Publish Date: 12.12.2019

Category: News from the University

University of Ljubljana Rector Prof. Dr Igor Papič bestowed recognitions on University students for their special achievements and taking an active part in extracurricular activities.  

“You are here today because you have accomplished far more than is required by your studies and work. You achieve excellent results at international competitions, educate the public, organise international gatherings, help people in need, successfully coordinate your study and sports careers, and much more. We may certainly wish to have only more such students, along with the mentors, who are able to tune into and encourage the development of potentials in the individual,” said University of Ljubljana Rector Prof. Dr Igor Papič in summarising the extracurricular achievements of our students. Although studies provide an excellent basis, the skills students acquire outside the established forms of study are exceptionally important. “We are proud that our University offers extracurricular activities in sports, art and culture, volunteering and charity, welfare and social activities, health and environmental protection, and research and science,” said the Rector. He wished for the recognition recipients that they will continue to be an inspiration to themselves and others.

“When I started as a student 13 years ago, I could never imagine that as president I would head the biggest student organisation in Slovenia, that I would head the biggest country-wide campaign in the area of intergenerational cooperation and lifelong learning – Symbiosis e-literate Slovenia, through which to date we have brought together more than 150,000 young and old people, that I would become one of three people with the title 'Digital Changemaker' in Europe and that I would be standing before you today and celebrating your successes in the area of extracurricular activities. For this reason I would like to begin by saying that I am extremely proud of all of you and your achievements and the stories you are creating with your lives,” said keynote speaker Ana Pleško to those assembled. She advised the young award winners to roll up their sleeves, not to bother about what people are saying, but about what they are doing, not to count the hours spent working but to count the smiles they will conjure with their work. They should work in such a way that when they finish their studies they will say: “It was worth it!”

Snapshots from the award event are available here.

All photos were taken by Foto Sudio NORA.

 

The 2019 recipients of recognitions for special achievements and active participation in extracurricular activities are:  

A group of students from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana for the project KipAktiv: sculptural interventions in public spaces (Urša Barle, Maja Bojanić, Gianna Buršić, Petra Leskovar Grum, Sander van Mechelen)

A group of students from the  Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana for the project “Thinking the Conditions of Our Time”, which was accepted at the XXII International Exhibition Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival (Ajda Bertok, Marko Ježek, Jernej Kapus, Julija Karas, Tamara Lašič Jurković, Ambrož Močnik, Gal Rančigaj, Valentina Repenšek, Mihaela Romanešen, Hana Železnik)

Tjaša Ristić of the University of Ljubljana School of Economics and Business for her successful and effective merging of careers as a top sports person and student.

Žan Bokan of the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences for outstanding achievements in his extensive and exceptional engagement in extracurricular activities.

The Student Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, for the project Employment Bridge

Pia Hrovat of the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Arts for first place in the category of translations of foreign Czech studies scholars from all over the world. She won in an international competition held in Prague, at which students of Czech as a foreign language tested their skills in translating from their native languages into Czech

Members of the Lia Game group at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science of the University of Ljubljana who developed the Lia platform and game (Miha Hribar, Gregor Robert Krmelj, Aljaž Švigelj)

Klemen Petek of the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Medicine for heading the Student Council at the Faculty of Medicine.

Sara Danilovska of the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Education for developing tutorship at the faculty and for her wide-ranging extracurricular participation.

Katarina Mlinarec of the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Education for her regular involvement in the work of the KemikUm Centre at the Faculty of Education, and for leading various workshops for young people.

Ana Fatur of the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law for her active involvement in various bodies of the faculty and the University of Ljubljana and for her active international participation.

Gregor Tim Grünfeld of the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law for participation in numerous extracurricular activities.

A group of students from the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Ljubljana for active participation in the competition Ecotrophelia Slovenija 2018 (Pia Čepič, Urška Hiter, Katjuša Mežek).