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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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Children with special needs who are members of the Italian or Hungarian minority will have better access to bilingual education under changes unanimously enacted by the Slovenian parliament on 22 September.
The existing Act on Special Rights of Italian and Hungarian National Communities in Educatio

Morigenos helps advance global whale and dolphin research

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Morigenos, a Slovenian dolphin research association, has taken part in a global project that developed a new AI tool to identify individual whales and dolphins in the wild in a bid to improve research into these marine mammals. The association contributed a large number of photos of dolphins it has

Unique space medicine study programme launched

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The Ljubljana-based Jožef Stefan Institute has partnered with universities from Germany and France to carry out a new international post-graduate study programme on space medicine, the first of its kind in the world.
Called SpaceMed Erasmus Mundus Joint Master, the two-year programme will focus on
Climate change and the increasingly warm atmosphere is having a major impact on the oceans and seas. With the Mediterranean warming up faster than the global average, the process is reflecting on the biodiversity of the Slovenian sea with researchers noticing the presence of organisms typical of th
Slovenian secondary school student Peter Andolšek has become the world's best young astronomer, having been declared the overall winner of the 16th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics.

"Andolšek was the best of the best. Aside from taking the overall victory, he won two of the th
Lea Udovč, a journalist with the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) and editor of the STA's online science portal, is among the three finalists selected for this year's European Science Journalist of the Year Award, which honours journalists who have shown excellency and innovation in science journalism.

World's top AI experts in Ljubljana for summer school

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The first European Summer School on Artificial Intelligence (ESSAI) opened in Ljubljana on 24 July, featuring courses and lectures by 60 world-renowned experts. The event aims to acquaint young researchers with the latest advances in the field and stimulate AI development in Slovenia.
Running at th
Maribor, Slovenia's second largest city, will launch its first international primary school programme in September, joining Ljubljana in catering to the needs of internationally mobile families.
Leon Štukelj Primary School has been certified to provide the programme developed by the Geneva-based or
Mathematical physicist Tomaž Prosen, a professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, has won his second European Research Council (ERC) advanced grant for research in mathematical statistical physics.
In the project Quantum Ergodicity: Stability and Transitions (QUES
Researchers at Slovenia's Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS) and Ljubljana Faculty of Sport have developed a new method to predict adult height in children and teenagers, using extensive population data and artificial intelligence. The new predictions are much more precise than those based on methods cur

Science and fun at new dolphin centre

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Dolphins have always attracted attention with their playfulness and intelligence, and they are the subject of intense scientific research. Now, there is a whole centre dedicated to the marine mammals on the Slovenian coast.
Morigenos, the Slovenian marine mammal association, has launched a dolphin