Preskoči na vsebino


Research for a better future

The guiding principle of UM is its commitment to research excellence and international comparability in the wider research area.

With a commitment to excellence in research and creating a stimulating environment for achieving top research and artistic achievements, we strive to discover new knowledge, connect with leading international research organizations to participate in research and artistic projects, create opportunities for active involvement of students in research, artistic and development work and consolidating knowledge transfer activities to contribute to the development of society, addressing global challenges and economic progress in the region and the wider environment.

In the period 2021-2030 we are pursuing following strategic goals:

  • Sustainable, socially responsible and quality development of scientific sciences and artistic disciplines, as well as research areas and sub-areas developed by UM, taking into account the principles of smart specialization with an emphasis on solving social challenges.
  • Achieving scientific and artistic excellence in all areas of activity of research and artistic groups of UM, taking into account the principles of the Leiden Manifesto.
  • Establishment of the UM Technology and Innovation Center for efficient central infrastructural support for scientific research and innovation processes and technological transfer of knowledge to the environment.
  • Striving for stable systemic financing of research and artistic work at UM and establishing comparable conditions for a quality research environment that will enable balanced development in all members.
  • Strengthening creative interdisciplinary research cores in key research orientation areas.
  • Exercising open access to scientific documents, data and research results and public research infrastructure.
research groups
research programs
international research and development projects


Research stories

The guiding principle of the University is the commitment to research excellence and international comparability in the wider research area.

The method of indentation will be established as one of the leading quantitative methods of materials analysis and mechanical characterization of materials at the micro and nano levels.
Prof. dr. Franc Zupanič, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering