University

University of Ljubljana (established in 1919): With its more than 56,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students, the University of Ljubljana ranks among the largest universities on the world scale. A total of 22 faculties, 3 academies of art and 1 university college employ approximately 3500 teaching and research staff, assisted by nearly 900 technical and administrative staff.

Faculty of Social Sciences (established in 1961): The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of the biggest academic units of the University of Ljubljana with over 4,000 students and more than 20 undergraduate and graduate programmes in political science, sociology, communication, and cultural studies. The Faculty of Social Sciences has profound experience in social surveys. It regularly conducts the Slovenian general social survey (since 1965), a monthly Political Barometer, regular RIS surveys on the information society and numerous other surveys.

The Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) (established in 2011): Activities of the CSI relate to the area of social informatics (SI). In this context, the CSI maintains a central global website (www.social-informatics.org). Social informatics as a discipline and CSI deal with the interaction between information and communication technologies (ICT) and modern society in three ways: 1) The interaction of ICT and society toccurs at the level of: (a) the individual, (b) organisations, and (c) society (the information society). 2) ICT as a research tool refers to a wide range of e-infrastructure research, from online surveys to e-social science. Since 1996,  CSI researchers have been one of the leading groups in the field of web survey methodology. 3) Implementation of ICT in social subsystems mainly refers to the corresponding e-services.