Press release - Ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the Slovenian tolar, and presentation of awards for master’s and doctoral theses
Ljubljana, 13 October 2016
A ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the Slovenian tolar, and the presentation of awards to students from Slovenian universities for the best master’s and doctoral theses in the area of finance took place today at the Bank of Slovenia.
The keynote speaker was Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia, who at the end of his speech presented the Slovenian flag to the Governor of the Bank of Slovenia, as a special protocol gift to celebrate the 25th anniversary of an independent Slovenia. Also addressing those present were Dr France Arhar, the first Governor of the Bank of Slovenia, Dr Marko Kranjec, who served as the first Finance Minister in the first Slovenian government, and the current Governor of the Bank of Slovenia, Boštjan Jazbec.
The ceremony was attended by the current Finance Minister Mateja Vraničar Erman, MSc, current and former members of the Governing Board of the Bank of Slovenia, the deans and mentors of award recipients and other guests.
The Bank of Slovenia has been presenting awards for 24 years to students from Slovenian universities for their final theses. To date, 267 persons have received awards.
A total of 26 applications were received for this year’s competition. The Commission of the Governing Board of the Bank of Slovenia for Research Work selected eight theses for awards. Award recipients were Mateja Gradišar Stijepić (master of science), David Andrejc (master of business), Špela Kern Šuklje (master of financial mathematics), Peter Korenčan (master of business, Jan Radovan (master of economics), Živa Jezernik (doctor of science), Jernej Mencinger (doctor of science) and Matjaž Volk (doctor of science).
Awards (only in Sl. lang.)