There are many studies that say that the role of an engineer is no longer limited to effectively addressing technical challenges. In addition to mastering basic engineering knowledge and specific competencies in individual fields, graduates will have to master many soft skills or general competences (critical thinking, communication, public speaking, problem solving, project work, etc.)
Thus, one of the key strategic goals of the Faculty of Polymer Technology is: “To train graduates for the challenges of the future in a rapidly changing world.” How can students acquire these competencies? Among other things, by presenting the substance in a different way and by working with companies on projects as early as their studies.
The Faculty of Slovenian Studies has been involved in this field for many years, working very closely with industry and involving students in research work and various projects with industry. With the help of the funds of the development pillar of MIZŠ financing, years ago, they began to actively develop concepts and innovative methods in the compulsory part of the study program.