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

Saturday, 18 March 2023 UP FAMNIT hosted the National Competition for Biology

Today, on March 18 2023, the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies (UP FAMNIT) successfully concluded the National Competition in Biology intended for high school students. This year, 238 high school students competed in the national competition, which guaranteed their successful participation during the school competition where 1677 students were engaged.

Throughout the competition, the students were divided into two different groups, with different topics, where the first and the second one competed in "Biology of the Salt Pans", while the second group, of third and fourth years students, contested in the obligatory curriculum and as well in the content which is applicable for the matura examination. 

The competition was co-organised by University of Primorska and ZOTKS an organization that has thrived for more than 70 years to educate young people in the field of technic and science. 


In parallel with the competition, a lecture from Prof Dr. Elena Bužan took part, who gave knowledge on innovative teaching methods, focusing on the latest methods of biodiversity monitoring. Afterwards, Taja Pajmon Rak, told participants more about the UP Science Centre and the possibilities of cooperation with high schools. 

The lecture was organized within the project Green, Digital and Inclusive University of Primorska, which includes three pilot projects focusing on the curricular reform of higher education programmes at UP, namely, to encompass a broader national reform for green, resilient transition to Society 5. 0. Project aims to equip students with the competences that are necessary for a green and digital transition to Society 5.0.