Conference location

    The international scientific conference "Perspectives on Teacher Education and Development" will take place at the Faculty of Education, University of Maribor.

    Address: Koroška cesta 160, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia

    Conference participants will be provided with free parking in the immediate vicinity.

    About the Faculty of Education

    The International Scientific Conference “Perspectives on Teacher Education and Development” is organized by the Faculty of Education at the University of Maribor, which in 2021 is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The Faculty was established on June 26, 1961 and was initially called the Pedagogical Academy. Later, in 1986, it was renamed the Faculty of Education, making it the first pedagogical faculty in Slovenia. In all its years of operation, it has remained faithful to its mission, which is focused on the development of personnel in the field of education. By connecting educational, research and artistic work in the field of education, the Faculty of Education takes care of the development of pedagogical staff and contributes to the development of professional fields, scholarly disciplines and artistic activities in the national and international environment.

    More about the Faculty of Education, University of Maribor: https://pef.um.si/ 
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    Travelling to Maribor


    Maribor is situated in the northeast of Slovenia. It is approximately a 1½ hour drive (130 kms) from Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. This, at the same time, is roughly the distance to the country’s main international airport.

    Airplane


    Ljubljana
    Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport is the only airport in Slovenia with regular international service. The airport is located some 25 minutes drive north of Ljubljana. It serves most major European cities and airports. Regular hourly bus transfers (45 min.) to the Ljubljana train and coach station are available. A one-way ticket costs around 4€. The train and coach station is situated in the centre of Ljubljana. A taxi transfer on the same route costs approximately 25€. The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Maribor is by train.

    Graz
    Graz Airport in neighbouring Austria is a 45-minute drive north of Maribor. It serves fewer international destinations than Ljubljana Airport. However, it offers regular and frequent flights to several big connection hubs (Munich, Frankfurt, Vienna). It also serves London Stansted a few times a week.

    The easiest and cheapest way to reach Maribor from Graz Airport is by train. The train station (Flughafen Graz-Feldkirchen) is within walking distance of the terminal. Even though the railway line south leads straight to Maribor, it is usually necessary to change at the last station (Spielfeld-Strass) before the border. Exceptions are international trains from Vienna to Ljubljana or Zagreb. A one-way ticket from the airport to Maribor costs approximately 15€.
    It is also possible to take a taxi to Maribor. The transfer from Graz Airport will cost you around 55€ (Taxi Plus: +386 (0)80 11 12; +386 (0)2 2517 151).

    Vienna
    Vienna Schwechat International Airport is 2½ hours drive from Maribor. It is the main international airport in the region and offers connections to virtually all parts of the world. The easiest way to get from Vienna to Maribor is by train. The journey takes between 3½–4 hours and costs approximately 55€ (one way).

    Zagreb
    Zagreb Airport is a 1½ hour drive from Maribor. It serves most main European cities and airports. There is a train connection between Zagreb and Maribor. The journey takes between 2½–3 hours and costs approximately 15€. (Transfer by bus from Zagreb Airport to the main coach station in Zagreb requires an additional 30 minutes and costs approximately 4€.)

    Klagenfurt
    Klagenfurt Airport is 2 hours drive from Maribor. Besides domestic Austrian flights, it mostly serves airports in Germany (Frankfurt, Hannover etc.). The best way to get to Maribor is by train. Even though the distance is not great, the journey takes approximately 4 hours because of changes. A one-way train ticket to Maribor costs approximately 45€.


    Train 


    he only way to get to Maribor by train is from the north (Graz, Vienna) or from the south (Ljubljana, Zagreb). All relevant information (timetables, fares) can be found on the webpage of Slovenia’s national train operator, Slovenske železnice. If coming from the north, try the Austrian Railway website.

    Those who will be taking the train to Maribor from the direction of either Ljubljana or Zagreb should check with the conductors whether they have to change at the junction called ‘Zidani most’. With some trains, that will not be necessary; however, it is better to check so as to avoid going in the wrong direction and losing time.

    Accomodation

    Number of rooms will be booked for conference participants in nearby hotels and hostels.

    Participants will be able to book desired accommodation with a direct link to available hotels.

    Detailed information on accommodation will be published here in January 2021.

    Delegate registration office
    CANKARJEV DOM, Cultural and Congress Centre
    Prešernova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana
    Phone: +386 1 241 7136
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    Local Organising Committee
    University of Maribor, Faculty of Education

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