The University of Primorska Awards the Best Teachers, Employees and Students
The University of Primorska held a ceremony to reward the employees, teachers and students for their achievements in teaching, research and study aspects. The 15th solemn ceremony, during which 17 prizes, awards and certificates were presented, took place on 25 March 2018. The event was held in the St. Francis of Assisi Hall. State officials, including the State Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport Dr. Tomaž Boh, the Consul General of Italy in Koper Giuseppe D’Agosto, the Mayor of Koper Boris Popovič, the Mayor of Izola Igor Kolenc and others, attended the ceremony.
During the ceremony, the Rector of the University of Primorska, Prof. Dr. Dragan Marušič awarded the title of “Honorary Doctor” to two scientists and presented certificates and diplomas to teachers, scientists, students and employees of the University of Primorska.
This year, the title “Honorary Doctor” was awarded to a prominent mathematician, a professor of the University of Western Australia, Dr. Cheryl E. Praeger, and the famous Slovenian painter, Metka Krašovec, for her outstanding achievements in the field of art.
The gold medal to the best teacher or scientist of the University of Primorska was presented to Prof. Dr. Igor Saksida.
The honorary diploma to the best young teacher, scientist or employee of the University of Primorska for achievements in the field of pedagogical and research activities was presented to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Borut Fonda.
The award for merits in pedagogical work in the 2016/2017 academic year was presented to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Armand Faganel and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Silva Bratož.
The award for scientific achievements in 2017 in the field of natural and technical sciences was received by Prof. Dr. Enes Pasalic, and a similar award in the social and human sciences was presented to Prof. Dr. Štefan Bojnec.
Graduates of the University of Ljubljana received the Srečko Kosovel Award:
- Dr. Marina Volk was awarded for exceptional achievements in the preparation of her doctorate thesis on the Inter-Subject Communications During the First Awareness-Raising and Educational Period in Basic Schools with the Use of Information and Communication Technology, developed under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Mara Cotič and Prof. Dr. Andreja Istenič Starčič.
- Master of Arts, Erika Gregorič, was awarded for exceptional achievements in the field of humanities for the preparation of her Master’s research paper on Writing the French Novel ‘The Legend of Sword’: From Experience in Dreams to Literary Activity (Slovene: Nascita di un to manzo Fantasy La leggenda di Swordrei: Dall’esperienza onirica all’opera letteraria), developed under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Nives Zudič Antonič and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Barbara Baloh.
- Santin Sodin was awarded for the thesis on The Formation of a “Cosmic Nation”. How May Art and Culture Define Space Tourism, developed under the guidance of Assoc. Prof. Irena Weber.
Students of the University of Primorska, Luka Pavlović and Matija Jenko, received awards for their exceptional achievements in extra-curricular activities and contribution to the promotion of the University of Primorska at the international and national levels.
Certificates for the last year’s successful work and high achievements were also received by the following employees of the University of Primorska: Masters Frenk Mavrič, Orijana Gregorič, Nataša Škorja Djikanović and Sanja Karas.