Institutes

The main objective of the Science and Research Centre Koper is to become the referential centre of scientific, research and developmental activity in various fields and scientific disciplines, examined and developed by eight institutes.
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Institute for Social Studies

Researchers of the Institute for Social Studies are able to combine mutual diversities in a constructive manner and provide a critical response to the current social issues. We share an uncompromising commitment to the scientific ethics and strive towards international exchange and academic cooperation.
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Institute for Philosophical Studies

The institute is the core institution in the Primorska region that studies classical and contemporary philosophical topics within the scope of fundamental and applied studies. The researchers at the Institute are experts in modern philosophy, social and environmental ethics, comparative religion studies including theology and feminist studies. The field of intercultural philosophy is also well developed within the scope of Institute's work, combining the researchers in the fields of Islamic, Indian and Chinese philosophies.
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Institute for Linguistic Studies

To research language and word art in cross-border, marginal areas of Slovenian culture represents a special challenge for each individual researcher and the Institute for Linguistic Studies of the ZRS Koper as the fundamental research unit in linguistics, literary theory and history. Such work in the field of cultures and languages in contact causes constant comparison, verification and development of existing theoretical concepts as well as concrete cultural and linguistic practices and as the expansion of Slovenian cultural identity with Mediterranean multi-cultural component.
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Institute for Kinesiology Research

The Institute for Kinesiology Research (IKARUS) was founded with the vision to develop a ‘different’ kinesiological science in Slovenia. And »Kinesiology for the Quality of Life« still remains the vision of our team of researchers who work in the fields of kinesiology and ergonomics. Numerous projects and renowned scientific results confirm our work, motivate us and promise us a better tomorrow.
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Mediterranean Institute for Environmental Studies

With an interdisciplinary and holistic approach, The Mediterranean Institute for Environmental Studies aims to contribute to a rational, sustainable and inclusive development of society, reconciling economic development with environment. Research goals are harmonized with social values, ethics, stakeholders’ interests, local and global priorities for conservation of ecosystem services and biodiversity. Through the program of scientific and research work, the Institute promotes the transition to low-carbon society, adaptation to climate changes and a human development within Earth’ carrying capacity.
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Institute for Oliveculture

Nineteen centuries ago, it was the Greek historian Pausanias who probably mentioned Istrian olive oil for the first time. Later on, olive trees of this area were described by Carlo Hugues in his work Elaiografia Istriana, and olives became the focal point of research for the two beginners of the modern day oliveculture, professor France Adamič, Ph.D., and Stanko Kovačič, Ph.D. The development of an olive oil brand was the first research project of the Scientific and Research Centre.
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Law Institute

Law Institute was founded with the aim to widen the area of research covered by the ZRS Koper institutes. Future goal of the Institute is to develop an interdisciplinary approach to the phenomenon of law, which is enabled by the cooperation with other institutes within the framework of Science and Research Centre, especially with the Institute for Philosophical Studies, Institute for Social Studies, Institute of Historical Studies, Institute for Linguistic Studies and others.
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Institute for Historical Studies

Institute is regarded as a reference research centre for the cross-border area at the junction of the South Slavic, Romanic and Germanic area in the northern Adriatic. It is directing its potentials in border studies in the contact area between Central Europe and the Mediterranean in the »long term« from the early modern to the latest history, as well as in studying the political, ideological, economic, social, cultural and religious dynamics of this region in wider cultural space and in a global context.
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Infrastructural Units

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Centre for Mediterranean Cultures

The mission of the Centre for Mediterranean Cultures is to create, disseminate and transfer knowledge in the field of exploitation of natural resources, with an emphasis on olive growing, Mediterranean agriculture, biodiversity and Mediterranean diet with a Mediterranean lifestyle, all that can contribute to the sustainable development of the local and regional area.
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Centre for Venetian History and Cultural Heritage

Scope of the Centre’s activities comprises the studies, the presentation and the documentation of material and unsubstantial cultural heritage with the help of modern information technology.
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Centre for IT and Technical Support to Research

CIIPR supports the operations of almost all segments of the ZRS Koper. It follows the principles of reliability, safety and accessibility of ICT, since they are the pre-condition for quality scientific and research worki.
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Public Opinion Research Centre

Public Opinion Research Centre implements public opinion, market and targeted research by using quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The Centre comprises of a team of researchers from various fields, who are distinguished by professionalism, reliability, flexibility and many years of experience. In the process of the project preparation and implementation we closely cooperate with clients in order to design research that applies to their needs and goals while ensuring its quality implementation in adherence with the highest ethical and professional criteria.
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Centre for Cooperation with China

The Centre for Cooperation with China at the ZRS Koper was established in 2017 to provide a research hub for cooperation with China and to function as a regional international think-tank for cooperation with China. Current Euro-Asian initiatives and strategies for trans-Eurasian connectivity include the Northern Adriatic area as one of the key regions for which CCC will provide a regional platform for research, networking, consulting and education in general.
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Centre for Project Management

In order to succeed in achieving research and development goals, research must be accompanied by efficient planning and project management, cooperation with partner organisations, financial resources management and implementation of other administrative tasks. The Centre for Project Management ensures specialised expert support to international developmental and research projects, thus contributing to the realisation of ZRS Koper development goals.
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Laboratory IKARUS

Laboratory supports research activities as well as professional work of the Mediterranean Health Centre, and since 2015 it accredited services for the FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. It covers top quality research and diagnostics, equipment for monitoring human biomechanics, physiological responses, biochemistry, cognitive responses, sport performance tests, etc. It offers services to all classes and ages within the populations, from children, athletes, to elderly and patients of any kind.
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Laboratory of the Institute for Oliveculture

Laboratory is highly specialized infrastructural unit and was appointed as the holder of the national etalon in the field of food of plant origin/olive oil with the decision issued by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia. Along that the national panel for sensory testing of virgin olive oil is also accredited within the laboratory. Laboratory holds the SIST EN ISO 17025 accreditation .
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Mediterranean Health Centre

The MHC with its laboratory unit will provide support to the research of the Institute for Kinesiology Research, to the pedagogical work of our co-workers, as well as to the new diagnostic centre, the accredited FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. In this way, the laboratory’s output will be broadly accessible to the public and will integrate extensively in society on the national and international level.
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Library

Library operates within the scope of the ZRS Koper as its infrastructural organisation unit. It can be categorised as a typical research library with activities predominantly aimed at supporting expert and research work of the associates of the ZRS Koper. Since 1996 it's a full member of the national Co-operative Online Bibliographic System & Services COBISS.
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Publishing house Annales ZRS Koper

The publishing activity of the Publishing House Annales ZRS Koper is based on the traditional approach of intellectual property development and, consequently, on the dissemination of the academic and didactic production of the scientific community. Its successful operation and recognised publishing label, under which scientific and professional monographs, scientific journals, proceedings of national and international meetings, and different information materials are published, significantly contributes to the reputation of the Slovenian scientific and academic sphere.
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