Vasja Vehovar (1958), PhD is a full professor of statistics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He teaches courses on Sampling, Survey methodology and Information Society. His research interests span from survey methodology to issues of the information society. Since 1996 he has been the principal investigator of the national project RIS (Research on Internet in Slovenia, http://ris.org), the leading source of information society research in Slovenia. He is also involved in various EU information society research projects. He is developing the WebSM portal (http://websm.org) devoted to web survey methodology and he was also coordinating the corresponding EU framework project. He started with the Slovenian national nodes for Safer Internet and the Inhope network, http://safe.si and http://spletno-oko.si. For operational purposes, he developed the specialised academic Content Management System and the web software tool (http://1ka.si).

Education

  • 1995 PhD, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
  • 1993 MA, Social Science Data Analysis, University of Essex, Colchester, UK
  • 1993 Training of European Statisticians, TES Programme, Sampling, Southampton, UK
  • 1992 Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science Data Analysis, University of Essex, UK
  • 1992 Specialisation in Sampling, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, USA
  • 1991 MA, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
  • 1985 BA, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 1984 B.Sc., Faculty of Mathematics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 1976 Gymnasium Veno Pilon, Ajdovscina, Slovenia
  • 1972 Elementary school Drago Bajc, Vipava, Slovenia

Employment

  • 2005 – Full Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2000 – 2005 Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
  • 1998 – Fulbright Scholar, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, USA
  • 1994 – 1999 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 1988 – 1994 Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 1986 – 1988 Adviser for statistics of science& technology, Ministry for Science and Technology, Slovenia

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