QS World University Rankings ranked the University of Maribor between ranks 551-600 in the list of the best higher education institutions in the field of Computer science and Information Systems. The QS World University Ranking conducts an annual Academic and Employer Reputation Survey to collect data on the reputation of a higher education institution from employers and employees of universities and other institutions related to higher education. Between 2015 and 2019, 94,000 academic respondents and 44,000 employers participated in the QS survey. This year's QS Rankings by Subject ranked 1,368 universities from 137 countries. The University of Maribor has been involved in assessment in 32 study areas and has accumulated enough points to be ranked among the best higher education institutions in Mathematics and Computer science and Information Systems.
749 universities that published at least 500 contributions in the field of Computer Science in the last five years and had at least 1 % of their teaching personnel active in this field ranked on Times World University Rankings for 2020. University of Maribor ranked 501-600.
Due to the continuing crisis with the Coronavirus, we are forced to postpone the midterm exams. We hope to be able to organize them before the end of the semester, but this depends on the situation in the future. If we fail to organize the midterm exams, we will probably offer additional final exam (in addition to the ones already announced). Accordingly, in the 7th and 8th week, when the midterm exams should be held, all pedagogical activities (lectures and tutorials) will continue normally. The midterm exams will be organized as soon as possible and we will notify all the students in a timely manner (at least one week before the midterm exams).
At the same time, I ask you to keep up to date as much as possible with all your study activities and to prepare in a timely manner for all the exams. It may happen that the time for the midterm exams is quite limited at the end of the semester and we should all be prepared for this scenario.
Thanks for your understanding and best regards,
Aleš Holobar, Head of the Institute of Computer Science
In the week before the closure of UM FERI, company KIVI COM d.o.o. delivered eleven smart parcel boxes Direct4.Me. Smart parcel boxes are the result of the development and production of KIVI COM d.o.o. company and are intended for the project work in the 2nd year of the Computer Science and Information Technology study programme. This is a brand new product (the use of Direct4.Me started in December 2019 in cooperation with Pošta Slovenije company), and students of UM FERI will be the first in the world to have the opportunity to use this product to realize their own ideas.