Important positions of colleagues

Prof. Dr. Irena Avsenik Nabergoj

(2009-2021 member of the School of Humanities)

  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2015-

Prof. Dr. Tadej Bajd

(2011-2019 member of the Senate of the University of Nova Gorica)

  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2015-
  • President of Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2014-2020

Prof. Dr. Klemen Bergant

(2006-2021 member of Centre for Atmospheric Research)

  • Executive Director of European Meteorological Network – EUMETNET, 2020-
  • Director of Meteorological Office, Slovenian Environment Agency, Ministry of the environment and spatial planning, 2006-2020
  • Permanent Representative of Slovenia with the World Meteorological Organization, 2007-2020
  • President of European Meteorological Network – EUMETNET, 2013-2015

Assoc. Prof. Janez Burger

(member of the School of Arts)

  • Member of the European Film Academy, 2012-

Prof. Dr. Saša Dobričič

(directress of third level study programme Cultural Heritage Studies of Graduate School)

  • Vice president of European Network of Universities for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention, 2012-

Prof. Dr. Mladen Franko

(member of Laboratory for Environmental and Life Sciences, 2010-2022 vice-rector for education of the University of Nova Gorica)

  • Vice president of Higher Education Council of the Republic of Slovenia, 2014-2018
  • Vice president of Slovenia Chemical Society, 2004-2017

Prof. Dr. Giorgio Gianighian

(member of the Graduate School)

  • Vice-president of the International Research Center for Architectural Heritage Conservation, 2013-

Prof. Dr. Henrik Gjerkeš

(member of the School of Engineering and Management and the School of Environmental Sciences)

  • Minister of Local Self-Government and Regional Policy, 2009-2010

Prof. Dr. Boštjan Golob

(rector of the University of Nova Gorica)

  • Member of the European Physical Society, High Energy Particle Physics Board, 2020-
  • President of Institutional Board Belle II, 2020-
  • Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (University of Ljubljana), Head of Physics Department, 2015-2017
  • Representative of the Republic of Slovenia in European Strategy Group for preparation of European strategy in Particle Physics, 2020

Prof. Dr. Andreja Gomboc

(member of Central for Astrophysics and Cosmology and School of Science)

  • President of Science and Technology Council of the Republic of Slovenia, 2019-

Prof. Dr. Karin Kneissl

(2007-2008 member of the Graduate School)

  • Foreign Minister of Austria, 2017-2019

Prof. Dr. Marko Komac

(member of the School of Environmental Sciences)

  • President of European Federation of Geologists, 2018-

Acad. Prof. Dr. Andrej Kranjc

(member of the University of Nova Gorica Senate and professor emeritus at University of Nova Gorica)

  • 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

Jure Leben, MSc

(member of the School of Environmental Sciences)

  • Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning, 2018-2019

Prof. Dr. Griša Močnik

(dean of School of Environmental Sciences and head of Center for Atmospheric Research)

  • National representative – Slovenia, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe ad-hoc expert group on Black Carbon, Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, 2010-2011

Prof. Dr. Tanja Pipan

(member of the School of Environmental Sciences)

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

Prof. Dr. Peter Purg

(dean of School of Humanities)

  • President of the NAKVIS Agency Council, 2019-2022
  • Member of the Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Slovenia, 2019-2022

Prof. Dr. Maja Ravnikar

(member of the Governing Board, 2009-2019 member of the Senate of the University of
Nova Gorica)

  • Director of National Institute of Biology, 2021-

Jožko Rutar

(member of the School of Arts)

  • Member of the European Film Academy, 2011-

Assoc. Prof. Kolja Saksida

(member of the School of Arts)

  • Member of the European Film Academy, 2020-
  • Member of Council of the Slovenian Film Centre, 2021-

Doc. Tina Smrekar

(member of the School of Arts)

  • Member of the European Film Academy, 2020-

Prof. Dr. Samo Stanič

(head of Center for Astrophysics and Cosmology)

  • Member of Governing Board of the Institute of Information Science (IZUM), 2015-2021

Dr. Kaja Širok

(member of the School of Humanities)

  • Director of Javni zavod GO! 2025 - Evropska prestolnica kulture Nova Gorica, 2022-
  • Director of National Museum of Contemporary History, 2011-2021

Prof. Dr. Matjaž Valant

(vice-rector for sustainable development and technology and head of Materials Research Laboratory)

  • Member of State Commision for Zois and Puh Awards, 2012-2016 and 2020-2024
  • Vice president of Slovenia Chemical Society, 2018-2021

Prof. Dr. Aleš Vaupotič

(member of the Research Centre for Humanities, 2012-2021 member of the School of Humanities)

  • Director of Moderna galerija / Museum of Modern Art, 2021-
  • Executive Committee member of the European Society of Comparative Literature (ESCL/SELC), 2019-2021

Prof. Dr. Danilo Zavrtanik

(member of Center for Astrophysics and Cosmology, 1995-2010 provost of the University of Nova Gorica, 2010-2022 rector of the University of Nova Gorica)

  • Member of the CERN Council, CERN, Switzerland, 2017-
  • Member of Science and Technology Council of the Republic of Slovenia, 2008-2021
  • Member of the Board of Governors of University of Luxembourg, 2009-2018
  • Member of the Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Slovenia, 2010-2022
  • President of Slovenian Rectors’ Conference, 2010-2011 and 2018-2019
  • Member of the Finance Board of the Pierre Auger Collaboration, 2011

Acad. Prof. Dr. Boštjan Žekš

(1995-2008 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)

  • Senior Adviser to the President of the Republic of Slovenija Borut Pahor, 2013-2022
  • President of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2002-2008
  • Minister for Slovenes Abroad, 2008-2012