Our strategy

Our strategy

Our strategy

The Faculty of Polymer Technology is an internationally recognised, state of the art academic institution and research centre, tightly linked with the economic sector. It is highly responsive and actively contributes to the regional development.


By providing a vibrant learning environment, inspiring innovative research and outstanding value for partners from the industry, the Faculty of Polymer Technology (FTPO) will become an internationally recognized technical faculty and Centre of Excellence for Polymer Technology.


As the only academic institution focusing on polymer technology in Slovenia, FTPO bases its activities on three pillars: Education, Research and Industry cooperation. We provide our students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become innovative and competent engineers that are fit for responsible tasks in their future assignments. We support the society and industry in Slovenia and beyond to cope with the increasingly competitive and rapidly changing technological environment by creating knowledge through innovative application oriented research on polymer materials and technologies, Know-How transfer and opportunities for lifelong learning. To achieve these goals, we live by our values: Responsiveness, Continuous improvement, Practical Attitude and Personal Approach.



We stay tuned to the environment and quickly adapt and respond to detected changes. We follow trends and incorporate them in our studies. We are also flexible, innovative thinkers that encourage open-mindedness.

Personal Approach

Our personal interactions are based on a benevolent attitude. Students and users of our services are treated individually and with account to their personal circumstances and needs. We propose tailor-made solutions for the individual.

Continuous improvement

We do not rest on our laurels. We continually improve the Faculty on all fields. We search for synergies and interdisciplinary thinking. We are forging ahead and co-creating the future.

Practical orientation

We strive toward providing our students and other users of our services with useful knowledge. Our studies are practically orientated with plenty of experimental work and hands-on experience with our state of the art equipment, as well as collaborations with the industry, experienced mentors and a substantial amount of practice in the companies, which makes our graduates highly employable.


  1. Attracting motivated and talented students
  2. Educating graduates to be fit for the challenges of the future in a rapidly changing world
  3. Conducting applied research that delivers outstanding results
  4. Becoming a valued and recognized partner for the Slovene plastics industry and beyond
  5. To guarantee an effective and efficient internal organisation
  6. To guarantee sustainable financing of all the Faculty’s activities
  7. To guarantee an appropriate infrastructure for further development of the Faculty
  8. Adding value to the local community




50 pieces of state-of-the-art research equipment
1700 potential employers in Slovenia
4 students per lecturer is a guarantee of top-quality study process
40 top experts creating and implementing education and training programmes
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