Prof. Dr. Ivan LEBAN
Born on 6 July 1947 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After graduation at University of Ljubljana from Chemistry, D.Phil. degree obtained at Physics Department, University of York, England, from Crystallography in 1973. Elected as Full Professor of Chemistry at University of Ljubljana in 1989, ranking now as 6th chemist in Slovenia with over 200 publications (WOS) and over 3000 citations. Emeritus Professor at University of Ljubljana in 2019. In 2002-2005 he was a Vice-rector of University of Ljubljana and from 2013-2018 a Director of Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (SQAA-NAKVIS https://www.nakvis.si/)). SQAA is a full member of ENQA (https://enqa.eu) and registered in EQAR (https://www.eqar.eu/). From 2001-2005 he was promoting Bologna reform at University of Ljubljana, introducing ECTS point system and Diploma Supplement. From 2006-2018 he was external expert - evaluator of EUA IEP (https://www.iep-qaa.org/) doing evaluations of several universities in Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Portugal, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Russia, Georgia. He was a Vice-Chair of European Consortium of Accreditation (ECA, ecahe.eu) and a Vice-Chair of Central and Eastern European Network of QA Agencies (CEENQA, ceenqa.eu). He is a freelance journalist and is writing about popular science in the local weekly newspaper. Married with Janja Leban with three daughters in family.