Projects / Programmes source: ARIS

Slovenian scientists home and abroad

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.06.02  Social sciences  Political science  International relations 

Code Science Field
S170  Social sciences  Political and administrative sciences 

Code Science Field
5.06  Social Sciences  Political science 
science, visualisation, internationalisation, Slovenia, Metina lista
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (6)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  33023  PhD Danijel Crnčec  Political science  Researcher  2016 - 2017  68 
2.  18890  Judita Goričar    Technical associate  2017 - 2018 
3.  28074  PhD Luka Kronegger  Sociology  Researcher  2016 - 2018  140 
4.  27800  PhD Zoran Levnajić  Physics  Researcher  2016 - 2018  135 
5.  20074  PhD Petra Roter  Political science  Researcher  2016 - 2017  230 
6.  11995  PhD Zlatko Šabič  Political science  Head  2016 - 2018  365 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0582  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences  Ljubljana  1626957  40,598 
2.  2784  Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto  Novo mesto  3375650  6,155 
In Slovenia, internationalization is a priority in all segments of society, including in science. This is emphasised in its strategic national document on Slovenia’s role internationally, i.e. the Foreign Policy Strategy of the Republic of Slovenia. According to the latter (p. 29), science is recognised as a long-term strategic goal. It is therefore of utmost importance to develop plans and policies that will enable better co-operation with scholars abroad, particularly Slovenian ones, and thus promote further development of Slovenian science and its better (more efficient) promotion abroad. In the literature, there are many analyses related to the mobility and networking of scientists. The OECD has carried out comprehensive research in this area. Some comparative (sub)regional studies on the same issue are also available. These studies have made an important contribution to our understanding of the role of science in a globalised world. However, the research and especially policy agenda have not been exhausted, which is particularly the case in Slovenia. For in Slovenia, the knowledge about mobility, connections, networking and collaborative endeavours by Slovenian scientists is lacking - this is in spite of a rather sophisticated system of monitoring of the scientific output through SICRIS / COBISS.   The proposed project intends to fill in this gap in four ways: by examining the state of affairs as regards possibilities and opportunities for co-operation with Slovenian scientists abroad and for promotion of Slovenian science abroad; on this basis, the project aims to carry out preliminary research on the presence of Slovenian science abroad in order to allow for an in-depth exploration of this presence and of its added value, leading to publications addressing this problematique. by organising the data on Slovenian scientists abroad and by gathering examples of good practice of their co-operation with Slovenia (i.e. institutions and individuals in Slovenia). by organising, with practical solutions, and strengthening the significance of the presence of Slovenian science abroad, by promoting achievements of Slovenian scientists abroad and thus promoting Slovenia as an attractive hub for co-operation with scientists from abroad. by preparing policy proposals that will seeks to strengthen activities of the Republic of Slovenia in the field of internationalisation, popularisation and co-operation of Slovenian science with scholars abroad, in both directions. The visibility of the project results will be secured through the portal Metina lista, which is a partner in this project. The Metina lista is also a part of our vision to create a central Slovenian portal for popularisation and visibility of Slovenian science. The proposed projects thus seeks to use the available experience and infrastructure of the Metina lista on the one hand, and to enhance its robustness with a view to making it a truly authoritative source of information nationwide but also internationally.
Significance for science
The basic idea of ??the project, i.e. to promote Slovenia as an attractive environment for science, can be summarised with three words: visualisation, networking, integration. As such, the project, as described above, is important for the development of science, to the extent that it can, with a closer and substantive co-operation between actors in Slovenia and scientists abroad, help to broaden the range of opportunities for research projects, and for the practical application of research findings. More specifically, given that Slovenia firmly aims at becoming a knowledge society, this project is of a greater significance for the country. The aim of the project is to initiate the process, which will serve to strengthen the scientific networks and update the existing information on: a) Slovenian scientists abroad; b) successful scientists in Slovenia; c) foreign scientists working in Slovenia. With this information, available through a user-friendly platform, the interested individuals and institutions will have access to extremely relevant data, thus paving the way for: a) integration of scientists in various (manufacturing, service, educational ...) processes; b) promotion of Slovenian science abroad; c) improving the attractiveness of Slovenia as an environment for foreign scientists and for Slovenian scientists currently working abroad. All this should gradually result in closer co-operation and thus potentially improve e.g. success rate of the Slovenian scientific community in applications for bigger research grants such as EU funds.
Significance for the country
The project is prepared in a way that the quantity of data, their organisation and diversity, offer a valuable database for Slovenian economy whose strategy is based on co-operation of scientists and their active involvement in research departments and laboratories. such companies are expected to be regular users of the portal that seeks to combine and offer all relevant pieces of information on science in one place.
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