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Dr. Jure ZUPAN Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana

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1966 Obtained a Degree in physics
1969 Obtained a Master's degree in chemistry
1972 Awarded a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in quantum chemistry
1975 Appointed senior lecturer at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
1975 Undertook studies at the Organic Chemistry Laboratory in Zurich
1978 Undertook studies at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, USA
1963-1973 Employed at Jozef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana
since 1974 Head of Chemometrics Laboratory at the Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana
since 1988 Full Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
since 2004 Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia

Memberships

Chairman of the National Scientific Research Council, 1998-2001
Member of the Higher Education Council, 1998-2002
Deputy Chairman of the National Scientific Research Council, 2001-2004

Publications

Author of 10 books and author or coauthor of over 200 scientific, technical and general articles and papers published in foreign and domestic journals

Awards

Prize Boris Kidric Foundation, 1979
Highest state honour for scientific achievements, 1991
presented in two books and a joint publication