On 3 December 2019, the University of Ljubljana celebrated 100 years of its existence and work, and Vice Rector for International and Interuniversity Cooperation Professor Biljana Antunovic, PhD, attended the ceremony on behalf of the University of Banja Luka.
Rector of the University of Ljubljana Professor Igor Papic, PhD, welcomed all the guests at the ceremony. Rector Papic thanked everyone who helped establish, maintain and develop the University. The ceremony was also attended by the British physicist and winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics and the honorary doctor of the University of Ljubljana, prof. Duncan Haldane, PhD.
The honorary patron of the event, Slovenian’s President Borut Pahor, conferred on the University of Ljubljana the Order of Merit for Distinguished Service for its contributions to the spiritual and cultural development of the Slovenian nation, promotion of the Slovenian language, and outstanding achievements in science and education.
The University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest institution of higher education in Slovenia, founded in 1919. It has 38,000 students and employs 6,000 professors, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and three art academies.
During her visit to the University of Ljubljana, Vice Rector Antunovic met with Vice Rector of the University of Ljubljana for Education Professor Barbara Novak, PhD. They talked about the past successful cooperation and about strengthening their future cooperation in science and education, with special emphasis on increasing the number of student and staff exchanges, which are already being successfully carried out between the two universities.