Following an international call and extensive work by a Search Commission for the position of President at the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI), the new President of EMUNI has been selected: Prof. Dr. Rado Bohinc from Slovenia. The EMUNI Management Board selected the new President in its 64th session on 17 January 2024.

The current President, Prof. Dr. Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry (below left) from Egypt, has spearheaded EMUNI’s mission for the last decade, serving two full mandates. He will maintain his position until spring, after which Prof. Dr. Bohinc (below right) will assume office, for a five-year term starting on the 2nd of April 2024.

EMUNI was inaugurated in June 2008 during a prominent celebration attended by the President of the European Commission and numerous ministers and dignitaries from Slovenia and around the world, entrusted with the mission of contributing to knowledge amongst people in the region by establishing and fostering a Euro-Mediterranean higher education and research area.

EMUNI’s mission remains all the more relevant today. Inclusive growth and development are increasingly contingent upon the advancement of knowledge and innovation. Peace, security and prosperity in the Euro-Mediterranean region continue to be the highest priority for the participating states. EMUNI, with its vast network of more than 150 Universities from around 33 Euro-Mediterranean States, is more than just a conventional university. It is a university that operates through true partnership with other universities. It is a resilient network of collaborating higher education institutions from across the Mediterranean and it is also a platform for inter-cultural dialogue and science diplomacy.

The EMUNI Governing bodies, President and staff congratulate Prof. Dr. Bohinc on his appointment and look forward to pursuing EMUNI’s mission together.

Biography of Prof. Dr. Rado Bohinc

Prof. Dr. Rado Bohinc is a full professor of comparative business and European law, and principal researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, (UL FDV) and at the Scientific Research Center in Koper (ZRS), the latter which already closely collaborates with EMUNI. He researches EU law, comparative business law, corporate governance and social responsibility.

Prof. Dr. Bohinc has published several publications and monographs and has lectured at many universities abroad (USA – Fulbright, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, Czech, Sweden, Norway, Russia, India, Nepal, South Korea, and New Zealand) while he has been a speaker at numerous national and international scientific conferences and symposiums. For more on the new President’s background, go to: www.radobohinc.si