Mission and vision

Ema Kapelj, visual identity for the ALUO 2021 exhibition, Asst. Prof. Emil Kozole




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Bulky Bananas: Tjaša Mužina, Maruša Dolinar, Pia Groleger, Žan Girandon, Luka Pleskovič, Simon Izidor Rozman, FUTR za JUTR, 2021, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Barbara Predan




Dialog 1
Oskar Kandare, Lana Požlep, Rok Černezel, Tine Lisjak, Hana Podvršič, Lana Soklič, Kaja Škorjanc, Vita Tušek, Betsabea Vernik, René Lazový, Dialog, 2021, Asst. Prof. Emina Djukić, Asst. Prof. Peter Rauch

Mission of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design


UL ALUO educates critically thinking creatives, trained for independent creation, research and leadership in the fields of art, design and science.


It is a leading national university educational institution in the fields of fine arts, restoration and design.


As an educational, research and arts institution, it is committed to critically identifying and addressing societal challenges in order to create change and promote development.



Vision of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design



The Academy actively addresses climate and environmental emergencies. It is helping to shape the green transition towards a zero carbon footprint. Sustainable development is an integral part of all activities at the Academy and is integrated into all operational processes.


Delivering a high-quality, in-depth and modern curriculum
The Academy delivers the highest quality study process in the region. It puts student success at the forefront and is based on a dialogue between the traditions of the school and the critical formation of modern approaches.


International involvement of the Academy and promotion of the programme and the fields
The Academy has a positive reputation and a first choice position in the region. The Academy has a reputation and interest in its studies. Creative thinking has the status of a strategically important competence in the national context.


Development of diverse skills and platforms that enable graduates to establish themselves in society.
The performance of the Academy’s students is visible thanks to tangible and socially visible competences. By introducing new forms of education, the Academy ensures the flow of knowledge between generations. It creates platforms for cooperation with the wider social and economic environment, responding to the challenges of the present and the future.


Excellence in teaching and research
The quality criteria for teaching and research at the Academy are clear. Teachers and researchers have the best and most up-to-date knowledge. Teaching and research principles, processes for sharing experience and knowledge, and the role of educators in ensuring the relevance of studies are defined.


A modern, organised support environment
Effective support for teaching and research processes is provided. The high standards of work and project implementation at the Academy are facilitated. An environment of solidarity and respect for agreements and diversity has positive synergistic effects.


Thoughtful and careful management of the Academy
The organisational structure integrates all aspects of the Academy at all levels into a strategically managed and well-cooperating organisation based on inclusiveness and gender equality.


Equal roles within and outside UL
The Academy has the status of a member, proactive and autonomous within UL, with programmes that are attractive to other members. It cooperates in an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary way both internationally and with other UL members in teaching and research.


Modern spatial and information infrastructure
The design of the new building is based on sustainable and participatory design and construction principles. The Academy is creating a modern, inclusive and dignified environment for teaching, research, creative work and the development of professional fields.