State secretary mag. Rifelj visited the stand of UL, Faculty of mechanical engineering at the International industrial fair in Celje

date: 05.04.2022

category: Sporočila za javnost

 

Today, at the International Industrial Fair in Celje, mag. Polona Rifelj, State Secretary for Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, visited the stand of UL, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

Mag. Rifelj was welcomed to the stand by the Dean, prof. dr. Mihael Sekavčnik, who took the opportunity of the short meeting to thank the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology (MGRT), which together with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports (MIZŠ) and the Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy (SVRK), supported by the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS), recognised the need for the decades-long efforts of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana, to acquire a new building and research equipment on the Brdo campus and to secure funding for this purpose from the 2021-2027 Cohesion Policy Programme supported by the Ministry of Regional Development and Regional Policy.

The Dean stressed that the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Regional Development and Trade understood that the technological (digital and sustainable) transformation of the economy and society depends on knowledge. "We are particularly pleased that UL's Faculty of Mechanical Engineering has been recognised as one of the most outstanding academic institutions focusing on research excellence, innovation, international engagement in research and collaboration with the business community. We are aware of our role and responsibility in the technological transformation of the economy. Therefore, in line with our strategic thinking, we are modernising our study programmes to ensure that our graduates are highly qualified and internationally competitive. With our new building and state-of-the-art research facilities, we will provide the Slovenian economy with a foundation for technological change and sustainable development," the Dean concluded.

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