ISSBS - International School for Social and Business studies

We deliver national and European projects in economics, business sciences, administration and organisational sciences, and education. Results can be seen in scientific monographs, higher education textbooks, scientific articles and conference proceedings published by our own publishing house. Every year, we organise a high-profile international scientific conference MakeLearn. We also involve our students in research activities.

People involved in the project

Prof. Dr. Valerij Dermol primary research and teaching areas are focused on the fields of management, organisational learning, and entrepreneurship. He combines the three fields todeepen the understanding of employees’ and management’s training and development and their influence on organisational learning performance and organizational effectiveness. Besides, his published papers and monographs in many cases relate to topics such as LLL and entrepreneurial learning. For the last two years, he has been involved in numerous domestic as well as European projects such as Jean Monnet (EU-Pika, EU+pik@), Erasmus for young Entrepreneurs project, LdV projects, Erasmus+, KA3, etc. Dr. Dermol is currently ISSBS professor in the courses related to entrepreneurship, HRM and knowledge management. Previously he was working as a consultant and trainer on the topics of leadership as well as marketing and sales. He was working in a European-based international consultancy company as well as in his own company, in which he worked as an entrepreneur and director. Because all the ISSBS’s study programmes are delivered partly in e-classroom, dr. Dermol has recently put much effort in the development of the ISSBS’s e-infrastructure.

Prof. Dr. Nada Trunk Širca has a PhD in social science from the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Currently she is working as researcher, teacher and advisor to management at University of Primorska, ISSBS and EMUNI, Slovenia. Her expertise are management in higher education, research methodology, and quality in tertiary education, the recognition of knowledge, lifelong learning, and EU policies in education. She has international experiences in managing EU funded projects, leading the conferences and editing the journals.

Mag. Anica Novak completed her BA (honours) at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana and her Master (M.Phil. in Management in education) at the University of Primorska. She has 7 years of experiences in the area of project coordination/administration at different HE institutions and NGOs, and 4 years of work experiences as a teacher in elementary school. She has been involved in several international projects on EU integration, social inclusion, education and internationalisation. She is very active also in the field of research where she focuses mainly on the area of education, social inclusion, and the labour market.

Ksenija Bažon holds BA in law. She has more than 25 years of working experiences. She also has expert knowledge as coach for relatives of demented persons, and as promoter of health in the workplace. She is involved in EU funded projects from the area of social inclusion and workforce.