Publish Date: 24.04.2013

Category: News from the University

On Wednesday, 24 April 2013, the University of Ljubljana Rector, prof. dr. Radovan Stanislav Pejovnik and his team hosted the Slovenian Prime Minister mag. Alenka Bratušek and her team, including the minister of education, science and sport prof. dr. Jernej Pikalo.  Together they visited the construction site of the new premises built for the Faculty of Computer and Information Science and the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The investment is co-funded by the University of Ljubljana and the ERDF (more:

The Rector prof. dr Pejovnik shortly presented the University of Ljubljana to the Prime Minister and exposed its privileged position among the first 3% of the world's best universities and among the top universities of the SE-Europe. The Rector emphasised that the University participates in numerous European projects and especially exposed the University of Ljubljana Career Centres. They are of vital importance for better and faster employmens of our graduates. He also exposed a significant rise of international student mobility in the last years.

The Prime Minister highlighted the Government's support to cooperation between the Slovene universities and to cooperation among research, education and economy sectors. She especially greeted the intention of the University of Ljubljana to cooperate with the project Medicon Valley. The project intends to join efforts of all SE-European universities as well as industry and economy in Slovenia in a common objective: establishment of fifty new companies with high-technology products .The Prime Minister mag. Alenka Bratušek was clear: »The Government will support all the projects, which will reach beyond application forms and will be feasible«, adding she is aware of the challenges, faced by the University of Ljubljana lately and hoping some of them will be solved by her next visit to the University.

Photo: Željko Stevanić, IFP d.o.o. Whole gallery is available here.