Publish Date: 17.05.2017

Category: News from the University

Prof. Dr. Igor Papič, the Dean of the Faculty of Electric Engineering of the University of Ljubljana was elected at the Election for the new Rector of the University of Ljubljana for the 2017-2021 mandate with 2477 (91.1 percent) valid votes. Prof. Dr. Igor Papič, who was the only candidate for the Rector, will become the 44th Rector of the largest university in Slovenia. 

The election for the new Rector of the University of Ljubljana was held today, May 16 2017, between 8 am and 4 pm at all 26 members of the University of Ljubljana and at the Rectorate simultaneously. 44.693 eligible voters were entered in the electoral register, since all employees and students of the University were able to vote for the new Rector for the first time in history. 2719 (6.1 percent) of eligible voters attended the election, which included 1308 (39.59 percent) teachers, 771 (37.91 percent) professional colleagues and 640 (1.63 percent) students. 2477 (91.1 percent) of the ballots were valid and 242 (8.9 percent) were not. The votes from the professional colleagues and the students comprised twenty percent of the whole vote each, while the group of other employees represented sixty percent of the vote. 

Prof. Dr. Igor Papič was elected as the new Rector of the University of Ljubljana for the mandate period from October 1 2017 to September 30 2021. His programme is available at the following link

Prof. Dr. Papič: "I would like to thank everyone who voted and supported me. I am aware that the programme I wrote will need to be implemented in the coming period. A few months still separate me from my mandate. I am sure that we will be able to cooperate well with the Rector Prof. Dr. Ivan Svetlik in the interim transition period and that the University of Ljubljana will be able to function successfully without interruption.

Prof. Dr. Ivan Svetlik: "I am happy that we elected a new Rector. Prof. Dr. Igor Papič has a lot of knowledge and experience and will be therefore able to lead the University to new successes. I am happy that this election was implemented in a new and a more democratic manner. We will review all current matters together and transfer them to the new management during the available period."