Honorary Degrees

Doctor Honoris Causa

2015Prof. Dr. Gerald P. Schatten
A world-renowned scientist in the areas of assisted reproductive technology, regenerative medicine and stem cells.

2015Mr. Miki Muster
One of the best authors of picture books, strip cartoons, and motion cartoons. He is the father of Slovenian strip cartoons.

2014 – Prof. Dr. Peter Jenni
One of the “founding fathers” of the ATLAS experiment at CERN.

2013Prof. Dr. Dirk Hoerder
A world-renowned historian of human migration and the recipient of the Sharlin Prize, awarded to him by the Social Science History Association in 2003.

2011 – Dr. Evgen Bavčar
A photographer – essayist – philosopher and publicist. An outstanding photographer and an important co-creator of the global art scene.

2010 – Prof. Dr. Michael Grätzel
One of the 10 most cited chemists in the world. Recipient of the Millenium Technology Prize for the year 2010.

2009Prof. Dr. Satya N. Atluri
Renowned scholar for computational modelling in engineering and sciences.

2008 – Akad. Prof. Dr. Vinko V. Dolenc
World famous Slovene neurosurgeon.

2006Dr. Christer Fuglesang
Astronaut – crew member of space shuttle Discovery (mission STS-116).

2004Prof. Romano Prodi
President of the European Commission.

2004 – Mr. Joseph F. Sutter
Chief Designer of the Boeing 747.

2002Prof. Dr. Paul J. Crutzen
Nobel Laureate for Chemistry.

2000Prof. Dr. James W. Cronin
Nobel Laureate for Physics.

Honorary Member of the University of Nova Gorica

2016 – Prof. Dr. William E. Eichinger

2015 – Prof. Dr. Urška Vrhovšek, Prof. Dr. Chieu D. Tran

2014 – Dr. Vincenzo Palermo

2013 – Dr. Suzan van Dijk

2012 – Prof. Dr. Dane Bićanić

2011 – Prof. Alfonso Franciosi

2010 – Prof. Dr. Neil McN. Alford

2008 – Dr. Murat Boratav

Professor Emeritus

2016 – Prof. Dr. Stanko Strmčnik

2015 – Prof. Dr. Stane Granda

2012 – Prof. Dr. Corrado Sarzanini

2010 – Prof. Antonino Abrami

2009 – Akad. Prof. Dr. Andrej Kranjc

2008 – Prof. Dr. Franc Bizjak

2007 – Prof. Dr. Janez Štupar

2005 – Prof. Dr. Stojan Plesničar, Prof. Dr. Sidney A. Katz

Golden plate of the University of Nova Gorica

2016 – Prof. Dr. Matjaž Klemenc

2015 – Prof. Dr. Boštjan Žekš

2013 – Ivan Princes, MSc, Prof. Dr. Tanja Dominko

2011 – Members of the First Senate of the School of Environmental Sciences – the predecessor of the University of Nova Gorica. The members of the First Senate were: Prof. Dr. Franc Bizjak – Prof. Dr. Andrej Čokl, Prof. Dr. Ana Gregorčič – Prof. Dr. Franc Gubenšek – Prof. Dr. Nikola Kallay – Prof. Dr. Burton C. Kross – Prof. Dr. Ivan Marušič – Prof. Dr. Peter Stegnar – Prof. Dr. Janez Štupar and Prof. Dr. Boštjan Žekš.

2010 – Prof. Dr. Francisco Ernesto Baralle

2009 – Prof. Dr. Bogdan Glumac

2008 – Prof. Dr. Giorgio Margaritondo

2007 – Boris Peric

2005 – Črtomir Špacapan

Alumnus primus

School of environmental sciences

Bachelor’s Programme in Environment (first level)
2016 – Sandra Dukić
2015 – Tjaša Kolar
2014 – Nina Nemec, Neža Orel
2012 – Maja Cerar
2011 – Anja Soklič

Bachelor’s Programme in Environment
2011 – Simona Jerenec
2010 – Kristina Obu
2009 – Lilijana Piščenc
2008 – Marko Kete
2007 – Katjuša Reja Mozetič

Master’s Programme in Environment (second level)
2013 – Rok Vidic

School of engineering and management

Bachelor’s Programme in Engineering and Management (first level)
2015 – Gašper Puš
2014 – Tanja Abram, Sara Vodopivec
2012 – Lea Manfreda
2011 – Jana Gregorič
2010 – Lucija Vidrih

Bachelor’s Programme in Industrial Engineering Management and Economics
2010 – Jelena Andrlič
2009 – Matej Štokelj
2008 – Petra Madon
2007 – Dejan Trojer Smrečnik

Master’s Programme in Engineering and Management (second level)
2016 – Mariam Parekhelashvili
2014 – Tomaž Colja, Lea Manfreda
2013 – Joško Zamar
2011 – Robert Čebron, Tadej Kodelja
2010 – Marko Ostojić
2008 – Bojan Korečič, Drago Papler

School of Humanities

Bachelor’s programme in Slovene Studies (first level)
2016 – Lara Brankovič
2015 – Manca Mušič
2013 – Tina Šuligoj
2012 – Laura Brataševec
2010 – Manca Erzetič

Bachelor’s programme in Slovene Studies
2012 – Urša Erjavec
2010 – Ines Vidmar
2009 – Urša Papler

Bachelor’s programme in Cultural History (first level)
2013 – Jure Gregorčič
2011 – Nikola Babić, Hedeja Mikuž

Master’s Programme in Slovene Studies (second level)
2014 – Daniela Stekar
2012 – Megi Rožič
2010 – Mateja Košir
2009 – Kristina Ivšič

Master’s Programme Migration and Intercultural Relations (second level)
2008 – Mojca Vah

School for Viticulture and Enology

Bachelor’s programme in Viticulture and Enology (fisrt level)
2014 – Tereza Jakin
2013 – Sašo Gabršček
2012 – Valter Bembič, Manca Gabrijelčič
2010 – Borut Trbižan
2009 – Nika Gregorič

School of Science

Bachelor’s programme in Engineering physics (fisrt level)
2011 – Gašper Kukec Mezek
2010 – Jurij Urbančič

Bachelor’s programme in Physics (first level)
2016 – Gregor Mrak
2014 – Miha Gunde
2013 – Aleš Bogovič
2012 – Blaž Winkler

Master’s programme in Physics (second level)
2016 – Hovhannes Demirtshyan
2015 – Matija Stupar
2014 – Gašper Kukec Mezek, Blaž Winkler
2012 – Jurij Urbančič

School of Arts

Bachelor’s programme in Digital arts and practices (first level)
2016 – Ester Ivakič
2015 – Roberta Battiston
2013 – Anja Perše
2012 – Alenka Černe
2010 – Polona Zupan, Urška Djukić

Master’s programme in Media Arts and Practices (second level)
2014 – Urška Djukić

Alumnus optimus

School of environmental sciences

Bachelor’s Programme in Environment (first level)
2016 – Tine Bizjak
2015 – Lara Valentić
2014 – Neža Orel
2013 – Jelena Topić
2011 – Anja Soklič

Bachelor’s Programme in Environment
2013 – Alja Markelj
2012 – Anja Kucler
2011 – Erika Jež
2010 – Ivana Kacafura
2009 – Lilijana Piščanec
2008 – Robert Mozetič, Nastja Tomšič
2007 – Katjuša Reja Mozetič

Master’s Programme in Environment (second level)
2015 – Rok Oblak
2014 – Tina Ravnikar
2013 – Rok Vidic

School of engineering and management

Bachelor’s Programme in Engineering and Management (first level)
2014 – Tanja Abram
2011 – Uroš Kobal
2010 – Lucija Vidrih

Bachelor’s Programme in Industrial Engineering Management and Economics
2012 – Blaž Ukmar
2011 – Darijo Faganelj, Iztok Kodrič
2010 – Nina Duša
2009 – Marijan Kerševan, Matej Štokelj
2008 – Petra Madon
2007 – Kristina Kosič

Master’s Programme in Engineering and Management (second level)
2016 – Johannes Vuga Gregorič
2015 – Martin Bizjak
2014 – Lea Manfreda
2013 – Lucija Vidrih
2012 – Marko Lazar
2011 – Silvester Jeršič
2010 – Martin Krečič
2009 – Aleksander Boškin
2008 – Bojan Korečič

School of Humanities

Bachelor’s programme in Slovene Studies (first level)
2015 – Manca Mušič
2013 – Tina Šuligoj
2012 – Petra Kavčič
2011 – Daniela Stekar
2010 – Megi Rožič

Bachelor’s programme in Slovene Studies
2013 – Božica Špolad Žuber
2012 – Jana Murovec
2011 – Petra Mišmaš
2010 – Irena Troha Jejčič
2009 – Urša Papler

Bachelor’s programme in Cultural History (first level)
2015 – Eva Poplašen
2014 – Jani Toplak
2013 – Mateja Kregar Gliha
2012 – Igor Ivašković
2011 – Hedeja Mikuž

Master’s programme in Slovene Studies (second level)
2016 – Vesna Plesničar
2015 – Laura Brataševec
2014 – Calum James Riach
2013 – Daša Medvešček
2012 – Megi Rožič
2010 – Mateja Košir, Helena Plahuta
2009 – Kristina Ivšič

Master’s Programme Migration and Intercultural Relations (second level)
2008 – Mojca Vah

School for Viticulture and Enology

Bachelor’s programme in Viticulture and Enology (fist level)
2014 – Jan Tronkar
2012 – Manca Gabrijelčič
2010 – Borut Trbižan
2009 – Nika Gregorič

School of Science

Bachelor’s programme in Engineering physics (first level)
2011 – Gašper Kukec Mezek
2010 – Jurij Urbančič

Bachelor’s programme in Physics (first level)
2015 – Anže Peternel
2014 – Miha Gunda
2013 – Aleš Bogovič
2012 – Blaž Winkler

Master’s programme in Physics (second level)
2016 – Hovhannes Demirtshyan
2015 – Matija Stupar
2014 – Gašper Kukec Mezek
2012 – Jurij Urbančič

School of Arts

Bachelor’s programme in Digital arts and practices (first level)
2016 – Nika Lemut
2015 – Roberta Battiston
2014 – Gaja Kutnjak
2013 – Valerija Zabret
2011 – Mateja Lukežič
2010 – Polona Zupan

Master’s programme in Media Arts and Practices (second level)
2016 – Valerija Zabret
2015 – Lavoslava Benčić
2014 – Urška Djukić