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Special Commendation for Young Higher Education Teachers and Staff

Special Commendation for Young Higher Education Teachers and Staff

Asst. Prof. Dr. Angela Balzano is an outstanding young scientist and teaching assistant at the Department of Wood Science and Technology. She has received numerous awards for her achievements, including from the Italian Botanical Society for best dissertation. She is a dedicated educator, and her work is rated above average by her students. She transfers her research skills to international students and in this way further enhances the standing of the University of Ljubljana.


Dr. Tanja Šumrada is one of the leading European researchers of the young generation in the area of development and use of economic experimental methods. Through these methods she empirically verifies approaches in farming and agricultural policy, which has a positive impact in terms of protection of the environment and nature. The depth, originality and current relevance of her research is evidenced by her exceptional published articles and successfully secured research and expert projects.


Asst. Prof. Dr. Tanja Istenič gained her PhD at the School of Economics and Business of the University of Ljubljana. Her list of scholarly publications demonstrates the outstanding success of her research, and includes numerous articles published in international scholarly journals of the highest standing. She is involved in the teaching of a range of subjects, for which she receives student ratings far above average. She is the head and a member of numerous international and national research projects.


Through his work at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana Asst. Prof. Dr. Marjan Cugmas has made a major contribution to shaping the field of statistics and visualisation of data, and as a lecturer he has been hosted at several universities abroad. He collaborates as an active researcher in projects related to the analysis of networks, scientific knowledge and e-health, and he shares his findings successfully in the form of numerous scholarly articles and monographs.


Dr. Urban Jezernik is employed as a higher education teacher at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Ljubljana. In 2016 he gained his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Ljubljana, and for his dissertation he received the international Baer Prize. In 2019 he won a prestigious Marie Curie scholarship. His research is focused on group theory, especially Noether’s theorem and Babai’s supposition.


Damjan Fujs is a teaching assistant for computer and information science, a doctoral student at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science of the University of Ljubljana and is an active member of the Information Systems Laboratory. He researches the engineering of IT security demands, secure software, digitalisation processes and IT management. He has participated in the organisation of several professional conferences, works as a reviewer for professional journals and is highly successful in his teaching work, making him popular among students.