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Postgraduate School

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Archive 2017

December

12/15/2017
The deadline for submission of materials the the Senate session in Januaryis 1st January 2018 till 12 o'clock.
 
12/15/2017
The IPS Secretariat will be closed during the Holidays from 25 December 2017 till 2 January 2018.

We wish you all Happy Holidays!
 
12/13/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Cormac Callanan entitled: Evaluation of user data protection and privacy provision in mobile networks with case studies. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, 22 December 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the E-5 Seminar Room (JSI).
 
12/13/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Bor Krajnc entitled: CO2 fluxes from soil and karst caves: determination of sources, pathways and interactions using a stable isotope approach. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, 22 December 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
12/13/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Vladimir Jovanovikj entitled: Context-aware security for protection of ubiquitous social systems. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, 21 December 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the E-5 Seminar Room (JSI).
 
12/12/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Boštjan Dolenc entitled: Condition monitoring, prognosis, and life extending control for solid oxide fuel cells. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, 22 December 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
12/12/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Viviana Golja entitled: Migration of nanoparticles from food contact materials. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, 15 December 2017, at 3:30 p.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 

November

11/27/2017
 
 
11/17/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Rok Kocen entitled: Viscoelastic properties of hydrogel-based materials for tissue engineering scaffolds. The Defence is scheduled for Monday, 27 November 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
11/14/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Nemanja Aničić entitled: Innovative coatings for applications in medicine: Application of the multifunctional V2O5- and MgO-based materials. The Defence is scheduled for Monday, 4 December 2017, at 4:30 p.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
11/14/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Jan Kralj entitled: Heterogeneous information network analysis for semantic data mining. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, 24 November 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
11/8/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Master Thesis of Ervin Šest entitled: Synthesis and application of graphene used for high absorption solar absorber coatings. The Defence is scheduled for Monday, November 20th, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Room.
 
11/7/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Master Thesis of Elma Birparić entitled: Cooperative localization in wireless sensor networks. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, November 23rd, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. at the IPS Lecture Room.
 

October

10/18/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Blaž Alič entitled: Chemistry of N-heterocyclic carbenes with selected fluoride compounds. The Defence is scheduled for Tuesday, 24 October 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
10/13/2017
We invite you to the 2nd Institute colloquium in the academic year 2017/18. The colloquium will be held on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 1 PM in the main Institute lecture hall, Jamova 39, Ljubljana.
Prof. dr. Serge Pérez

Department of Molecular Pharmacochemistry, CNRS-University Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France

Popular Glycoscience: Building, Seeing and Playing with Complex Carbohydrates

Glycoscience is the science and technology of carbohydrates, which are the most abundant biological molecules on Earth and make up part of the biology of all living organisms. Glycoscience is recognised worldwide as an emerging area with the potential for radically new biotechnological applications to solve several of the challenges faced by modern society. In two recently published monographs, “A Road-Map for Glycoscience in Europe” and “Transforming Glycoscience: A Roadmap for the Future” published respectively under the auspices of the European Science Foundation and the National Academies USA, a selected number of goals were identified. The presentation will focus on some issues, which are relevant to the field of structural biology and biophysics along with developments in computation and glycobio-informatics.

Cordially invited!
10/12/2017
We cordially invite you to attend the Deans Day of Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School which w ill take place on Friday, 13 October 2017.
The programme is as follows:
10:30 - Mushroom and chestnut picking. Meeting place is the Restaurant Orle (Gostilnica Orle).
After the picking, a mushroom soup will be prepared and chestnuts roasted on site.

All students as well as members of the IPS Academic Assembly are invited.

Please confirm your participation via e-mail to the following address: info@mps.si.

We hope to see you there!

IPS Students Council
10/10/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Ahmed Kreta entitled: Nanoscopic study of corrosion dynamics and properties of anticorrosion coatings on copper and aluminium alloys. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, October 27th, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 

September

9/26/2017
 
 
9/22/2017
53rd International Conference on Microelectronics, Devices and Materials with the Workshop on Materials for Energy Conversion and their Applications: Electrocalorics and Thermoelectrics, Jozef Stefan Institute, October 4-6, 2017
For more information click http://www.midem-drustvo.si/conf2017/
9/20/2017
 
 
9/19/2017
9/12/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Sandra Drev entitled: Twinning and polytypism in the spinel-chrysoberyl system. The Defence is scheduled for Monday, September 18th, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
9/12/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Ana Jerše entitled: Determination of iodine and its compounds in iodine enriched plants. The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Reactor Centre Podgorica.
 
9/5/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Master Thesis of Anja Drame entitled: Colorimetric assay for TiO2 nanoparticles detection in complex matrices as food samples. The Defence is scheduled for Monday, September 11th, 2017, at 10:00 at the IPS Lecture Room.
 
9/5/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Master Thesis of Iza Škrjanec entitled: Gender-based analysis of Slovene user-generated content. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, September 8th, 2017, at 9:00 at the Physics Seminar Room.
 
9/5/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Master Thesis of Vanja Mileski entitled: Tree methods for hierarchical multi-target regression. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, September 8th, 2017, at 9:00 at the IPS Lecture Room.
 
9/1/2017
We would like to inform you that the IPS Info Day will take place on Tuesday, 12 September 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the IPS Lecture Room (N205-N206).
 

August

8/22/2017
The IPS Student Council invites all interested students of all study programmes to write us at majda.pavlin@ijs.si or ipssc@mps.si and become part of our team.
Dear students!

Do you like organizing events? Do you have an idea on how to improve the study and other activities at the IPS? Are you interested in finding out how the Student Council works?

The IPS Student Council invites all interested students of all study programmes to write us at majda.pavlin@ijs.si or ipssc@mps.si and become part of our team.

We wish you a successful start of the new academic year!

IPS Student Council

July

7/24/2017
A position is available for a Young Researcher (PhD candidate) in Computer Science at the Jozef Stefan Institute, Department of Intelligent Systems, starting in the academic year 2017/2018.
The selected candidate will enroll at the Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School, PhD program Information and Communication Technologies, and participate in the research projects at the institute. The research area will be intelligent systems with a focus on evolutionary computation and advanced optimization methods. Maximum age of candidates is 28 years. They need to have the master degree obtained by 15 September 2017 at the latest. The preferred qualifications are Computer Science background, programming skills, and verbal and written communication skills. Accomplished research assignments, publications and awards represent a bonus. For application instructions see https://www.ijs.si/ijsw/Young%20researchers%2C%20fellowships. Candidates are invited to contact e9tajnistvo@ijs.si (cc: bogdan.filipic@ijs.si) by 31 July 2017.

7/11/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Blaž Belec entitled: Synthesis of composite nanoparticles with different core nanoparticles coated with a magnetic ferrite shell. The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Kolar Lecture Hall (K-7).
 
7/11/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Mateja Košir entitled: Thermoelectric materials based on ZnO. The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
7/11/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Marko Chersicola entitled: Molecular changes of the abscission zone of tomato leaves and flowers. The Defence is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18th, 2017, at 12:00 at the Lecture Room 5, Biological Centre, Večna pot 111, Ljubljana.
 
7/11/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Arsim Kelmendi entitled: Site diversity modelling of rain attenuation for satellite communication systems. The Defence is scheduled for Monday, July 17th, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
7/5/2017
The IOM Institute in Trieste opened a vacancy call for a postdoc position. The call in available here. The deadline for application is 25 August 2017.
 

June

6/30/2017
Between 9 and 13 October 2017, the Center for Technology Transfer and Innovation at the Jožef Stefan Institute will organize the 10th International Technology Transfer Conference in the framework of the Information Society 2017 multiconference.

At the conference, a special prize will be awarded for the best innovation, which will receive a monetary prize.

You can read more about the event in the leaflet and on the website below:

https://www.mps.si/dokumenti/Vabilo_na_ITTC.pdf

http://tehnologije.ijs.si/10ittc/en/

You are cordially invited to participate and pitch your idea!


 

6/29/2017

Accommodation for doctoral students, application until September 21, 2017


Dom podiplomcev Ljubljana (Dormitory for postgraduate students) offers subsidized accommodation for young researchers and scholarship holders (i.e. third-level students who have no citizenship of the Republic of Slovenia and do not have the status of a young researcher and receive a scholarship in the Republic of Slovenia). Their call for new students is open until September 21, 2017:


http://www.stud-dom-lj.si/bivanje/razpisi


Other doctoral students can also apply for accommodation at Dom podiplomcev at an economic price if there are rooms available. 


More information:


http://www.stud-dom-lj.si/en/residence-halls/locations/dom-podiplomcev-ljubljana

6/29/2017
On Tuesday, 27 June 2017, we awarded diplomas to the IPS students who have successfully completed the master and doctorate study programmes of Ecotechnologies, Information and Communication Technologies, and Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies.

Skupinska slika

Jerca Pahor, doktorica znanosti
Ecotechnology programme
Supervisor: Asst. Prof. Ajda Podgoršek Berke, Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stojan Stavber

Klementina Pušnik, doktorica znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Darko Makovec

Mojca Presečnik, doktorica znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Slavko Bernik

Rok Rudež, doktor znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Slavko Bernik

Boris Kraševec, doktor znanosti
Ecotechnology programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Branko Širok

Anže Abram, doktor znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Asst. Prof. Goran Dražić

Marko Petric, doktor znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Asst. Prof. Matjaž Kavčič

Jernej Pavšič, doktor znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jana Žel, Co-Supervisor: Dr. Mojca Milavec
 
Kristian Radan, doktor znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Boris Žemva

Barbara Bertoncelj, doktorica znanosti
Ecotechnology programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Barbara Malič, Co-Supervisor: Dr. Janez Rihtaršič 

Janja Završnik, doktorica znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Vito Turk, Co-Supervisor: Asst. Prof. Olga Vasiljeva

Andraž Krajnc, doktor znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gregor Mali

Tetiana Borzda, doktorica znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christoph Gadermaier, Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Viktor Kabanov

Nuša Pukšič, doktorica znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Monika Jenko, Co-Supervisor: Asst. Prof. Matjaž Godec

Janja Vidmar
, doktorica znanosti
Ecotechnology programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Radmila Milačič, Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Janez Ščančar

Petra Novak, doktorica znanosti
Ecotechnology programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Janez Ščančar, Co-Supervisor: Dr. Tea Zuliani

Peter Topolovšek, doktor znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christoph Gadermaier

Janez Starc, doktor znanosti
Information and Communication Technologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dunja Mladenić

Lovro Kramer, doktor znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. DDr. Boris Turk

Janez Kranjc, doktor znanosti
Information and Communication Technologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nada Lavrač, Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marko Robnik Šikonja

Jurica Levatić, doktor znanosti
Information and Communication Technologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sašo Džeroski, Co-Supervisor: Dr. Dragi Kocev

Helena Fajfar, doktorica znanosti
Ecotechnology programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Žiga Šmit

Štefan Možina, doktor znanosti
Ecotechnology programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stojan Stavber, Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jernej Iskra

Victor Vega Mayoral, doktor znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christoph Gadermaier

Urban Novak, doktor znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jože Grdadolnik

Aljaž Drnovšek, doktor znanosti
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme
Supervisor: Asst. Prof. Miha Čekada

Igor Perišić, magister ekotehnologije
Ecotechnology programme
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nives Ogrinc

We congratulate all master and doctoral graduates and wish them a lot of success in the future.

Our special thanks go to the Jožef Stefan Institute Choir who opened the ceremony with their rendition of Gaudeamus Igitur.

6/29/2017
We would like to inform you that the IPS Info Day will take place on Tuesday, 11 July 2017, at 12:30 p.m. at the IPS Lecture Room (N205-N206).
 
6/28/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Master Thesis of Damjan Vengust entitled: Synthesis and thermoelectric properties of molybdenum carbide nanowires. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, July 6th, 2017, at 12:00 at the IPS Lecture Room.
 
6/27/2017
 
 
6/21/2017
You are invited to the Demonstration Workshop on Sensing toxicants in Marine waters makes Sense using biosensors.

The SMS concept is based on a novel automated networked system, which includes a multi-modular apparatus (a coastal buoy or a floating platform) that hosts in a single unit - the Main Box - a Sampling Module and an Analysis Module.

The Workshop will be on 6 July 2017 at the Marine biology station Piran, National institute of biology, Fornače 41, 6330 Piran. You can find the Workshop program here.  

The Workshop is free. Please confirm your attendance to anja.simon@nib.si by 28 June 2017.

You can find more information on the SMS Project at www.project-sms.eu.

6/16/2017
 
  
6/13/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Mario Kurtjak entitled: New Antibacterial Nanomaterials based on Gallium, Gold and Hydroxyapatite. The Defence is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
6/8/2017
 
 
6/7/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Štefan Možina: AActivation of nitric acid in fluorianted alcohols for aromatic nitration and oxidation of alcohols. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
6/6/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Helena Fajfar: Analysis of glass, metal and mineral samples of cultural heritage objects with proton beam in the air. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, June 15th, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
6/1/2017
This colloquia will be in slovene.

May

5/24/2017
 
 
5/22/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Jurica Levatić: Semi-supervised learning for structred output prediction. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, June 2nd, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
5/17/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Tetiana Borzda: Non-Equilibrium Electron Dynamics in Semiconducting Transition Metal Dichalcogenides. The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Kolar Lecture Hall (K-7).
 
5/17/2017
You can find more information on the Summer School here.
 
5/17/2017
The Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana is organizing Cutting Edge 2017 on Tuesday, 19 September 2017. You can find more information here .
 
5/16/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Janez Kranjc: Web workflows for data mining in the cloud. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, June 1st, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
5/16/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Lovro Kramer: Targeting cysteine cathepsins in inflammatory diseases. The Defence is scheduled for Monday, May 29th, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
5/16/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Janez Starc: Machine Learning of Semantics for Text Understanding. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, May 26th, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
5/16/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Peter Topolovšek: Nanometric thin organic and inorganic layers and their use in perovskite solar cells and elastomers. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, May 26th, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
5/16/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Janja Vidmar: Quantification and sizing of metal-based nanoparticles in the environmental and biological samples. The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
5/16/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Petra Novak: Determination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in environmental samples by gas chromatography coupled with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, May 25th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
5/16/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Nuša Pukšič: Elastic relaxation and incipient plasticity at vicinal surfaces of copper and nickel studied by molecular statics and dynamics simulations. The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the IMT Conference Room.
 
5/16/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Andraž Krajnc: Solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance study of nanoporous materials for heat storage. The Defence is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
5/15/2017
 
 
5/5/2017
We invite you to the 21st Institute colloquium in the academic year 2016/17. The colloquium will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 1 PM in the main Institute lecture hall, Jamova 39, Ljubljana.

prof. dr. Mirjam Cvetič

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Modern String Theory Confronts Particle Physics and Black Holes

String theory, as the prime candidate for quantum unification of particle physics and gravity, sheds light on important fundamental questions of theoretical physics such as the microscopic structure of black holes and the geometric origin of particle physics. We review these developments, such as the introduction of extended objects - Dirichlet branes - and highlight the important geometric role these objects play in deriving particle physics and the microscopic structure of black holes. We also highlight recent progress made in deriving particle physics from F-theory, a geometric domain of string theory at finite string coupling, and focus on three family Grand Unified and Standard Model constructions.

Cordially invited!

To read the abstract click  http://www.ijs.si/ijsw/Koledar_prireditev. Past colloquia are posted on  http://videolectures.net/kolokviji_ijs.

5/5/2017
We invite you to the 20th Institute colloquium in the academic year 2016/17. The colloquium will be held on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 1 PM in the main Institute lecture hall, Jamova 39, Ljubljana.

Dr. Tony Raven

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Proof of concept funds at the University of Cambridge: history, operation, management and benefits.

Evaluation of the research system in the UK


Historically the UK has always been known for the quality of its science and inventions – the jet engine, penicillin, MRI etc. – but also for its failure to translate them into commercial success for the UK.   Starting with a new Government in 1997 the UK started on a journey that now places the commercialisation of its universities' research at the centre of its economic strategy and ranks in that activity alongside that of the international benchmark, the USA.

The journey we went through in the universities, university technology transfer and Government policy, the experiences we gained and the lessons we learnt – from academic culture change to the creation of university venture funds and the national evaluation of research and its impact – will be explored both from the UK and University of Cambridge perspective but also in the international context of growing interest in using science as a driver of future economies.

Cordially invited!

To read the abstract click  http://www.ijs.si/ijsw/Koledar_prireditev. Past colloquia are posted on  http://videolectures.net/kolokviji_ijs.

April

4/24/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Janja Završnik: The role of stefin B and cystatin C knockout on cancer progression and metastasis in mouse model. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, May 5th, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
4/21/2017
 
 
4/14/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Andrej Jerman Blažič: Extending taxonomy of serious computer games with emphasis on learnability and its application. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, April 21st, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the E5 Seminar Room.
 
4/11/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Barbara Bertoncelj: Influence of fiber weight content and fiber distribution on functional properties of glass-fiber reinforced composites. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, April 14th, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at the Kolar Lecture Hall (K-7).
 
4/11/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Kristian Radan: Interactions of xenon(II) fluoride with some metal tetrafluorides. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, April 13th, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
4/1/2017
Application to Erasmus+ Masterclass Courses:
http://shipcon.eu.com/erasmus-ka1-training-courses/

March

3/30/2017
JOŽEF STEFAN INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL in cooperation with JOŽEF STEFAN INSTITUTE, Jamova 39, Ljubljana announces a call for enrolment into the 2017/2018 academic year

MASTER AND DOCTORAL DEGREE POSTGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMMES:
1. NANOSCIENCES AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES
2. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
3. ECOTECHNOLOGIES
4. SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES*
*Applications for enrolment to the Sensor Technologies programme are available only for doctoral studies.  

Info Day

The dates of the Info Day will be announced on the IPS website in the news section. We will gladly send you any further information via our email (info@mps.si).

Enrolment Deadlines

Candidates for enrolment into postgraduate study programmes can apply in six enrolment deadlines:
1st Enrolment Deadline: The 1st enrolment period is from 27 February to 6 March 2017.
2nd Enrolment Deadline: The 2nd enrolment period is from 7 March to 2 May 2017.
3rd Enrolment Deadline: The 3rd enrolment period is from 3 May to 27 June 2017.
4th Enrolment Deadline: The 4th enrolment period is from 28 June to 29 August 2017.
5th Enrolment Deadline: The 5th enrolment period is from 30 August to 15 September 2017.
6th Enrolment Deadline: The 6th enrolment period is from 16 September to 30 September 2017.

Number of Open Positions

Doctoral degree study programmes for citizens of the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union: 20 open positions are available for each year at the Information and Communication Technologies programme, and 15 positions at all other programmes.

Master degree study programmes for citizens of the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union: 15 open positions are available for each year at each study programme.

Up to 50% of open positions are available for all other candidates. Parallel studies, change of study programme and other transitions are subject to the same rules as apply for the first enrolment.

Applications for Enrolment

The candidates submit their application for enrolment electronically through the eVŠ web portal which can be accessed through: http://portal.evs.gov.si/prijava.

  1. With a qualified digital certificate, the printed form is not sent by post but the application for enrolment is entered into eVŠ by the end of the application deadline. By the deadline, the candidate shall send to the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, by registered post, the attachments to the application which are requested in the call for enrolment (on the attachment, a reference to the number of application for enrolment and the study programme the candidate is applying for should be stated).
  2. Without the qualified digital certificate (with a username and password), the candidate shall submit the application form electronically to eVŠ, print it, sign it and send it with all the attachments requested in the call for enrolment by registered post by the end of the application deadline to the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The applications will be considered to have arrived on time:

  1. if the application was filled out and submitted with electronic signature in the eVŠ by the end of the application deadline and
  2. if the application was filled out in the eVŠ, printed in the same form as was submitted in the final version to the eVŠ, signed and sent by registered post to the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School by the end of the application deadline.

Mandatory attachments to the application:

  • short CV
  • Diploma or Degree Certificate – (certified) copy of the diploma certificate of the highest acquired education 
  • Motivation letter for studies at a particular study programme and the description of the research field (1 Page) 
  • Transcript of records – (certified) copy of the entire diploma supplement or a transcript of records with the average grade (from previous studies)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
  • Description and certificates of work experience (optional)
  • Photo for documents

Doctoral Studies Enrolment Requirements:

Students eligible to apply for enrolment into doctoral study programmes have graduated from:

  • a 2nd cycle study programme,
  • a direct master’s degree study programme, if evaluated with 300 credit points,
  • an earlier (before Bologna declaration) study programme for the university degree.

Graduates from earlier study programmes for acquiring specialisation who have concluded professional higher education programme have to fulfil study obligations worth 30 credit points of individual research work to enrol in the third-cycle study programme.

Graduates from earlier study programmes for acquiring the master of science degree or specialisation who have concluded the study programme for university degree shall be given recognition for 60 credit points worth of study obligations in the third-cycle doctoral study programme. Upon enrolment supplementary exams worth 24 credit points will be assigned individually to such candidates in order for them to acquire all the necessary knowledge. The exams are selected from the courses of the doctoral study programme. The sum of all credit points acquired from mandatory supplementary exams, individual research work, seminar II and III and potential elective courses amounts to 120 credit points, so the candidate acquires, together with the recognised 60 credit points, 180 credit points altogether.

If the number of candidates exceeds the number of available positions, the candidates are sorted and selected based on the criteria published on the website.

Master Studies Enrolment Requirements:

Eligible for enrolment in the first academic year of second-cycle study programmes are candidates who have graduated in the first-cycle study programmes in natural sciences, technical disciplines or computer science earning at least 180 credit points, or have completed higher education studies in these fields comprising at least three years of lectures. Candidates must also be proficient in English, which they can prove by language proficiency certificates.

Graduates from first-cycle study programmes in other disciplines, totalling 180 credit points, should address their applications to the IPS Study Commission, which defines study obligations to be met by candidates before enrolment in the first academic year. These obligations are defined from the teaching modules of the first-cycle study programme depending on the dissimilarity of the disciplines concerned, and total between 10 and 60 credit points. Candidates can fulfil these obligations either during their first-cycle degree studies, through advanced training programmes or by passing the relevant exams before enrolment in the master’s degree study programme.

Candidates who have completed first-cycle undergraduate study programmes, totalling 240 KT, in natural sciences, technical disciplines or computer science may enrol in the second academic year of the second-cycle studies and will be given recognition for 60 credit points worth of study obligations. On enrolment, their compulsory exams earning 18 to 21 credit points will be individually determined so that they can obtain knowledge and skills complementary to their previous studies. The student shall additionally have to acquire 60 credit points from individual research work, master thesis and other selected courses.

Other candidates that acquired more than 180 credit points during their undergraduate studies, specialist studies or in some other forms of education can address a request to the IPS Study Commission, which will discuss each case separately and determine the number of recognized second-cycle study obligations (60 credit points to the maximum).

In case the number of applicants exceeds the number of positions available, they shall be sorted and accepted on the basis of the following criteria: Achievements in the first-cycle studies (average and diploma grades), eventual work experience and other study or research achievements, prizes and awards stated in the CV and letter of motivation for studies.

Detailed Description of Study Programmes:

The Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme comprises the following fields of research:

  • nanomaterials: functional and quantum nanomaterials, magnetic nanoparticles, nanoceramics, nanowires, layered and single-layered nanomaterials,
  • properties of nanomaterials: research of electronic magnetic and optical properties in complex nanosystems and nonlinearities with femtosecond spectroscopy, 
  • application of nanomaterials as catalysts, nanosensors, electronic and computer elements and in biotechnology, pharmaceutical technology and environmental technology, 
  • molecular foundations of life sciences: nanobiology, molecular and structural biology, biochemistry, proteomics, cell biology etc.

The Information and Communication Technologies programme comprises the following fields of research:

  • computer structures and systems, including embedded, parallel and distributed systems,
  • knowledge technologies, intelligent systems, language technologies,
  • contemporary concepts in telecommunications, 
  • advanced internet technologies and applications, security and protection in ICT systems, 
  • automation, robotics and biocybernetics, computer automation and control.

The Ecotechnologies programme comprises the following fields of research:

  • sustainable development with the integration of environmental, technological, economic, social and health goals,
  • environmental management systems, environmental control and development,
  • enhancement of the effective use of raw materials and energy, waste minimisation and recycling, 
  • reduction of negative effects of production and transport on environment and people, as well as planned improvement of the endangered environment, 
  • development and application of clean technologies and products,
  • technology management.

Doctoral study programme Sensor Technologies comprises the following fields of research:

  • physical and chemical sensors,
  • sensors for ionizing photons and particles,
  • biosensors,
  • sensors and information and communication technologies.

Place of studies: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Duration of studies: 2 years for master study programmes and 3 years for doctoral study programmes.

The study programmes are published on the following website: http://www.mps.si/

3/20/2017
 
 
3/14/2017
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.
 
3/2/2017
 
 

February

2/27/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Marko Petric: Electronic Structure of Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Chlorine Studied by High Energy Resolution X-ray Emission Spectroscopy. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, March 9th, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
2/27/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Aljaž Drnovšek: The influence of atmosphere and surface topography of PVD hard coatings on their tribological properties. The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, at 12:00 at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
2/15/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Urban Novak: Study of Concanavalin A and Stefin B aggregation by IR spectroscopy. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
2/15/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Anže Abram: Synthesis and characterization of hydrothermally treated and functionalised zinc and aluminium surfaces. The Defence is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
2/6/2017
35 selected students will in May 2017 meet in Ljubljana with leading experts and top managers and gain an insight into the world of research and international business environment within the pharmaceutical industry.

The Regional BioCamp 2017 is a three day forum that brings together selected top students with distinguished experts and top managers. It is a great opportunity to gain direct insight into the world of research and international business environment within the pharmaceutical industry.

Regional BioCamp offers participants an excellent opportunity to:
•    Gain insight into the professional and business environment of the global pharmaceutical industry
•    Learn how science and practice, the profession and business connect for the benefit of the patient
•    Interact with key experts and leading managers from Lek, Sandoz and Novartis
•    Gain first-hand experience in starting up and managing a company
•    Explore career opportunities in different areas of the pharmaceutical industry
•    Network with talented students from other countries

From the program of Regional BioCamp 2017

Keynote presentations by leading scientists from academia, Lek, Sandoz and Novartis:
•    New developments in the generic pharmaceutical industry and biosimilars
•    Worldwide experience in biosimilars development
•    Starting a company
•    Immunotherapy - new treatment approaches
•    Patient view on treatment opportunities
•    Career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry

Students’ workshop:
•    How to develop and launch a pharmaceutical product

A visit to Sandoz development facilities in Slovenia.

For more information and application please visit: www.lek.si/biocamp or contact us at: biocamp.lek@sandoz.com.

January

1/31/2017
The Young Academy of Slovenia is opening a call for the award “Mentor of the year 2016”.
For the eight time, we will present the award to the best doctoral mentor. The selection procedure is based on evaluating the nominations sent out by current and ex doctoral students.

You can nominate your mentor if your are a doctoral student and were first enrolled in 2015 or earlier or you have already graduated and defended your PhD in 2014 or later.

If you had/have a great experience with your mentor, nominate him or her for the Mentor of the year 2016 award. The instructions are in the application for nomination. Send the filled in application to info@mladaakademija.si.

The deadline for the nomination is February 19th 2017.

1/25/2017

Congratulations to our student Uroš Jagodič and our professor Prof. Dr. Igor Muševič for publishing an article in Nature Communications!

http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14026
 
1/18/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Andraž Rešetič: Polymer-dispersed liquid crystal elastomers. The Defence is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31st, 2017, at 12:00 at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
1/17/2017
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Boris Kraševec: Glass wool layer formation and fibre density distribution in the collecting chamber. The Defence is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31st, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall.
 
1/13/2017
 
 
1/9/2017
We invite you to the11th Institute colloquium in the academic year 2016/17. The colloquium will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 1 PM in the main Institute lecture hall, Jamova 39, Ljubljana.
Asst. Prof. Tadej Rojac and Asst. Prof. Goran Dražić

Jožef Stefan Institute and National Institute of Chemistry

Domain wall conduction in bismuth ferrite

Ferroelectric bismuth ferrite has been extensively studied as a candidate material for high-temperature piezoelectric devices. One of the drawbacks of this material is its high electrical conductivity which mostly stems from the local conduction at the domain walls.  Mobile charged defects, accumulated at the domain walls to screen polarization charges, have been proposed in several ferroelectrics as the origin of this local conduction, however, the presence of defects has not yet been directly confirmed. Using state-of-the-art aberration corrected electron microscopy, we explained the p-type conduction mechanism at the domain walls of bismuth ferrite and thus contributed the missing piece for explaining domain-wall conduction in ferroelectrics. We elaborated two analytical methods allowing chemical analysis at the atomic scale, which lead to identification of iron (IV) ions and bismuth vacancies accumulated at the domain walls. Iron (IV) ions in bismuth ferrite are associated with electron holes, thus leading to p-type hopping conduction at the domain walls. We further showed that the local domain-wall conductivity can be tailored by controlling the atmosphere during high-temperature annealing. The results open up possibilities for engineering local conductivity in ferroelectrics thus advancing the development of ferroelectric materials for sensors, actuators, ultrasound transducers and even nanoelectronics.

To read the abstract click  http://www.ijs.si/ijsw/Koledar_prireditev. Past colloquia are posted on  http://videolectures.net/kolokviji_ijs.

Cordially invited!
1/4/2017
Two researchers from IPS, prof. dr. Aleš Švigelj and dr. Kemal Alič, received the Best Paper Award of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Systems Integration and Modeling. Congratulations!
The paper entitled »Network traffic modeling for load prediction: a user-centric approach« published in IEEE Network, authored by two researchers from Jozef Stefan International Post Graduate School, prof. dr. Aleš Švigelj and dr. Kemal Alič, and dr. Radovan Sernec from Telekom Slovenije, was selected for the Best Paper Award of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Systems Integration and Modeling. The award was presented during the prestigious IEEE Globecom 2016 conference held in December in Washington D.C., USA. The paper addresses an innovative user-centric approach to network traffic modelling that was validated and used in the process of introducing, optimizing, and planning of new services at the Slovenian national telecom operator and service provider.
1/4/2017
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 www.radioloncol.com, with open access at Degruyter.

We are kindly asking you to register at on-line application, starting from October 20th http://www.ceto.si, 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 info@ceto.si.