Statistical data on the implementation of the national research and innovation strategy show that Slovenian science is keeping pace with the EU, or even outpacing it in some areas. In Slovenia, the number of PhD students, the rate of higher education qualification and the number of new doctoral graduates exceed the EU average. Slovenian researchers are very active at the international level and rank among the most prolific authors in Europe according to the number of scientific publications, including those co-authored with foreign researchers.
Since science has a significant impact on the economy, innovative businesses have been provided with increasing financial support, which in turn is used to create new jobs, thereby enhancing the employment rate. Moreover, Slovenia has been successful in obtaining research funds from the EU Horizon 2020 framework programme, which improves the visibility and competitiveness of Slovenian research.