Friday, 2 October 2020 UP FAMNIT welcomes the 14th generation of students, largest to date
On the first day of academic year 2020/2021, we welcomed the largest generation of students to date with 849 students enrolled to UP FAMNIT, which is 182 more than last year.
Due to COVID -19 safety measures, the University of Primorska did not host a traditional reception for students on Tito Square this year, however, the first day of the new academic year was no less festive. On the eve of 1 October, students were greeted in a video address by the Rector of UP, Prof. Klavdija Kutnar, PhD, who the next day also met with the Deans of UP faculties, mayors and deputy mayors from all four municipalities of Slovenian Istria.
Firs year students at UP FAMNIT were also welcomed by the Dean of UP FAMNIT, Assoc. Prof. Ademir Hujdurović, and the Vice-Dean for Education, Assoc. Prof. Dunja Bandelj, PhD by video address. Study programme coordinators received all new students on 1 October, as well as two days earlier, when they greeted foreign students in English as part of the Orientation Days.
Orientation Days are planned especially for new students from abroad. This year’s edition was 5th in a row and as every year they took place in the last days of September. Over 160 first year students attended the Orientation Days, where they got acquainted with their faculties, the University, met new colleagues and discovered some more things about their new environment where they will spend their future student years.
This year, the share of students from abroad represents as much as 42% of all enrolled students at UP FAMNIT, this is why it is especially important that they get acquainted with the life and study course in their new environment. This year’s students are coming from Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Philippines, Ghana, Greece, Croatia, Iran, Italy, Israel, Kazakhstan, China, Colombia, Kosovo, Hungary, Maldives, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, the Russian Federation, Northern Macedonia, the Syrian Arab Republic, Slovenia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and the United States.
An increase in enrolled students is recorded at all levels, 614 students are enrolled in undergraduate studies, which is 21% more than last year, 203 students in master's studies, this is 19% more, and there are 30 doctorate students, a considerable 37 % more than last year.
We wish all students a successful, interesting, but also fun academic year, and off course much academic successes!