Meta Dobnikar works at the Ministry for Higher Education, Science and Technology. Dr Meta Dobnikar is currently (from Feb. 2009) Head of the Sector for HE at the Ministry of R Slovenia for HE, Science and Technology (MVZT). She is also a recognized Slovene scientist in the field of geology. Prior to her current position she was employed by University of Ljubljana, Faculty for Science and Technology – Geology department, as a lecturer of geology and researcher in the programme team on both domestic and international research projects. She also held the position of Head of Cathedra for mineralogy, petrology and materials for two years and Cathedra for geology for two years as well.