The University of Ljubljana (UL) is the oldest Slovenian university, established in 1919, and celebrated its centenary four years ago. UL has 23 member faculties and three academies with approximately 40,000 students. The Faculty of Computer and Information Science (UL FRI), the host for ESSAI & ACAI 2023, has about 170 personnel and enrols 1,400 students. Artificial intelligence is by far its strongest research field with 5 active laboratories employing about 60 researchers.
The Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI), host to SLAIS, is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of more than 1,000 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering. Artificial intelligence is represented by three departments with almost 100 researchers between them. These departments have played a major role in organizing many scientific and educational events in AI. JSI is also home to VideoLectures.NET.
The University of Primorska is a relatively young and dynamic university, headquartered in Koper, Slovenia. Its Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Information Technologies (UP FAMNIT) is most well known for its mathematics department, but also has a young and ambitious computer science department, where AI is the dominant research field. In 2021 UP FAMNIT hosted The 8th European Congress in Mathematics with over 1,500 attendees.