Faculty of Administration, Ljubljana

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Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana
Fakulteta za Upravo, Univerza v Ljubljani
Established 1956
Type Public
Dean Janez Stare
Academic staff

Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana

Administrative staff
Undergraduates 1,500
Postgraduates 500
Location Ljubljana, Slovenia
Website www.fu.uni-lj.si/


The Faculty of Administration as part of the University of Ljubljana has now been actively involved in international academic relations for a number of years. This includes exchanging students, teaching and research staff and the Faculty has also participated in various project activities, research programmes, publications and the organisation of scientific expert meetings.

The main activities of international cooperation at the Faculty of Administration include:

International exchange of students and teaching staff[edit]

The international exchange of professors has been a standard practice of the Faculty, realised through various professional training schemes and visiting lecturer positions.

Visiting lecturers[edit]

In recent years a number of renowned foreign professors have lectured at the Faculty of Administration.[who?]

International Accreditation of Study Programmes[edit]

Faculty of Administration aquired European accreditations by the EAPAA - European Association for Public Administration Accreditation for two first cycle programmes and one postgraduate programme, becoming the first Slovenian educational institution with such a distinguished accreditation.

Joint study programmes[edit]

The Faculty now offers 2 joint study programmes.

Bilateral agreements with foreign universities[edit]

Bilateral agreements have served different purposes at different times, such as being actively used for student and staff exchange and also for project cooperation, curricula development and EU project participation. The Faculty has bilateral agreements with 51 universities and institutes in 24 countries for the 2014/15 academic year.

Theme networks[edit]

The Faculty of Administration actively participates in the following international organizations:

  • EGPA (European Group of Public Administration),
  • IIAS (International Institute of Administrative Sciences),
  • IASIA (International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration),
  • EPAN (European Public Administration Network),
  • EAPAA (European Association for Public Administration Accreditation)
  • NISPAcee (Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe),
  • NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration).


The Faculty of Administration is one of the youngest members of the University of Ljubljana as a fully faculty, but is actually an institution with a long tradition. Its beginnings go back to 1956 when the School of Public Administration was established; in 1995, it was transformed into the University School of Public Administration. On 5 April 2003 the University School of Public Administration officially became the Faculty of Administration.

Today the Faculty carries out its mission in undergraduate and graduate education programmes, research, development and consulting activities, professional training of civil servants, and international cooperation, concentrating on the following fields:

  • Legal regulation and development in public sector
  • Public sector organisation
  • Public sector economics
  • Public finance
  • Public sector management
  • Public sector information systems and development of e-administration.

The Faculty continues to develop existing programmes, while introducing the new joint study programmes prepared in cooperation with faculties abroad.

It is also introducing new forms of study, such as distance learning, problem-based learning, and teamwork.