The University of Maribor is the second biggest and the second oldest university in Slovenia. Around 18 000 students study at the University of Maribor. It has seventeen faculties which offer undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes. The University of Maribor is a regional developer and our faculties are located not only in the city of Maribor, but also in other parts of Slovenia.
The mission of the University of Maribor is based on the quest for knowledge, authenticity, creativity, freedom of spirit, cooperation and the exchange of information in science, arts and education. In its concern for humanity and sustainable development, the University of Maribor enriches our store of knowledge, strengthens humanist values, raises our level of awareness, a culture of dialogue, the quality of life and justice throughout the world. The University of Maribor will be a globally recognized ecosystem of innovation in which the students, faculty and administrative staff will enthusiastically engage in creative activity.
The University encourages student and staff mobility and active participation in international associations, networks and projects, and at the same time it promotes and protects Slovenian language, national identity, heritage and culture. The University aims to promote partnerships with businesses, governmental and non-governmental and other institutions in society to enrich university teaching, research and creative activity; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic and ethical values, and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; respect ecological and environmental issues; promote sustainability in development; and contribute to the public good.
Individual career counselling provides students and graduates with detailed information on career opportunities and development. They offer career advice and support graduates in their search for employment. The majority of people underestimate their potential and skills. Do you know your skills, esp. the ones you use most and those you want to use more often? Do you know why exploring your career interests is extremely important? Which career-related activities do you find interesting? If you would have to choose your favourite career-related activity, which one would it be?
The primary objectives of the tutoring and mentoring system are:
Student Dormitories of the University of Maribor have 2867 beds in different 15 facilities at five different locations: Gosposvetska, Tyrševa, Lent, Smetanova and Gorkega - Quadro. They offer 633 single and 1117 double rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens in traditional dorms as well as apartments. Rooms are equipped with new furniture, internet access and cable TV. Students may use other facilities, such as study rooms and the cyber classrooms. Students of music and art pedagogy have separate rooms, designed for their needs.
The dormitories offer free internet access, laundry rooms, sports facilities (including fitness centres, outdoor playing fields, gyms, table tennis rooms, indoor swimming pools etc.), study and multimedia rooms and facilities for extra-curricular activities.
The University of Maribor began to design an internal quality system in 1997 by establishing a special committee, which is called the Quality Assessment Commission (KOKU) and is classified a permanent committee of the Senate of the University since 2003.
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