ACADEMIA Ltd. is a privately-owned company with Higher Vocational Education School, operating on a non‐profit basis, with about 25 years of experiences in the fields of Education, Employment programmes and Management consulting. In 2001 Academia was accredited with ISO 9001:2000 standard as the first Slovenian institution from the field of Education, today holding an ISO 9001:2015. Firstly, Academia was specialized in business and personnel consulting as well as education. In the field of tertiary education Academia is running programmes for Business Commerce, Business Accounting, Business Tourism, Media production, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Security Engineering.
In this academic year, more than 400 adult students participate in our tertiary / higher education programmes. Currently Academia, College of Short-Cycle Higher Education also holds accreditation that allows students receiving double diploma programmes.
Educational practises that Academia, College of Short-Cycle Education is practising are one of the best in the region and they include lecture recordings, practical field work, laboratory work and traineeships in study‐related companies in the region. Academia is a holder of national Excellence Award as the only private and second overall higher educational institution.
Academia is accredited by Ministry of Education in Slovenia for its study programmes. As a result we have successfully implemented part‐time and-full time SCHE study programmes in Maribor, Slovenia. The evaluation commission from the National Quality Assurance Agency in Higher Education has named Academia the leading vocational college in Slovenia in implementing and maintaining quality standards in SCHE.
In addition, Academia has together with national Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of developed a study programme Security Engineering based on NQF. Short cycle study programme has been accredited by Ministry of Education and is now being run across the country by public and private vocational colleges. Academia is also the only College of Short-Cycle of Academia under UK Accreditation from BTEC.
Academia is very experienced partner / institution as it was a partner in different national, Erasmus+ and other EU projects (also LdV) in the past. The institution is functioning more than 25 years and has good connections with different ministries and agencies in Slovenia. Also it’s own network of students, lecturers and companies in Slovenia and partners abroad.