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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


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Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Jernej Pavšič: Metrological assessment of molecular approaches in diagnostics of human cytomegalovirus. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, March 30th, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at the B3 Lecture Hall, Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana.
You are kindly invited to participate at the 8th Conference on Experimental and Translational Oncology – CETO.
Association of Radiology and Oncology, and Co-chairs are kindly inviting you to participate at the 8th Conference on Experimental and Translational Oncology – CETO, which will be held in Grand Hotel Bernardin, Portorož, Slovenia, April 19 - 23, 2017.

The aim of the Conference is to promote the achievements of basic and clinical investigators presenting the results on mechanisms of tumor development and progression, as well as the introduction of new strategies for detection and in particular novel treatment strategies of cancer. Lectures, short oral presentations, selected from submitted abstracts and poster presentations will cover six major Conference topics:
- Genetic Toxicology
- Biomarkers, New Drugs and Therapeutic Targets
- Immunotherapy of Cancer
- Stem Cells and Cell Therapy
- Biomedical Applications of Electroporation
- Advances in Biomedical Technologies

The Conference is an ideal place for gathering of young prospective scientists with established colleagues, to promote the collaboration between academic and industrial institutions and to make new contacts between scientists from different regions.
All participants are also welcome to submit full-papers on their Conference contribution to Radiology and Oncology at, with open access at Degruyter.

We are kindly asking you to register at on-line application, starting from October 20th, giving more details about the meeting and additional information on the venue and hotel reservations. We are looking forward to welcome you in Slovenia in the spring and thank you for your response to the Secretariat of the Conference e-mail

The Slovene Human Resources and Scholarship Fund opened a call for grants for Doctoral studies for citizens of India.

The call is published at:

English translation of this call is expected soon!

Eligible candidates must complete university studies in India by September 30, 2017 at the latest, and must be less than 28 years old on October 1, 2017.


Call for archival abstracts is open until December 22, 2016: 

The details about the Conference (important dates, conference fee,
accommodation, contact addresses, etc.) can be found on the web site:


Can engineering solutions mitigate the climate change before we need to adapt? How can we build low carbon energy systems? How can we integrate water, energy, transport, waste and food systems so that we decouple development from growing use of resources? What are the societal and economic challenges before implementing clearly beneficial engineering solutions? What is the role of sustainable cities and regions?

These and many other questions are being asked and answered by researchers participating in the Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES Conference), also known as Dubrovnik Conference, an event devoted to scientists, engineers, policy makers, students and other
interested parties in the field of sustainable development. The first six SDEWES Conferences were held in Dubrovnik. Following the great success of the 10th SDEWES Conference in Dubrovnik with over 1200 abstracts submitted and more than 500 participants from 65 countries, the next one, the 11th, took place in Lisbon,
Portugal, with 694 abstracts and 304 participans from 51 countries. The 12th SDEWES Conference in Dubrovnik aims to live up to the success in previous years.

The 12th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES Conference, to be held in Dubrovnik in 2017, is dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from natural resources and replacing them with knowledge based economy, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars. One of the main issues of the coming decades is to improve efficiencies by integrating various life supporting systems, using waste from one, as resource in other, and in exact moment when it is beneficial to all, integrating electricity, heating, cooling, transport, water, buildings, waste, wastewater, industry, forestry and agriculture systems. Sustainability being also a perfect field for interdisciplinary and multi-cultural evaluation of complex system, the SDEWES Conference has become a significant venue for researchers in those areas to meet, and originate, discuss, share, and disseminate new ideas: 

Sustainability comparisons and measurements (metrics and indices; multi-criteria analysis; external costs; exergy analysis; footprint methods; emergy; life cycle analysis)

Green economy and better governance (circular economy; low carbon development/economy; resource efficiency; water reuse; jobs and regional development; macroeconomic analysis; financial and regulatory mechanisms; models and tools; rebound effect; energy economics; environmental economics; development economics; sustainability economics)

Smart energy systems (markets; demand response; integration of power, heating/cooling, transport, water and waste sectors; smart grids; dynamic electricity pricing, microgrids)

Energy policy (security of supply; climate change mitigation; energy transition; renewable energy support schemes; energy efficiency policy; employment creation; carbon pricing; markets; fossil fuel subsidies)

Smart transport systems and policy (fuel/carbon economy; transport electrification; congestion and road pricing; multimodal management; alternative fuels; social aspects; autonomous mobility; railways; shipping; aviation)

Water-energy nexus (water management; water system analysis; water pricing; water desalination; hydro energy; water-renewables integration, water resources; river basin management; arid areas)
Environmental policy and management (waste management; wastewater management; climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; air pollution policy; water pollution policy; land management; biomass management; rewilding; social aspects; strategic environmental impact assessment, environment and corporate social responsibility, quality management systems; environment management systems; eco management and audit schemes; occupational health and safety assessment systems; hazard analysis and critical control point; integrated management systems)

Agricultural policy (energy and water use in agriculture and food processing; food vs. biofuels; sustainability of biofuels production;)
Social acceptance (reform; NIMBY; nuclear; wind; biofuels; hydrogen; hidden and special interests; cost based pricing; inclusion; fossil fuel subsidy; green economy and employment; gender issues; energy poverty; energy affordability)

Sustainable resilience of systems (resilience of energy systems; resilience of water systems; resilience of environmental systems; resilience of agricultural systems; resilience of social systems; resilience of engineering systems )

Sustainable tourism (green hotels; certification)

Urbanism (smart cities; urban planning; zoning; transport; zero energy buildings/districts; sustainable energy action plans; district heating/cooling)

Regional planning and cooperation (sustainable islands; regions and cities; 100% renewable regions; )

Research, innovation and development (industry-academia partnership; quadruple helix; knowledge based society; knowledge management; learning curve; technology foresight; science diplomacy)

Education in sustainable development (governance; environmental awareness; higher education; engineering education)

Energy system analysis (energy planning; power system planning; smart energy systems; smart energy networks; natural gas system planning; 100% renewable energy systems; high penetration of renewables; island energy systems; development of energy planning tools; internalizing environmental externalities; electrification of transport; storage vs. grids vs. demand management; long term demand planning; integration of power and district heating systems; integration of power and water systems; integration of power and transport systems; power to gas)
Transport management (transport system analysis, dynamic road pricing; electrification of transport)

Renewable energy resources (biomass; biofuels; second generation biofuels; biogas; hydro; wind; solar; geothermal; wave and ocean; technical and economic potentials; barriers; cost and benefits; integration)

Primary energy resources (oil/oil peaking; gas; coal/coal peaking; nuclear fuels)

Renewable electricity generation systems (biomass; hydro; wind; offshore wind; high altitude wind; photovoltaic; concentrated solar thermal power; geothermal; wave; tide; ocean thermal)
Thermal power plants (clean coal; combined cycles; advanced cycles; flexible operation and cycling; carbon capture and storage/sequestration/reuse; nuclear)

District heating and/or cooling in smart energy systems (integration of renewable heat; cogeneration; industrial waste heat; waste to energy and CHP; power to heat; electric boilers; heat pumps; integration of CHP with district heating and electricity markets; heat maps; distribution)

Nano and micro technologies and science for sustainable development of energy, water, and environment systems
Advanced sustainable energy conversion systems (fuel cells; thermoelectric; thermionic; organic; ORC; waste heat recycling; thermoacoustic; piezoelectric)

Renewable heat systems (biomass; biofuels; biogas; solar; geothermal)

Biofuels and biorefineries (biodiesel; bioethanol; biogas; second and third generation biofuels; waste to biofuels; algae; anaerobic digestion; BTL; biorefineries; alternative fuel vehicles; infrastructure; sustainability assessment; pyrolysis; torrefaction; coproduction)

Alternative fuels (hydrogen; electro-fuels; power to gas; synthetic fuels; BTL; DME; CNG; resources; production; vehicles; infrastructure)

Hybrid and electric vehicles (first generation hybrid; plug in hybrid; charging; batteries; infrastructure)

Water treatment for drinking water

Water desalination (distillation; reverse and forward osmosis; electrodialysis; energy recovery; discharge management)
Waste and wastewater treatment and reuse (avoiding waste; composting; recycling; waste to energy; anaerobic digestion; gasification; mechanical biological treatment; mechanical heat treatment; plasma arc waste disposal; pyrolysis; RDF/SRF; combustion modelling)

Modelling for pollution avoidance and energy efficiency (CFD models; air pollution spreading; water pollution spreading; heat and mass transfer modelling combustion modelling)

Cogeneration, trigeneration, polygeneration (heat/cold and power; water and power; biofuels and power; transport and energy; food and energy; applications and operation strategies)

Storage (heat/cold storage; hydrogen storage; hydropower as storage; pump storage; compressed air storage; batteries; water storage; biofuels storage; storage optimisation modelling; financial support mechanisms; power market arbitrage)

Electricity transmission and distribution (grid extension and robustness; long distance transmission; power quality)
Gas security of supply (diversification; shale gas; extension of transmission pipelines; LNG; Southern Corridor)

Energy and water efficiency in industry and mining (cement and lime; construction materials; glass; pulp and paper; food industry; metallurgy; chemical industry; process optimisation; kilns; boilers; heat exchange networks; pinch analysis; exergy and exergoeconomic analysis; energy audits; water use and waste minimisation; eco-innovation; total site integration; life cycle assessment; eco-design and eco-labelling; product cycle assessment; cleaner production, environmental impact assessment)
Energy efficient appliances (smart appliances; labelling and standards; user behaviour)

Buildings (nearly zero energy buildings; passive buildings; smart buildings; smart metering; ICT; load and demand side management; green buildings; building codes and standards; buildings certification; HVAC; insulation; renewables integration; heat pumps; storage; sustainable architecture)

Energy markets (market/price coupling; liberalisation/deregulation; modelling; demand response; role of district heating; desalination and water pumping; storage; retail markets; grid parity; net metering)

Emission markets (emission trading system; cap and trade; transport participation)

Political aspects of sustainable development (long term planning; sustainable development goals; the role of political leaders and of voters; international conflict vs. sustainable development; security and sustainability; resource and political security)

IPS obtained Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 and is participating in the ERASMUS+ 2016 program, which allows for exchanges of students and professors.

The candidates are requested to fill the bilateral agreement and provide information about the contact person at foreign university, starting date and length of requested exchange to IPS Secretariat (

The IPS Senate will decide on received proposals until the funds are available.

Erasmus Policy Statement, Erasmus Charter and draft of a Bilateral Agreement on Erasmus exchange are published among documents for collaborators.

More information:
Expected IPS Senate Meetings:

Januar 17, 2017
Februar 14, 2017
Marec 14, 2017
April 11, 2017
Maj 16, 2017
30. maj 2017
4. julij 2017
5. september 2017
3. oktober 2017

Materials for the Senate meeting should be submitted at least 15 days before the meeting before 12 p.m. (midday).
The next diploma conferment ceremonies are scheduled for 20 June 2017.