Every year, the University of Ljubljana recognises ten best research achievements from the previous 12 months. This year, we received 45 proposals from 19 members of the University. The Working Group of the Research and Development Committee, comprising Prof. Dr. Maja Bučar, Prof. Dr. Rok Kostanjšek, Prof. Dr. Damjana Rozman, Prof. Dr. Bogdan Štefane, Prof. Dr. Miha Škerlavaj, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nadja Zgonik, Asst. Prof. Dr. Tomaž Curk and Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Matjaž Krajnc, evaluated and finalised the selection of the ten best achievements by focusing on their international impact, comprehensiveness, current relevance for the wider professional and general public, and applicability. All the proposals were assessed equally, regardless of the discipline, and regardless of whether they involved pure or applied research.