Univerza v Ljubljani
Fakulteta za arhitekturo
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Address
Univerza v Ljubljani
Fakulteta za arhitekturo
Zoisova 12
Ljubljana
Slovenia

N 46° 2' 44.92'', E 46° 2' 44.92''

http://www.fa.uni-lj.si/
Contact
Prof Tadej Glažar Vice dean for International cooperation

e: Tadej.Glazar@fa.uni-lj.si
t: +38631625641
Representative
Prof.dr. Matej Blenkuš
Dean of School
Degree programmes
Unified Master
Doctoral Programm
Bachelor Programme
Faculty profile

The Ljubljana school of architecture has a long tradition; it is only a year younger than the University of Ljubljana. Its founder was Ivan Vurnik but it was notably marked by Jože Plečnik and later by architect Edvard Ravnikar. These two names made it renowned throughout Europe and the world. In Ljubljana, the study of architecture has always been connected to urbanist topics, be it through the first teachers, Plečnik and Vurnik, or later even more so through Ravnikar and his students. The more general urbanistic topics were later joined by interdisciplinary studies of spatial planning at the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering (FGG) and the study of Landscape Architecture at the Biotechnical Faculty. The first doctorate in architecture was completed in 1960. In 1984, a new study programme was introduced at the Faculty of Architecture, which implemented a trend towards architecture, urbanism and design. The sequence of postgraduate master in architecture, combined with the doctoral programme was introduced. As a parallel, a postgraduate specialist course in architecture addressed the artistic approaches to research. In 1999, postgraduate specialist studies of urbanist planning were organized.

With the transition to the Bologna study system and the adjustment of the Faculty of Architecture’s study programme to the requirements of the European Directive of Regulated Professions in 2007, the Faculty had to cancel the study programmes mentioned. The result was a shift to the unified master programme in architecture, a series of bachelor and master programmes in urbanism and a reformed doctoral programme in architecture, that integrates architecture, interior architecture, urban design, digital design and architectural technology into the research problem area of architecture.

‘University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia. University with its rich tradition was founded in 1919. It has more than 40.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs approximately 5.600 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and three arts academies. The central building, all three academies and faculties are located in the centre. Some of the most recent and modern buildings were constructed on the outskirts of Ljubljana, giving the university and its students a ubiquitous presence in the city.’ (https://www.uni-lj.si/university/)

The Faculty of Architecture is one of the 26 members of the University of Ljubljana. It has 1162 students (72 bachelor - urbanism, 1023 unified masters – architecture, 43 masters - urbanism, 24 PhD) and more than 100 staff members (including part time and visiting lecturers and critics). (http://www.fa.uni-lj.si/default.asp?id=1721)

 

1230 students (0 Bachelor, 1200 Master, 30 PhD), 9% of foreign students.

105 staff members (77 full-time and approx. 28 visiting lecturers and critics).

Student Activities

Student board, ŠOFA, DAŠA. Workshops, lectures, study excursions and student competitions are organized year-around.

Facilities

Info: https://www.uni-lj.si/students_life/student_accomodation/

Accommodation

Accomodation can be provided.

Admission Requirements
  • Unified (single cycle) master study programme in architecture and bachelor in urbanism: graduation of high school education (matura exam or professional matura exam with additional conditions) or equivalent (prior to June 1, 1995), positive result from entrance exam at Faculty of Architecture.
  • Master in urbanism: bachelor in urbanism; graduates of firstcycle study programmes of other related expert areas, if, prior to the enrolment, the candidate completes the study obligations essential for the continuation of the studies (bridging examinations); equivalent pre-Bologna programmes.
  • Doctoral programme in architecture: master degree (equivalent from older programmes); application (CV, bibliography, research idea draft, interview; in the case of higher number of applicants than places available, the interview becomes enrolment exam); additional criteria: relevance of research proposal for the selected research environment; grades of previous studies and diploma; previous research/design; recommendations; potential supervisor’s support.
Tuition fees

Full time first and second cycle EU students: no fee; other first and second cycle students: 3000 EUR per study year; doctoral students: 4.000 EUR per study year.

Application Deadline
  • Unified (single cycle) master in architecture: March and August
  • Bachelor in urbanism: March and August
  • Master in urbanism: September
  • Doctoral programme in architecture: August
Unified Master, Unified Master, 10 terms, Unified Master, 300,

The unified masters study programme Architecture takes 5 years (10 semesters) and amounts to 300 credit points. The study programme includes elective modules A and B. The professional title bestowed on the graduate is: Master engineer of architecture (abb. mag. eng. arch.)


Doctoral Programm, Doctoral Programm [Architecture], 6 terms, Doctoral, 180,

The doctoral study programme in Architecture lasts 3 years and is comprised of a total of 180 ECTS-credits. The scientific title acquired by the doctoral student in the field of architecture is Doctor of Science. [Dr.]


Bachelor Programme, Bachelor Programme, Bachelor, 180,

Bachelor Programme in Urbanism: The academic bachelor study programme Urbanism is designed to provide contents of higher education qualification of an architect-urbanist. The programme’s basic objective is to qualify professionals for less demanding tasks in the field of urbanistic planning and design and spatial management. An architect-urbanist’s responsibility derives from the purposes and meaning of urbanistic design, quality of urbanistic lay-outs, their harmony with the environment with respect to the natural and urban landscape, which is in public interest. The profile of an architect urbanist is extremely complex because architect-urbanists have to be capable of thinking about people and their spatial issues from different perspectives: from regional development criteria to architecture and vice versa. They have to derive from modern theoretical and technological knowledge, upgrade it, and endeavour to find the balance between the functionally-technical and the artistic component of the urban creation. The educational profile of an architect-urbanist combines knowledge from the technical, social science and humanistic fields, with additional omponents of capability to design and create space or build urbane structures.


The faculty offers academic education and professional research in architecture, urbanism and design- graphic and product. At this moment programme consist of master courses that last nine semesters plus one year for diploma. Graduate courses are in architecture, urbanism or design. Postgraduate courses last two years in master course in architecture and in urbanism or in specialist course in architecture. Next to that Ph.D. course lasts three  years based on Bologna declaration.

The professional education in architecture is integrated into the Unified (single cycle) Master Programme in Architecture. (See: Master Programme)

Bachelor Programme in Urbanism: The academic bachelor study programme Urbanism is designed to provide contents of higher education qualification of an architect-urbanist. The programme’s basic objective is to qualify professionals for less demanding tasks in the field of urbanistic planning and design and spatial management. An architect-urbanist’s responsibility derives from the purposes and meaning of urbanistic design, quality of urbanistic lay-outs, their harmony with the environment with respect to the natural and urban landscape, which is in public interest. The profile of an architect urbanist is extremely complex because architect-urbanists have to be capable of thinking about people and their spatial issues from different perspectives: from regional development criteria to architecture and vice versa. They have to derive from modern theoretical and technological knowledge, upgrade it, and endeavour to find the balance between the functionally-technical and the artistic component of the urban creation. The educational profile of an architect-urbanist combines knowledge from the technical, social science and humanistic fields, with additional components of capability to design and create space or build urbane structures.

 

The professional education in architecture is integrated into the Unified (single cycle) Master Programme in Architecture. The basic goal is to train architects–generalists, experts for responsible tasks concerning architectural design and planning, as well as spatial management. The responsibility of architects stems from the significance of architectural design, building quality, their harmony with the environment and respect for natural and urban landscapes, which are, as stated in the qualification’s directive (2005/36/EC), of public interest. The profile of an architect is very complex since the architect has to be capable of thinking about people and their spatial issues in very varied scales, zooming in and out, from the regional planning scale to the architectural detail and vice versa. It has to grow from contemporary theoretical and technological findings, supersede them, strive for balance between functional-technical and artistic components of architectural creativity. The educational profile of architects joins technical, social and humanistic sciences into a capability for managing and designing space or buildings. The results of architectural creativity can be socially recognised as works of art.

Master Programme in Urbanism: The master study programme Urbanism is organised in the framework of the study at the UL Faculty of Architecture, yet due to its interdisciplinary nature, it is also interesting for students of other faculties who have completed the first cycle, and who wish to direct their studies into the field of urbanism. The study programme provides contents from the fields of theory and criticism of urbanism, architectural and urbanist design, spatial management, environmentalism, urban geography spatial legislation, spatial economy, spatial sociology, infrastructural systems and other spatial sciences. The qualification of an architect urbanist is extremely complex because architects-urbanists have to be capable of thinking about people and their spatial problems from various points of view: from regional development criteria to architecture and vice versa. They have to derive from modern theoretical and technological knowledge, upgrade it and endeavour to find the balance between the functionally-technical and the artistic component of urbanistic creation.

The doctoral programme in architecture trains the independent scientific researcher in the widest problem area of architectural issues, demonstrating responsibility towards the cultural region and excellence at an international level.  Responsibility for architecture as both a field of scientific research and a cultural region derives from the significance of architectural design, the quality of buildings harmonizing with the environment, respect for natural and urban landscapes, which is in the public interest. The focus areas of research training are architecture, interior architecture, urban design, digital design, architectural technology, and are combined and integrated in many ways. Research by design and practice-based research derive from and are incorporated into the integral research tradition of the faculty.

‘Architecture as a generalist research field is in itself interdisciplinary and vitally tied to a wider field of research. Architectural theory and architectural design in terms of the arts extends to the area of humanism; urban design primarily connects engineering and social sciences; architectural design as construction technique connects humanities with engineering, to an extent also with biotechnical fields (e.g. with landscape architecture). Thus, the Faculty of Architecture (FA) is engaged in researching architecture, urban planning, interior design, digital design, architectural technology… From basic to applied and development research it focuses through optics of sustainable development on professional education, research training at the doctoral level and on lifelong learning in architecture. As such, it is engaged in the whole range of research between the theoretical and practical poles, at both extremes and pointedly in the search for a dynamic balance between the two.

The results of architectural design may be socially recognized as works of art. At the level of scientific research, it is about the investigation of architecture as art and its interpretation (architectural theory and criticism, theory of presentation, methodological research of achieving visual effects in space…). The artistic research is continuously developed through the very process of architectural design. Thus, in the research community germinate and grow the empirical comprehensions for the creation of fresh architectural solutions.’ (https://www.uni-lj.si/research_and_development/research__development_and_art_activities/arts/)