Opportunities of engaging in research activities

We offer our students the opportunity to engage in research and scientific activities from the very beginning of their studies by encouraging them to take an active part and thus nurture their interests and bring their ideas to life. Yet on the undergraduate level, the syllabi also cover the fundamentals of research in the form of student project work and student research, enabling the students to take part in conferences, professional events and trainings.


Examples of incorporating research work in the syllabi of first- and second-level study programmes:

  • Research work at students’ group environmental projects as part of the first-level study programme Environment (the courses Introduction into Project Work and Group project) and the courses Independent Project I and II at the second-level study programme Environment.


At the third-level study programmes, research work is an indispensable part of PhD studies. It is therefore of utmost importance that PhD students have the opportunity to engage in research. As a research-oriented university, UNG’s research laboratories and centres feature state-of-the-art research equipment, which is also available to its students. Moreover, PhD students can take advantage of the continuous support of professors and researchers at UNG, who are also renowned experts, and have the opportunity to collaborate with renowned external expert, world-famous scientific collaborations and other partner institutions worldwide. We strongly encourage our PhD students to participate in current research projects, activities and events such as scientific conferences, study visits and mobilities at host institutions abroad.

Read more on the advantages of PhD studies at UNG and check the Graduate School's website for detailed descriptions of research topics and activities.

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Project work of undergraduate students of Environment in the Laboratory for Environmental and Life Sciences – the course Group Project
Photo credit: Arnela Karat

PhD student during her research work at the Laboratory of Organic Matter Physics
Photo credit: CasarsaGuru Photography

Master’s students of Slovene Studies performing a linguistic experiment at a local kindergarten
Photo credit: Archives of the Centre for Congnitive Science of Language