UM is recognised as a successful scientific institution, the primary mission and guiding principle of which is the dissemination and enrichment of knowledge.
The University of Maribor was established in 1975. With its 17 Faculties, the University Library Maribor and the Student Dormitories, it is the second largest and second oldest university in Slovenia with a long tradition. During these years, it became a successful scientific institution, the primary mission and guiding principle of which is the dissemination and enrichment of knowledge. It is rapidly developing new areas of activity, testing new study methods and seeking new ways of integrating with its environment.
To become a research university is among our priorities.
Interdisciplinarity is highly valued, as its faculties cover the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, medicine, biotechnology, social sciences, humanities and other sciences. By creating a working environment that encourages academic freedom, the University of Maribor wants to encourage the achievement of top scientific and artistic achievements.
The awareness that the university is made of people is present at all levels of education and research.
Special attention is also paid to the involvement of students in research work and decision-making bodies as well as to the cooperation with the economy both in the field of knowledge and technology transfer into practice as well as in the field of connecting and networking students and graduates with employers in terms of transition to the labour market. The University of Maribor is an institution offering numerous career development opportunities. Graduates, researchers and professors are successful on the domestic and world stage.
The vision of the University of Maribor points out that we are an institution that will be a “globally recognizable innovation ecosystem in which employees and students will be happy to create.”
The Strategy of the University of Maribor dictates that in the field of development and innovation cooperation with the environment, the University of Maribor will become a central meeting place for stakeholders in the process of knowledge and technology transfer at local and regional level. strategic priority areas. With its network of junctions, it will pave the way for its stakeholders to enter the international innovation market.
The University of Maribor puts the principles of social responsibility and sustainable development at the forefront of its activities. The strategy of the University of Maribor pursues an inclusive, innovative and connected higher education space, which will train active, critical and responsible citizens, ensure the quality of education and research, academic integrity and take care of the sustainable development of society.
Research infrastructure of the University of Maribor
Modern and efficient research infrastructure is of key importance for the implementation of the basic scientific research activity of the University of Maribor, as well as support activities for the wider economic environment.
In recent years, UM has approached an integrated strategic upgrade of its research infrastructure with the aim of providing a strong, modern, well-exploited and internationally integrated research infrastructure. The upgrade of UM’s research infrastructure follows smart specialization and the use of new infrastructure, and is focused on various research areas where it expects significant scientific breakthroughs.
For the successful transfer of created knowledge to the environment, it is necessary to set up an appropriate model of knowledge transfer within the innovation ecosystem. It must connect researchers and their research results with users through various effective ways of technology transfer and thus enable the desired effects to be achieved on the wider society. At the same time, ensure the flow of knowledge in all directions.Prof. dr. Zdravko KAČIČ, rector of University of Maribor