The University of Maribor (UoM) is a comprehensive educational and research organisation striving for academic excellence and the expansion of knowledge through basic and applied research.
With over 1100 researchers and teaching staff, UoM collaborates with economic partners, civil society, public administration and other institutions, supporting research and art with a focus on well-being and development to society.
Through its undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes, the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) introduces the latest technology, innovation, creativity and interactivity for the achievement of student competences and the main goal - a holistic patient care.
FHS offers four study programmes:
an undergraduate programme in Nursing Care
three postgraduate programmes in Nursing Care, Management in Health and Social Organisations and Bioinformatics.
The faculty’s vision is to become a leading, recognisable and desirable educational and research institution, especially in the Western Balkan region, comparable with similar EU educational institutions.
With its teachers and collaborators, students and mentors from clinical and other educational institutions, the faculty continues its involvement as an equal partner in the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary development of the science and art of nursing and health care.
Professor Majda Pajnkihar - Dean, Senior Researcher and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences
During her work at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maribor, Majda worked on numerous national and international projects in nursing and health care.
Majda's educational and research collaboration includes different institutions in an international environment. She is a visiting professor at the University of Osijek, Josipa Jurja Strossmayera, Medical Faculty, Department of Nursing, Osijek; Nursing College, Belgrade, Serbia and was a visiting professor at University of Ulster, Belfast. Mateja is also a Honorary Professor at I.M. Sečenov First Moscow State Medical University and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing.
Majda received different prestigious awards for her work like recognition to the first full time employed senior lecturer for a creative contribution to education and research in the field of nursing, College of Nursing Studies, UoM; Silver badge of UoM in 2005 and a Golden badge from FHS in 2010; Golden badge of Chamber of Nursing and Midwifery Care of Slovenia - Association of professional nurses, midwives and medical technicians Slovenia, professional, nongovernmental and non-profit association with 16,500 members and Silver badge from a regional Chamber of Nursing and Midwifery care of Slovenia in Maribor.
Gregor Stiglic - Vice Dean for Research, Associate Professor and Head of Research Institute at the FHS
Gregor has worked on many national and international projects in healthcare informatics.
In 2012 Gregor he worked at the Data Analysis and Biomedical Analytics (DABI) Center at Temple University as a visiting researcher where he worked in the field of data analytics in healthcare.
In 2013 Gregor worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Shah Lab, Stanford School of Medicine where he was involved in research on large-scale analysis of search logs from healthcare institutions.
His research interests encompass machine learning techniques with application to healthcare. Specific areas of his technical interest include comprehensibility of classifiers, human interaction based classification, stability of feature selection algorithms, meta-learning and longitudinal rule discovery. His work was published in multiple conferences, journals and books. Gregor gave talks on his knowledge discovery in healthcare and bioinformatics research at renowned research institutions such as IBM Watson Research Center, Stanford University and University of Tokyo.
He served as a co-organiser of many workshops and conferences in the healthcare informatics field. Gregor also serves as an editor of Springer’s Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research.
Mateja attended a secondary nursing school in Maribor, then continued her studies at the College of Healthcare Workers and postgraduate studies at the faculty of management.
Since 2005 Mateja has worked at the University of Maribor, Faculty of Health Sciences, as a lecturer for; Nursing care; Managing Chronic disease; Gerontology Nursing; Organization, Management, and Quality and Safety in Nursing and Internal Medicine Nursing.
Mateja is a mentor for students and actively participates in many international and domestic conferences and congresses in nursing and management. She has also given lectures at overseas universities.
The results of Mateja’s scientific and research works are published in domestic and foreign journals. She received the highest award (the golden badge) of the Association of Nursing Care and Midwifery of Slovenia for successful professional work and contribution for the implementation of programs in the field of nursing.
Aleksandra gained her Bachelor’s diploma at the College for Police and Security Studies, and is currently enrolled on the masters programme for Management in Health and Social Organisation.
Aleksandra has been employed at the University of Maribor Faculty of Health Sciences since 2009 as an Assistant in General and Administrative Affairs.
Aleksandra’s work consists of organizing international and domestic conferences, congresses, summer schools and other events.
She also works on faculties’ publications, public procurement and various projects, foreign and national: Joint development of online gerontological master degree programme (GEROM), Promoting the improvement of elderly ICT skills and well being by inter-generational and multi-sectoral education (PRIMER-ICT), Older people and technological innovations (OPT-IN),Breaking the Taboo Two -Developing and testing tools to train the trainer (BTT 2), Internationalization-a Pillar of Development for University of Maribor, Let’s Enjoy in Health (Uživajmo v zdravju).