Dear students, future engineers and masters,
Welcome to the Faculty of Polymer Technology, the only Faculty in Slovenia, where we educate students, with the focus on applied and development work in the polymer industry.
Polymer materials origin from the early 20th century and have in the mean time undergone an unprecedented evolution that has no end in sight. Namely, the production of plastic materials and their applications is projected to grow from 322 to 650 million tonnes per year by 2035. This means doubling the production and re-use of materials, the development of new technologies and tools. Above all, it is a tremendous challenge to protect our planet, as a green home that has been given to us by our parents and which we have to hand over to our children. Unprecedented development is taking place in the field of the collection, recycling and reuse of plastic products. That is why the career path of any individual who chooses to study Polymer Technology is open and promising.
Faculty of Polymer Technology exisits for 13 years, and in this time we delivered our promise to companies in Slovenia and abroad, by deploying graduets to them. As many as 96 percent of all our graduates, after completing their studies, began their careers at one of the companies involved in Polymer Technology. Today, many of them, recognized and respected professionals, are employed by global companies as well as the fastest growing small and medium-sized enterprises.
The Faculty of Polymer Technology is an independent higher education institution, established on the initiative of companies where such professionals are needed. In Slovenia, more than 1.700 companies operate in the field of Polymer Processing. They come from the automotive industry, industry of home appliances, entertainment, medicine, pharmacy, aeronautics… Namely, there is no field in which the knowledge gained at the Faculty of Polymer Technology could not be applied.
At the Faculty of Polymer Technology, we conduct studies at the first and second Bologna level, where our students gain knowledge in the field of materials, their applications, technologies and characterizations. Our key goal is to train strongly practically orinted engineering graduates, as well as master's students, who will be prepared to work on development, technology and research projects in companies and other supporting institutions.
The Faculty of Polymer Technology is distinguished by its personal approach, encouraging creative thinking of each individual and practically oriented study, where students by their individual work in small groups discover the charms and laws of Polymer materials. Creativity is encouraged by highly motivated Higher Education teachers employed by the faculty, as well as by teachers coming from external institutions or directly from industry.
Dear Sir/Madam, we will be extremely pleased if you will respond to our invitation and join us on this exciting journey into the world of Polymer materials, technologies and products that will create our common future.
Welcome to the Faculty of Polymer Technology,
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Blaž Nardin,