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C75T3193 (002)

2019 EUA-CDE Annual Meeting

The meeting provides EUA-CDE members with the opportunity to discuss doctoral education and build new partnerships with European and national policy makers, funding organisations, quality assurance agencies, global partners and other relevant stakeholders.

Hosted by University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

13 - 14 June 2019

  • More information will follow in autumn 2018.

    Photo © EUA/Željko Stevanić

  • About the host

    University of Ljubljana

    The University of Ljubljana (UL) was established in 1919 on the foundations of Kongresni-trg-D.Wedama deeply-rooted pedagogical tradition. It is a very large university, with more than 40 000 students, enrolled in 300 different undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes. It employs approximately 6 000 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 city 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.

    The University of Ljubljana is renowned for its quality social and natural sciences and technical study programmes, structured in accordance with the Bologna Declaration. Our projects keep pace with the latest developments in the areas of arts, sciences and technology at home and abroad.

    The University of Ljubljana is the central and largest educational institution in Slovenia. It is also the central and largest research institution in the country with approximately 30% of all registered researchers (according to data from SICRIS – the Slovenian Current Research Information System).

    The University holds a central pedagogical position by performing public services in areas of special social importance which ensure the preservation of the national identity.

    Photo © D.Wedam


    Prešernov-trg-D.WedamBoth residents and visitors perceive Ljubljana as a city made on a human scale. Ljubljana is classified as a mid-sized European city, but it has preserved its small-town friendliness and relaxed atmosphere while providing all the facilities of a modern capital. It is a unique city dotted with picturesque places where you can expect all kinds of nice little surprises. 

    During the winter, its dreamy central European character prevails, and during the summer one can enjoy its relaxed Mediterranean feel. Ljubljana is a city that will surprise you and exceed your expectations. It is small by surface area, but huge in terms of hospitality and quality of life.

    The history of the earliest inhabitants in the territory of Ljubljana goes back 6 000 years. Emona - a Roman colony dating back to 14 A.D. - is considered the foundation of today’s city. Medieval Ljubljana, on the other hand, developed at the foot of Castle Hill, spreading alongside the banks of the Ljubljanica River in the area that is known today as the Old Town.

    The historic growth of Ljubljana can be traced through preserved elements of medieval, Baroque, Art Nouveau and modern architecture. The latest touch was bestowed by Jože Plečnik, a native of the city, who developed unique architectural projects and landmarks, and reshaped the urban fabric of Ljubljana by connecting all of its styles. Ljubljana, the nation’s cultural, urban and university centre, is the biggest city in Slovenia and lies in its very heart.

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    Photo © D.Wedam


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