Hand in Hand Towards Limitless Knowledge
On Thursday, 28 November, 2013, the University of Nova Gorica, in collaboration with the Postojna Municipality, prepared a scientific-cultural event “Hand in Hand Towards Limitless Knowledge.” It took place in the Cultural Center in Postojna.
The President of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Prof. Dr. Jože Trontelj, the Rector of the University of Nova Gorica, Prof. Dr. Danilo Zavrtanik, and the Mayor of the Postojna Municipality Mr. Jernej Verbič spoke about the importance of the University of Nova Gorica for a wider community in terms of the attainment of knowledge and cultural values. Further on, the Vice-rector for Education at the University of Nova Gorica, Prof. Dr. Mladen Franko introduced the possibilities and the advantages of studying at the University of Nova Gorica and exposed the topical subject matters and programs that are being studied at the university at the moment, high employability rate, enriching research work, and excellent international connections.
The experiences and anecdotes from the life of students were presented by Megi Rožič, who successfully completed her studies at the School of Humanities and is now a student at the Graduate School, and Rok Oblak, a Master’s student at the School of Environmental Sciences.
An interesting cultural program followed. It included the actor Tone Kuntner and the University’s faculty member prof. dr. Irena Avsenik Nabergoj. They read abstracts from the works of Slovenia’s writers and foreign authors and talked about the importance of education, science and arts and moreover, the significance of the role of the parents, relatives and a wider community for the students’ choosing their university and their field of study. During the last part of the event, the Mixed chorus Postojna performed.
The event ended with pleasant socializing among professors and students of the University of Nova Gorica.
This was the first such event in Slovenia. We were inspired by successful universities abroad which also expose the awareness of the importance of collaboration between the university and the parents, as well as with extended families and wider communities, as this is of crucial importance for monitoring the students’ progress, from the beginning of their studies till the day they get their first employment.
Andreja Leban, Public Relations