We are an independent non-profit organization
which supports highly talented students and scholars.

We aim to enhance Slovenian education activities and unite Slovenian scholars and educators across the globe. We offer a variety of high-impact grants and endowment programs, teaching and learning materials, as well as international exchange of students and faculty.

We also strive to support and coordinate business and investment opportunities in Slovenia and other Central and Eastern European countries.

Our three core values are permeated by a special care for Slovenian heritage.

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Academic Excellence

We seek an uncompromising standard of excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship within and across disciplines.

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Character Formation

We seek to form the whole person: men and women distinguished by intellectual rigor, moral character, community building and the ability to make ethical decisions.

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Dedicated Service

We seek to prepare global citizens who advocate for the benefit of humanity and contribute to the intellectual, economic and cultural vitality of society by serving those in need and promoting the flourishing of all.


Former President Pahor’s Letter

Ladies and Gentlemen,

it is with great honour and pride that I welcome your initiative to integrate the potential of young Slovenian academics working in the United States, mainly because I sincerely believe that the knowledge society is the only society of the future, and that our existence and development depend on the foundations that we build for such a society. I have repeatedly stressed that young people should seek knowledge abroad if they wish to do so, while the state must create the conditions for them to be able to, and wish to, return…

Former President Pahor’s Letter

Ladies and Gentlemen,

it is with great honour and pride that I welcome your initiative to integrate the potential of young Slovenian academics working in the United States, mainly because I sincerely believe that the knowledge society is the only society of the future, and that our existence and development depend on the foundations that we build for such a society. I have repeatedly stressed that young people should seek knowledge abroad if they wish to do so, while the state must create the conditions for them to be able to, and wish to, return when they wish. I am convinced that the intellectual potential of Slovenian youth, enriched with experience obtained abroad, may give Slovenia the impetus to rank among the most developed European countries.

Therefore, I believe that the establishment of the Foundation is a small but resolute step in this direction, and that Slovenia will benefit greatly from intercontinental integration in scientific and educational fields. The relatively confined Slovenian education system offers a great challenge for future organisation of this field, while the strengthened partnership at this level will be an excellent stepping stone for students and researchers in Slovenia in their personal as well as institutional development and better integration. In the future society, i.e. the knowledge society, not only will the integration of young people be welcome, but necessary.

Therefore, I see the establishment of the American-Slovenian Education Foundation primarily as great support for young scientists in maintaining contact with their homeland, and at the same time as contributing significantly to the integration of Slovenian scientists in the USA and vice versa.

Further to that, it should be noted that, not only is the Foundation a valuable acquisition in the scientific and educational field, but also a platform for strengthening economic cooperation through the exchange of students and professors and the integration of potential investors.

I hope that this type of cooperation in particular will become a key element in closer political relations between the USA and Slovenia.

As President of the Republic, I support initiatives that facilitate and enable young people to enter a world of new and better opportunities. Therefore, I extend my sincere thanks to those who will support the activities of the Foundation and thus contribute to making the future society a society of knowledge rather than the society of a lost generation.

Borut Pahor
The President of the Republic of Slovenia

Embassy of Slovenia in Washington

The Foundation strives to strengthen the link between Slovenia and the U.S. by advancing programs for students and educators that will encourage growth, exchange of ideas, character formation, and community building. ASEF links promising students in Slovenia with university and industry mentors in America and does the same for American students in Slovenia; it sponsors individuals educated in the U.S. to give back by participating in the academic and professional spheres in Slovenia; and it fosters shorter cultural exchange programs for students.


Distinguished sponsor

Nataša Pirc Musar
President of the Republic of Slovenia

Board of directors

Thomas Brandi
Brandi Law Firm; Slovenia’s Honorary Consul; University of San Francisco
Bojana Fazarinc
Former Director of Global Marketing Services and Brand Management at Hewlett-Packard
Melita Gabrič
Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Canada
John M. Hutar
President and CEO at San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
Andrej Košmrlj
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
Jure Leskovec
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University
B. Matija Peterlin M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, UCSF
Joži Plut
Executive Assistant to the City Manager at City of Belmont
Peter Rožič, S.J.
Director, Jesuit European Social Centre, Brussels
John P. Vidmar
Honorary Consul for Slovenia, Chicago
Tone Kajzer
Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the United States

Advisory board members

The ASEF is pleased to be able to draw on the experience, insights and ideas of its Advisory Board.
Jernej Barbič
Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Southern California
Michael Biggins
Affiliate professor, Slavic languages and literatures, University of Washngton; Slovene to English literary translator; Executive board member, Society for Slovene Studies
Matej Drev
Viaduct Inc.
Zvonko Fazarinc
Former Director, Hewlett-Packard R&D Labs; Consulting Professor, Stanford
Thomas R. Harkin
U.S. Senator (Retired); Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement
Sara Isaković
Olympian Medalist
Petra Mitchell
President and CEO, Catalyst Connection; Slovenia’s Honorary Consul in Pennsylvania
Joseph A. Mussomeli
Former U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia
Tim Perčič
President of American Mutual Life Association
William J. Perry
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense; Emeritus Professor, Stanford University
Joe Valenčič
The Polka Hall of Fame Founding Trustee, Historian, Muesum Director
Žiga Vavpotič
Peter J. Verovšek
Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations at Sheffield University, UK
Lucky Vidmar
Partner at Hogan Lovells and Slovenia’s Honorary Consul in Denver
Mark V. Vlasic
Adjunct Professor of Law & Senior Fellow, Institute for Law, Science & Global Security, Georgetown University; Principal, Madison Law & Strategy Group PLLC
Urška Velikonja
Professor of Law, Georgetown University
Ajša Vodnik
Executive Director of American Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia

ASEF Institute for Education and Research

dr. Marinka Žitnik
Barbara Zagorc
Head of Operations and Research Assistant in the Field of Sociology
Iris Bečaj
Professional Associate
Kaja Cunk
Project Manager
dr. Dejan Valentinčič
Head of the Center for Social Science Research
dr. Željko Oset
Senior Research Associate
Anastasiia Romanenko
Eva Štingl
Hana Gradišnik
Sara Gradišnik
Mark Anže Šustar
Stela Kocbek

Other members of the executive committee at the ASEF Institute

Jože Rožanec
ASEF Fellows Association; Qlector d.o.o.
Nina Leskovec
Rok Sekirnik
BIA Separations
Matej Drev
Viaduct Inc.
Jure Leskovec
Full Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University

Past Board Members

Božo Cerar
Former Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the U.S.
Tanja Dominko
Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
B. Lee Peterlin
Associate Professor of Neurology, Director of Headache Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Nadine Prah
Advisory Council Member of Atlas Network and a CPA (retired)
Jacqueline Widmar Stewart
Author and Education Advocate, Retired Attorney and Judge pro tempore
Johnny Young
Former US Ambassador to Slovenia; CIEE; Former Director of Migration and Refugee Services at USCCB

Deceased Advisory Board Members

France Rode
Research and Development Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Labs; Entrepreneur
Joseph F. Sutter
Chief Engineer for the Boeing 747; Boeing Senior Advisory Group Member
James L. Oberstar
Retired Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-8 MN)
Anton Mavretič
Center for Space Engineering, Boston University; Founder of SIAT of Boston, LLC

Professors Hosting Junior Fellows

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Antlej Kaja
Lecturer In Industrial Design, Deakin University
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Barbič Jernej
Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
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Beguš Gašper
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, UC Berkeley
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Beloglavec Hana
Assistant Professor of Trombone, Louisiana State University
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Bračič Ana
Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Michigan State University
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Čaval Saša
Lecturer and researcher, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS) and Stanford Archaeology Center
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Dolničar Sara
Professor of Tourism, Business School, The University of Queensland
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Dolšak Nives
Professor & Director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle
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Drenik Andres
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Texas
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Fidler Sanja
Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada
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Fikfak Veronika
Associate Professor of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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Fon Tacer Klementina
Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology and Oncology, Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine
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Golob Deeb Janina
Associate Professor of Periodontics, Virginia Commonwealth University
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Gorjanc Gregor
Group Leader (Reader), The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh
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Haule Kristjan
Professor of Physics, Rutgers University
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J. O’Donnell Timothy
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, McGill University
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Jamnik Mateja
Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of Cambridge
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Jeraj Robert
Professor of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin
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Karlovšek Jurij
Senior Lecturer of Geotechnical Engineering at University of Queensland
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Kobe Boštjan
Professor, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
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Košmrlj Andrej
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
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Krainc Dimitri
Professor of Neurology, Northwestern University
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Križaj David
Adjunct Professor in Neurobiology & Anatomy and Professor in Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences, University of Utah
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Leskovec Jure
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University
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Luka Pocivavsek
Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago
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Mohar Bojan
Professor of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, Canada
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Murn Jernej
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside
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Novak Vesna
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati
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Pavličev Mihaela
Professor, Department of Theoretical Biology, University of Vienna
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Plecnik John
Associate Professor of Law, Cleveland State University
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Poplin Alenka
Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning, Iowa State University
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Pristavec Teja
People Research Scientist, Meta (Facebook); Washington, DC, USA
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Prša Andrej
Professor of Astrophysics and Planetary Science, Villanova University
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Rašković Matevž
Associate Professor of International Business & Strategy, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
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Šajna Mateja
Professor of Discrete Mathematics, University of Ottawa
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Saksida Tina
Associate Professor of Management, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Šali Andrej
Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California San Francisco
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Sarlah David
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
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Seljak Uroš
Professor of Astrophysics, University of California, Berkeley
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Slapničar Sergeja
Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Queensland
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Song Dawn
Professor of Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley
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Trkov Mitja
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Rowan University
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Trstenjak Verica
Professor of European law, Sigmund Freud University, University of Vienna (LLM Program) & University of Ljubljana
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Ule Jernej
Professor, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, University College London & The Francis Crick Institute
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Velikonja Urška
Professor of Law, Georgetown University
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Verbič Gregor
Associate Professor of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney
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Verovšek Peter
Assistant Professor in History and Theory of European Integration, University of Groningen, Netherlands
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Žefran Miloš
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
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Žitnik Marinka
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard University
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Jure Zupan
Zupan Jure
Professor of Physics, University of Cincinnati

Professors and Mentors in Slovenia

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Albreht Tit
Assistant Professor at Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana
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Antončič Boštjan
Professor of Entrepreneurship at the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana
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Battelino Tadej
Professor at Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana
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Dragoš Anna
Senior Research Associate at the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana
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Fortuna Barbara
Principal at the ERUDIO grammar school
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Godec Vita
Doctor of Chemistry, Lenis Farmacevtika
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Grobelnik Marko
Jozef Stefan Institute
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Klemenčič Marina
Assistant Professor at Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana
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Korelc Jože
Professor in Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana
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Kosec Gregor
Director for Research & Development at Acies Bio Ltd.
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Kosem Franc
Slovenska Filharmonija
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Miklavčič Damijan
Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
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Pajk Žontar Tanja
Assistant Professor at Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana
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Plut Theresa
Assistant Professor at the Academy of Music, University of Ljubljana
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Sipoš David
Founder of Studio Siposh
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Šraj Lebar Tanja
Teach. Assist. at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana.
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Strahovnik Vojko
Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts
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Tori Andraž
Co-founder of Zemanta
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Vodovnik Žiga
Full Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana


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Anamarija Šporčič
Department of English, Faculty of Arts Ljubljana
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Bratko Ivan
Professor of Computer Science, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana
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Časar Zdenko
Head of Early Stage Development, Lek d. d.; Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana
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Sašo Grozdanov
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana and Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Edinburgh
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Tamara Pavasović Trošt
Associate Professor of Sociology at the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Tomaž Deželan
Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana
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Weingerl Petra
Assistant Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Maribor
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Ziherl Primož
Professor of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana; Scientific Councilor, Jožef Stefan Institute
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Zwitter Matjaž
Professor of Medical Ethics, Medical Faculty, University of Maribor

Meet Our Lifetime Achivement Award Recipients


Sunita L. Williams

Sunita Williams was born in Euclid, Ohio, to Indian American neuroanatomist Deepak Pandya and Slovene American Ursuline Bonnie (Zalokar) Pandya, who reside in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Williams’s paternal family is from Jhulasan in the Mehsana district in Gujarat, India, while her maternal great-grandmother Mary Bohinc (originally Marija Bohinjec), born in Slovenia, immigrated to America as an 11-year-old with her mother, 1891 Slovene emigrant Ursula (Strajhar) Bohinac. Williams graduated from Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts, in 1983. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in physical science from the United States Naval Academy in 1987 and a Master of Science degree in engineering management from Florida Institute of Technology in 1995. Sunita L. Williams (Suni) was selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1998 and is a veteran of two space missions Expeditions 14/15 and 32/33. She is currently training for the first post-certification mission of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft – the second crewed flight for that vehicle – and her third long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station. Williams and her crewmates are working closely with Boeing to develop their new spacecraft systems, which will provide roundtrip crew transportation services to the International Space Station and, along with SpaceX’s CrewDragon, return the ability to launch humans into space from United States soil.


Prof. Mia Rode

Prof. Mija Rode has dedicated her whole life to promote Slovenia, Slovenian language and culture in the US. Her extraordinary work is recognized by ASEF as extremely important and the one which is deeply connected with ASEF’s mission of building bridges between Slovenia and Slovenes all around the world. Prof. Rode was born and raised in Slovenia, moving with her family to Chicago at the age of 20. She obtained her master’s degree in library studies at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. She then got a job at the Stanford University Library, where she was quickly promoted to head the department, managing successful projects such as Early American Imprints and Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature. She was also appointed Stanford’s representative in the Library of Congress and Senior Librarian Emerita at the university. After her retirement, she worked on upgrading the Slovenian language syllabus and taught Slovenian in the Slovenian community in San Francisco and northern California. Prof. Rode also played an important role in founding the Slovenian course at Stanford last year as part of Stanford’s Language Center, which was a project of the Ljubljana Faculty of Arts. The program has proved popular and is already attended not only by Slovenians living abroad or their descendants but also by other young people interested in Slovenia.


Prof. Dr. Duncan Haldane

In 2016 Prof. Dr. Duncan M. Haldane became the first Slovenian to receive the Nobel Prize in Physics. He is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics at Princeton University, where his research focuses on topological states of quantum condensed matter, such as topological insulators. Prof. Haldane was born in London in 1951, in a medical family who greatly valued science and education. His mother, Ljudmila Renko, came from the Slovenian village Borovlje, located today in the Austrian side of Koroška (Carinthia). His father was a psychiatrist and came from Scotland. Ljudmila was a medical student working in a hospital when she met Prof. Haldane’s father, at the time an army doctor in the British Occupation Forces at the Austria-Slovenia border. Prof. Haldane’s parents’ backgrounds gave him a multicultural heritage, with relatives in both Scotland and in Slovenia/Austria. His family often visited Borovlje for summer holidays, so he became reasonably fluent in German. Prof. Haldane says his command of Slovenian sadly remained very basic. His mother was very proud of her heritage. Although Prof. Haldane grew up in London, without a trace of a Scottish or Slovenian accent, he self-identified as half-Scottish, half-Slovenian. Haldane earned his B.A. in 1973 and Ph.D. in 1978, both from the University of Cambridge. From 1977 to 1981 he was a physicist at Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France. He joined the faculty at the University of Southern California in 1981. He served as a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill from 1985 to 1988, and was a professor at the University of California-San Diego from 1986 to 1992. He was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in 1986 and awarded a Sloan Foundation fellowship from 1984 to 1988. He is known for a wide variety of fundamental contributions to condensed matter physics including the theory of Luttinger liquids, the theory of one-dimensional spin chains, the theory of fractional quantum hall effect, exclusion statistics, entanglement spectra and much more.


Dr. Edi Gobec

Dr. Edi Gobec’s life work has been to study, document, and preserve the influence of Slovenian culture all over the world. Dr. Gobec published a book named “Slovenian American Inventors and Innovators” which catalogs the tremendous achievements of Americans of Slovenian lineage. This book is replete with biographical information on the people responsible for the development of some of the most interesting innovations of the last 50 years. Dr. Gobec is also the founding director of the Slovenian Research Center in Cleveland. In 2020 The President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor awarded the Order of Merit to Dr. Gobec, for his life’s work and contribution to the recognition of Slovenia and the enrichment of knowledge about the achievements of Slovenes abroad.


Dr. Ronald Sega

Dr. Ronald Sega is an American astronaut with Slovenian roots (his grand-parents were born in Loški potok). He is currently a professor of systems engineering and Vice President for Energy and the Environment at the Colorado State University Research Foundation but is known by all the outstanding achievements during his work as the astronaut at NASA since 1991. From November 1994 to March 1995, Sega was the NASA Director of Operations, Star City, Russia (The Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center) responsible for managing NASA activities at Star City. These activities involved building an organization and infrastructure to support astronaut and cosmonaut mission and science training for flight on the Russian Space Station Mir. He also participated in training on Russian Space Systems and was the first American to train in the Russian EVA suit (Orlan) in their underwater facility (Hydrolaboratory). A veteran of two space flights (STS-60 in 1994 and STS-76 in 1996), Sega logged over 420 hours in space. (Source: US Embassy)


Dr. Zvonko Fazarinc

Dr. Zvonko Fazarinc became interested in electronics during his schooling in Celje. The path took him to America, where he moved with his entire family. His hitherto successful work enabled him to enroll at Stanford University in California. In 1965, he began to work at Hewlett-Packard Laboratory. Because of the great development opportunities and a good income remained loyal to the small firm at the time. However, he began lecturing certain fields of physics and electrical engineering in the electrical engineering department at Stanford University. At Hewlett – Packard Company, he has led a number of research projects since 1972 with medical, analytical, communication and systems fields. He participated in many inventions, including the important development of the minicomputer and GPS.


Dr. France Rode

Dr. France Rode studied electrical engineering at the University of Ljubljana and after completing his studies gained experience in Germany. In 1960, he moved to the USA and made San Francisco his home. He successfully completed his Master’s Degree in Biomedicine at NorthwesternUniversity in Illinois in 1962 and, in the same year, started working at Hewlett-Packard in California, where his exceptional scientific path began. He was one of the leading engineers for more than twenty years. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard included Dr. Rode in the team of engineers focusing on the development of computing devices of the smallest dimensions. One day, Hewlett pointed to a clumsy desk calculator weighing almost 20 kilograms and said to the group of development engineers, including Dr. Rode, that he wanted to see that in a size which would fit into his shirt pocket. The engineers began developing a new device by first measuring the size of their boss’s pocket. The innovative HP-35 pocket calculator was then created. The greatest credits for producing the first integrated circuit and the design of a miniature processor were ascribed to Dr. Rode. Dr. Rode constantly developed new challenging products. After leaving the Hewlett-Packard company, he started his own business and was involved in the development of contactless radio frequency identification chips (RFID) and satellite signal receivers (GPS), which are used today in the majority of mobile phones and navigational devices for vehicles. One of his ingenious inventions was also the workplace entry card. Dr. Rode also participated in the development of the first laptop. He worked on the electronic lock and key system and some other security devices.

ASEF Institute


The ASEF Institute carries out the activities of education, research, consulting and publishing mainly in the field of social sciences and humanities. The purpose of the institute is non-formal education of young people in their professional field as well as in the field of personal growth. The vision of the ASEF Institute is to promote the autonomy of young people, care for young people with fewer opportunities in society, promote volunteering, solidarity and intergenerational cooperation, and enable young people to move and participate internationally.


The ASEF Institute promotes and creates activities and programs in which it unites young Slovenians in Slovenia, abroad and around the world. Through the 3-year non-formal education program (ASEF Junior Fellows), the Institute enables young people to acquire important skills and experience for personal and professional growth, charity and volunteering, as well as informal professional (research, academic and work) activities. Young people acquire competencies such as the art of communication, international cooperation, advanced competencies in various fields, communication in foreign languages, participation in international groups, self-initiative and entrepreneurship, cultural and civic awareness and digital literacy. The mission of the ASEF Institute is to provide young people with these competencies in an informal, extracurricular and casual way of learning.

Introduction to Slovenia

Slovenia is a small country of two million people that gained independence in 1991. The home to multiple cultures, languages and traditions, Slovenia is a small and very safe country with a population of approximately 2 million.

The capital Ljubljana is the country’s largest city with approximately 300,000 inhabitants with the river Ljubljanica cutting it in the middle. For bikers and runners, there are long well-tended paths on both sides of the river. Unlike many world’s cities, one can feel secure walking alone at night. The experience in Slovenia will offer students the great opportunity to discover their family roots.

Students can take advantage of Slovenia’s central location to explore other European countries. Because it is part of the Schengen area travel to Hungary, Austria, Italy, and others is simply a matter of crossing the border. No visa is needed. Vienna is approximately 150 miles to the north, Budapest 200 miles to the northeast, Venice 230 miles to the southwest, and Zagreb 75 miles south. Slovenia is a mountainous country with a tradition of skiing as well as hosting World Cup skiing competitions.

Finally, the cost of living and studying in Slovenia is affordable.


As a country, Slovenia places a high premium on education. Many prominent people have come from Slovenia and left their mark in the United States. Among many others, they include Zvonko Fazarinc and France Rode (inventors of HP calculator), Tom Harkin, Amy Klobuchar and George Voinovich (U.S. Senators), Željko Ivanek (Emmy Award-winning actor), Luka Doncic and Goran Dragic (NBA Stars), Anže Kopitar (Stanley Cup Winner), Anton Mavretič (Voyager 1 and 2 Projects), as well as Sunita Williams and Ronald Šega (NASA Astronauts). Slovenians are known as excellent engineers, talented artists, innovative thinkers, hard workers, smart entrepreneurs and enthusiastic learners.

We want to broaden the horizons for highly talented students by ensuring access to quality education, helping them learn how to be successful on a global scale and building a community of educators and leaders of excellence, character and service.

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