Introduction

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE) was founded in 1919 as a unit of the Technical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana. The main mission of the Faculty is the education of electrical engineering experts and research work, which are closely intertwined. The field of electrical engineering has come a long way from being simply the science of electrical current and voltage. Today, alongside electronics and power engineering, the Faculty is also active in the fields of telecommunications and automation. All fields are integrated with computer and IT sciences, including the most up-to-date communications tools, Internet developments and multimedia solutions.

Regular undergraduate studies consist of the university and higher professional education study programme (1st cycle Bologna programme). Upon completion, graduates can continue their studies in the Masters programme (2nd cycle Bologna programme), as well as a doctoral study programme (3rd cycle Bologna programme). Besides these study programmes the Faculty of Electrical Engineering also provides further professional training and supplementary education for experts from various technical fields. For these purposes it organises and implements shorter seminars of a few days’ duration. Special attention is devoted to the education of junior researchers who – under the guidance of university professors – are introduced to research and teaching work.

To date, over 10,450 engineers, diploma engineers and university diploma engineers have completed undergraduate studies within the Faculty. Postgraduate studies have been completed by over 1,050 Masters students and 550 Doctoral students. Each year approximately 750 students enrol into Year 1 of all study programmes. On an annual basis we see undergraduate studies being completed by 280 students and postgraduate studies being completed by 80 students.

The research activities of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering are very diverse. There are 33 active research labs at the faculty, undertaking 15 research programmes, 1 infrastructure programme and 32 research projects of the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS); i.e. 22 fundamental projects and 10 applicative projects. The Faculty also participates in 4 bilateral projects with 3 countries and 118 commercial projects for domestic and foreign companies. Furthermore the Faculty participates in 11 projects of the European Communities 7th Framework Programme and 17 projects of other EU programmes (2 SEE, 1 ALPINE SPACE, 3 EMRP, 1 INTERREG, 1 CIP, 6 COST, 3 TEMPUS). In 2014, the Faculty acquired 12 new mentorship positions for junior researchers. The Faculty has 39 junior researchers, funded through the  Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) and  6 junior researchers, funded through the Agency SPIRIT. The Faculty participates  also  in 9 projects, led by postdoc researchers, funded through the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and 9 projects called “ Po kreativni poti do znanja”, funded through the Slovene Human Resources development and scholarship fund. 

The FE currently employs 123 teaching staff, 154 scientific workers and researchers (as of 4 February 2010).

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