Research fields:

  • Sports science/Kinesiology
  • Motor development and motor learning; mechanisms of adaptation of the motor system and functional capacity in humans – development-, environment- and lifestyle-specific


Rado Pišot graduated from the Faculty of Physical Culture (former name of the Faculty of Sports) of the University of Ljubljana, completed his master’s degree in the joint program of the Faculty of Sports in Ljubljana and the Faculty of Kinesiology in Zagreb, and obtained his doctoral degree in kinesiological science in 1997 at the Faculty of Sports in Ljubljana with the thesis “The Model of Motor Space of Six-and-a-Half-Year-Old Children before and after the Partialization of Morphological Characteristics”.
Since March 2013, Dr. Pišot has held the positions of director of the Science and Research Centre (ZRS) Koper and been a member of the Scientific Council of ZRS Koper. Before that he was, as its originator and founder, head of the Institute for Kinesiology Research (IKARUS) of ZRS from the time of its foundation in 2004 to March 2013.
In addition to research work, Dr. Pišot has been actively involved in the field of education throughout his career. He was one of the proposers and preparers of the basis for establishing the University of Primorska (UP), and the first dean of the Faculty of Education of UP in Koper (2003–2007). Between 2007 and 2011, Dr. Rado Pišot served as vice-rector for the area of scientific research and development at the University of Primorska. He promoted, co-designed and for several years coordinated new study programs in applied kinesiology of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd stages. Today, he cooperates on a regular basis with the Faculty of Sports in Ljubljana as a lecturer, and shares his research findings and ample professional experience with students of various study subjects at all stages of study at universities in Slovenia and abroad.
Rado Pišot has published numerous scientific articles and his scientific publications comprise over 700 units. His works are often cited in Slovenian and foreign literature. He has received extensive recognition for his professional and research work: the UP ZRS Glasnik znanosti (‘Herald of Science’) award; “Alfonso Borelli” international award for scientific contribution to the field of space physiology, presented by the University of Naples, Italy; Gold Plaque of the University of Primorska; title of Honorary Senator of the UP Faculty of Education; “Primorski Um” Distinction for achievements in the economy of Primorska; title of Honorary Invited Professor of the University of Zagreb; and the “Bloudek Plaque” of the Republic of Slovenia for contribution to the development of Slovenian sports.