The Jovan Hadži Institute of Biology is engaged in the conservation of Slovenia’s natural heritage, the systemization of its plants and animals, and general research into evolution, ecology, biogeography, and ethology. As a result of a number of important discoveries, the institute is world-renowned in the field of arachnology. The Jovan Hadži Institute of Biology publishes Hacquetia.
The Sociomedical Institute is active in the study of the experience of uncertainty, anxiety, mental health, domestic violence, and the general wellbeing of human beings in changing circumstances of structural inequalities and technological developments in the digital age.
The Institute of Philosophy is engaged in the study of German idealism, the philosophical dimensions of psychoanalysis, political and legal philosophy, and the history and philosophy of science, aesthetics, and ethics. Its activities also include the analysis of contemporary events and media in light of philosophical concepts. The Institute of Philosophy publishes Filozofski vestnik.
The Anton Melik Geographical Institute is engaged in the study of physical geography and natural disasters, human geography and regional planning, regional geography, environmental protection, geographical terminology and geographical names, geographical information systems, and thematic cartography. The Anton Melik Geographical Institute publishes Acta geographica Slovenica / Geografski vestnik.
The Institute of Ethnomusicology is active in the documentation and analysis of folk musical, song, and dance practices and the context in which they emerged. It links the folkloric tradition with contemporary studies of cultural transformation. It is also engaged in the creation and maintenance of a unique archive of collected material related to this cultural heritage. The Institute of Ethnomusicology publishes Traditiones (with Institute of Slovenian Ethnology).
The Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies is engaged in the research of geographical information systems. Its fields of study also include social anthropology (with a focus on Papua New Guinea, Albania, and Serbia) and archaeology (with a focus on Mesoamerica and the Mayan culture).
The Institute of Archaeology is active in the fields of prehistory, archaeology of the Roman period and Middle Ages, Roman epigraphy and ancient literary sources, palynology, archaeobotany, and archaeozoology. The understanding of Neanderthal man was fundamentally transformed by the Institute’s discovery of the Divje babe flute. The Institute of Archaeology publishes Arheološki vestnik and Studia mythologica Slavica (with Institute of Slovenian Ethnology).
The Institute of Culture and Memory Studies uses an interdisciplinary and transnational approach in its research of a variety of forms of memory practices related to events that marked the history of Slovenia and Eastern Europe during the 20th century. Members of the Institute pay particular attention to the complexity of memory, its social roles and political relevance, as well as to the connection between memory and collective imaginations of the future.
The Institute of Cultural History, in collaboration with the SAZU Library, is creating and maintaining an on-line Slovenian biography (www.slovenskabiografija.si) as well as preparing a new Slovenian biographical lexicon (Novi slovenski biografski leksikon) that will fill significant gaps in the recorded cultural history of Slovenians.
The Institute links and develops the geology and geomorphology of the karst, speleology, the hydrogeology, biology, microbiology and ecology of the karst, the study of the karst development and the history of karstology, all as comprehensive study of karstology. The Karst Research Institute runs the UNESCO’S Chair on Karst Education. It collaborates with other karst researchers throughout the world and is active in the leadership of the Centre for Karst Research at the yunnan University in China. It publishes Acta Carsologica.
The Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language is active in the fields of lexicology, lexicography, terminology, standardization of language and orthography, dialectology, etymology, onomastics, comparative, and historical linguistics. Members of the institute compile and publish comprehensive dictionaries and manuals for the Slovenian language, including Dictionary of the Slovenian Standard Language and the Slovenian Linguistic Atlas, collaborate in the creation of its Slavic and European counterparts, and develop related theories and technologies. In recent years, the institute is best known for Fran, the main Internet dictionary portal for the Slovenian language, which has been in existence since 2014. Fran integrates all the main Slovenian dictionaries as well as several additional resources, and is freely accessible on the World Wide Web. The Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language publishes Jezikoslovni zapiski and Slovenski jezik / Slovene Linguistic Studies.
The Slovenian Migration Institute is engaged in the research of migration processes in Slovenia and internationally. Specifically, it focuses on the emigration of Slovenians (and the offspring of these emigrants) to foreign countries, the immigration of non-Slovenians (and the offspring of these immigrants) into Slovenia, the return of emigrants to Slovenia, migration policies in general and how the Slovenian economy, education, culture, art, and ethnic belonging affect migrants. The Slovenian Migration Institute publishes Dve domovini / Two Homelands.
The Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies is active in the study of old and new Slovenian literature, comparative literature, literary and cultural theory, the history and methodology of comparative studies, textual criticism, and scholarly editions of Slovenian literature. Following the development of digital humanities, the institute creates a digital repository of manuscripts and critical editions. This project, for example, has made it possible to access the Freising manuscripts on-line.
The Institute of Slovenian Ethnology is engaged in the study of the material, social, and symbolic practices that take place in everyday life. The group conducts basic research into cultural traditions and a critical analysis of culture in contemporary times. It maintains an Audio-visual laboratory with extensive archives and is also developing visual ethnography. The Institute of Slovenian Ethnology publishes Traditiones (with Institute of Ethnomusicology) and Studia mythologica Slavica (with Institute of Archaeology).
The Institute of Musicology brings together a group of researchers charged with researching the history of the musical heritage up to the twentieth century associated with the territory of present-day Slovenia. An e-collection of data on early music manuscripts in Slovenia has been growing; so, too, has a series of critical editions of music. For several years, the Institute has been publishing an academic journal De musica disserenda and organizing scholarly meetings as well as concerts of early music. The members of the Institute are engaged in specialized analytical research projects relating to the national musical heritage of Slovenia and its position within the wider European context.
The Ivan Rakovec Institute of Palaeontology is engaged in the study of the palaeontology of selected groups of organisms (diatoms, silicoflagellates, radiolarians, foraminifera, molluscs, corals, and vertebrates), sedimentary geology of the Mesozoic and Cainozoic carbonate platforms and basins, and the geobiology of Tertiary and Recent terrestrial carbonates.
The research fields undertaken at the institute comprise studies of art and artists from the Middle Ages to the present time, history of artistic patronage, collecting and art market, various (above all religious and political) contexts, methodology and history of the discipline etc. The institute engages into the study of artistic monuments in Slovenia (artistic topography). Its publications include journals Acta historiae artis Slovenica and Umetnostna kronika, as well as studies on art history and cultural heritage.
The Milko Kos Historical Institute publishes the analysis of historical sources, compiles websites for historical topography and toponomy, and is active in the fields of historical aristocracy and genealogy, economic and social history, the history of the World War I, and diplomacy.