Publish Date: 07.06.2021

Category: News from the University

The University of Ljubljana (UL) received a visit by the President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who met with students of the UL Faculty of Arts (UL FF) who attend the Portuguese language class. The UL Faculty of Arts has been offering Portuguese language classes for 35 years, and the University of Ljubljana has already confirmed its plans to introduce a study programme called Portuguese Language and Literature, which is to be offered for the first time in the next academic year.

The Rector of the University of Ljubljana, Igor Papič, pointed out that the UL and the Portuguese universities, especially the University of Lisbon, collaborate well in the research area, although mainly involving projects in natural sciences and technology. Good practice has also been established in terms of Erasmus+ exchanges. The Minister of Education, Science and Sport, Simona Kustec, emphasised the wish that the countries should re-establish their agreement on bilateral projects, as both sides are once again prepared for this type of collaboration, which was interrupted due to the economic crisis. The Dean of the UL Faculty of Arts, Roman Kuhar, expressed his thanks for the support from the Portuguese in implementing Portuguese language classes at the Faculty, and expressed his pleasure that the implementation of the study programme had now reached its final stages.

The Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who is on an official visit to Slovenia, thanked us for establishing ties between the Slovenian and Portuguese cultures, said he was happy that students of UL FF will be able to study the Portuguese language and literature, and extended special thanks to both Portuguese language lecturers, Blažka Müeller and Mojca Medvedšek, for their outstanding work of many years.