Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Visited the University of Nova Gorica
On Friday, 6 December, 2013, the Rector of the Univrsity of Nova Gorica, Prof. Dr. Danilo Zavrtanik hosted the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, as part of the President’s formal visit of Gorizia (Italy). The Rector, together with the Vice-rector, Prof. Dr. Gvido Bratina and the Mayor of the Vipava municipality, Ivan Princes, MSc, greeted the President in the morning at the Lanthieri Mansion in Vipava.
At the beginning of the visit, the Rector invited the President to look around the University of Nova Gorica’s classrooms and other areas in the Lanthieri Mansion that belong to the University. Furthermore, he introduced to the President the activities of the Wine Research Center and of the School of Viticulture and Enology. The President also met with the students from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the U.S. who are currently involved in the seven-week research work at the Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nova Gorica.
After that, the President also went to see to the School of Arts in the Alvarez Palace in Gorizia, where the guests – including the Rector and the Vice-rector of the University of NG were greeted by the school’s Dean, Prof. Boštjan Potokar. He explained the activities and goals of the School of Arts and stressed that it is based on an individualized approach that geared towards viewing of each student as an independent and creative personality. The President showed great interest in the students visual arts and other artistic artifacts that they have created. Those were shown to him by the school’s Director, Prof. Rene Rusjan. Lastly, the President greeted the students of the first and the second level of studies (bachelor’s and master’s degree students).
Andreja Leban, Public Relations