50th Anniversary of the UIS



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The International Union of Speleology celebrates 50 years in June 2014! The manifestations of this anniversary will be combined with the programme of the 23rd International Karstological School "Classical Karst" at the end of the week of June 15 to 20 to be held in Postojna - Slovenia.

The International Karstological School “Classical Karst” has been conducted in partnership with UIS annually since 1993. Different aspects of karst studies are presented each year. The basic objectives are to present the state-of-the-art in the selected topic, and encourage discussions related to the school’s topic through lectures, poster presentations and field trips in the Classical Karst of Slovenia.

Last day of the School (June 19th) will be dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of International Union of Speleology – UIS. UIS was established during the 4thInternational Congress of Speleology, which was held in Ljubljana and Postojna in 1965. The UIS was officially founded during the Closing Ceremony of the Congress on September 16th in Ljubljana.


UIS Day Program Outline

Morning: Tourist visit of cave Postojnska jama, key and invited lectures
Afternoon/evening: Lectures of participants, UIS 50th Anniversary: celebration in the cave Postojnska jama, banquet in front of the cave

Detailed program will be available on website from 1 June 2015.


Technical & Registration Information

The registration fee for the UIS Day Celebration (Friday, 19 June) is 50 EUR and includes printed material, an organized tourist visit of the cave Postojnska jama, lectures, UIS 50th Anniversary activities in the cave, and the banquet. On Saturday, 20 June, free visits to selected “wild” caves will be available, guided by cavers from local speleological clubs – members of Speleological Association of Slovenia. Registration is possible only online and will be open from 15 December 2014 until 1 June 2015 for UIS day.

According to the limited place in the Cultural Centre and in the cave, please sign up as soon as possible, because when capacity will be full, we will close registration!

The fee must be paid no later than 1 June 2015 for UIS Day!
Because of high bank wire transfer fees, if you are coming as part of a group, we suggest paying once for the group, but please specify the individuals covered by the payment:
IBAN: SI56 01100 6030347346
Reference: 41139 – 23
Our address: ZRC SAZU, Novi trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana
Bank address: BANKA SLOVENIJE, Slovenska cesta 35, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
If you have any problems with payment, please contact us by e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



International Karstological School “Classical Karst”:
Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU
Titov trg 2,
SI-6230 Postojna, Slovenia
T: +386 5 700 1900
F: +386 5 700 1999
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Web: http://iks.zrc-sazu.si

UIS 50th Anniversary:
International Union of Speleology - UIS & Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU
Titov trg 2;
SI-6230 Postojna, Slovenia

Co-organizer of UIS 50th Anniversary:
Management of Postojnska jama d.d.
Jamska cesta 30,
6230 Postojna, Slovenia
Web: http://www.postojnska-jama.eu/


Contact person:
Nadja Zupan Hajna
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Postojna, Slovenia
(1) Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU, Titov trg 2, 6230 Postojna – Reception at the Institute
(2) Cultural Centre of Postojna, Gregorčičev drevored 2, 6230 Postojna – Registration & Scientific program (Lectures & Posters)
(3) Cave Postojnska jama – UIS 50th Anniversary celebration & Banquet & Tourist visit


Transportation from Airports

You can book your transportation from various airports to Postojna and back through the travel agency Kompas Postojna, which offers competitive prices. For more information, contact the agency by e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Accommodation for participants

The participants (except invited lecturers and UIS Bureau members) are asked to book their accommodations through the travel agency Kompas Postojna. There are several possibilities for accommodations: Hotel Kras (in front of the Institute), Sport Hotel (close to the Culture Centre), Youth Hostel Proteus (close to the Institute), Camping Pivka jama (5 km from Postojna; camp and bungalows), private apartments and rooms (in Postojna). More information on the accommodations is available on the School’s website: http://iks.zrc-sazu.si!

For booking and information please contact the following address:
KOMPAS POSTOJNA, d.o.o., travel agency
Titov trg 2a, Postojna, Slovenia
Phone: (00) 386 5 7211480
Fax: (00) 386 5 7211487
Contact persons: Masa, Azra, Mateja
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Places to Eat

(1) Proteus
Restaurant with all sorts of food and a daily menu. On Postojna’s main square, next to the Institute.
(2) Bar Bor
Traditional local daily meals. Good and cheap. On the corner of Postojna’s main square; across the street from the Hotel Kras.
(3) Pizzeria Čuk
Located in the Sport Park. Although known as pizzeria, they also serve good pasta and other food, including salad bar and a daily menu.
(4) Pizzeria Minutka
Pizzeria with other items, “Balkan” food, and a daily menu.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015 07:55