Foreword by Dean

We are happy to welcome you at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Maribor. We are very pleased that you chose us for your destination within the international exchange programmes and we will do our best to make your stay in Slovenia a fruitful one.

The University of Maribor, the second biggest Slovenian university, has been a leader in Slovenia concerning international exchange of students for years. This is especially true for the Faculty of Economics and Business since we have a vast experience in this field. In past years, we have built connections with many partners within the EU.

This will enable you to meet students of many different nationalities and to establish a lot of different contacts. In order to facilitate and motivate student mobility, we have the International Office, which does not just provide sufficient support but is also a pleasant meeting point. We are sure that the head of office, Ms. Sanja Kocijan, M.Sc., and other staff will be willing to answer all the questions you may have and will assist you during your stay in Maribor.

One of constitutional constraints in Slovenia is that lectures within the full time study must be held in the Slovenian language. Up to now, we have dealt with this by organizing additional lectures and consultations in English for selected courses for our foreign students and so you have quite a few of them at your disposal. We expect that in the near future we will be able to offer you even more courses in English.

We are convinced that you will be able to benefit from your stay at the FEB as regards the knowledge of business and economics and that you will be able to fulfil the expectations of your home institutions. In addition to your study, there will be numerous social events during your stay, which surely you will remember for years. Slovenia is a country with different landscapes and various cultural roots – explore it as you travel along the nice countryside and discover pleasant towns.

We hope you will enjoy your stay in Maribor and in Slovenia and that this will not be your last visit to our country but for many of you just the first one. The Faculty and our students will surely contribute to your decision to use your next possibility to come here.

With best wishes,

Dean