Jožef Stefan Institute

Institut "Jožef Stefan"

The Jožef Stefan Institute is the largest research institute in Slovenia. The main research areas are physics, chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, information technologies, reactor physics, energy and environment. Out of 800 employees, 400 are Ph.D scientists.

The Institute was founded by Yugoslav State Security in 1949 for atomic weapons research. Initial Nuclear Institute Vinca in Belgrade was established in 1948, followed by Rudjer Boskovic in Zagreb in 1949 and IJS as an Institute for Physics within the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. It is today involved in a wide variety of fields of both scientific and economic interest. After close to 60 years of scientific achievement, the Institute has become part of the image of Slovenia.

Over the last 60 years it has created a number of important institutions, such as the University of Nova Gorica , the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School and the Ljubljana Technology Park.
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