The Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies (UP FAMNIT)

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies (UP FAMNIT) is a member of the University of Primorska, and was founded in 2006. The Faculty offers courses for all three levels of higher education and conducts research in the fields of mathematics, computer science and information technology, and in the natural sciences.

Research activity

The Faculty works closely with the Andrej Marušič Institute of the University of Primorska (UP IAM), where most of the academic staff of UP FAMNIT are currently conducting research activities. The basic activities of the Faculty include education and research, while the Faculty is also the organiser and co-organiser of resounding international conferences and other scientific meetings. The Faculty is actively involved in the international field of higher education and research, and has established a wide network of research links with reputable foreign universities. We like to emphasise that the UP FAMNIT research group is one of the four leading research groups in the field of algebraic graph theory in the world. The other three groups are located in China, Australia and South Korea. These efforts of the Faculty have helped placing the University of Primorska among the internationally recognised research institution.

Lectures for the general public

The Faculty also holds lectures for the general public (Excursions into the mathematical universe, Biological evenings), summer schools and camps (Math is Cool Summer Camp, Summer School of Mathematical Finance, Natural Science Camp) as well as lectures and workshops aimed primarily at secondary school and primary school pupils in their final year (Orada – the Computer Science Workshop).

CUSHA and FAMNIT

The Slovenian part of the project Culture Shake is managed by Mojca Kompara (PhD), an assistant professor at the University of Primorska, involved in lexicography since 2006, when her first dictionary of abbreviations was published. Mojca is an expert in lexicography, within the project Culture Shake she is responsible for the preparation of the Shakespeare’s terminological dictionary.