Faculty of Information Studies in Novo Mesto


The faculty of information studies is the first public faculty independent of any Slovene university and at the same time it is the first faculty in Novo mesto. The National assembly of the Republic of Slovenia passed the act of establishing the Faculty of information studies in Novo mesto on 24th June 2008. It is the first pillar of the public higher educational system in the region.

The study programmes started taking place in the academic year 2008/09, when 122 students were registered. Since then we register 250 students each year in our five study programmes from all three study programme cycles.

A good faculty is made by good professors, not by beautiful walls. Therefore, a big attention has been put on employing lecturers and researchers, who not only they have a PhD degree in the field they teach, but they have also gained experience from the projects of the European Union and economy and are prepared to advance their knowledge in a particular professional field.

You are kindly invited to join us either as a partner of the faculty, as a lecturer or as a student of FIS.

Vision & Mission 2015-2020

The vision guides our actions and shows us the way forward. The mission describes our attributes. Combined into one, they define the Faculty of Information Studies:

We are an academic institution, which synthesizes the social sciences, IT and computer knowledge. We set the foundation of the contemporary society and expand the horizons of it. We contribute to the contemporary society through education, training and research at the highest level. We are committed to achieving excellence. We are aware of our role in the sustainable development of the local Dolenjska and Slovenian environment. In year 2020, we will be comparable with reputable academic institutions in South Eastern Europe.


Established in: 2008
Faculty consists of: 52 teachers and 7 administrative staff
No. of students: 200 students and 145 graduates
Library has: 6.462 library units
On-going research and projects: 14 projects
Gained awards:

  • Silver Award for innovation by the Chamber of Commerce of Dolenjska and Bela Krajina 2014-2015 - mScan, software solution for the capture and processing of paper documents and the storage in the cloud
  • Bronze Nahtigal Award 2014 - recognition for young people research work, Dejan Zidar, FIŠ student
  • First place at Imagine cup 2014 – team SQBZY: Project Okeana
  • Second place among students projects at Slovene informatics days 2014 - project Web Clipping
  • Winners od Science Slam 2014 competition in Ljubljana - project Okeana 
  • Winners of ITIME 2014 accelerator competition - team SQBZY, application for underwater maps
  • Silver Nahtigal Award 2013 - recognition for young people research work, Nino Vranešič, FIŠ student
  • Bronze Nahtigal Award 2013 - recognition for young people research work, Matjaž Tome, FIŠ student
  • Silver Nahtigal Award 2012 - recognition for young people research work, Matej Barbo, FIŠ student
  • Bronze Award for innovation by the Chamber of Commerce of Dolenjska and Bela Krajina 2012 - Inso + IT solutions in the field of diabetes treatment
  • Imagine cup 2011 - Third place of the FIS study group: Project Sunshine


  • Higher Education
Contact details
E-Mail: info@fis.unm.si
Phone:07 3737 884
Address:Ljubljanska cesta 31A, 8000 Novo Mesto
Geographical focus
  • Danube Region
  • Slovenia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Giorgio Piccirillo on April 10, 2017
Modified on April 10, 2017