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Tuesday, 30 March 2021 New open access publication on African Swine fever

Assist. Prof. Laura Iacolina, PhD, from the Department of Biodiversity at UP FAMNIT is a co-editor of the scientific monograph: “Understanding and combatting African Swine Fever: A European perspective”, published by Wageningen Academic Publishers.

The book presents practical guidelines on surveillance for detection of African swine fever (ASF) virus, how to prevent outbreaks in the domestic pig sector through biosecurity and cleaning and disinfection routines, including in backyard holdings, and how to control and eradicate this disease in the wild boar. It provides currently available knowledge in a single place, and identifies knowledge gaps, prompting policymakers and funding bodies to support the scientific community in investigating the gaps.

The publication is available at this link 


Friday, 12 March 2021 Application deadline for E+ Open Call for Academic Year 2021/2022 extended

We would like to inform you that the application deadline for Erasmus+ Open Call for students was extended. The Open call enables applications for exchanges for studies or traineeship in the period from 1 June 2021 to 30 September 2022.

The application deadline is extended to 15 March 2021.

The Open Call and all documentation are available on this link.

Tuesday, 2 March 2021 New doctoral study programme Suicidology and Mental Health

The University of Primorska has successfully obtained the accreditation of a new doctoral study programme Suicidology and Mental Health, which will be implemented at UP FAMNIT in cooperation with the UP IAM Slovene Centre for Suicide Research.

This specialized study programme will train students for independent international competitive scientific research in the fields of suicidology and mental health. This is the first doctoral study programme in the field of suicidology in Slovenia, which is an important achievement given the issue of suicidal behaviour and the need to develop high-quality research in this field.

Programme coordinator Assoc. Prof. Vita Poštuvan, PhD, said about the programme: »The advantage of the programme is a wide range of internal elective courses that are directly or indirectly connected to the fields of suicidology and mental health. These courses cover specialized research areas that students can choose according to the research areas in which they are professionally engaged. In this way, doctoral students will acquire competencies for the transfer of theoretical knowledge from specialized fields into practice and for connecting the knowledge with other scientific disciplines.«

The study programme will be implemented in the next academic year at UP FAMNIT. More information will soon be available on the faculty's website. Deadlines and selection criteria will be published in the Call for Enrolment in Postgraduate Study Programmes.