Opportunities of engaging in research activities
We offer our students the opportunity to engage in research and scientific activities from the very beginning of their studies by encouraging them to take an active part and thus nurture their interests and bring their ideas to life. Yet on the undergraduate level, the syllabi also cover the fundamentals of research in the form of student project work and student research, enabling the students to take part in conferences, professional events and trainings.
Examples of incorporating research work in the syllabi of first- and second-level study programmes:
- Research work at students’ group environmental projects as part of the first-level study programme Environment (the courses Introduction into Project Work and Group project) and the courses Independent Project I and II at the second-level study programme Environment.
- Students’ research work at the first-level programme Physics and Astrophysics, the second-level programme Physics and Astrophysics, and the second-level study programme Materials Science in UNG research laboratories and centres located in the same premises as the School of Science.
- Close cooperation of the School for Viticulture and Enology with the UNG Wine Research Centre allowing the students to conduct research for various projects, research seminars etc. at the Centre, which is located in the same premises as the School – in the Lanthieri Mansion in Vipava.
- Students’ projects and engaging in research studies at the School of Humanities, the Centre for Cognitive Science of Language and the Research Centre for Humanities, such as the students’ participation in the School of Humanities: Nova Gorica – a city of women intellectuals, created during the course Gender in the Age of Modernity.
At the third-level study programmes, research work is an indispensable part of PhD studies. It is therefore of utmost importance that PhD students have the opportunity to engage in research. As a research-oriented university, UNG’s research laboratories and centres feature state-of-the-art research equipment, which is also available to its students. Moreover, PhD students can take advantage of the continuous support of professors and researchers at UNG, who are also renowned experts, and have the opportunity to collaborate with renowned external expert, world-famous scientific collaborations and other partner institutions worldwide. We strongly encourage our PhD students to participate in current research projects, activities and events such as scientific conferences, study visits and mobilities at host institutions abroad.