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Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU)
Institute of Philosophy

 Contact details
Contact personDr. Rok Bencin
Assitant Researcher 
StreetNovi trg 2 
Address 1000 - Ljubljana (Slovenia) 
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)11-25 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» History
» Literature
» Philosophy
» History of Arts
» Anthropology
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Political science
» Migration

 Brief description of your activity focus
Our research team offers expertise in contemporary political philosophy, theories of democracy, and conceptualisations of justice and equality.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
The Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) is a cutting-
edge academic institution in Southeast Europe. Encompassing 18 independent but interconnected research
institutes, it has a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary character. ZRC SAZU has its own publishing house and a
bookstore. Its researchers are deeply involved in teaching at different universities in Slovenia and abroad, where
they disseminate the results of their research work. Since 2004, ZRC SAZU has offered a research-intensive
doctoral programme entitled “Comparative Studies of Ideas and Cultures” at the University of Nova Gorica and the
Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU.

The Institute of Philosophy of ZRC SAZU was founded in 1980. Its research group significantly contributes
to ongoing international philosophical debates. Its systematically and continuously examined fields of research
include ethics, aesthetics, political philosophy, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history. Research also
focuses on contemporary philosophy, combined with the study of the legacies of great philosophical systems, such
as German Idealism, and exploring the philosophical significance of political events, scientific developments,
psychoanalysis, and modern and contemporary art. Its researchers have published books with esteemed publishers
such as Verso, Duke University Press, California University Press, Merve, Kant+Thuria, MIT Press, and Suhrkamp.
The Institute offers a graduate program and publishes its own academic journal, Filozofski vestnik, and two book
 Research Activities

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleStakeholders Acting Together On the ethical impact assessment of Research and Innovation
Specific ThemeResearch ethics, responsible research and innovation
Project websitehttp://satoriproject.eu/
CoordinatorThe University of Twente
Project #2
Project TitleThe motivational strength of ecosystem services and alternative ways to express the value of biodiversity
Specific Themebiodiversity, value, motivation
Project websitehttp://www.biomot.eu/
CoordinatorRadboud University

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
As equal partners, ZRC SAZU has worked or is working on the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Framework Programmes, the
Interreg IIIB Programme, the European Territorial Cooperation Programme (transnational and interregional cooperation),
Cross-Border Cooperation, the Life+ Programme, the COST Programme, the Lifelong Learning Programme, the
eContentPlus Programme, and the Culture 2007–2013 Programme.

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