History

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.

2014

27 March
The Opening of the New Center for Microscopy and Spectroscopy at the Research Center of the University of Nova Gorica in Ajdovščina.

26 June
Appointing of the First UNESCO Chair in Slovenia.

5 November
The 1000th Diploma Awarded at the University of Nova Gorica.

6 November
School of Arts awarded their first 2nd level master’s degree.

2013

15 February
The Signing of the Contract for Taking a Lease on the Property of the Lanthieri mansion in Vipava.

13 June
Inauguration of the 100th Doctoral Graduate at the University of Nova Gorica.

2012

26 September
Relocation of the School of Arts to Gorizia.

29 November
School of Environmental Sciences awarded their first 2nd level master’s degree.

2011

16 March
5th Anniversary of the creating of a fourth Slovene university – the University of Nova Gorica.

30 November
School of Applied Sciences awarded their first 2nd level master’s degree.

2010

23 January
Singing of a Co-Operation Agreement between the Kulturno društvo Slovenski oktet and the University of Nova Gorica.

21 April
The ceremony of uncovering the memorial plaque.

15 October
15th Anniversary of the founding of the University of Nova Gorica.

2 December
Awarding the First Diploma at the School of Arts.

2009

3 June
Awarding the First 2nd Level Master’s Degree at the School of Humanities and the First Diploma at the School for Viticulture and Enology.

2 December
Awarding the First Diploma at the School of Applied Sciences and at the School of Humanities.

2008

23 October
Awarding the First Title of Honorary Member of the University of Nova Gorica to Dr. Murat Boratav.

3 December
Awarding the First Master’s Degrees at the School of Engineering and Management.

2007

6 December
Awarding the First Student Titles of Alumnus Primus and Alumnus Optimus.

2006

17 March
Polytechnic became the University of Nova Gorica.

25 September
Opening of New Premises in Gorizia (Italy).

19 October
Opening of New Premises in Ajdovščina.

2005

25 October
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.

1 December
Awarding the first diplomas at the School of Environmental Sciences.

2004

27 April
Nova Gorica Polytechnic has become a cofounder of the International University Institute for European Studies.

2003

22 December
Signing of the Cofounding Contract with the Scientific Research Centre of SASA, Municipality of Ajdovščina, Municipality of Nova Gorica and the “Jožef Stefan” Institute.

2002

17 June
Awarding the first diplomas at the School of Engineering and Management.

2001

17 September
Establishment of the Edvard Rusjan Foundation.

2000

21 September
Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Founding of Nova Gorica Polytechnic.

1999

26 May
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.

1998

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”.

27 October
Awarding entry documents to the first generation of undergraduate students.

19 November 1998
The Faculty of Environmental Sciences becomes Nova Gorica Polytechnic.

1996

17 April
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.

1995

24 September
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”.