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Researchers Guide to Slovenia

Welcome Package for Foreign Researchers in Slovenia

The University of Ljubljana is dedicated to its strategic goal of achieving excellence in research through international access and cooperation ( The UL Strategy 2012-2020 ).

The University of Ljubljana aims at strengthening the academic community of professors, researchers, students and other professionals, for the purpose of implementation of the common university mission and the university's national and worldwide recognition. Fully aware of the academic community's key superb professional potential and their significance for the university activity and development, the university joined the European Community initiative to create a common higher education area (ERA).

Among other European Commission's activities, the recommendations were adopted in 2005  with the goal of encouraging the dialogue between researchers, different interested groups and the society for the common benefit of international competitiveness and attractiveness of the European Research Area. In addition to these recommendations, the initiative to create an integrated web-site was launched to support a more applicable environment for researchers.

The recommendations are formed as general principles in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers. The information web-site was formed by the EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion.


‘EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion’  is the access point to attractive research career paths in Europe, and a pool for recruitment of research talents worldwide. The European Commission established this access as the reference point for »removing obstacles« in researchers' mobility. The countries that join the EURACCESS are connected in the EURAXESS network, already active in 38 countries thus enhancing an area of research and research mobility excellence in Europe. The EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion gives basic information on the 38 countries – the target destinations of mobile researchers: research activities, available job vacancies, scholarships, grants, and all the necessary instructions for easier transition into new work and life environment. Additional and more detailed information is available from the counsellors in the 200 EURAXESS service centres in the EURAXESS network member countries.

EURAXESS works around four contextual axes: Jobs, Services, Rights and Links:

• EURAXESS Jobs: a data base of job vacancies for researchers and the web-site for publishing job vacancies, a large database of scholarships possibilities, and grants intended for researchers;
• EURAXESS Services: an extensive free and comprehensive support for researchers before and during the mobility period (information on residence and working permits, legal status, social transfers, health insurance, researcher’s family support);
• EURAXESS Rights: information on equal opportunities for researcher’s recruitment based on the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers;
• EURAXESS Links: a tool for linking European researchers during their work “abroad” (in the non-EU countries). Currently there are 5 links EURAXESS USA, Japan, China Singapore and India.

Slovenia joined the activities in 2005 and officially established a national centre together with the bridgehead organization (EURAXESS BHO). The ministry of higher education authorised the organization CMEPIUS to perform te tasks of the national centre, and the national web-site was established (Euraxess Slovenia). CMEPIUS encouraged establishment of local information centres or contact points and cooperated in informing public with the content of the  European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers.

The University of Ljubljana participates in the EURAXESS Slovenia network from its very beginning.

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From 2008, the University of Ljubljana is committed to respect the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers  in its strategy and systems for development of researchers’ careers. The commitment is worded in the UL Strategy for Researchers’ Career Development for the Period 2012-2016 and the Action Plan.


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