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What the new law in the field of science brings


Roundtable title: What the new law in the field of science brings

When & Where: Monday, June 6, 2022 at 10.00 a.m., Glazed Attic (3rd floor)


At the beginning of this year, the new law on scientific research and innovation activities, which had been prepared for more than half a decade, came into force. It aims to create conditions for the development of high-quality and globally comparable scientific research activities. This is associated with a higher quality of life for all and an increase in the competitiveness of the Slovenian economy. The law brings a number of important solutions, but before it creates a modern scientific research and innovation system, some challenges still await us.

The discussion will open with introductory remarks by European Research Council (ERC) President Maria Leptin, who will address representatives of Slovenian academia for the first time since she took office late last year. Further discussions will focus on the progress made in introducing a new law, but we will also look at issues such as promoting excellence in science, enabling the careers of young researchers and the internationalisation of Slovenian science. We will also be interested in what the Slovenian economy expects from the new law and how the situation in the field of scientific research and innovation has changed.

After the adoption of the new law, we will discuss the situation in the Slovenian academic space with representatives of the Slovenian Research Agency, research institutes, the University of Ljubljana and the government.


The discussion with Maria Leptin will be moderated by Draško Veselinovič (SBRA, Brussels), and the roundtable will be moderated by Martina Kolenc Novak, STA.

*The event will be held in Slovenian and partly in English.

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