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About Slovenia

Halfwa Halfway between London and Istanbul; a two hour drive from Venice; or a short trip from the metropolises of Vienna and Prague – geographically, historically, and culturally, Slovenia has always had a European flavour. In a relatively small area you can find the best of a whole continent: mountains and lakes, the Mediterranean Sea and vast forests, ancient castles, and urban rhythms. Slovenia is often described as a country at a crossroads. Through the centuries, it has developed under influences from all directions that have left their traces. The result is a stunning variety of professions, lifestyles, and culture.

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About Ljubljana

Ljubljana is the political and cultural heart of the Slovenian nation. It is an important European commercial, business, exhibition and congressional centre as well as the transport, science and education centre of Slovenia.

As its inhabitants and numerous visitors will tell you, Ljubljana is, indeed, a people-friendly city. Categorised as a medium-sized European city, it offers everything a metropolis does yet preserves its small-town friendliness.

Its geographical position in the centre of Europe has determined Ljubljana as a natural meeting place for merchants and soldiers as well as - and more than once - peacemakers. The victors of the Napoleonic wars selected this peaceful city as the site of the Holy Alliance congress, which in 1821 sealed the European political geography for years to come.

The city's increasingly vibrant commercial and trading life in the rapid increase in foreign diplomatic representatives are giving it an ever greater cosmopolitan touch. It offers a wide variety of cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants. Relief from the hustle and bustle of life in the capital can be found in the numerous parks and woodland areas, which in some places reach nearly into the city centre. But above all, Ljubljana is a city of youth, fun and contemplation, the latter usually taking place in one of the numerous cafés in the old town.

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About University of Ljubljana

University of Ljubljana is an institution with a very rich tradition. It was established in 1919 on the foundations of a long-established pedagogical tradition. It is a very large university, with more than 60.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying in over 158 different undergraduate and 117 postgraduate study programs. It employs approximately 6000 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and 3 academies. The central building, all three academies and a host of faculties are located in the centre. Some of the most recent and modern buildings were constructed in the outskirts of Ljubljana, giving the university and its students a ubiquitous presence in the city. The University of Ljubljana in renowned for its quality social and natural sciences and technical study programmes. Its projects keep pace with the latest devedopements in the areas of arts, sciences and technology at home and abroad.

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