Address by the Dean

On behalf of our esteemed faculty members and dedicated staff, I extend a warm welcome to all the students, professors, administrative staff, and practitioners who have chosen to embark on an academic journey with us.

At the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, we recognize the importance of fostering a global perspective in the field of criminal justice and security. We understand that through international exchange programs like Erasmus, we have the opportunity to create a diverse and inclusive learning environment that nurtures cross-cultural understanding and collaboration. At our institution, we place great importance on international cooperation with academic institutions and practitioners. This collaboration is essential for conducting successful research and imparting knowledge to students in today's globalized world. As a result, we actively encourage and support the exchange of students, professors, administrative and professional staff on an international scale. We take great pride in hosting and welcoming foreign colleagues to our faculty, as their presence enriches our academic community.

The Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security is committed to providing a comprehensive educational experience that equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in their chosen profession. We offer a wide range of courses to address contemporary issues in criminal justice, security, and related fields. Our curriculum is constantly evolving to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world, ensuring that our graduates are prepared to face the complex challenges of the 21st century. The results of our international commitment are self-evident, as we hosted around hundred and fifty Erasmus+ exchange students in the past ten years, many of whom decided to prolong their stay for an additional semester. Every year, we also host visiting scholars and experts from different backgrounds related to security and safety issues. Our professors cooperate closely with colleagues from countries worldwide, resulting in our engagement in international projects and the publication of scientific papers in international journals and books with reputable international publishing houses.

In addition to our academically rigorous programs, we also offer a vibrant and supportive community. As an Erasmus student, you will have the opportunity to engage with fellow students, faculty members, and professionals from various backgrounds. Our faculty embraces a collaborative and interactive approach to learning, encouraging students to actively participate in discussions, research projects, and practical exercises.

Consider joining the Erasmus+ exchange programme at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security for these reasons:

  • Academic excellence - we are a leading institution in this region for criminal justice and security education.
  • Extensive international network - our strong partnerships offer wide opportunities.
  • English-taught courses - language won't be a barrier to your learning.
  • Practical focus and collaboration - we connect you with industry experts and provide real-world experiences.
  • Prime Location - our faculty is centrally located in the heart of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Ljubljana is a vibrant student city that offers a multitude of cultural events, exciting sports activities, and entertainment options. Additionally, living in Ljubljana is relatively affordable compared to other European capitals, ensuring a well-rounded student experience.

Above all, we value every student as an individual and provide a supportive and personalized approach to education. Join us at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security for an outstanding education and a welcoming community.

Beyond academics, our faculty is in a vibrant and historically rich city, providing a stimulating backdrop for your studies. With its multicultural atmosphere, diverse cuisine, and numerous cultural attractions, our city offers an unforgettable experience for international students.

I invite all interested to join us at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security. We look forward to welcoming you into our close-knit community, where you will have the opportunity to broaden your horizons, forge lifelong connections, and acquire the skills necessary to make a meaningful impact in the field of criminal justice and security.

Thank you, and we eagerly anticipate the journey ahead.

Prof. Igor Bernik, PhD