The college teaches in areas that provide an enjoyable and successful career.
The world around us is developing at an amazing rate. We hear about new technologies almost every day; Artificial intelligence, mass data, 5G, IoT, etc. They have become a part of our daily life. The future only foretells of accelerated and advanced development, and thus great challenges at every step. Technology is changing the way we do business and creating jobs that require new skills. By 2034, nearly half of the professions we know today are expected to be extinct. Just as we might have a hard time imagining this today, 30 years ago people had a hard time imagining and imagining the professions we know today. In order to meet all the challenges that the future brings, it is necessary to provide qualified and sufficient quality personnel, among which good engineers are certainly the most important in the deluge of various technologies.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics at the University of Maribor (UM FERI) is an internationally recognized educational, research and scientific institution in the fields of electrical engineering, communications, informatics, computer science, media communications and mechatronics. The college has a long tradition, beginning with technical studies and engineering education in Maribor more than 60 years ago. Today, the college employs 350 people and is attended by more than 2,200 students.
For many years, they have succeeded in combining research with educational work and transmitting the best research results to students and the local and international economy. In the college, they engage students in research work already during their studies, enabling them to gain invaluable knowledge and experience of the real work environment along with experienced researchers. Among the most remarkable and certainly recent research achievements is the TRISAT satellite, which the college launched into space in September 2020, and in 2022 it is planned to launch two more satellites – TRISAT-R and TRISAT-S. In 2021, the college also presented to Slovenia the robot Frida, which aims to assist with patient care and assist with visits. The project is about connecting robots and telecommunications, and in the first phase, the robot Frida will show patients simple movement exercises and teach them to breathe. In the second phase of the study, the robot will participate in visits, where it will display basic information about the patient on a tablet.
Eligible graduates for employment
Research shows that in the coming years there will be a great need for employees with knowledge in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Occupational Employment Barometer 2021, published by the Employment Service of the Republic of Slovenia, also predicts that the needs of employers will exceed the supply in the labor market, which means that employment opportunities will be very good.
More information about studying at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics of the University of Maribor can be found on the website pridi-na-feri.si.