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Working with industry

The beginnings of higher education in mechanical engineering date back to 1959, when, on the basis of initiatives and needs of the economy, the Section for Mechanical Engineering was founded within the framework of the High Technical School. Today, collaboration with businesses still represents a very important part of research and development (R&D) and professional activities of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at University of Maribor.

At the laboratories of the faculty we perform measurements, testing and development projects for businesses. Our professional and scientific solutions help them solve problems and improve their performance for a better market position. Both the scope of the activities and the number of cooperating businesses is continuously increasing. The synergy between the economy and the Faculty as an R&D institution contributes to direct development of new production programmes and products. Our research work is also carried out in the framework of both regional (Along the path of creativity, Eureka, Eurostar, Interreg) and European projects (FP7, Horizon 2020, Smart Specialisation Strategy).

The cooperation with businesses also takes form of student placements and the ‘’Project Work” course, as well as projects, where students familiarise themselves with your company, and under joint supervision from both the Faculty and the company take part in your current project. Through this kind of cooperation students develop practical skills and attain new knowledge in an industry environment.For any questions or further information please do not hesitate to contact us.We cordially invite towards cooperation,

Prof. Dr. Nenad Gubeljak
Vice Dean for Industrial Collaboration



Vice-Dean for Industrial Collaboration

Prof. dr. Nenad Gubeljak

Room: B-311

Phone: +386 (0)2 220 7661

nenad.gubeljak@um.si