Minister for Slovenians Abroad Gorazd Žmavc and the chair of the American-Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF), Jure Leskovec, have signed a memorandum of cooperation to foster ties with Slovenians living and working in the US. They also signed a contract on the financing of an ASEF scholarship fund.

The memorandum will pave the way for regular exchanges of guest students and researchers from Slovenia with professors who are of Slovenian descent or are striving to promote Slovenian language at universities and research institutions abroad.

Leskovec, a professor at Stanford University, said that the ASEF had been founded four years ago to connect Slovenians around the world and promote the exchange of know-how, ideas and entrepreneurship among Slovenians.

The foundation also provides scholarships for Slovenian students attending courses of Slovenian professors in the US and helps children of Slovenian immigrants in the US study in Slovenia.” (Slovenia Times)