University of Ljubljana

University of Ljubljana was established in 1919 and today is the largest higher education institution and research-performing organisation in Slovenia. It encompasses 23 faculties, 3 academies, and 3 associate members (National and University Library of Slovenia ; Central Technical Library ; Institute For Innovation And Development). UL employs 6,458 professors and staff, and has 39,010 enrolled students, thereof 3,558 foreign students.
UL is active internationally both in education and research activities, as exemplified by 1,321 students going abroad and 2,054 foreign students visiting UL in 2020, as well as by its 621 EU projects, 167 basic and 43 applied research programmes (national), 260 basic research projects, and 677 applied research projects with industrial or foreign partners.
The education process at UL is further supported through career centres at the faculties and academies, which are collaborating across the university, as well as through a state-funded programme for innovative and flexible forms of teaching and learning (INOVUP). The research activities are accompanied by project offices at the faculties, which effectively bundle all support competences for research projects. Further, the central office for technology transfer covers a wide range of activities, including novel approaches to train university members (like ? - are you an innovator ?), foster exchange and collaboration with industry and an interested public audience, as well as to support the creation, protection, dissemination, exploitation and commercialisation of innovations created at UL.
UL’s research and education activities are included in the AGILE proposal, with working groups dedicated to innovative and inclusive teaching, a centre for spacial sociology both researching and teaching about migration, but also a variety of departments concerned with digital innovation.
University of Ljubljana has widely expanded its innovation activities through the Consortium for Technology Transfer from JRO to Economy (KTT) project, thereby establishing a variety of activities to foster and exploit innovation, many of which are conducted at least in part digitally. The ongoing project European Universities Transforming to an Open Inclusive Academy for 2050 (EUTOPIA) is an alliance of 10 universities coordinated by UL that includes connected learning activities and an initiative to transform research and innovation.

In the AGILE project, University of Ljubljana will strongly contribute in Work package 4, where our team will implement the interventions and experimentations on academia-society resilience. Specifically, we will conduct activities linking industry-academia in an effort to tackle refugee crises, which will foster refugees’ entrepreneurial skills and facilitate technology transfer from academia to industry. Likewise, we will conduct crowd initiatives inside and outside universities that aim to promote the digital transformation of our societies with refugees being an

active part of this process. We further close collaborate with the university interventions (work package 2) and contribute to the round tables and the activities on impact and sustainability.

Contact : Assist. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Dahle