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Special Commendation for Students for Special Achievements and Active Participation in Extracurricular Activities

Special Commendation for Students for Special Achievements and Active Participation in Extracurricular Activities

 Special Achievements by students

Under the mentorship of Assoc. Prof. Barbara Jernejčič Fürst, student Rebeka Pregelj has recorded exceptional achievements and even during her time as a student she is enjoying professional renown as a musical performer. In addition to recitals and operatic works she has been actively involved in the creation of modern music, and enjoys the great confidence of composers and organisers.


During his master’s studies Strahinja Jovanović has been actively involved in multiple projects. He is distinguished by his specific analytical approach, superlatively perfected concepts and outstanding execution both in content and technique. A mature original stamp is also evident in his study project Manifesto of Algorithmism, which ranked in the final selection for the prestigious international Graphis New Talent Award 2023.


The team of University of Ljubljana students Patricija Kunstek, Ivana Turnšek and Suzana Kralj of the Biotechnical Faculty and Nina Maček of the School of Economics and Business applied their knowledge, commitment and sense of innovation to create a multiple award-winning product, the ‘WiBuBa bar’, in competition with the most distinguished European universities. The idea of a granola bar came about in the desire to raise awareness of the importance of nutrition for women and their wellbeing during a period of planning for children, pregnancy and breastfeeding.


The BauhausSlovenija team – Tamara Nunčič, Iva Živković and Davor Žebovec – took part in the international student competition Bauhaus Campus 2021, and up against 388 plans from 82 countries they won 2nd prize for the project entitled Bauhaus – space of infinite creativity. Participation at such competitions, and to a large extent also competing against each other, is an excellent indicator of the knowledge, competitiveness and originality of UL students.


This award is being given for the organisation of the first doctoral conference in the programme Humanities and Social Science, which took place in January 2023 and contributed to the interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and experience, and enabled doctoral students to become acquainted, to socialise and offer each other support.


The Student Section of the Slovenian Public Relations Society deserves recognition for its decades of work in organising events, including most prominently PRteater and FreeŠn. The organisation represents an important enhancement in the acquisition of skills, networking and career development for the students.


Jaka Gaal, a student at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Computer and Information Science, is combining academic success with outstanding sports achievements in karate. For four years in a row he has won the title of national youth champion in the martial arts discipline of kumite. He has also enjoyed success at international competitions, and on the world U21 rankings for 2022 he attained 17th place.


Nina Velikajne is a master’s student at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science of the University of Ljubljana with a grade point average of 9.6, who is interested in the field of rhythmic data analysis. She developed the tool RhythmCount in Python for analysing traffic and cases of COVID-19. She collaborated on award-winning research at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science and has had an article published in the Journal of Computational Science.


Lara Nedeljković is a motor impaired student who in addition to her regular studies enjoys outstanding success in paradance. She is a member of the Slovenian national paradance team, and dances under the auspices of the Slovenian Paralympic Committee. She regularly participates in international competitions, and in European and world championships, where she competes at the highest level. She is an ambassador for Become a Sports Person at the Slovenian Association of Sport for Disabled Persons.


The beginnings of the student theatre group that stages productions in Swedish date back to 2006. The group has participated multiple times at events hosted by the Department of Germanic Studies, including Dutch and Scandinavian studies, at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Arts. In 2022-2023 the group’s activities contributed to the prominence of the faculty and university through shows that the group staged in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Swedish language department and Sweden Day.


After a lengthy hiatus during COVID, students at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Medicine have revived the tradition of Faculty of Medicine concerts. In addition to outstanding future doctors and dentists, the Faculty of Medicine boasts many superb musicians and theatrical performers.

Gašpar Marinič places at the forefront of his designs emotions, history and dexterity – in weaving and crocheting. His final diploma work collection ‘Gaymer’ was presented in a solo exhibition at the Mala Galerija (Little Gallery) of Banka Slovenije. He presented his latest sustainable collection of woven garments at the NTF fashion show ‘Touch.Hug.Kiss’ at the Cukrarna venue. He also participated in the group project Agripina (2022).


The team from the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Law this year took 2nd place in the regional final of the world competition in familiarity with European Union law, the European Law Moot Court. The participants trained since September last year under the mentorship of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ana Vlahek and the previous outstanding competitors, students Walter Maj Vidmar, Žana Lapajne and Masha Korošec.


This team from the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Law won first place in the competition in familiarity with European Union law, Central and Eastern Europe Moot Competition, held in Budapest in 2022. The competition is organised by the British Law Centres of the educational charity Juris Angliae Scientia Ltd and held under the auspices of the European Court of Justice and the Centre for European Legal Studies of the University of Cambridge.