Rector's Welcoming Speech: »The knowledge gained will benefit you for a lifetime.«
Dear freshmen, dear students of the University of Primorska: warmest greetings and welcome to our University!
I am sincerely glad that the lecture halls of our faculties as well as the streets of our seaside towns will be replenished with young, creative energy. Above all, I am proud that our university can provide a safe and adequate environment for the study process we have all been waiting for to take place.
Every beginning of the academic year is accompanied by expectation, joy, curiosity, as well as some worries, which are especially present in this year. This year we will enter the lecture halls with extra care. In the coming months, our safety and health - both of those who will study at our faculties, as well as professors and all other employees of the University - will be our highest priority.
I am nonetheless convinced that the eagerness to study and learn new things, to cooperate and engage, will be felt no less than in previous years.
Thus, my message to you all is: dare to do more than is expected of you. Let your student days be guided by the openness to the broad study contents offered to you. The knowledge gained will benefit you for a lifetime, so take advantage of all the opportunities available to you and get to know the world through the people you will meet on this exciting journey.
I wish everyone a healthy, successful and enriching academic year!
Prof. Klavdija Kutnar, PhD
Rector of the University of Primorska