Modern and powerful research infrastructure (RI) is essential for the implementation of the basic scientific research activity of the University of Maribor (UM) as well as for the supporting activities offered to the wider economic environment.
In recent years, the UM has undertaken a comprehensive strategic upgrade of RI through major infrastructural projects with the aim of providing a strong, modern, optimally exploited and internationally integrated RI which will also be accessible to external researchers following the principle of open access. The RI UM upgrade is consistent with the smart specialisation and the use of new infrastructure. It focuses on Advanced Materials and Technologies, Health and Safe Food, Smart Energy Systems, Smart Circular Systems as well as Artificial Intelligence and ICT, where we expect significant scientific breakthroughs.
Within this framework we coordinate two major infrastructural projects, namely HPC RIVR, which aims to establish a national supercomputing centre, and RIUM, which aims to acquire and integrate state-of-the-art scientific research equipment in research fields that we prioritize. The UM has in recent years already introduced many pieces of research equipment, primarily intended for the implementation of scientific research activities of the UM employees and students, but accessible also to external users, which we present in the following link Overview of the research equipment of the members of the University of Maribor with value over EUR 5,000.00.