Important positions of colleagues

Prof. Dr. Irena Avsenik Nabergoj

Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2015-
(member of the School of Humanities)

Prof. Dr. Tadej Bajd

Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2015-
President of Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2014-
(member of the Senate of the University of Nova Gorica)

Prof. Dr. Klemen Bergant

Director of Meteorological Office, Slovenian Environment Agency, Ministry of the environment and spatial planning, 2006-
Permanent Representative of Slovenia with the World Meteorological Organization, 2007-
President of European Meteorological Network (EUMETNET), 2013-2015
(member of Centre for Atmospheric Research, School of Environmental Sciences, School of Science, School for Viticulture and Enology and Graduate)

Prof. Dr. Giorgio Gianighian

Vice-president of the International Research Center for Architectural Heritage Conservation, 2013-
(member of the Graduate School)

Prof. Dr. Henrik Gjerkeš

Minister of Local Self-Government and Regional Policy, 2009-2010
(member of the School of Engineering and Management and the School of Environmental Sciences)

Prof. Dr. Karin Kneissl

Foreign Minister of Austria, 2017-
(2007-2008 – member of the Graduate School)

Acad. Prof. Dr. Andrej Kranjc

Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2015-
Vice-president of Slovenian Academy of Sciences, 2014-2017
Member of European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC), 2017
(member of the University of Nova Gorica Senate and Professor Emeritus at University of Nova Gorica)

Prof. Dr. Tanja Pipan

Slovenian representative in the Strategic Working Group ESFRI for the environment (ENV SWG), 2015-
Member of Societéte Internationale de Biospéologie (SIBIOS), 2017
(member of School of Environmental Sciences)

Doc. Dr. Kaja Širok

Director of National Museum of Contemporary History, 2011-
(member of School of Humanities and Graduate School)

Prof. Dr. Matjaž Valant

Vice president of Slovenia Chemical Society, 2018-
(dean of School of Environmental Sciences and head of Materials Research Laboratory)

Prof. Dr. Danilo Zavrtanik

Member of Science and Technology Council of the Republic of Slovenia, 2008-
Member of the Board of Governors of University of Luxembourg, 2009-
Member of The Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Slovenia, 2010-
President of Slovenian Rectors’ Conference, 2010-2011
Member of the Finance Board of the Pierre Auger Collaboration, 2011
Member of the CERN Council, CERN, Switzerland, 2017-
President of Slovenian Rectors’ Conference, 2018-
(rector of the University of Nova Gorica)

Acad. Prof. Dr. Boštjan Žekš

Minister for Slovenes Abroad, 2008-2012
Senior Adviser to the President of the Republic of Slovenija Borut Pahor, 2013-
(1997 – 2008, Provost of the University of Nova Gorica, member of the University of Nova Gorica International advisory council and recipient of the Golden plate of the University of Nova Gorica and Professor Emeritus of the University of Nova Gorica)