• Shaping the Future

    We strive to provide a vibrant learning environment, inspiring innovative research and outstanding value for partners from industry in one of the most interesting technological fields in the world.

  • Study programs for engineers of the future

    Faculty of Polymer Technology is the only one in South East Europe offering holistic study programs in polymer technology, covering all aspects: Chemistry and Materials Science, Design and Simulation, Processing, Characterization of polymer materials and Applications.

Faculty of Polymer Technology is an internationally recognized academic institution tightly linked with the economic sector. It grows on the excellence of study, development and research work, while also enabling students and industry to acquire knowledge in one of the most interesting technical fields in the world.

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Why study at FTPO

Let our students tell you why to study at FTPO.

  • Because the study programmes are intersting and practically oriented
  • Because the employment after graduation is secured
  • Because you will be working on state-of-the-art research equipment
  • Because the student is not only a number.

Faculty of Polymer Technology is a private non-profit higher education and research institution based in Slovenj Gradec

Faculty of Polymer Technology is a private non-profit higher education and research institution based in Slovenj Gradec. It was founded in 2006 as Polymer Technology College and was promoted to Faculty by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in February 2017.

Its founders are companies from Slovene plastics industry (Adient Slovenj Gradec d.o.o., Grammer Automotive Slovenija d.o.o., Plastika Skaza d.o.o., Kopur d.o.o., BSH Hišni aparati d.o.o. Nazarje), Regional institutions (Municipality of Slovenj Gradec, RRA Koroška d.o.o) and Industry associations/Research organisations (GIZ Grozd Plasttehnika, TECOS - Razvojni center orodjarstva Slovenije).


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  • Internationally competitive research in the field polymer processing, preferably with focus on several of the following research areas: Biopolymers, Composites, Recycling, High Performance Polymers, Fillers and Reinforcements, Materials for 3D printing.
  • Participation in interdisciplinary research activities with partners from industry and other academic institutions.
  • Communication of research results to scientific community & to industrial partners (e.g. papers in scientific journals, conference proceedings).
  • Depending on mutual agreement, possible also taking over teaching obligations.


  • Master or PhD Degree in technical or natural sciences.
  • Profound knowledge in the field of polymer processing.
  • Personal initiative, skills for self-organization and teamwork, effective communication skills with the ability to interface with partner companies and other researchers.
  • Didactic and presentation skills, willingness to participate in the development of innovative teaching concepts.
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of other languages will be considered an asset.
  • Experience in the procurement of competitive third-party funding will be appreciated.
  • Readiness to move to Slovenj Gradec or its vicinity.
  • Active participation in our continuous improvement program.


  • To become member of a highly-motivated team with excellent contacts to industry as well as to national and international research organizations.
  • Modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.
  • A temporary position (full-time employment, 40 hrs/week) with possibility for long-term employment.
  • A competitive salary within the Slovene context and additional benefits.
  • Support to perform a PhD thesis or to habilitate.

We encourage candidates from academic institutions, industry and candidates from Slovenia as well as from foreign countries to apply. Please send your application (motivation letter, CV) along with copies of your certificates and diplomas to jobs@ftpo.eu. For additional information contact Maja Mešl +386 (0)51 315 970.

We will accept subsequent applications until the place is filled.

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Education, Research and Industry cooperation

As the only academic institution focusing on polymer technology in Slovenia, Faculty of Polymer Technology 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 society and industry in Slovenia and beyond to cope with the increasingly competitive economic and rapidly changing technological environment by knowledge creation through innovative application oriented research on polymer materials and technologies, Know-How transfer and opportunities for life long learning. We live by our values – Responsiveness, Continuous improvement, Practical Attitude and Personal Approach – to achieve these goals.

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