University of Nova Gorica aims to be an independent, research oriented and student friendly university, where knowledge is formed within a harmonious relationship between students and researchers, so that the knowledge can be transferred to younger generations and into business environment.


The University of Nova Gorica aims to be a research, internationally established university, which will be recognised as a driving force of social development in the region and in a wider context. With its innovative teaching approaches in both Slovene and English, the university aims to develop teaching excellence at its contemporary study programmes, thereby securing a high level of employability to home and international students.
The university will endorse its motto Scientia vinces (“with knowledge to victory”) by providing a creative environment for researchers, professors and students, thereby enabling opportunities for top achievement results in the cutting-edge fields of science, technology and art.

“We have found a small, young, active and enthusiastic university with happy and satisfied students.”

EUA Institutional Evaluation team evaluation

Idyllic surrounding for study and research.


The close connection of the town of Nova Gorica with the Italian neighbour, Gorizia, enables students different forms of co-operation in the field of youth cultural and entertainment activity. Staying in the Vipava Valley offers a number of opportunities for actively spending one’s free time. The position of Nova Gorica also enables a quick jump to the cultural centre of the northern Italy – Venice, or a half hour drive to the beautiful coast of the Adriatic Sea. The Soča Valley is also nearby, with an exceptional offer of active relaxation and the gathering of strength in unspoilt nature.


The University of Nova Gorica participates in international cooperation with similar institutions around the world. It takes special care to promote multidisciplinary research and programmes designed to build partnerships between industry and academia, with the hope of creating a better society both at local and global levels.

UNG at a Glance