News

Education platform STEMFORYOUTH

STEMFORYOUTH'S brand new educational platform is now live! Come see and download STEM teaching materials. Free for all high-school teachers across the world: www.stemforyouth.eu

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Project Pioneers launched

In September 2017, IRSA launches a new project, named Pioneers: Citizen Science Experiment in High School, funded in part by the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana.

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IRSA presents the new volume of Slovenian studies at THL

On 19 June 2017, institute IRSA presents the newly published scientific volume, titled Slovenia: Social, Economic and Environmental Issues in Trubar Literature House

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IRSA participates in the project conference in Barcelona

IRSA representative, Nick Vovk, joins the project conference of EU Horizon 2020 project STEM4Youth in June 2017 in Barcelona.

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Populism as a reaction to the anomalies of globalization

Frane Adam, PhD, presents a sociological analysis of populism in the context of globalization and neoliberalism.

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Monographs

Frane Adam (editor): Slovenia: Social, Economic and Environmental Issues. Nova Publisher, New York, 2016. (link to publisher)

Frane Adam: Research policy and dilemmas of evaluation in science. IRSA, Ljubljana, 2015.


Frane Adam (editor): About the state and prospects of social entrepreneurship in Slovenia and Croatia. IRSA, Ljubljana, 2015. (link to e-publication)


Frane Adam, Uroš Gojkovič, Ana Hafner, Toni Pustovrh, Jožica Zajc: High-tech companies – the impact of organisational culture and social networks on knowledge transfer, 2. revisited edition. IRSA, Ljubljana, 2014.

This book - the first of this kind in our country - is dedicated to small and medium-sized high-tech companies, their organizational/business culture and way of communication and network density by setting up with other companies, universities, institutes, various funders and investors both at home and abroad. In this context, the authors of the book are studying forms of transfer and circulation of knowledge and the process of diffusion of innovation and new ideas.

Frane Adam: Measuring national innovation performance: the Innovation Union Scoreboard revisited. (Springer Briefs in economics), Heidelberg, Ljubljana, 2014


This book provides a critical inquiry into methodological positions and selections of indicators in the context of the Innovation Union Scoreboard (IUS) as the main tool used by the European Commission and other policymaking bodies to monitor the state of and trends in national innovation capacity.

Darka Podmenik: Kako do ustrezne zaposlitve? Diplomanti v času družbene krize. IRSA, Ljubljana, 2013

This book is aimed to those readers, especially the young people who would like to learn more about the current developments that make it difficult to find proper job.The book is the result of almost 10 years long study of Slovene graduates` transition to employment, as well as a European graduates’ employment research project.

Frane Adam, Hans Westlund (editors): Innovation in Socio-Cultural Context. Routledge, New York, 2013.

This book focuses on the rule of social capital in the process of innovation: the social networks and the norms; values and attitudes (such as trust) of the actors; social capital as both bonding and bridging links between actors; and social capital as a feature at all spatial levels, from the single inventor to the transnational corporation. Contributors from a wide variety of countries and disciplines explore the cultural framework of innovation through empirics, case studies and examination of conceptual and methodological dilemmas.