University of Ljubljana was established in 1919, soon after Slovenia gained much cultural autonomy within the newly established Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. Even after the establishment of Republic of Slovenia in 1991 it remains the central and largest educational and research institution in Slovenia. It has more than 40.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs approximately 5.600 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and three arts academies. The University of Ljubljana is renowned for its quality in social and natural sciences and technical study programmes, structured in accordance with the Bologna Declaration, and is listed amongst the top 500 universities in the world according to the ARWU Shanghai, Times THES-QS and WEBOMETRICS rankings.
University of Ljubljana is very active in national and international R&D and educational programmes. In 2015 alone, for example, it cooperated in 402 European projects, among them in 38 Horizon 2020 projects. In the period 2007–2013 UL cooperated in 745 European projects, including 163 FP7 projects, which places University of Ljubljana on the first place among the organisations in the EU-13 member states. In the last ten years it was also involved in many other research, development and educational projects financed by European union (CIP, COST, EUREKA, TEMPUS, LLP, DAPHNE, SafeInternet, LIFE+, CULTURE, etc.).
The Faculty of Arts is the biggest member of the University of Ljubljana with a long undergraduate and postgraduate educational tradition. As the largest teaching and research institution in Slovenia in the fields of humanities and social sciences, it has 22 departments and offers Bachelors, Master’s, and PhD degrees in various fields, from geography and psychology to history and comparative literature, from philosophy and art history to sociology and many languages. Its research potential is not confined only to supporting teaching activity, but is also committed to developing research of national and international interest. Many of its professors are active and important figures in Slovenian intellectual and cultural life.
The Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, will contribute with compentencies in the fields of art history, history of architecture and design (especially of the 20th century) and theories of architecture and art. It will contribute also with experiences in organization and execution of workshops and exhibitions, as well as experiences in developing and establishing curriculums. To be more precise and concrete, the Ljubljana Faculty of Arts will contribute to the project with the course »Studies in modern art«, which is an integral part of the Master’s Art History study programme. Its students will be actively involved in the project, therefore the course will function as a platform for rethinking established pedagogical approaches, introducing more innovative ones in practice and re-evaluating the results.