A Representative of the University of Nova Gorica Is Included into the Slovenia’s 100 Most Influential People Ranking 2017
The ranking of the 100 most influential representatives of Slovenia in 2017 has been recently published. The ranking was compiled on the basis of anonymous online voting. The list includes well-known politicians, entrepreneurs, scientists, cultural figures, journalists and TV presenters. Initially, 394 candidates for 784 nominations were submitted for consideration. The key criteria for listing were the influence of a particular person on life in and outside of Slovenia, as well as its reputation.
The first places in the ranking were taken by sportsmen — basketball players, active champions of Europe, Goran Dragić and Luka Dončić (1st and 2nd places), a downhill skier Ilka Štuhec (3rd place), the UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin (4th place), the coach of Slovenia’s national basketball team Igor Kokoškov (5th place) and the goalkeeper of Atletico Madrid Jan Oblak (6th place).
The top-ten also included the first lady of the USA Melania Trump, the president of the country Borut Pahor, the world’s best chef of 2017 Ana Roš and the majority owner of Postojnske Jame, d.o.o. Marjan Batagelj.
A teacher of the University of Nova Gorica, the famous astrophysicist Dr. Andreja Gomboc, took the 32nd place in the ranking. Dr. Roman Erala from the Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana) is in the 46th place.
Detailed information about the ranking is available here.