Slovenia is a young country with a rich scientific tradition and a modern research and development system. The vibrant scientific community, which comprises public universities (University of Ljubljana, University of Maribor, University of Primorska, public research institutes and a few private ones as well as strong R&D units in the business sector, is on the cutting edge of knowledge and technological development. With the country’s population size estimated at around 2 million, Slovenian science amasses more the 11 thousand researchers, who produce 1.346 international scientific co-publications per 100,000 people. Slovenians have always valued language skills and education, which is clearly visible in the number of new doctoral graduates per 100,000, which currently stands at 355. Needless to say that science and research is embedded within the Slovenian culture.
The Slovenian government has ambitious goals and supports a high level of human resources and research infrastructures, with intensive international collaboration to improve the economic growth and quality of our life. A variety of scientific disciplines offer many opportunities for advancing research careers in Slovenia. From the point of view of the excellence of science, Slovenian researchers are most successful in the ERC panels of condensed matter physics and of products and processes engineering, the MSCA panels of engineering, physics, life sciences and chemistry, mainly in the following institutions that are covering a wide spectrum of subjects.