University of Nova Gorica

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Coordinates: 45°56′32.35″N 13°38′24.75″E / 45.9423194°N 13.6402083°E / 45.9423194; 13.6402083

University of Nova Gorica
Univerza v Novi Gorici
Former names
Nova Gorica Polytechnic, School of Environmental Sciences
Motto Scientia Vinces
Established 1995
Vice-Chancellor Gvido Bratina, Mladen Franko
Rector Danilo Zavrtanik
Students 800
Location Nova Gorica, Gorizia, Ajdovščina, Ljubljana, Venice, Slovenia

University of Nova Gorica - UNG (Slovene: Univerza v Novi Gorici), is the fourth university in Slovenia. It is located in the towns of Nova Gorica, Gorizia (in Italy), Vipava and Ajdovščina.


The University of Nova Gorica grew out of the School of Environmental Sciences founded in 1995 by the urban municipality of Nova Gorica and the Jožef Stefan Institute. Later two more institutions joined as the founders: the Scientific Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the municipality of Ajdovščina. In March 2006, the former Nova Gorica Polytechnic was renamed the University of Nova Gorica. Today the University has 7 schools and 9 research institutes.


Faculties and schools:

  • Graduate school
  • School for Viticulture and Enology
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering and Management
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • School of Arts

Research institutes:

  • Centre for Atmospheric Research
  • Centre for Systems and Information Technologies
  • Laboratory for Astroparticle Physics
  • Laboratory for Environmental Research
  • Laboratory for Multiphase Processes
  • Laboratory of Organic Matter Physics
  • Materials research laboratory
  • Research Centre for Humanities
  • Wine Research Centre


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