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. The Faculty works closely with the University of Primorska, Andrej Marušič Institute (UP IAM), where most of the academic staff of UP FAMNIT are currently conducting research activities.
We have 700 students enrolled in study programmes for the 2012/13 academic year, of which 589 are in undergraduate programmes, 79 in master's programmes, and 32 are enrolled in doctoral programmes. The undergraduate programmes are all offered on a full-time basis, while the master's programmes are offered both on a full-time and part-time basis. The doctoral programmes are offered only on a part-time basis. All courses are held in Koper.
In addition to education, the basic activities of the Faculty include research and library activities, 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 by the Faculty have helped place the University of Primorska as an internationally recognised research institution.
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 for secondary school pupils, lectures and workshops in the field of natural science). In September, before the start of the year, we organise workshops for first year students, which we call an Introduction to studying.