Located in the historically and culturally rich Goriška Region in western Slovenia, at the juncture of the Slavic, Romanic and Germanic worlds, the School of Humanities of the University of Nova Gorica offers studies of cultural history, literature studies, linguistics, migration and intercultural relations. These academic fields are not only addressed through the topics and phenomena characteristic of the local environment and examined solely within the borders of the national territory, but are also studied as highly relevant areas in a wider international space, inviting intercultural dialogue
The mission of the School of Humanities is to present the selected traditional branches of humanities by merging them with new, contemporary insights and the current trends in humanities in order to give the graduates the knowledge and skills required to be able to investigate and deal with both local topics and broader global phenomena in humanities.
Excellence and Individual Approach
Despite its young tradition, having celebrated 25th anniversary in 2020, the University of Nova Gorica particularly excels in research also according to international rankings such as the U-Multirank. The School of Humanities thus also encourages its students to become engaged in research yet during their studies and help them gather valuable international research experience which, together with the practical experience obtained through practical placements and student project work, boosts the graduates’ employment prospects. Another remarkable advantage is also our individual approach to students, small study groups and the continuous support of the young, dedicated academic team in helping the students develop their talents to the fullest, including supporting the double careers of students athletes. The interdisciplinary syllabi of our study programmes and the School’s unique geographical location at the meeting place of language groups and cultures enable the students to broaden their horizons in humanities and teach them to become aware of the intercultural issues and new trends and technologies affecting languages, cultures and the society as a whole.
All our courses are ECTS based and fully accredited by the respective national agency for quality assurance, leading to internationally recognised diplomas and numerous mobility opportunities abroad.