The Science and Research Centre (UP ZRS) works on an interdisciplinary basis (involving humanist sciences, social, nature and biotechnological sciences) and dedicates special attention to studying the issues of the Mediterranean and upper Adriatic region.

The main activities of UP ZRS:

  • Fundamental and applied research
  • Expert studies and consulting
  • Education
  • Organisation of scientific and expert meetings
  • Publishing
  • Documentation and librarian activities

UP ZRS is actively integrating in international scientific cooperation and is connecting with similar organisations all around the world.

Researchers are also actively involved in the education process at all three Slovenian universities, thus ensuring the transfer of their know-how into the educational sphere.


History of UP ZRS

The Science and Research Centre of the Republic of Slovenia, Koper (ZRS Koper) was founded on 1 December 1994 by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia as well as the community of coastal municipalities (as legal successor of all three coastal municipalities: Koper City Municipality, Izola Municipality and Piran Municipality) and the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

In March 2003 ZRS Koper became the fundamental core of research activities of the newly established University of Primorska and was also given a new name: University of Primorska, Koper Science and Research Centre (UP ZRS).

The researchers at UP ZRS cooperate in the educational process at various faculties at the University of Primorska; at the same time, it is a kind of "incubator" for graduate and post-graduate study programmes at the University.



Name: Science and Research Centre
Abbreviation: UP ZRS
Head office: Garibaldijeva 1, 6000 Koper
Telephone: +386 5 663 77 00
Fax: +386 5 663 77 10


Responsible person: Prof. Dr. Rado Pišot, Research Councillor, Director

Identification number: 1810014006
Tax number: SI71633065
Sub-account at: 01100 - 6030347152
VAT taxable person: Yes


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