The IPS Student Council has been active since the establishment of the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School. Representatives of the Student Council are students from the 2nd and 3rd cycle postgraduate studies. As representatives of students we aim to establish a connection between the management of the school and the students, as well as to resolve problems which may occur during the studies.

Our most important task is to organise the annual Student Conference ( The main purpose of the conference is to spread information about research achievements of the IPS and participating institutes, as well as to establish connections between promising IPS students and employers, especially with successful development-driven companies. The modern labour market calls for highly qualified experts who are not only experts in their particular fields, but also master other skills. We are well aware of that in the Student Council, therefore we plan to organise various workshops where students can acquire information and knowledge from expert fields, such as public speaking or similar, from which they can benefit not only in the scope of the present research work, but also later on, when looking for an employment or already being involved in a new working process.

11th Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School Students’ Conference and 13th CMBE day in the Planica Nordic Centre

"Science of the future – how to stay up to date with your research"

  • Gain experience in presenting your research work in a simple and comprehensive way
  • Exchange of opinions on current topics in science
  • Time for socializing with colleagues

WHEN: 15 and 16 April 2019

WHERE: Planica Nordic Centre (

WHO: IPS, JSI and other postgraduate students from Slovenia and abroad.

Students will present their work with a:

  • 3-minute oral presentation – “elevator pitch” – where their research work will be presented in a comprehensive and interesting manner suitable for the general public;
  • Poster, where their research work will be presented in more detail.

 Approximately two weeks before the conference, the participants will be able to attend workshops on how best to prepare for the 3-minute oral presentation. The workshops will be held by journalists whose job is to deal with ways of presenting scientific information on a daily basis.

The best contributions will be financially rewarded!

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 11th Student Conference in Planica, until then we wish you plenty of success in your research work!

Conference Organizing Committee

For all additional information check the student conference web site: or write us an e-mail: