The Science and Research Centre Koper (ZRS Koper) works on an interdisciplinary basis, involving humanities, social and natural sciences, with special emphasis given to the research in the specific environments of the Mediterranean and the upper Adriatic region.
The main activities are:
- basic and applied research,
- production of professional expertise and counseling,
- organisation of scientific meetings,
- publishing and editorial activities,
- librarianship .
ZRS Koper is actively integrating in international scientific cooperation and is connecting with many similar organisations worldwide.
Researchers are also actively involved in academic process at all three Slovene public universities, thus ensuring the transfer of research results into the educational sphere.
History of the ZRS Koper
The Science and Research Centre of the Republic of Slovenia, Koper (ZRS Koper) was founded on the 1st December 1994 by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia as well as the community of coastal municipalities (as legal successor of all three coastal municipalities: Koper City Municipality, Izola Municipality and Piran Municipality) and the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
During the years 2003 to 2015 ZRS Koper acted as a member of the University of Primorska and was it’s main research hub. Nine ZRS Koper institutes carried out an enviable job, many internationally recognized researchers have enabled the transfer of knowledge to dozens of study programs.
Aiming for responsible design of its own future, the ZRS Koper researchers strive for a new form of organization. Following the decision of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, a public research institute, the Science and Research Centre Koper was established on 26 November 2016.