EU CITIZENS

Candidates can apply in three terms:

  • first application term: from 16 February to 19 March 2021,
  • second application term: from 20 to 27 August 2021,
  • third application term: from 23 to 24 September 2020 unitl 12:00.

NON-EU CITIZENS AND SLOVENE NATIONALS WITHOUT SLOVENE CITIZENSHIP

Candidates can apply in four terms:

  • first application term: from 15 February to 21 May 2021,
  • second application term: from 28 May to 21 July 2021,
  • third application term: from 9 August to 3 September 2021,
  • fourth application term: from 23 to 24 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: vpis@upr.si)

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


 


Tuesday, 9 February 2021 Virtual Info Days 2021

Virtual Info Days 2021

Are you thinking about studying at UP FAMNIT?

Join our Virtual Info Days on Friday and Saturday, 12 - 13 February 2021!

We have prepared many different online activities that will provide you with all necessary information about living in Koper and studying at the University of Primorska. Future freshmen will have the chance to (virtually) enter the Faculty, learn about working in modern laboratories, and meet with assistants and professors. All the while, students will be available for chatting and answering questions about study obligations, extracurricular activities, accommodation, and everything that is related to the study experience at UP FAMNIT.

Only programmes* that are available in English language, will be presented in English at the Virutal Info Days 2021.

Virtual info days will be held via Zoom. In order to join, you need to register on THIS LINK.
After the registration, you will receive a confermation to your email address with the link to the event.

A short introduction and a virtual tour of the Faculty will be followed by the presentations of the study programmes on the following links:

For technical support contact: promo@famnit.upr.si; M: 00386 51 412 630.

 

 

FRIDAY, 12 February 2021

 

9.00

Student dormitories of the University of Primorska - Virtual tour and chat with students

LINK

10.00

Presentations of undergraduate study programmes (Slovenian only)

LINK

11.30

 "Active break" with SportUP

LINK

12.00

Application procedure: how does it work? Ask UP Admissions Office! (Slovenian only)

LINK

13.0015.00

Peer to peer - Chat with our students!

LINK

15.00

Presentations of undergraduate study programmes (Slovenian only)

LINK
 

SATURDAY, 13 February 2021

 

9.00

Student dormitories of the University of Primorska - Virtual tour and chat with students

LINK

10.00

Presentations of undergraduate study programmes (Slovenian only)

LINK

11.30

"Active break" with SportUP

LINK

12.00

Application procedure: how does it work? Ask UP Admissions Office! (Slovenian only)

LINK

13.0015.00

Peer to peer - Chat with our students!

LINK

15.00

Choose Famnit - Choose Science: Presentation of study programmes* in English

LINK

*Mathematics, Computer Science, Bioinformatics

The open call and information for candidates regarding the application and deadlines are published at this link.

 

  


Thursday, 7 January 2021 Daring creativity: about the new project LOOSE CELLS – Innovating at the Crossfield of Art and Science and how to become part of it

Department of Information Sciences and Technologies at UP FAMNIT

is inviting you to the Monday Seminar on Computer Science

entitled

» Daring creativity: about the new project LOOSE CELLS – Innovating at the Crossfield of Art and Science and how to become part of it«

The seminar is to be held online on

Monday, 11 January 2021, at 16.00,

 and is hosting:

Peter PURG (introductory presentation) and

Črtomir TAVZES (short presentation of InnoRenew CoE laboratories).

ABSTRACT

The project LOOSE CELLS – Innovating at the Crossfield of Art and Science is dedicated to creation and innovation based on the blending of science, art and technology. In this way, it joins those intersectoral collaborations, which have already aroused a lot of international interest, as they can inspire the development of social and economic innovations. Innovation is also the goal of the project. The main activity will be the co-creation of an “art-science object”, which will be designed and created by students of diverse levels and backgrounds. It will be realised under the mentorship of Assoc. Prof. Peter Purg, PhD from School of Arts at University of Nova Gorica, with the advices of InnoRenew CoE experts and with the support of Assoc. Prof. Tilen Žbona, PhD from the Faculty of Education as well as the artists, producers and technicians within the PiNA association or the RUK network. In the seminar, you will learn more about the programme of the project and how to become part of. You will be also invited to discuss any questions with the representatives of the project.

LECTURERS

Peter Purg currently leads the New Media module in the Digital//Media Arts and Practices graduate//postgraduate programme at the School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica, where he acts as Associate Professor, projects coordinator as well as expert across realms of digital culture and media. Having obtained a PhD in media art, communication science and literature from the University of Erfurt (Germany), his scientific inquiries now include media arts pedagogy, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation, media art and media ecology. His artistic interests range from (lecture) performances and intermedia installations to public-space interventions as well as participatory creative processes. He is active in the field of cultural and higher education policymaking, assessment and quality assurance. Peter Purg currently leads the interdisciplinary MAST – Module in Art, Science and Technology project (DG Connect) – as well as School of Arts' teams in projects such as KONS - Platform for Investigative Arts (EU Cohesion), DIVA - Art:Biz Innovation Ecosystem (Interreg SI-IT), EmindS (Erasmus+) and TV Free Europe (Creative Europe). He curated the 20th international media/contemporary art festival Pixxelpoint 2019. Full CV at http://au.ung.si/peterpurg.

Dr. Črtomir Tavzes is a researcher at the InnoRenew CoE, an assistant research scientist at the University of Primorska, and conservation restoration adviser at the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia. He earned his PhD in biotechnology in 2003 from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In the following two years, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where he continued working until 2008. Upon the return to Slovenia, he also served as the director of the Institute of Wood Science and Technology, and Sustainable Development (until 2014). His research experience spans from enzymatic wood degradation and wood liquefaction through wood pest control to the immunological detection of material substance of cultural heritage objects.

 

The lecture will be held in English via Zoom through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/297328207

 


Monday, 4 January 2021 Assoc. Prof. Marko Tkalčič, PhD, ACM UMAP 2021 Programme co-chair

This year, the roles of the highest scientific officers as the Program Chairs at the ACM UMAP 2021(29th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization) are going to be shared by Nava Tintarev from the University of Maastricht and Marko Tkalčič from the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies at UP FAMNIT.

ACM UMAP is the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners working on systems that adapt to individual users or to groups of users, and that collect, represent, and model user information. The conference will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in a hybrid format in June 2021.

ACM UMAP covers a wide variety of research areas where personalization and adaptation may be applied. This includes a number of domains in which researchers are engendering significant innovations based on advances in user modelling and adaptation, recommender systems, adaptive educational systems, intelligent user interfaces, e-commerce, advertising, digital humanities, social networks, personalized health, entertainment, and many more.

Assoc. Prof. Marko Tkalčič, PhD, has been a leading member of the UMAP research community for several years now and is an editorial board member of the Springer UMUAI journal (A").

This is an important publicity outreach for the University of Primorska, as it will be positioned as one of the leading research centres in user modelling and personalization.

We sincerely congradulate Professor Tkalčič on his appointment!