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Dr Franci Demšar and Jasna Kontler – Salamon will present their book about Slovenian science

In Slovenia, approximately every ten years, a survey among its inhabitants is made, where they ask the question: “What are we most proud of in Slovenia?” The last survey was done in 2013. Comparison between different activities after Slovenian independence shows that scientific and technological achievements are the only ones for which reputation grew noticeably.

Are we surprised by that? What are the milestones of Slovenian science? What societal role has science played in reality and what is its actual position? What should be done to make the future of Slovenian science promising?

Dr Franci Demšar and Jasna Kontler – Salamon, both excellent professionals of Slovenian science, will discuss this and other similar questions posed in their joint book, Slovenian science: academic game or asset of social progress? (Slovenska znanost: akademska igra ali adut družbenega napredka?). Their in-depth analysis of the financial mechanisms of science and scientific policy over the last quarter century in Slovenia is supported by numerous data and placed in the European context.

Presentation of the book will take place Friday, 22 March 2019 at 12:00 in the Koper Regional Museum, Kidričeva 19. This event is part of the University of Primorska Week 2019.

The discussion will be facilitated by Mitja Tretjak, and you are kindly invited to attend.

Publication of the book Slovenian science: academic game or asset of social progress? (Slovenska znanost: akademska igra ali adut družbenega napredka?), which was published by the publishing house of the University of Primorska, was financially supported by the InnoRenew CoE.