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Science & Education

Slovenian 15-year-olds scored well in mathematical and scientific literacy, but ranked below the OECD average in reading literacy in the latest PISA Global Competence study, the first since the Covid-19 pandemic. Experts are worried about the negative trends that this major international survey has
The University of Ljubljana's School of Economics and Business has gained five spots to place 64th in this year's ranking of Europe's best business schools by the British newspaper Financial Times (FT).
The only business school in the region on the list, the Ljubljana School of Economics and Busine
Slovenian primary school children will have to learn a foreign language from grade one under amendments to the Primary Schools Act that the government confirmed on 30 November. A plan to introduce a mandatory second language in higher grades has been aborted.
Primary schools can currently offer the
This summer, two members of the Piran Marine Biology Station of the National Institute of Biology took part in an international research expedition in the Pacific that uncovered a whole new ecosystem in volcanic cavities beneath hydrothermal vents at the depth of around 2,500 metres.
The team beli
Lea Udovč, a journalist with the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) and editor of the STA's online science portal, placed third in the competition for this year's European Science Journalist of the Year Award, and was subsequently voted the person of the week of Val 202, the second channel of Radio Slove
Slovenian will be taught in the Val Canale in Italy starting in November after trilingual education was introduced this school year. Classes will be held at the Ingeborg Bachmann institute in Treviso and in other towns in the valley, which is a meeting point of Italian, German, Friuli and Slovenian
The University of Ljubljana and its partners are on track to secure a €30 million investment in a centre of excellence where an interdisciplinary community of researchers will develop know-how in the understanding and management of cultural heritage in sustainable ways. The EU has cleared the proje
Dimitri Krainc, a Slovenian neurologist and scientist, has been elected president of the American Neurology Association (ANA) , the first non-American to head the association in its 150 years. His ambition is to better connect ANA with neurologists around the world, and hopes for more collaboration

Unlocking the mystery of the olm's longevity

Environment & NatureScience & Education
The olm, a snake-like and almost translucent blind animal that can be found in Slovenian caves, has been the subject of research for over 100 years due to its unusual characteristics. Biologist Rok Kostanjšek, who has been analysing the amphibian's genome, says there is great biomedical potential w

Trojan horse developed to treat cancer

Health & MedicineScience & Education
Despite global efforts to develop effective cancer treatments, the disease remains a significant problem. While traditional treatments are detrimental to the body, researchers are now exploring modern science to create a more targetted approach. One of them is Nina Kostevšek, who is working on a pr
Partners in the North Adriatic Hydrogen Valley project from Slovenia, Croatia and Italy have signed an agreement to develop 17 pilot projects in the next six years with the aim of producing 5,000 tonnes of renewable hydrogen a year, as the €700 million project with 37 partners got under way on 26 S
The University of Nova Gorica is in charge of a European project featuring four other Slovenian partners aimed at developing cutting-edge machine learning applications to take on some of the toughest challenges in data science, space research, medicine, linguistics and climate research.
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