Citizen Science Pilot Experiment in High Schools

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Frane Adam je objavil nov članek v spletni izdaji revije IIASS (Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences)

z naslovom Citizen Science Pilot Experiment in High School. Članek predstavlja ugotovitve nedavne raziskave, ki je potekala na

petih gimnazijah v Ljubljani. Članek je na voljo na tej povezavi.

Sestanek partnerskih organizacij za projekt STEM4YOUTH

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IRSA se je udeležila 5. konzorcijskega sestanka partnerskih organizacij projekta STEM4YOUTH (Obzorja 2020) v Kantabriji. Sestanek je potekal 7. in 8.6.2018.

Iščemo novega sodelavca

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IRSA v 2018 razpisuje delovno mesto za mladega raziskovalca v sklopu raziskovalnega programa Sociokulturni in organizacijski vidiki prenosa znanja in tehnologije.


Round Table: What kind of state do we wish for?

IRSA's director Frane Adam participated in the public round table entitled What Kind of the State do we wish for?
organized by Nova Revija Institute of Humanist Studies. The event took place on 21 March 2018 at Hotel Central.

IRSA publishes in a Collection of Readings published by Inštitut Nove revije

The Nova revija Institute, Institute for Humanistics, recently published a collection of readings entitled Spoprijem z razmerami in razmerji v Sloveniji (2017) (Coping with Conditions and Relations in Slovenia). Involved are articles from the director of IRSA Frane Adam entitled Communication Blockade and the Culture of Intellectual Discussion, and from the higher scientific collaborator Darka Podmenik entitled The Anomy of (Slovenian) higher-education system.

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Research Profile and Topics

The Institute for Developmental and Strategic Analysis (IRSA) is a private, non-profit research institution, primarily centered on social sciences and humanities and their application to the spheres of business, industry, and government. In addition to purely theoretical research (inter - and trans-disciplinary based but with strong sociological background) – such as system theory, institutional economics and modernisation theory – the IRSA is also increasingly engaged in empirical and applied, policy-oriented research, expertise (in the sense of “Mode 2 production of knowledge”) and consultation commissioned by governmental bodies and civil society organisations.

IRSA has developed a specific thematic and methodological research profile. The emphasis is on a multi-level and holistic orientation backed by the use of quantitative as well as qualitative methods and data (triangulation) including meta-analysis and case studies. Comparative, cross-national approach is one of the specific features of IRSA style of research.

Recently, there is an emphasis on empirical studying of socio-cultural factors of developmental performance, and – in this context – special interest is paid to the concept of social capital, transfer of knowledge and regional innovation systems. We are opening a new field of researching in which we are focusing on gender issues: we are analyzing the concepts of gender equality in relation to democratic processes, innovative practices and creative (artistic) content and educational institutions.

The most important international publications have been focused on the following topics: democracy and elite formation in post-socialist societies, intercultural communication dynamics, the concept of social capital and its impact on economic performance in the context of knowledge-based society and economy, sociology of knowledge and science.

Our members also have extensive experience in international and/or EU research programs and projects, including participation in various projects, among the most recent one a Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation project STEM4Youth.