It is difficult to imagine modern life without modern chemistry. Chemistry is a science which forms a bridge to biology, pharmacy and helps better understand medicine. Without chemical engineering there could be no rational production of numerous products, which we normally take for granted.
Chemistry studies and research in Slovenia have long tradition. The beginnings go as far as the seventeenth century, and regular university chemistry studies started in 1919 when the University of Ljubljana was established. It is interesting to note that the first doctoral degree was awarded in chemistry to Ms. Anka Mayer in 1920.
Since 1994, chemistry studies have been organised within the framework of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology. Since 2009 the Faculty runs following programmes: three-year 1st cycle study programmes in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering and Technical Safety, all leading to university diploma, and a three-year 1st cycle study professional programme in Chemical Technology.
The Faculty also runs two-year 2nd cycle study programmes in Chemistry, Chemical Education, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering and Technical Safety and 3rd cycle study doctoral programme in Chemical Sciences.
Our special care is also paid to high quality research which is a foundation of modern university education. The Faculty has achieved international reputation in both, research and pedagogic work.