International cooperation

UP Faculty of Health Sciences (UP FHS) pays special attention to international cooperation with higher education institutes, educational and research institutions, and thematic and interest networks, thus making the implementation of the study programmes of higher quality, the scientific and professional work superior, the mobility of students, teachers, researchers and other employees greater, and the Faculty more recognizable. Institutional cooperation includes joining and collaborating in international associations as well as thematic and interest networks.

Erasmus identification number: SI KOPER03

PIC number: 998802793

Erasmus code: 221927-LA-1-2014-1-SI-E4AKA1-ECHE

Membership in associations

UP FHS is involved in 3 international thematic networks:

  • EFAD– European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians. The goals of this network is the establishment of an equivalent, comparable three-cycle study programme of nutritional counselling and dietetics, the standardization of the competences of nutritional counsellors-dietitians in all EU countries, the international exchange of teaching and non-teaching staff, students and good practice cases, and the assistance in the preparation and implementation of study programmes in the field of dietetics in less developed European countries.
  • LEA-EBAM – “Pulsed Electric Fields Applications in Biology and Medicine” (membership since 2013) is the association of European laboratories.
  • HEPA Europe – European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity. The mission of HEPA Europe is to provide a forum for the advancement of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) research, policy and practice for better health and well-being across the WHO European Region.
  • FINE – European Federation of Educators in Nursing Science
  • ENPHE – European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education

The international cooperation of the UP Faculty of Health Sciences focuses on:

  • Promoting the international mobility of individuals, increasing the scope of cooperation between organisations, and raising the level of education and training,
  • Enabling students to complete a part of their study programme in partner universities,
  • Offering the best opportunities in career and personal development,
  • Enabling higher education teachers and associates to be included in teaching and research processes in partner universities,
  • Introducing the implementation of individual courses in English, thus creating the conditions for faster exchanges of 1st and 2nd cycle students,
  • Hosting foreign lecturers in 1st and 2nd cycle programmes,
  • Submitting joint research and development projects,
  • Exchanging knowledge, experience and good practice,
  • Designing joint study programmes 


Erasmus+ is a new programme of the European Commission which supports activities in the field of education, training, youth and sport in all lifelong learning sectors (school education, higher education, further education, youth activities etc.) in the programming period 2014–2020. The new Erasmus+ programme combines all the current EU programmes for education, training, youth and sport, including the Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig), the Youth in Action programme, and five international cooperation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and The Instrument for Cooperation with Industrialised Countries). You can find more information on the Erasmus+ website.


Within the Erasmus+ programme, which enables students, teaching and non-teaching staff to go on international exchanges, UP Faculty of Health Sciences has signed bilateral agreements with the following educational institutions:



Haute Ecole Libre de Bruxelles -Ilya Prigogine

  • The Limassol College – T.L.C


  • Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek


  • University of Rijeka


  • University of Split


  • University of Zagreb


  • University of Applied Health Studies Zagreb

Czech Republic
  • Silesian University in Opava


  • Masaryk University Brno


  • TAMK Tampere University of Applied Sciences


  • University of Kassel


  • Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg


  • Technological Education Institute of Crete – T.E.I. of Crete


  • Technological Educational Institute of Epirus


  • University of Thessaly


  • Semmelweis University Budapest


  • University of Brescia


  • University of Bologna


  • University of Ferrara


  • University of Torino


  • University of Verona


  •   University of Udine


  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


  • Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences


  • University South-Eastern Norway (USN)


  • Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim


  • Polytechnic Institute of Viseu


  • University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro 


  • Nursing School of Coimbra


  • University Pablo de Olavide Sevilla


  • University Camilo José Cela Madrid


  • University Complutense Madrid


  • University of Granada Faculty of Health Sciences


  • University of Granada Faculty of Pharmacy


  • Bern University of Applied Sciences*


*Switzerland is not considered a programme country in the framework of Erasmus+.

However the collaboration continues under Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP).

  •  Ege University Izmir



The Slovenian Scholarship Fund gives support to international mobility and inter-institutional projects in the field of education and training, thus contributing to the strengthening of human capital and knowledge. The programme aims to promote bilateral cooperation between the participating states and especially to improve cooperation between organisations from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Slovenia.

Archive – International mobility

The UP Faculty of Health Sciences organised the Erasmus Intensive Programme PRO-ACTE from 25 March to 3 April 2014. The Intensive Programme PRO-ACTE is a three-year project (2012–2014) financially supported by the European Union. Eight partners from five European countries (Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Poland and Slovenia) participated in the project. The IP PRO-ACTE brings together students and teachers from higher education institutes and universities who study or teach in the field of nursing or social work.