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Wednesday, 26 February 2020 Coronavirus: University of Primorska response

At the University of Primorska we are regularly following the development of the coronavirus situation.

All pedagogic, research and professional activities of the university will continue to operate fully, as well as travels to and from abroad. We will also continue to cooperate with our partners as usual. We recommend all our students and colleagues abroad to continue with their planned activities.

The exception are activities which cannot be implemented due to the limitations imposed by partner institutions (e.g. closure of the university, postponing the semester, limiting visits, etc.). If the partner institutions impose such actions due to the coronavirus, that can be understood as force majeure and we can still claim the costs incurred with the majority of co-financers.

We are regularly following the development of the disease and we will follow the guidelines and instructions of state institutions. The university leadership also met today with the representative of the National Institute for public health and is preparing potential measures, if needed.


So far, we advise all students and staff to:

  • act preventively (employing the same actions as to prevent the spread of the seasonal flu, especially be mindful of the regular and thorough hand washing, hygienic coughing and distance);
  • read and follow the guidelines of the World Health Organisation;
  • follow official information about the disease’s development and preventive measures;
  • also follow guidelines and instructions of local authorities and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Additionally, we ask all students and staff, who notice symptoms of weaker health (cough, fever) to stay at home until they regain their health.

Simultaneously, we guarantee that we respect personal views and we are bound to honor potential stricter personal measures taken by individuals (taking annual leave or using past overtime, work from home where and when possible, wearing personal protective gear and similar).

If in doubt, students and employees can also speak to Aleš Oven at 051 232 948.

Friday, 21 February 2020 Prof. dr. Tomaž Pisanski became a member of International Expert Council of the Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok

We are glad to announce that prof. dr. Tomaž Pisanski became a member of International Expert Council of the Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok.

The Center was established in 2019 as a consortium of Sobolev Institute of Mathematics and Novosibirsk State University. The International Expert Council members are leading scientists who discuss the Center’s research agenda and form its staff.

We are very proud that Center recognised prof. dr. Pisanski outstanding academic achievements and experience in international liaison as one of the key factors in creating an infrastructure of international scientific, technical and innovative technological cooperation and providing an advanced level of fundamental and applied research in mathematics and related fields.


Monday, 10 February 2020 New cooperations with Germany, Austria, Croatia and Japan

UP IAM and UP FAMNIT researchers continue having succes on bilateral projects funded by the Slovenian Research Agency, that support research cooperation between slovenian and foreign institutions. In recent calls, they have been successful in acquiring new projects that will connect them with scientists from Germany, Austria, Croatia and Japan.

Such bilateral collaborations are very important and, in fact, a necessary practice for the scientific community, as they strengthen already established or facilitate new collaborations between researchers working in similar institutions around the world on similar topics. Strengthening cooperation also enables the scientific and technological progress of the participating countries.

For the next two years, our researchers in the field of mathematics and computer science will work on the following projects:

  • Title: Mixed Reality for Reading Support
    Institutions: UP IAM and Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Germany)
    Leader: dr. Matjaž Kljun
  • Title: Fair division under conflict constraints
    Institutions: UP IAM and University of Graz (Austria)
    Leader: dr. Martin Milanič
  • Title: Structural and symmetry properties of graph products
    Institutions: UP IAM and Montanuniversitat Leoben (Austria)
    Leader: dr. Edward Tauscher Dobson
  • Title: Augmented Reality for Remote Expert Assistance
    Institutions: UP IAM and Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
    Leader: dr. Matjaž Kljun
  • Title: Codes, their preservers, and corresponding incidence structures
    Institutions: UP IAM and University of Rijeka (Croatia)
    Leader: dr. Marko Orel

Congratulations on the new projects!