The website of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana,received the Netko award presented by the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the best online projects in the country. The Faculty received the award in the category of digital presence of state and public administration. The website was the result of the University of Ljubljana Internationalisation project.
Postgraduate students at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering , University of Ljubljana, Jaka Pribošek and Matija Brumat won first place in strong international competition at the Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge – Europe Design Contest, organised every year by the Texas Instruments Corporation. Globally speaking, this is one of the largest contests in analogue electronics and integrated processor systems. It was attended by 320 teams from 187 European universities, in total over nine hundred students.
University Week, commemorated every year at the beginning of December when the University celebrates its anniversary, was initially intended for the presentation of the most prominent research achievement of the University of Ljubljana. At the central event, a formal session of the Senate, we presented the highest awards (Honorary Doctor1 , Honorary Senator2 , “Pro Universitate Labacensi”3 plaquettes , Golden plaquettes and certificates of recognition for young university teachers and associates. Students were presented Prešeren awards and certificates of recognition for study achievements and engagement in extracurricular activities. Furthermore, we awarded University of Ljubljana professor emeritus titles to retired University teachers for their important contributions to the development of science and art and committed pursuit of pedagogical and mentorship work.
1 Prof. Dr. Bengt Winblad received the title of the University of Ljubljana Honorary Doctor for his outstanding achievements in the research of age-related dementia and for his successful cooperation with the University of Ljubljana.
2 Prof. Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak received the title of the University of Ljubljana Honorary Senator for her important contribution to the international reputation of the University and for her long-lasting outstanding artistic and pedagogical work in pianistics.
Dr. Justin Teissie, Research Councillor, received the title of the University of Ljubljana Honorary Senator for his long-standing cooperation in the education of postgraduate students, for his support to research work and for strengthening the public profile of the University of Ljubljana. Prof. Dr. Franz Leberl received the title of the University of Ljubljana Honorary Senator for his outstanding commitment to universal academic excellence and important contribution to raising the quality of work at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana.
3 Pro universitate labacensi’ plaquettes are awarded to natural and legal persons who have made a major contribution with their assets or work to the development of the University’s material capacities or to the training of its associates. In 2015, the Pro Universitate Labacensi plaquette was presented to: Krka d.d., Novo mesto, Pahernik Foundation, Brdo Group (Mihaela Bauman Podojsteršek, professor emeritus Dr. Bojan Majes, Prof. Dr. Radovan Stanislav Pejovnik, Janez Topovšek and Prof. Dr. Nikolaj Zimic).