A predecessor of the University of Nova Gorica was the Faculty of Environmental Sciences – the first international postgraduate school in Slovenia. The Faculty was founded on 24 September 1995 with an agreement from the Council of the Republic of Slovenia for Higher Education of 12 July 1995. It began operating in the 1995/96 study year. The founders of the Faculty were the Municipality of Nova Gorica and the "Jožef Stefan" Institute from Ljubljana.
The Opening of the New Center for Microscopy and Spectroscopy at the Research Center of the University of Nova Gorica in Ajdovščina.
The Signing of the Contract for Taking a Lease on the Property of the Lanthieri mansion in Vipava.
Inauguration of the 100th Doctoral Graduate at the University of Nova Gorica.
Relocation of the School of Arts to Gorizia.
5th Anniversary of the creating of a fourth Slovene university – the University of Nova Gorica.
Singing of a Co-Operation Agreement between the Kulturno društvo Slovenski oktet and the University of Nova Gorica.
The ceremony of uncovering the memorial plaque.
15th Anniversary of the founding of the University of Nova Gorica.
Awarding the First Diploma at the School of Arts.
Awarding the First 2nd Level Master’s Degree at the School of Humanities and the First Diploma at the School for Viticulture and Enology.
Awarding the First Diploma at the School of Applied Sciences and at the School of Humanities.
Awarding the First Title of Honorary Member of the University of Nova Gorica to Dr. Murat Boratav.
Awarding the First Master’s Degrees at the School of Engineering and Management.
Awarding the First Student Titles of Alumnus Primus and Alumnus Optimus.
Polytechnic became the University of Nova Gorica.
Opening of New Premises in Gorizia (Italy).
Opening of New Premises in Ajdovščina.
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the operation of Nova Gorica Polytechnic and awarding the first Professor Emeritus recognitions to Prof. Dr. Stojan Plesničar and Prof. Dr. Sidney A. Katz and the first Golden Plate recognition to Mr. Črtomir Špacapan.
Awarding the first diplomas at the School of Environmental Sciences.
Nova Gorica Polytechnic has become a cofounder of the International University Institute for European Studies.
Signing of the Cofounding Contract with the Scientific Research Centre of SASA, Municipality of Ajdovščina, Municipality of Nova Gorica and the “Jožef Stefan” Institute.
Awarding the first diplomas at the School of Engineering and Management.
Establishment of the Edvard Rusjan Foundation.
Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Founding of Nova Gorica Polytechnic.
Promotion of the first Doctor of Science and awarding the first master’s degree at Nova Gorica Polytechnic.
21 December 1999
Nova Gorica Polytechnic became a cofounder of Primorski tehnološki park.
30 January 1998
The Council of the Republic of Slovenia for Higher Education issues a consent to the implementation of the first undergraduate study programme “Economics and Management of Production and Technological Systems”.
Awarding entry documents to the first generation of undergraduate students.
19 November 1998
The Faculty of Environmental Sciences becomes Nova Gorica Polytechnic.
Celebration at the beginning of the first study year at Kromberk castle near Nova Gorica and awarding entry documents to the first generation of graduate students.
Signing of the contract on the foundation of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences (the predecessor of Polytechnic and the University of Nova Gorica) at Kromberk castle near Nova Gorica. The founders are represented by the Mayor of the Municipality of Nova Gorica Črtomir Špacapan and the Director of the Jožef Stefan Institute Danilo Zavrtanik.
24 December 1995
The Council of the Republic of Slovenia for Higher Education issues a consent to the implementation of the graduate study programme “Environmental Sciences”.