Visit of the Ambassador of the USA H.E. Lynda C. Blanchard at the University of Primorska
On Friday, 9th October 2020, Rector of the University of Primorska Prof. Klavdija Kutnar, PhD., received the United States Ambassador to Slovenia, Her Excellency Lynda C. Blanchard. During the meeting, academic cooperation between UP and the partner universities in the USA were discussed. Rector Klavdija Kutnar presented the international study and research cooperation and internationalization activities at the University of Primorska. Ambassador Blanchard expressed her support for the international goals and vision of the university as well as her appreciation for its dynamism and flexibility. She stressed the importance of the strengthening of the partnerships and collaboration in the areas of research and innovation as well as the need for creating new studying opportunities and student exchange programs between USA universities and UP.
At several smaller meetings, the Ambassador met representatives of the University of Primorska: Prof. Štefko Miklavič, PhD, Vice Rector for Research and Development, Assoc. Prof. David B. DeVallance, PhD, Vice Rector for Internationalization, Prof. Dragan Marušič, PhD, Senior Advisor to the Rector, Aleš Oven, Senior Advisor to the Rector, and Maja Bratuš Vidmar, Head of International Cooperation Office.
During the visit, Ambassador Blanchard met several Fulbright alumni of the University of Primorska, and several US citizens affiliated with UP. At a separate meeting with project leaders of US bilateral projects, main research projects were presented, especially intensive research activities of the InnoRenew CoE. The visit ended with a ZOOM meeting of the Ambassador Blanchard with students, organized for all those interested in studying in the USA.