Biotechnical Educational Centre wins EU award

Ljubljana - The Ljubljana Biotechnical Educational Centre (BIC) received on Friday the EU Commission's award for excellence in vocational education and training (VET). The...

Climate efforts remain vital during corona crisis, hears debate

Ljubljana - The postponement of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) due to the Covid pandemic should not equal postponement of climate efforts as...

Pupils not returning to schools, all switching to distance learning

Ljubljana - After two weeks of holidays, primary school pupils will not return to schools on Monday due to the coronavirus situation in Slovenia,...

New director appointed at Slovenian Research Agency

Ljubljana - The government has appointed Robert Repnik, a professor of physics, director of the Slovenian Research Agency, the body in charge of disbursing...

Maribor Uni secures EUR 29m to upgrade research infrastructure

Maribor - The University of Maribor has signed a EUR 29 million contract to purchase additional equipment to upgrade the national research infrastructure, which is expected to raise research at the university to internationally comparable and competitive levels.

Bear conservation project receives EU Life 2020 award

Brussels - Life Dinalp Bear, a Slovenian-led research project dealing with population level management and conservation of brown bears in the northern Dinaric Mountains and the Alps, has won the Life 2020 award in the nature category. The award was presented on Wednesday as part of the EU Green Week.

Jerala points to opportunities and pitfalls of genetic scissors

Ljubljana - Slovenian researcher Roman Jerala has labelled the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the two scientists who discovered the CRISPR gene editing tool as long expected. Jerala, who is convinced that this technology will also allow taking on inherited diseases "definitely within ten years or more likely five", pointed to the ethical challenges involved.

Slovenia showcasing space technology feats ahead of Expo

Ljubljana - Slovenia presented its achievements in space technologies at an event on Tuesday which kicked off a series of virtual events that will...

New, Covid-dominated academic year starting for over 60,000 students

Ljubljana - Students are returning to faculties for in-person lectures as the new academic year starts on 1 October against the backdrop of strict...

Food important for tackling climate crisis, poverty, debate hears

Ljubljana - A two-day online conference on the efficiency of sustainable food supply in Slovenia hosted by the Chemistry Institute and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) started on Thursday with participants raising the issue of food waste. They agreed that food plays an important role in tackling poverty and the environmental situation.
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