Within its structure the
University of Maribor aims to achieve the greatest level of
internationalisation as possible and become more recognizable in the European
and global higher education sector, for which a developed and successful
international cooperation is a strong foundation.
International activities and
mobility are one of the most important scopes of action since they supplement
the study offer and enable a higher level of quality of professors’
performance. Active involvement in the European Higher Education Area is also
extremely important since UM plans its further development and cultivates its international
image on the basis of the Bologna Declaration and follow-up papers. UM also
signed the charter on Sustainable Development Goals of the UN and supports Open
Access to knowledge and research infrastructure.
exchange is conducted on the basis of inter-university or inter-faculty
agreements concluded with foreign partner institutions offering short study
visits or longer exchanges lasting from one semester to one year. UM is being
integrated into the European academic community in order to promote Slovene
national identity and ensure competitiveness of Slovene intellectuals on the
European labour market and above. For this reason, UM ensures academic mobility
of both professors and students, as well as administrative staff and participates
in various networks of European universities at regional, national and European
UM is also a
member of various international associations, e.g. European University
Association (EUA), Conference of Rectors and Presidents of European Universities
of Technology (CRP), Alps-Adriatic Rectors' Conference (AARC), Danube Rectors'
Conference (DRC), Rectors’ Conference of the Ionic-Adriatic region (UniAdrion)
and the Rectors’ Forum of universities from Western Balkans and South-East
Maribor has actively participated in the Erasmus programme since 1999. For this
academic year the University of Maribor has signed more than 500 agreements
with Erasmus partner universities. The share of exchange students increases
every year, especially incoming students, which means a confirmation of the
quality of services offered to the international students.
exchange of students and professors is running since 1995 also within the CEEPUS
(Central European Exchange Program for University Studies) programme.
University of Maribor is coordinating a number of networks and is partner in
In the scope of
knowledge transfer, University of Maribor strives to be an active participant
in the realization of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region
(EUSDR), as well as the strategies for the Ionian-Adriatic (EUSAIR) and the
Alpine Region (EUALP). Here, special focus is on the priority of knowledge and
competitiveness within the Flagship project of the Danube Transfer Centres,
where UM is the national entry-point for Slovenia.
One of the most
recent support structures in the activities for the realization of the
institutional strategy for the building of the innovative eco-system with focus
on the North-Eastern Slovenian region (NUTS II) is the Digital Innovation Hub
that is registered in the EU catalogue of DIH.