Scientific Research Centre (ZRC SAZU), Slovene Academy of Science and Arts


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Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti (ZRC SAZU)
Novi trg 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 470 6100
Fax386 (0) 1 425 5253
Founded bySlovene Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU)
Oto Luthar, Director
Phone386 (0) 1 470 6412
Alenka Koren, Secretary
Phone386 (0) 1 470 6410
Agata Tomažič, Science Communicator
Phone386 (0) 1 470 6460
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Past Events
  • 3 May 2017
    (Un)imaginary Balcans: The Politics of Identity and Migration Practices, a panel discussion featuring Marina Gržinić Mauhler (Scientific Research Centre (ZRC SAZU), Slovene Academy of Science and Arts, Institute of Philosophy) in the context of the project EUROPOLY at Kulturno informativni centar in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 17 February 2017
    Memorial Landscape and Slovenian Post-Truth Historiography, a lecture by Oto Luthar (Scientific Research Centre (ZRC SAZU), Slovene Academy of Science and Arts), at the international conference War, Revolution and Memory, in partnership with Moderna galerija / Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, at Mimara Museum in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 27 April 2016
    Contextualizing Female Migration and Human Trafficking, a lecture by Simona Zavratnik (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana) and Sanja Cukut Krilić (Scientific Research Centre (ZRC SAZU), Slovene Academy of Science and Arts), supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Washington, at The Ohio State University Thompson Library in Columbus, USA
  • 6 November to 27 November 2014
    One Hundred Years of Slovenian Studies at the Charles University, an exhibition, the unveiling of a plague in memory of philologist Matija Murko, and a symposium featuring a number of Slovene academics and professionals, organised in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Prague and supported by the Scientific Research Centre (ZRC SAZU), Slovene Academy of Science and Arts, the Centre for Slovene as a Second/Foreign Language, and the Government Office for Slovenians Abroad, at Faculty of Arts - Charles University, Institute of Slavonic Studies of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Sporck Palace in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 6 May 2014
    Dr. Luka Vidmar (Scientific Research Centre (ZRC SAZU), Slovene Academy of Science and Arts) lectures on Forbidden Books in Inner Austria, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Washington, at The Center for Slavic and East European Studies in Columbus (OH), USA
  • 10 September 2013
    A lecture on Slovene folk music by Dr. Mojca Kovačič and Dr. Marija Klobčar (ZRC SAZU) at Slovenian Society Home in Cleveland, USA

The Scientific Research Centre (ZRC SAZU) was founded by the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU) in 1981. It is a network of 18 institutes from the fields of the humanities and natural sciences. ZRC carries out the Slovene national research programme and as an independent institution in its own right, engages in research into Slovenia’s natural and cultural heritage.


The Scientific Research Centre implements its research programmes in institutes dedicated to the following fields: Slovenian language, Slovenian literature and literary studies, archaeology, history, art history, cultural history, musicology, ethnomusicology, ethnology, anthropology and spatial studies, geography, the Karst region, palaeontology, biology, philosophy, Slovenian migration studies, sociomedical studies, and interdisciplinary research on memory, linguistics and politics of representation in Slovenia and South-East Europe.


Funding for ZRC SAZU's projects is provided from Slovenia's national budget, predominantly through public tenders issued by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport. A part of the basic research is funded by different international private or governmental funds, while industry and enterprises support some applied research projects. ZRC SAZU's research strategies and policies are made and monitored by its Scientific Council.

International cooperation

ZRC SAZU is the largest Slovene research centre in the humanities and natural sciences. As an academic institution it plays an important role in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. Within the past 10 years in particular it has become increasingly involved in international research projects in the European Union, either through the European Commission, the European Science Foundation, or other organisations. Researchers of the ZRC SAZU publish some 30 scientific monographs and 600 scientific papers in Slovenia and abroad every year.

ZRC SAZU has its own publishing house and a bookstore.

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Publishing and bookshops

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