Researchers at the Faculty work as part of the UP FAMNIT Research Group. Concurrently, the Faculty has established close cooperation in the field of research with the University of Primorska, Andrej Marušič Institute (UP IAM), where most of the UP FAMNIT academic staff conduct their research. Some professors also conduct research as part of the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics (IMFM).
Research collaboration with UP IAM is highly developed. The members have concluded a Memorandum on mutual cooperation in areas of common interest, on the basis of which the majority of programmes, fundamental, applied and other scientific research projects are carried out at UP IAM.
Researchers study the fields of mathematics, computer science, natural science, and psychology. More information on the fields of research is available here.
We like to emphasise that the UP FAMNIT research group is one of the four leading research groups in the field of algebraic graph theory in the world. The other three groups are located in China, Australia and South Korea. These efforts by the Faculty have helped place the University of Primorska as an internationally recognised research institution.
The Faculty organises and co-organises conferences and other scientific meetings, and encourages the active participation of teachers and colleagues at international conferences, and international integration in general. The Faculty in particular encourages research collaborations with foreign experts, short visits from abroad to enhance the educational and research process of the Faculty, and sending staff on visits to prestigious foreign universities, placing young colleagues at the forefront of this effort.
In collaboration with the Society of Mathematicians, Physicists and Astronomers of Slovenia (DMFA) and the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics in Ljubljana (IMFM), UP FAMNIT publishes an international mathematical journal Ars Mathematica Contemporanea (AMC). In 2011, the journal achieved remarkable success when it was listed on the SCI, which is also a great success on the broader national scale.