Publish Date: 07.12.2017

Category: News from the University

Today, the Rector of the University of Ljubljana, Prof. Dr. Igor Papič, honoured University students in recognition of special achievements and active participation in extracurricular events. Award recipients were students who exceed the demands and expectations of their regular study programmes. Among other recognitions, selected students were honoured for their activities in organising high profile events and for having achieved excellent placements at international competitions. This year, the awards went to students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, the Faculty of Sport, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, the Faculty of Law, and the Faculty of Theology of the University of Ljubljana.  

At the seventh and final celebratory event within the University of Ljubljana Week, the Rector of the University of Ljubljana prof. dr. Igor Papič, stressed that it is particularly important to commend everyone who achieved success and the highest grades with their abilities and study efforts. “ It is the most curious who acquire additional knowledge, the most impatient who seek to test their acquired knowledge in practice, the most socially aware who wish to contribute something positive to their colleagues and to their community in the course of completing their studies. And rightly so.”  

In her speech, this year’s keynote speaker, dr. Vanja Čok, the researcher and assistant at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana, stressed the importance of the period of study, which enables students to be active in different areas in order to obtain valuable experience, testimonials and to form new acquaintances. “Many times, the memories of study obligations fade as years go by, but the knowledge we obtained, the friends we made and those informal skills we developed with extracurricular activities remain. And these experiences are the ones that liven up and spice up your studies and provide you with the broadness that will help you perform more confidently and wisely throughout your life,” said dr. Čok to the recipients of recognitions. 

You can watch the video of the event here

The 2017 recipients of awards honouring University of Ljubljana students for special achievements and active participation in extracurricular activities: 

Student Organisation of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana for extensive extracurricular activities by students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana.

The Slovenian Pharmacy Students' Association and the Students' Section of Slovenian Pharmaceutical Society for long-standing self-initiative and diligent management of activities and projects by pharmacy students. 

Voluntary tutors at the Department of Mathematics, of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, at the University of Ljubljana for making their knowledge and time at available to everyone who needed assistance in understanding lesson topics. 

The Shopster team with the achievement of the Student Technology Accelerator Garaža FRI for the development of the Shopster mobile application that guides users around the interior of buildings when a GPS signal is unavailable. 

Jan Grebenc, Gašper Marguč and Vid Poteko from the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Sport at the University of Ljubljana for the efficient and successful merging of top sports and studies.

Mitja Modic and Valentina Pugelj from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ljubljana for having an active role in the Slovenian Medical Students' Association. 

Organising Committee of the 45th Skok čez kožo (Jump over the Leather Skin) event from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering of the University of Ljubljana for reviving the oldest event at the University of Ljubljana “Skok čez kožo”. 

Competition team at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana for obtaining first place and the Hardy C. Dillard Award for excellence in memorial writing at the 58th Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition. 

Competition team of the European Convention on Human rights and Fundamental Freedoms from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana for winning first place at the regional student moot court competition on the subject of the jurisprudence of the European Convention on Human Rights and at the finals of the Trans-European Moot Court Competition. 

Lucija Rožman from the Faculty of Theology of the University of Ljubljana for a manual transcription of the Bible with a calligraphy fountain pen and specially designed initials.


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