Koper

The branch office is located in the old center of Koper - the largest Slovenian town on the coast, where you will never be bored. Every summer the city is interesting in its own way.

The history of Koper dates back to the Middle Bronze Age century, 1500 B.C. The  core of Koper was once an island, the oldest settlement in this region of the pre-Roman and Roman periods. The city names were: Aegida, Capris, Justinopolis, Capo D’Istria. The rulers left their eternal seals here. Contemporary image of the city has its roots in the past, which can be seen at every step. This interlacing of the old, traditional with new, modern architectural and cultural elements gives Koper a special charm.

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On May 15 Koper celebrates the anniversary of the revolt in Marezige (the district of Koper). On May 15, 1921 was one of the first anti-fascist uprisings in Europe.

Koper strengthens its position on the tourist map every year - it offers beach and sports recreation. Especially in the summer months, the streets of the city are filled with cultural and sport events. In addition, young people, who will study in our branch - form the future of this city, which has a rich past.
 

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Koper is the oldest city in Slovenia, located on a rocky island that the Romans called Caprice. Of all three Slovenian coastal cities, its image has changed the most over the time. The heyday of the city fell on the days of the The Republic of Venice, which is noticeable in our days. Despite innovations, the old city managed to preserve the medieval appearance. At a time when Koper was on the island, it was surrounded by walls and connected by a wooden bridge to the mainland. The city was protected by a powerful fortress called "Levji grad", and salt deposits were next to Koper. When Trieste was declared as a free port in the 18th century, Koper began to lose its leading role in the region, after the decline of the Republic of Venice, he finally lost his influence. Until 1912 salt deposits were closed and the city of the city to be an island.

After the Second World War, after the signing of the London Agreement in 1954, Koper became part of Yugoslavia. Its national composition was completely changed, it also led to new architectural interventions in the heart of Koper and its environs. Today Koper is an economic and tourist center, it is becoming an increasingly recognizable and promising university city.

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Events

Koper offers cultural, musical and sport events for everybody. There are activities and events every day in the summer months, but even on the coldest winter nights, you won’t get bored. A lot of events in Koper already became traditional, like the yearly Night of Koper, Istrian Carneval, Chocolate and Beer festival. New Years Eve Celebration and many more.You can find a calendar of most of the events in Koper on the municipality´s website.

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Accomodation

There are two student dorms in the old city center of Koper and one in Portoroz (15min drive from Koper). Students can also choose to live in private apartments, where they will need to pay approximately 180-230 EUR per month (amenities included). Finding a perfect accommodation can be challenging for students, so if you have problems or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.