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ASEF Gala

ASEF Galas are a great occasion to celebrate our organization’s progress and recognize Slovenians of exceptional accomplishments. At the events, we raise funds for the next generations of talented young ASEF students and strengthen bridges between Slovenians worldwide.
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In The USA

2021 ASEF Virtual Gala

The 2021 ASEF Gala took place on Saturday, April 17, 2021, online. More than 300 participants from 16 different countries gathered at the live-stream for the ASEF Virtual Gala 2021. Welcome speeches were held by extinguished guests, namely Mr. Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Helena Jaklitsch, Minister for Slovenians Abroad, Dr.

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2021 ASEF Virtual Gala Announcement

This year, the American-Slovenian Educational Foundation (ASEF) is once again organizing the ASEF Gala, an annual event dedicated to celebrating Slovenia’s global success and connecting Slovenian students, young people, scientists, professors, businessmen and athletes. The ASEF gala 2021 will be fully virtual for the first time and is completely free. It will be possible to

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2020 ASEF Gala in the US

The American-Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF) cordially invites you to the 2020 ASEF Gala which will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Stanford University in California. The ASEF Gala is a great occasion to celebrate our organization’s progress and to recognize the Slovenians of exceptional accomplishments. We look forward to making the 2020 Gala

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2019 ASEF Gala

On March 20, 2019, the American-Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF) held its annual Gala event at the Stanford University in California. The ASEF Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Mija Rode, lecturer for Slovenian language at Stanford University. Mia immigrated to Chicago when she was 20 to join her father who had fled World War II

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2019 ASEF Gala Announcement Video

The American-Slovenian Education Foundation wishes to continue the tradition of promoting achievements of Slovanian scholars by hosting the annual Gala event. Peter Rožič, S.J., ASEF Co-founder, kindly invites all to join him on March 20, 2021 in California in a heartfelt video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXtwI6xmbzk

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2018 ASEF Gala in US

The 5th Annual ASEF Gala took place on March 3, 2018 at the University of Stanford in California. Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Duncan Haldane received the ASEF Lifetime Achievement Award.  In 2016 Prof. Dr. Duncan Haldane became the first Slovenian in history to receive the Nobel Prize for Physics. He is the Eugene Higgins Professor

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2018 ASEF Gala Announcement

The American-Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF) will organize the annual Gala event on March 3, 2018 at Stanford University in California. This year’s extinguished guest will be prof. Dr. Duncan Haldane, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics. Prof. Dr. Haldane has a special relationship with Slovenia through his mother Ljudmila Renko, who was from Carinthia. During World

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2017 ASEF Gala in US

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the American Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF) celebrated the successes and aspirations of the last year. The evening featured a wine reception hour showcasing educational innovations by Americans of Slovenian heritage and a sumptuous dinner with superb entertainment at the Slovenian National Home in Cleveland, Ohio.  The 4th Annual ASEF Gala

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2017 ASEF Gala Invitation

American Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF) cordially invites all supporters of the American-Slovenian educational community to come to its 4th annual gala. On Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 6 p.m., ASEF will celebrate the successes and aspirations of the last year. TheAnnual Gala event will take place at the Slovenian National Home in Cleveland, Ohio. Join

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In Slovenia

2020 ASEF Gala in Slovenia: The Black and White Ball

On February 1, 2020, the Black and White Ball took place at the Grand Hotel Union in Ljubljana. The collaboration between the American-Slovenian Education Foundation and Rotary Club of Ljubljana hosted around 130 people. It was a unique experience of connecting Slovenes abroad with Slovenes at home. The aim of the Gala event was to

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2020 ASEF Gala in Slovenia: the Black and White Ball

The American Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF) and Rotary Club of Ljubljana cordially invite you  to the 2020 Grand Rotary Ball which will take place on Saturday, February 1st, 2020, at the Grand Ballroom of the Grand hotel Union. The 31st Grand Rotary Ball will be organised as the Black and White Ball and will bring

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ASEF Speaker Series

Each month ASEF organizes public lectures by ASEF professors on their research work and interesting findings. The lectures are held at the Slovenian Academy of Arts and Science in Ljubljana and are well visited. Usually, there are about 70 visitors, professors, students, ASEF Fellows, Alumni, and others. After each lecture, there is also an informal gathering which is aimed at connecting and networking.
Marko Grobelnik: “The transformation brought about by AI”
On Thursday, May 23rd, we held a popular science lecture at the Faculty of Computer and Information…

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Apr 29, 2024
ASEF Speaker Series: Marko Grobelnik
The American-Slovenian Educational Foundation (ASEF) is organizing a new popular science lecture as…

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Dr Gabriela Kalčíková: The issues of microplastics in the environment
On Thursday, March 21, in cooperation with the Slovenian Chemical Society, a lecture took place as…

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Dr Gabriela Kalčíková: The issues of microplastics in the environment
As part of the ASEF Speaker Series, the American-Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF) in…

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ASEF Young Minds Lectures

ASEF Young Minds aims to present current research performed by ASEF Alumni and Fellows in collaboration with ASEF Professors to a broader public in the local environment, as well as to build a community where young researchers of different disciplines and institutions can discuss ideas and get to know each other. The initiative started in 2020 as a response to the need for establishing a common place for prospective youth to share research findings gained through ASEF Fellowship.

Jakob Kobal: Harmony of the worlds of music and science
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Luka Petravić, MD: Medical data reuse: a series of short stories
The American Slovenian Education Foundation, in collaboration with LokalPatriot Institute,…

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Ajda Óvári presented her research in speech and language therapy and artificial intelligence
On Wednesday, April 3, ASEF Young Minds visited Kranj for a popular science lecture co-organised…

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Frenk Dragar on Detection and Watermarking of AI-generated Content
On Thursday, 28 March, ASEF Young Minds visited Celje for a popular science lecture co-organised…

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Activities for Society of Fellows & Alumni Association

Some ASEF activities are organized specifically for the members of ASEF Society of Fellows & Alumni Association. These activities help our members to grow and develop further. Society of Fellows is composed of ASEF Junior Fellows and ASEF Senior Fellows. Alumni Association is composed of Junior Fellows who completed the program.
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Dr. Marinka Žitnik, ASEF fellow in 2014
ASEF Story

Series of round tables for a closed circle of the members of the ASEF Society of Fellow and Alumni Association organized in
collaboration with NLB Center of innovative entrepreneurship.

The aim is to present life, work, and views of successful entrepreneurs and accelerate the business and research world’s connection and synergies.

ASEF Reading Club

CS@ASEF – Reading club in the field of computer science

The reading club connects students at home and around the world. Participants meet once every two months. Each meeting is led by one person who thoroughly presents a chosen topic, followed by a discussion. Fellows adhere to the latest guidelines according to the given topic. The purpose of the club is to connect and at the same time monitor science and development.

ASEF Contests

ASEF encourages Fellows and Alumni to be creative and develop their potentials.

ASEF Tutorial Program

An approach that focuses on the individual, his intellectual and personal growth. It is based on work in small groups of ASEF Fellows led by an individual tutor (i.e. a professor) in the field of Fellow’s study. Each group works on the chosen topic followed by autonomous research and essay writing.

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Jun 03, 2024
Publication of Sustainable Development Goals: between Utopia and Reality
At the end of May, at the second interdisciplinary roundtable, ASEF published a collection of…

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May 30, 2024
Second Roundtable: Opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence
On Wednesday, May 29th, 2024, we held the second roundtable of the 2023/24 ASEF Tutorial program,…

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Apr 26, 2024
Second ASEF Roundtable: Opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence II
After several months of in-depth work within the ASEF tutoring groups that are a part of the ASEF…

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Recording of the First Round Table of the ASEF Tutorial Program 2023/2024
The first rountdable of the ASEF Tutorial Program 2023/2024 has already been held. The Tutorial…

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Slovenian American Virtual Academic Symposium

Slovenian American Virtual Academic Symposium (SAVAS) strengthens cooperation between Slovenia and the U.S. and presents existing collaborations in various fields.
SAVAS nagrajenci
Congratulations to the recipients of SAVAS Travel Grants!
Project Leader Andrej Košmrlj, Ph. D.
Call For SAVAS Travel Grants
Project Leader Andrej Košmrlj, Ph. D.
SAVAS 2021
Project Leader Andrej Košmrlj, Ph. D.
SAVAS 2020
Project Leader Andrej Košmrlj, Ph. D.

Research Work

We are engaged in research work in the projects of education, consulting and publishing, mainly in the field of social sciences and humanities.
CRP Project – Mechanisms for attracting foreign and the return of domestic experts
Project Leader dr. Željko Oset
CRP Project – Digital transformation of Slovene emigrant community in the United States and Canada
Project Leader dr. Dejan Valentinčič
Promotion of Slovenian Science 2022
Project Leader dr. Dejan Valentinčič
CRP Project – Transatlantic Cooperation and the Diaspora as a Soft Power
Project Leader dr. Marinka Žitnik
CRP PROJECT ‘Brain circulation’
Project Leader Dejan Valentinčič
Promotion of Slovenian science
Project Leader Dr. Dejan Valentinčič

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