The Jožef Stefan Institute Celebrates its 70th Anniversary

The Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS) is named after the famous Slovenian physicist Jožef Stefan, whose name was also given to the black body radiation law. This research institution was founded in 1946. Initially, it was the Institute of Physics at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the year of 1949 was officially considered the year of its foundation. The institution was reoriented to research related to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Thus, this year, the Jožef Stefan Institute celebrates its respectable 70th anniversary.

The Institute cooperates with many worthy institutions from around the world, organizes conferences at the international level, participates in exhibitions and exchange programmes for scientists. Numerous scientific discoveries made within the walls of the institute have been awarded a number of international awards, and many of its employees are considered authoritative world-class experts.

The Jožef Stefan Institute is also closely connected with the higher education system. It is the founder of the University of Nova Gorica and the Jožef Stefan International School of Postgraduate Education. Besides, in 2006, the Institute signed long-term cooperation agreements with the University of Ljubljana and the University of Primorska.