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Department of Geodetic Engineering

The pedagogical and research work of the Department of Geodetic Engineering covers a broad spectrum of the geospatial science: from geodetic measurements and other forms of spatial data acquisition using various sensors on satellite, aeronautical and terrestrial platforms, to data processing and analysis within modern geospatial information systems, to the geospatial data exploitation in the form of location-based services and as a support for spatial decision-making, including spatial planning.

Influenced by strong societal, environmental and technological forces, the so-called geospatial domain is one of the fastest-growing sectors on a global scale. The geospatial data ecosystem is becoming increasingly complex, and the fact that over 80 % of information has a spatial component increases the importance of geospatial data, information and geospatial services.

However, the study of geodesy and related studies have a long tradition at the University of Ljubljana, as it was among the first courses offered at the University of Ljubljana, which was founded in 1919. Today, a multitude of research fields in this evolving domain is in the scope of our department. The Department of Geodetic Engineering brings together six chairs, covering the fields of modern geodesy, geoinformatics and spatial planning. The research work is organised in two research programmes: (I.) Geoinformation Infrastructure and Sustainable Spatial Development of Slovenia, and (II.) Earth Observation and Geoinformatics. Our pedagogic and research work is carried out in close collaboration with other academic institutions, research and governmental organisation and industry in Slovenia and internationally. This provides many opportunities for staff and students to participate in internships and mobility programmes.

The department offers bachelor study programme Geodesy and Geoinformatics and master study programme Geodesy and Geoinformatics, higher education professional programme Technical Real Estate Management and a master study programme Spatial Planning. In addition, we offer research opportunities in the framework of the doctoral study programme Built environment. In all courses, there is a combination of theoretical content and practical exercises, including fieldwork and workshops. In most professional subjects, students also learn about hardware and software solutions that they will later use in practice. Our aim is to educate professionals who are able to master the various professional challenges they may encounter in their professional carrier.

It is clear that geospatial data, along with the entire infrastructure to acquire and use it, is becoming crucial to the functioning of our society. A lack of suitable information hinders the decision-making process and makes it impossible to follow advancements measured by accepted development policies, such as sustainable development and smart specialisation. The ever-growing need for suitable spatial information and technological development offer extraordinary opportunities for our profession. To be able to successfully rise to all these challenges, we have to devote much attention to quality and standardised solutions, and to education and lifelong learning. This is also the mission of our department.

Assoc. Prof. Anka Lisec

Head of Department of Geodetic Engineering, UL FGG

Exhibition “Every Millimetre Counts – Geodesy in Slovenia through time” (May 18 – December 18, 2022)

On International Museum Day, May 18, the exhibition "Every Millimetre Counts - Geodesy in Slovenia through time" was opened at the Depots of national museums in Pivka, and will be open to visitors until December 18, 2022. The auditorium was addressed by the Director...

Assoc Prof Dr Dušan Kogoj receives the Honorary Valvasor award

Assoc Prof Dr Dušan Kogoj of the Department of Geodetic Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy of the University of Ljubljana (UL FGG) receives the Honorary Valvasor Award 2021 for the design, layout and arrangement of the collection of geodetic...
Visit to the ESRIN Demonstration Centre

Students of geodesy and geoinformatics visited ESRIN and L’Aquila University

As part of their regular study obligations, master students in geodesy and geoinformatics participated in a four-day professional excursion in Italy during the first week of May. Already the route to the target destinations, which were Frascati with the Earth...

Geodetski vestnik – novelties in 2022

Members of the Department of Geodetic Engineering at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, are active contributors to the journal Geodetski vestnik, which is the central Slovenian professional and scientific journal in the fields of...

Global Surveyors’ Day – March 21

Geospatial data, together with the entire infrastructure to obtain and use them, are becoming crucial to our society's functioning. A lack of suitable information hinders the decision-making process and makes it impossible to follow advancements measured by globally...

The CLGE 2022 Young Surveyors’ Contest

CLGE (fran. Comité de Liaison des Géomètres Européens) launched the 10th Edition of oits annual Young Surveyors' Contest. Students and young professionals are invited, 35 years old or less, who have undertaken thesis or some research work at a European university in...

EuroSDR courses EduSERV2022

EuroSDR Educational Service (EduServ) annually offers four two-week e-learning courses in the field of GeoInformation (GI). It is designed for knowledge transfer from the research to the production domain. The 20th series of e-learning courses from EuroSDR will open...

UL FGG is a member of the OGC

Since January 2020, the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering (UL FGG)has been a member of the Open Geospatial Consortium OGC®. OGC is a worldwide community committed to advancing geospatial location information and services with its roots...

The Department of Geodetic Engineering offers following study programmes:

1st Cycle Study Programmes – Bachelor

2nd Cycle Study Programmes – Master

3rd Cycle Study Programmes (PhD)

Collection of geodetic instruments at UL FGG

The Department of Geodesy at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy of the University of Ljubljana (UL FGG) keeps a collection of geodetic instruments, which includes more than 100 museum items. 

The collection ...