The Vision of the Faculty

The vision of the faculty is to be the leading educational, research and applicatory developing center in the region studying the fields of Biology, Ecology, Physics, and Mathematics. It also strives to be the leading center for educating future teachers in Slovenia in different fields such as Science, Mathematics and Technical studies.

The Faculty’s Goal

The faculty’s mission is to create new knowledge in the fields of fundamental sciences such as Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Ecology and Educational sciences in Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Technical, Computer and Environmental studies.

A Young Faculty with Tradition

The Faculty of Natural sciences and Mathematics (FNM) was founded in 2006. It came to be when the Faculty of Education broke down into three different faculties. FNM is divided into different departments: Department of Biology, Department of Physics, Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences and Department of Technical Studies.

The faculty carries out many different study programs whose quality is ensured by our excellent academic staff. The faculty’s employees are world-renowned scientists and researchers and with their work, they put the faculty at the top in the field of research. Successful research activities can be seen in our useful and relevant study programs. Further proof of the quality of our academic staff is in student surveys, where teachers at FNM score best. FNM is, therefore, a faculty of great quality that is also most student-friendly.

All the study programs at our faculty were remade to fit the bologna system. Some new programs already start out as bologna. Since 09/10 our faculty only offers new, bologna study programs.

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Why Study at our Faculty?

Nowadays, science is growing vastly and is getting a bigger, more important place in our society. Studying science leads to gathering new knowledge that guarantees reliability and long-lasting results. The young are starting to realize again that being well educated in science and mathematics makes it possible to be well employed and to have a great career. Our students have clearly defined goals and life expectations which serves as a great source of motivation for their studies.

Attractive attributes of Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics are:

  • We have a successful tutoring system.
  • Intergenerational help is something we use every day.
  • Students can cooperate in projects while studying as undergraduates.
  • Students can participate in many various extracurricular activities that the faculty offers.
  • Students can gain additional experience while working student jobs in their field of expertise.
  • Students can make use of many interdisciplinary connections in fields of Science, Technical, Medicinal, Economical Studies and can thereby expand their knowledge.
  • At our faculty students are not numbers!

Employment Options

Education in Science and Mathematics enables finding good jobs and making a successful career, especially because there are few graduates who specialize in Science and Mathematics in Slovenia. Employment is possible in industry, banks, insurance agencies, public institutions, schools, etc. Education also enables other self-employment possibilities.

Actual employment options can be found in accreditation applications of individual programs.

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Research faculty

The FNM (Faculty of natural sciences and math) partners belong to one of the leading world researchers and the faculty is known by its scientific activities as the very best at the University of Maribor.

The faculty mostly develops researches on the fields of biology, ecology and environmentalism, biophysics, system biology, physics of complex systems, nanotechnology, math, algebra, geometry, topology, engineering, computer sciences, organic chemistry, and educational sciences.

Our students are successfully included in the above-mentioned research activities and projects.

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Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

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Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics - University of Maribor

In the first semester of the first year, the student takes three compulsory subjects and two elective pedagogical subjects, which represent the basis of the doctoral stud ... [+]

Program structure

In the first semester of the first year, the student takes three compulsory subjects and two elective pedagogical subjects, which represent the basis of the doctoral study in the field of engineering in education. In the second semester of the first year, the student upgrades knowledge with two elective subjects in the technical field and one elective course in the pedagogical didactic field. At the same time, he/she begins his/her individual research work on relevant issues in the field of education in engineering. In two semesters, the student completes 1800 hours of organized and individual forms of study and research work and collects 60 ECTS credits.

In the winter semester of the second year, students take optional elective courses from postgraduate study programs of domestic or foreign faculties or universities (one course in technical direction and one course in pedagogy). The student may also select the subjects from the elective subjects of the proposed study program if he/she did not select them previously. In the winter semester of the second year, the student also performs individual research work, which he/she continues in the second semester of the second year. In two semesters of the second year, the student completes 1800 hours of organized and individual forms of study and research work and collects 60 ECTS credits.... [-]

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Program objectives

The study program offers a great deal of openness and flexibility, as students can actively shape their individual educational path according to their own interests and career orientations, with emphasis on theoretical, applied or computer-oriented mathematical knowledge received. With the support of mentors, each student gradually builds the necessary set of knowledge and research experience to independently manage highly demanding practical problems in their field of study. An important feature of the doctoral study program in Mathematics is its international comparability, openness, and flexibility: through the involvement of students in various scientific research and applied projects taking place at the faculty.... [-]

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The entire study is evaluated with 240 ECTS credits, contains 8 semesters and lasts 4 years. At the beginning of the study, the student, in agreement with the work mentor ... [+]

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The entire study is evaluated with 240 ECTS credits, contains 8 semesters and lasts 4 years. Out of 240 ECTS credits, 180 ECTS are intended for individual work of the student in the framework of individual research work (IRW), and 60 ECTS are for organized forms of study. Within these, the student completes the compulsory courses Introduction to Research and Seminar (3 ECTS credits each, 6 ECTS compulsory content in total), 30 ECTS organized forms of study are completed by the student in the form of work with a tutor in obligatory Individual Research Work IV subjects (3 ECTS each), a total of 15 ECTS credits) and Individual Research Work VI (6 ECTS credits) and under the Doctoral dissertation (9 ECTS credits). The remaining 24 ECTS credits out of 60 ECTS are elective, which the student obtains by completing three core elective courses (6 ECTS each) within the selected modules Physics, Biophysics, Educational Physics and with two elective courses Transferable Skills I and II (3 ECTS each).... [-]

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Fakulteta za naravoslovje in matematiko, Koroška cesta 160
2000 Maribor, Administrative unit Maribor, Slovenia