The President of the European Research Council, Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon Visits Slovenia for the First Time
The president of the European Research Council, Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon visited Slovenia for the first time on June
Professor Bourguignon started his visit at the National Institute of Chemistry, where the introductory session entitled The
Importance of ERC for the Career Development of Young Researchers in Slovenia has been held in the context of 70th anniversary
of the National Institute of Chemistry. Opening remarks were given by the director of the National Institute of Chemistry,
Professor Gregor Anderluh, the prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Professor Miro Cerar, the Minister of education,
science and sports, Professor Maja Makovec Brenčič, Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon and the director of the Slovenian Research
Agency, Professor József Györkös. Presentations of experiences of Slovenian ERC grantees concluded the session.
Professor Bourguignon proceeded by visiting the Jozef Stefan Institute and the University of Ljubljana, where the discussion
on the concepts of basic science was held in the afternoon gathering 50 eminent guests from Slovenian Science.
Photo: University of Ljubljana
The visit has been co-organised by the Slovenian Business and Research Association (SBRA) from Brussels and the National
Institute of Chemistry in co-operation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, the University of Ljubljana and Jozef