Faculty of Humanities Koper, University of Primorska

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Fakulteta za humanistične študije, Koper-Capodistria (FHŠ)
http://www.fhs.upr.si/sl
info@fhs.upr.si
Titov trg 5, SI-6000 Koper-Capodistria
Phone386 (0) 5 663 7740
Fax386 (0) 5 663 7742
RegionSI-6
Founded byUniversity of Primorska
Gorazd Drevenšek, Dean
gorazd.drevensek@fhs.upr.si
Maja Bratuš Vidmar, Secretary
maja.vidmar@fhs.upr.si
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The Faculty of Humanistic Studies, Koper-Capodistria was established as a free-standing institution at the high school centre in Koper in July 2000. Since 2003 it is a part of the University of Primorska. The Faculty has 10 departments, 9 undergraduate study programmes, and 13 graduate programmes. The doctoral study is based on close collaborations with professors from universities world wide, which makes this faculty a dynamic link in the international sphere.

Structure and departments

Regardless of the fact that only recently the study of humanities was institutionalised at the University of Primorska, the Faculty of Humanistic Studies represents an inspired approach in the field of contemporary study of Anthropology, History, Visual Culture, Philosophy, and Media studies.

The Council for High Education of the Republic of Slovenia agreed to launch two new undergraduate studies programmes, Geography of Contact Spaces and Cultural Studies and Anthropology in the school year 2001–2002. A postgraduate programme in Karstology started in the same year, while two further postgraduate programmes – the History of Europe and the Mediterranean and the Philosophy and Theory of Visual Culture – were validated a year later. Since then the Faculty of Humanistic Studies has developed several research centres (Institute for Intercultural Studies) and collaborates with the Science and Research Centre of Koper.

Today the Faculty of Humanistic Studies has 16 regular professors and more than 120 employed as academic staff. This number is subject to change according to current trends in the university sphere and public response, as well as the need for staff and budget cuts by the faculty administration.

The faculty library has around 8,000 units and is specialised in the field of Anthropology, History, Geography, Linguistics. The library's catalogue is available online at the COBISS - Slovene Virtual Library.

International cooperation and projects

The Faculty of Humanistic Studies is involved in several international cooperation programmes: the DA VINCI Mobility programme scheme offers the possibility of internships in the EU member states – the faculty’s special interest is in North Adriatic Mediterranean – while the SOCRATES/ERASMUS programme enables students to combine their studies with courses at other European universities (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey).

The faculty is also involved in several international projects (Heritage Live, Bridge, Marina, Eunom, Permit) and regularly organises an international summer school in humanities (META – Mediterranean Summer School in Theoretical and Applicative Humanities) and a course in Slovenian Language.

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