On Friday, 29 June 2018, the Conference of National University Rectors was held at the premises of the University of Nova Gorica in the Lanthieri Mansion.
The event was chaired by the Rector of the University of Nova Gorica Prof. Dr. Danilo Zavrtanik. The conference was also attended by the Rector of the University of Ljubljana Prof. Dr. Igor Papič, the Rector of the University of Primorska Prof. Dr. Dragan Marušič and the newly elected Rector of the University of Maribor Prof. Dr. Zdravko Kačič.
During the conference, the participants discussed the criteria for the admission of new members and prepared the draft regulations. The quality criteria are planned to be developed before the next meeting of the conference, within the framework of which it is also proposed to approve the final version of the regulations. In connection with the growing number of foreign students, the participants of the conference of rectors also discussed the procedures for obtaining the residence and study permit in Slovenia. The university rectors expressed their collective intention to reach an agreement with the Ministry of Public Administration on simplifying bureaucratic procedures.
During the conference, cooperation between Slovenian and Chinese universities was discussed separately. In particular, it was planned to prepare a preliminary draft of the national strategy for cooperation with Chinese universities.