We received a visit from Matej Arčon, Minister for Slovenians abroad
The University of Nova Gorica today hosted Matej Arčon, Minister for Slovenians abroad, and Suzana Martinez, Head of the Government Office for Slovenians Abroad.
Both guests were welcomed at the Lanthieri Mansion in Vipava by Prof. Dr. Boštjan Golob, Rector, Prof. Dr. Matjaž Valant, Vice-rector for Education and Arts, and Prof. Dr. Saša Dobričič, Director of postgraduate doctoral study programmes Cultural Heritage Studies.
The introductory part of the visit was intended for the presentation of the pedagogical and research activity of the University of Nova Gorica, followed by discussions about the current activities and ideas concerning the development of the university’s infrastructure in the Urban Municipality of Nova Gorica, the Municipality of Ajdovščina and the Municipality of Vipava.
The rector also presented the initiative of the Slovenian Rectors Conference that is being prepared in cooperation with the Coordination of independent research institutes of Slovenia on the return of the established Slovenian researchers and professors from abroad back to Slovenia. As the Minister pointed out, a uniform strategy is being prepared on the state level in this area in what the Republic of Slovenia can do to bring young people back home.
The rector and Minister share the views of the respective topic, both of them have declared the intention to cooperate in further activities in the aforementioned areas.