The Association for Technical Culture of Slovenia (ZOTKS) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation with more than 70year tradition of working with the youth in the fields of science and technology.
OUR VISION is a conscious society that understands and uses technology and its progress in a way that not only leads to prosperity and welfare but also ensures sustainable existence of mankind and his natural environment.
OUR MISSION is to popularise technology and science, educate and encourage innovation, creativity and research (among young people in particular); to raise awareness of the safe, economical and effective use of energy; to encourage the search for alternative resources, the care for the environment and the search for and use of contemporary technological solutions, friendly to people and nature

  • To encourage and develop innovation, technical creativity, construction and research;
  • To broaden the knowledge on modern scientific and technological achievements as well as encourage their use to ensure a sustainable development and protection of the natural environment;
  • To recognise talented young people and support as well as encourage the development of their abilities both in and outside of school;
  • To contribute to effective technological trainings of high quality for young people in schools, with the aim of providing useful knowledge for our youth;
  • To promote and popularise leisure-time activities related to different areas of technology;
  • To raise awareness among young people in order to reduce the risk factors, which young people are exposed to in the society;
  • To ensure a more appropriate status and conditions for the functioning of non-governmental organisations.


  • Young researchers (competition and promotion of research projects of young people in the fields of science and technology);
  • Knowledge competitions (in Logic/Linguistics, Computer Science, Multimedia and Photography, Chemistry, Biology, Technology; held at school, regional, state and international level);
  • Science camps and summer schools (gathering young people and letting them discover science, encouraging research activities and innovative work for further development of their abilities; 15–20 events per year);
  • Training of teachers and tutors (training courses in various areas of technology and science);
  • Agricultural activities (national and international ploughing competitions, training for farmers);
  • Other activities (organisation and cooperation in various educational and promotional exhibitions and events, international cooperation, publishing).

 Every year the above-mentioned activities attract over 50.000 children and young people as well as 5.000 scientists, teachers, tutors, and other experts.

Universy of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology       

It is difficult to imagine modern life without modern chemistry. Chemistry is a science which forms a bridge to biology, pharmacy and helps to better understand medicine. Without chemical engineering there could be no rational production of numerous products, which we normally take for granted.

Since 1994, chemistry studies have been organised within the framework of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology. Since 2009 the Faculty runs following programmes: three-year 1st cycle study programmes in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering and Technical Safety, all leading to university diploma, and a three-year 1st cycle study professional programme in Chemical Technology.

The Faculty also runs two-year 2nd cycle study programmes in Chemistry, Chemical Education, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering and Technical Safety and 3rd cycle study doctoral programme in Chemical Sciences.

Universy of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty

The fundamental mission of the Biotechnical Faculty is to provide university level, advanced professional, and postgraduate education, as well as to carry out scientific research and technical and consulting work concerning the sciences of living nature (biology, microbiology) as well as agriculture, forestry and fisheries (forestry, animal husbandry, agronomy) and the related production technologies (wood technology, food technology, biotechnology). The common denominator of all academic and scientific disciplines at the Biotechnical Faculty is natural resources (soil, physical space, flora, fauna, and water).

Due to its orientation towards studying natural resources and the sustainable management thereof, the Faculty is one of those societal institutions that every country needs in order to form and maintain its identity. Research and education in life sciences and nature confers on the Biotechnical Faculty a considerable share of responsibility regarding the creation of the relevant professional and scientific foundation and the promotion of a social atmosphere that ensures the sustainable and harmonious cohabitation of man and nature.

Universy of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

It has been possible to study Physics and Mathematics at the University of Ljubljana since it was founded in 1919.  The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics in its current structure was formed in 1995.  Today, the Faculty has 1100 undergraduate students, 80 postgraduate students, 19 lecture rooms, 5 computer classrooms, 3 computer laboratories for individual use, 5 teaching laboratories, 2 research laboratories and 5 libraries.  Each year, a programming competition for students is held and Halcom awards are given for the best student research projects.