University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia. University with its rich tradition was founded in 1919. It has more than 40.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs approximately 5.600 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and three arts academies. The University of Ljubljana is renowned for its quality social, natural sciences, and technical study programmes and is listed amongst the top 500 universities in the world according to the ARWU Shanghai, Times THES-QS and WEBOMETRICS rankings.
The fundamental mission of the Biotechnical Faculty is to provide university level, advanced professional, and postgraduate education, as well as to carry out scientific research and technical and consulting work concerning the sciences of living nature, agriculture, forestry and the related production technologies. With a variety of educational and research programmes, the Biotechnical Faculty facilitates and encourages interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation in education as well as the integral research of the developmental problems that are increasingly multi-layered and intertwined with the interests of various professions. Thereby it must ensure in all scientific disciplines and study programmes high quality and internationally recognised scientific and professional connections, openness, and recognition, based on excellence.
The main role of University of Ljubljana, as a HEAT-SHIELD project partner, is to actively seek to communicate with relevant stakeholders in order to maximise expected research results impact. This includes consultation meetings with stakeholders from the key industry sectors across Europe and preparation of guidance documents based on the results of the previous work packages for open public consultation. Important task will be the publication by the consortium final reports, one for each industry sector addressed in HEAT-SHIELD. Final publications will incorporate the proposed strategies and recommendations of the project as well as an assessment of their health, economic and social benefits, and their impact on reducing inequalities.