The University of Maribor is the second biggest and the second oldest university in Slovenia. Around 18,000 students study at the University of Maribor. It has seventeen faculties which offer undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes. The University of Maribor is a regional developer and our faculties are located not only in the city of Maribor, but also in other parts of Slovenia. Executive power is vested in the Rector, assisted by six vice-rectors, and the secretary general. The highest academic and professional body is the University Senate, comprising deans, deputy-deans, academic officials, researchers, and student representatives, who meet at periodic sessions in order to decide on the policy and structure of the University. The decision-making body in the field of management is the Management board. The Students’ Council at the University of Maribor, led by Vice-rector student, has an important role and meets in periodic sessions to discuss student related issues.
Internationalization plays an important role; the University encourages student and staff mobility and active participation in international associations, networks and projects, and at the same time it promotes and protects Slovenian language, national identity, heritage and culture. The University aims to promote partnerships with businesses, governmental and non-governmental and other institutions in society to enrich university teaching, research and creative activity; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic and ethical values, and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; respect ecological and environmental issues; promote sustainability in development; and contribute to the public good.