University of Nova Gorica School of Arts / Akademija umetnosti Univerze v Novi Gorici (do sept. 2016 Visoka šola za umetnost UNG)

Vipavska 13, SI-5000 Nova Gorica

UNG School of Arts Office / Opening hours
Nives Štefančič

Phone: +386 51 33 67 70

Boštjan Potokar, e-mail: bostjan.potokar[at]

Programme director
Rene Rusjan, e-mail: rene.rusjan[at]

Research and Development in New Media
Peter Purg, e-mail: peter.purg[at]

Project Coordination
Tina Smrekar, e-mail: tina.smrekar[at]

Production Coordination
Maja Stegovec, e-pošta: maja.stegovec[at]

Video and Technical Support
Urša P. Bonelli, e-pošta: ursa.bonelli[at]

Student Office of University of Nova Gorica
e-mail: studentska.pisarna[at]

Student guide of the University of Nova Gorica
Specific information for international students – brochure (PDF)
Blog on, of and for incoming and outgoing student mobilities



Situated right on the boarder between Italy and Slovenia, the twin towns of Gorica and Nova Gorica are well connected by transport both regionally and internationally, with local bus transfers to the Trieste (Ronchi) Airport and frequent (mini-)bus services to Treviso, Venice, Milan (and other main Northern-Italy) airports, as well as to Ljubljana (1 hour), train connections with these cities are also well maintained. It will take only a short hop to the Croatian cities of Rijeka (1 hour) or Zagreb (2 hours) by car, also Klagenfurt, Salzburg, Graz and even Vienna or Budapest are within a few hours drive. Boat services from Trieste (half an hour drive by car or bus) and other nearby ports connect the region across the Mediterranean.

The close connection of the town of Nova Gorica with the Italian neighbor (twin-)town Gorizia enables students different forms of cooperation in the field of youth culture and entertainment as well as international academic mobility. The micro-region is easy to cycle and well bus-connected. Staying in the flourishing Vipava Valley offers a number of opportunities for actively spending one’s free time as well as pampering the gourmet palate with both local food and wine. The position enables quick jumps to Venice, half an hour by car takes you to the beautiful coast of the Adriatic Sea with numerous leisure, sports and cultural options. The twin towns are situated at the mouth of the stunning Soča Valley, with an exceptional offer on relaxation as well as extreme sports in unspoilt nature. From here you can visit numerous beautiful coastal towns of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy, explore world-known Karst caves as well as enjoy numerous other treasures springing from the unique mix between sub-mediterranean and sub-alpine landscapes, climates and cultures...