Dean's Welcome

Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, where current and prospective students as well as other visitors can find essential information about our activities.

The Faculty of Public Administration is Slovenia's oldest organization providing education in public administration. Knowledge that we impart is based on interdisciplinary research and collaboration with national and international business. We are open to work with individuals and institutions that wish to contribute their ideas, enthusiasm and honest effort to assist in the development of public and business administration and, consequently, society as a whole. It is our firm belief that progress can only be achieved through knowledge.

Today, more than ever before, public administration requires competent and passionate experts to steer the development of administration science and profession, and co-create views in the national and international expert community. The Faculty of Public Administration aims to produce such experts through its study programmes and research, and by supporting students in their professional and personal development. The Faculty of Public Administration assures quality in teaching and research.

We hold national and international accreditations to attest to the quality of our work. We are the only Slovenian faculty to be awarded the Europe's most prestigious accreditation EAPAA for as many as three study programmes in the first and second study cycle. We are proud to own this symbol of quality and excellence. We also participate in numerous national and international projects, and are a member some of the most eminent international professional associations. Our students and staff take part in various study exchange programmes, and we host prominent Slovenian and foreign professors and experts.

As a member of the University of Ljubljana, the most prestigious Slovenian university, we carry out the national higher education programme and set ourselves the highest teaching and research goals. We are a proud and closely-connected community of staff, external partners, students and graduates. We hope, however, to establish new connections with individuals as well as institutions. Students, higher education teachers, researchers and any other individuals with high personal and academic standards are always welcome. 

I encourage you to visit us to broaden your knowledge, share your views or collaborate with us in developing the academic discipline of public administration.

Janez Stare, PhD, Full Professor