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Research and development

University Rehabilitation Institute - Soca is a tertiary level health institute and carries out scientific research in the field:

  •  medicine,
  • rehabilitation robotics,
  • rehabilitation engineering and
  • the psycho-social and employment field.

University Rehabilitation Institute - Soca employs approximately 50 employees registered with the Agency of the Republic of Slovenia Research Agency as researchers or research associates.

University Rehabilitation Institute - Soca in terms of research activities helds a close cooperation with individual members of the University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, College of Health) and Jozef Stefan Institute, and many foreign research institutions.

Scientific research is conducted in an integrated framework of individual organizational units which carry out health activities and services within the Research and Development Unit providing appropriate professional, technical and logistical support in the preparation, implementation and dissemination of research results to other organizational units.

Development Center for vocational rehabilitation has been established in order to implement the statutory duty under the Act on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled Persons.

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