Mission and Vision

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission

The Faculty of Public Administration is the central point of development of administrative science in the region (Central and Southeast Europe). It is an interdisciplinary source of knowledge concerning administration, which is achieved through research, collaboration with national and international business, and transfer of knowledge into teaching practice, counselling and training.

Vision

The Faculty of Public Administration is committed to the development of administrative science. It is a source of knowledge, ideas and solutions related to the assurance of excellence in the performance of functions of the state, and the development of social welfare. We impact the development of the field and the formation of opinion of the professional public in the wider region with quality education, research, counselling and development work. Our graduates and students are able to address the challenges in the given area and make their contribution to the development of knowledge, science and the profession.

Strategic goal

Our strategic goal is to become the leading education and research institution in the field of administrative science in the region (Central and Southeast Europe) by 2020.

Values

  • Excellence 

We understand excellence in performance as a process of providing the best conditions for operating, teaching, learning as well as developing and increasing competences of our staff and students (graduates). We promote broad cooperation with the best partners, achievement of agreed goals, and fair play. We provide the knowledge and opportunities to achieve excellence. We attract talents and individuals who perform with excellence, are open to new ideas, can seize development opportunities and are tolerant to other people's opinions.

  • Responsibility

We act responsibly, with personal integrity and a sense of belonging, and we expect our partners to follow the same standards. We are committed to resource-efficient acting and cooperation in search of optimal solutions for the institution. In our work, we meet ethical standards, and strive to surpass legal and professional standards. Responsibility is the motto of our actions in all areas. Accordingly, we motivate our students and all other partners to adopt the same standards of ethical conduct. We do not tolerate any actions or conduct that is not in line with the principle of responsibility.

  • Creativity

We provide an environment that supports creative work. Together we build a positive work atmosphere that promotes production of ideas, enthusiasm, knowledge creation and human potential. The focus of our development is on transcending old limitations and bringing about positive change.

  • Academic freedom 

Academic freedom is the right and fundamental responsibility of teachers, researchers and students. It is inextricably related with the exploration of the relationship with the world and society, and with the dissemination of knowledge based on scientific findings and basic experiences. It is implemented through teaching, research and creative work that is subject to generally accepted ethical values and the values of the University of Ljubljana. Academic freedom of students is expressed in the academic autonomy that binds students to achieve their study objectives on their own initiative and act responsibly in line with the adopted ethical values and the values of the University of Ljubljana. Teacher autonomy means that teachers are free to perform their work within the scope of their curriculum and the objectives set by the legislation. Autonomy is closely related with the responsibility to perform work and with the evaluation of the results achieved.