Visit of the Austrian Ambassador to Slovenia

April 1, 2019

Today, the University of Nova Gorica hosted the Austrian Ambassador to Slovenia, Her Excellency, Sigrid Berka, who was visiting the Nova Gorica Municipality. Apart from the Ambassador, the Head of the Austrian Cultural Forum, Andreas Pawlitschek, also took part in the courtesy visit.

The Rector of the University of Nova Gorica, Prof. Dr. Danilo Zavrtanik and Vice-rector for Research and Arts, Prof. Dr. Gvido Bratina, greeted the guests on the University of Nova Gorica’s premises at the Lanthieri Mansion.

After introducing the university, the guests and the hosts talked about the projects that the University of Nova Gorica has built together with Austrian institutions in the areas of sciences, humanities and arts. We put special emphasis on the RETINA project, which is financed by the Interreg Slovenia-Austria program (with the University of Nova Gorica being the lead partner). After that, the guests visited the School for Viticulture and Enology and the Wine Research Center. At the end of the visit, both the Ambassador and the Rector expressed a huge interest in a closer collaboration between the countries in the spheres of pedagogical and research work.

Andreja Leban, Public Relations