Institute of Informatics was established in 1993, but its members had previously actively participated in developments and trend-setting in the field of computer science, software engineering and informatics. In 1978 they developed the UMRS-1 the first microcomputer in Slovenia on one board. Interdisciplinary R&D work continued in the scope of various projects, e.g. PROCESSUS (1994), eToll – Electronic Fee Collection for Free-Flowing Traffic (2002), 24alife – a set of solutions aimed at preventing stress and promoting a healthy lifestyle (2013) and eCall – an advanced e-service for rapid assistance to motorists involved in a collision (2014). Among the most prominent international cooperation are EU FP project IFATIS, EU FP Project Teamwork, EU STREP project mGBL- mobile game based learning, TEMPUS projects ManagEUr and CROmEU, Erasmus projects PraXIS and SALEIE, SEE project I3E as well as active involvement in the initiatives and technology platforms NESSI and Artemis.
Using the obtained research results and gained practical experiences the members of the Institute of Informatics started in 1981 to educate students of the study option Computer Science, which was first a part of the study programme Electrical Engineering, and became an independent study programme Computer Science and Informatics in 1984. From 2007, when the study option Informatics has grown into an independent study programme Informatics and Technologies of Communication, the members of the Institute have coordinated and performed the programme both as undergraduate academic and professionally oriented study programme, and from 2010 as postgraduate masters’ programme as well. Together with the Institute of Computer Science we perform a PhD programme Computer Science and Informatics. In cooperation with the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security we have established the undergraduate professionally oriented study programme Information Security.
Research work is conducted in the following fields: Information systems, Software Engineering, Embedded systems, Intelligent systems, ICT – Information and Communication Technologies.