It is difficult to imagine modern life without modern chemistry. Chemistry is a science which forms a bridge to biology, pharmacy and helps better understand medicine. Without chemical engineering there could be no rational production of numerous products, which we normally take for granted.
Chemistry studies and research in Slovenia have long tradition. The beginnings go as far as the seventeenth century, and regular university chemistry studies started in 1919 when the University of Ljubljana was established. It is interesting to note that the first doctoral degree was awarded in chemistry to Ms. Anka Mayer in 1920.
Since 1994, chemistry studies have been organised within the framework of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology with the following study programmes: four-year undergraduate programmes in Chemistry, Chemical Education, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering, all leading to university diploma, and three-year university professional programmes in Safety at Work and Fire Safety and Chemistry Technology under which students can specialise in Chemistry technology, Applied chemistry and Leather Technology.