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Kineziologija za kakovost življenja (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.10.01  Social sciences  Sport  Kinesiology - pedagogical aspect (sport, training, motorial learning) 
5.10.03  Social sciences  Sport  Kinesiology - biomechanical, biometrical aspect 
5.10.02  Social sciences  Sport  Kinesiology - medical aspect (orthopedy, physiatry etc.) 

Code Science Field
3.03  Medical and Health Sciences  Health sciences 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (12)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  33853  PhD Cornelis Peter Bogerd  Sport  Researcher  2011 - 2012  41 
2.  21657  PhD Samo Fošnarič  Educational studies  Researcher  2009 - 2012  714 
3.  27826  PhD Mihaela Jurdana  Neurobiology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  206 
4.  33307  PhD Katja Koren  Sport  Junior researcher  2010 - 2012  42 
5.  34516  PhD Uroš Marušič  Sport  Junior researcher  2011 - 2012  350 
6.  25432  PhD Nina Mohorko  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2011 - 2012  168 
7.  11612  PhD Rado Pišot  Sport  Head  2009 - 2012  1,019 
8.  19533  PhD Jurij Planinšec  Sport  Researcher  2009 - 2012  443 
9.  32125  PhD Matej Plevnik  Sport  Junior researcher  2009 - 2012  239 
10.  21495  PhD Nejc Šarabon  Sport  Researcher  2009 - 2012  947 
11.  21102  PhD Boštjan Šimunič  Computer intensive methods and applications  Researcher  2009 - 2012  586 
12.  35490  PhD Matej Voglar  Sport  Junior researcher  2012  100 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0589  University of Maribor, Faculty of Education  Maribor  5089638013  14,992 
2.  1510  Science and Research Centre Koper  Koper  7187416000  14,188 
Significance for science
The research programme is designed on the basis of integration of modern sciences, applied orientation and international involvement. The objectives are directed towards sustainable provision of health and therefore the quality of life. We researched three important aspects of human development: the developmental aspect, the aspect of motor skills and the aspect of lifestyle. Due to our relatively poor quality of life and relatively late interventions, it is necessary to plan, globally as well as locally, programmes promoting healthy lifestyle and therefore, improve health. It seems likely to expose the achievements of the members of the research programme as our results have received much publicity. 1. The education of new generation workers in the field of kinesiology and ergonomics. The accreditation and initiation of the new study programme Applied Kinesiology of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bologna cycle and a new Faculty of Ergonomics and Kinesiology Research. Emphasis will be put on understanding and developing natural and medical sciences for the development of applied kinesiology branches, especially in the fields of physiology, environmental physiology, ergonomics, biomechanics, pathophysiology, physiology of physical activity etc. Many acknowledged foreign lecturers will give lectures at the study programme. We will provide for knowledge transfer in both directions, through exchanges between lecturers and students. 2. The systematisation of knowledge in the field of Kinesiometrics. The establishment of an International Forum of Kinesiometrics. The International Forum comprises 13 elite researchers from 6 countries. The mission of the forum is systematic work in the field of quality assurance of research approaches in studying humans. The forum meets at least once a year in regular meetings with a view of consultations, common applications, the promotion of proper procedures and research methods. As such, it has already been successful: joint scientific projects, joint scientific publications, joint scientific meetings etc. In 2011, a member of the programme was appointed as the president of the Forum. 3. The dissemination of updated knowledge within and outside the research programme/institution. The organisation of regular international colloquia of kinesiology. During the programme, we achieved 61% more scientific points, 819% more clean citations and 52% more publications in SCI journals, in comparison with the situation before the programme had been initiated. 4. Constant drive towards self-upgrading. Upgrading the laboratory of the Institute for Kinesiology Research. In 2010, we started planning the new facilities of the Institute (Campus Livade, Isola). However, the current financial crisis does not allow us to complete this project. 5. The re-initiation of research fields of space physiology and ergonomics via two approved international projects (INTERREG and EU COST). 6. Publishing. The introduction of a new scientific journal in the field of kinesiology Annales Kinesiologiae with six numbers issued so far. 7. Direct transfer of knowledge to new-generation scientists. We employed four young researchers, and two of them have already approved their doctoral theses.
Significance for the country
The Institute for Kinesiology Research, as a core research programme, acquires the majority share of resources from the market for research and development projects. It is precisely this fact which is attributed to successful collaboration with the economy, both at home and abroad. Knowledge transfer is additionally strengthened through the study programme which is a logical result of many years of research work of the Institute for Kinesiology Research. We believe that the most important achievements of research in Slovenia have been achieved in the following areas: 1. Research of popular and critical research questions. The unique analysis of motor behaviour of children, the physical condition of children and the development of their fundamental movement patterns. We carried out a series of longitudinal measurements using the latest technologies, which show the actual state of Slovenian children. Findings have been regularly reported to professional and scientific public and also applied in kinesiology study programmes. 2. Filling the gap with new-generation workers in the essential field of human long-term development. The initiation of the new study programme Applied Kinesiology. We initiated the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bologna cycles. Due to high demand we are achieving full enrolment just after the first round of enrolment. The aim of the study programme is to train students in the direction of a new professional profile, equipped with natural science tools and skills, who will work in the field of kinesiology and kinesiology related fields. 3. The regional spread of activities of the research programme. Members of the research programme come from Koper and Maribor, but nowadays, our activities receive much publicity in other parts of Slovenia (Ljubljana, the Gorenjska, Dolenjska and Pomurje regions) as well. For the purposes of the study programme, eminent institutions and their knowledge are included in education. Through the project of the Ministry of Health (KVAK 2) we disseminate our knowledge to final users at regular workshops which are organised all over Slovenia. 4. The transfer of knowledge from Slovenia to Europe and the World, the policies of public health and consequently significant promotion of Slovenian knowledge. Researchers from the programme are intensively transferring Slovenian knowledge in the fields of space physiology, child motor development, the legislation in the field of using bicycle helmets and public health – aging. In the field of space physiology, we have been receiving regular invitations for lectures, and we have been awarded and included in designing future research.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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