The Takeover of the Management of the Lanthieri Mansion
16 December 2016
On Friday, 16 December, the Rector of the University of Nova Gorica, Prof. Dr. Danilo Zavrtanik and the Mayor of the Vipava municipality Ivan Princes, MSc. Signed an agreement of the usage of the Lanthieri Mansion premises. By signing the agreement, the University of Nova Gorica took over the management of the entire Lanthieri Mansion.
The University of Nova Gorica acquired an additional 4000 square meters of space for the next 85 years. The value of the investment into the second and the third part of the castle is EUR 3.8 million. 77 percent were covered by the State – together with the European funds – and one fifth was contributed by the Vipava municipality. The University of Nova Gorica will use the space for lecture rooms and research labs for the School of Environmental Sciences and the Laboratory for Environmental Research, as well as for the visiting staff housing. The Vipava municipality – in collaboration with the Nova Gorica museum – will open a museum of viticulture and enology.
Since 2013, the University of Nova Gorica has been renting the residence part of the Lanthieri Mansion, which now offers space for the School for Viticulture and Enology, the Wine Research Center, and the Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering. Apart from that, the Lanthieri Mansion also hosts festive and protocol events of the University of Nova Gorica.