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About the Institute

Vision, mission, values


We push the boundaries of science through cutting edge research to co-create the industries of the future. We empower the next generation of scientist through education and collaboration. We aim to become the best in the world through our devotion to science.


The National Institute of Chemistry is a scientifically excellent, established and breakthrough research institution based in Europe. With our cutting-edge research, we are enriching the global treasury of knowledge by solving the most pressing challenges facing society including: health, sustainable energy, climate change, a circular economy and safe food. Our research goals push the boundaries of science and create new values. We successfully transfer knowledge to industry and, in the long-term, support the role of science in the development of society.

We enable our scientific excellence through collaboration with the best global research institutions, groups and individuals. We are members of international multidisciplinary research networks. We aim to be provide a stimulating environment and open learning space where young researchers can develop their curiosity and realise their research creativity. By doing so, we ensure future generations lives benefit from the profession.

We provide our employees with inspiring working conditions in which they can carry out their professional mission. We are proud that our interpersonal relationships are based on an open, integrated, equitable and inclusive culture that is not limited by gender or race. We strive to become the reason for excellent Slovenian scientists returning from abroad. With our mission, we contribute to the well-being of society and are an example of excellence.


Excellence – with cutting-edge equipment and knowledge, we discover the unknown.

Collaboration – we tackle the most difficult challenges together.

Courage – we are curious, creative and daring.

Without borders – we are globally engaged and open to collaboration.

We share knowledge – we raise public awareness, spread knowledge among young people and transfer it to the industry.

Family – we trust and support each other.

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