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Vision

Mission

FKKT is an educational and research institution that strives for excellence and increase of knowledge with the help of basic and applied research.We are striving for academic correctness and integrity which offers our students the same possibilities of education and creative collaboration in the educational process. The Faculty exposes basic values like freedom of thought and expression, equality and tolerance. It considers social issues regarding the environment, builds up democratic and ethical values, takes care of sustainable development and strives for general welfare and integral social development.

It also encourages international exchange of students and employees, it actively collaborates with other businesses and civil society in local and international associations and other institutions.

Vision

FKKT will continue to enable transfer of intellectual potential with the goal to become one of the leading scientific research institutions locally and internationally. Quality study programs will contribute to more demand for graduates and scientists, trained at FKKT. All faculty activities will be based exclusively on professional excellence, academic freedom of employees and students, creativity, autonomy, sympathy, equal opportunities and mostly in creating the sense of community.

Strategy

We are aware of the fact that only intellectually free person be innovative when creating, that is why FKKT offers its students and professors full academic autonomy ineducation, teaching and research processes. With its basic activities—education and research—the faculty wants to contribute to sufficient number of human resources for faster economic and cultural development in the Republic of Slovenia and specially in its region.

The Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Maribor is striving for the creation of European intellectual space and is approaching it with the goal to strengthen the Slovene national identity and ensure competitiveness of Slovene intellectuals at the common European labor market. We are striving for academic mobility of professors and students and are participating at connectivity of European universities at the national, regional and European level. With its activities, the faculty is building trust in the European Union and its institutions and in the future of the Republic of Slovenia as its integrative work.

FKKT ensures a credit system for studying and international student exchange. Through the exchange programs like ERASMUS, CEEPUS and others, students of our faculty can do a share of their faculty obligations abroad and gain experience at renowned universities.

The faculty is aware of its close connection to the development of various industry parts and economy. Through its educational programs it exposes great importance of multi-disciplinary development that contributes to improved and more comprehensive problem solving in society. With the help of various scientific disciplines we offer answers to many questions raised by the uncertain future.

For Slovenia, which is going through an intensive transition in the marketing sense, the relation between basic and applied research can be even more important. We can only be successful if we ensure connection between basic and applied research. That is why we strive for the use of newly created know-how in collaboration with companies and professional entities when introducing innovations. We keep in mind the impact of those activities to the environment and energy requirements of the future. Basic science is all about learning the facts, laws and explanation of phenomena that are useful for all human kind in their essence. The research at the faculty is oriented mostly to the creation of something new (innovations) from basic know-how (inventions). We are educating our students in the same spirit. It is important for young people to become aware of how important the intertwinement of both forms of research is. Pre-knowledge that young researchers bring from elementary and high schools are great capital that they can realize at the University right away because we can include them in our research projects during their studies. With such pre-knowledge those resources are the most suitable for being included into post-graduation Masters or Doctoral programs.

Professors of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Maribor are participating at numerous European and industry projects and are performing researches financed by the Slovenian Research Agency and Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. High level of educational and scientific research work is achieved by including guest professors and researchers in the educational and research processes.

The strategy and vision of FKKT are oriented towards future increase of internationally renowned research and development achievements of the highest quality regarding the number of publications in the most renowned international periodic publications and the collaboration in form of partnerships in international centers of scientific excellence and last but not least the incorporation of colleagues at FKKT in the realization of the most demanding international projects. Such collaboration is one of the key sources of open questions by science and profession that the colleagues will solve together with the planned number of young researchers. The wide popularity of Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Slovenia and abroad will contribute to the recognition of University of Maribor. We will continue to ensure the international comparability and quality of FKKT programs with incorporation of our own new knowledge into the study programs. By following and dynamically responding to the needs of the professional milieu and with harmonized incorporation of changes into study programs we will maintain contemporary offer of educational programs. We are paying a lot of attention to accompanying and constantly supporting students through the established tutorial system. By involving the students into all faculty organs we ensure their collaboration at the management of FKKT.