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Old April 12th, 2015, 10:36 AM   #31221
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Old April 12th, 2015, 11:51 AM   #31222
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I was wondering something: is any other country as stupid as Slovenia, where, if you wanna study transport, you have to go to Portorož? It's even more ironic that that faculty (Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport) belongs to the University of Ljubljana.
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Old April 12th, 2015, 12:39 PM   #31223
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Being a student in a Mediterranean coastal town. I can imagine worse places to study
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Old April 12th, 2015, 01:09 PM   #31224
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I was wondering something: is any other country as stupid as Slovenia, where, if you wanna study transport, you have to go to Portorož? It's even more ironic that that faculty (Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport) belongs to the University of Ljubljana.
i don't find it stupid, but nice way of decentralization.
in Croatia you can study IT technologies only in Varaždin, tourism related studies are at the coast (I know for Opatija for instance, I don't know is there anywhere else) etc.

why would everything be placed in the capital?
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Old April 12th, 2015, 01:35 PM   #31225
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I wouldn't mind if there were transport faculties in Ljubljana and Portorož, but if there's just one, it should be in Ljubljana IMO. Maritime studies can stay in Portorož (Koper would be better though IMO).
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i don't find it stupid, but nice way of decentralization.
in Croatia you can study IT technologies only in Varaždin, tourism related studies are at the coast (I know for Opatija for instance, I don't know is there anywhere else) etc.

why would everything be placed in the capital?
Decentralization of university faculties in small towns is common in Italy. I don't like this arrangement, though, as it would be more economically efficient to group all faculties in a main regional city (even better in an unique big campus in the immediate outskirt of the city, with good PT service to the city centre). This allows buildings and facilities (libraries, laboratories, rooms,...) to be shared among different faculties\departments, with a minimization of costs. Moreover, many students (that usaully don't own a car in the place where they study) don't like to live alone in a small town, where few services and socializing opportunities for young people exist.
In North East Italy there are universities in Padova, Venice, Trento, Bolzano, Verona, Trieste and Udine, but decentralized faculties in places like Vicenza, Treviso, Belluno, Conegliano (!), Portogruaro (!), Pordenone, Gemona del Friuli (!), Gorizia and probably other places.
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Being a student in a Mediterranean coastal town. I can imagine worse places to study
And what you would do in Portoroz all the time during winter without a car?
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old April 12th, 2015, 02:31 PM   #31227
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i don't find it stupid, but nice way of decentralization.
in Croatia you can study IT technologies only in Varaždin, tourism related studies are at the coast (I know for Opatija for instance, I don't know is there anywhere else) etc.

why would everything be placed in the capital?
That's stupid, because if you need to have only a single IT faculty in the whole country, it would be logical to have it in Zagreb, that is big and in the centre of the country, in opposition at Varazdin, smaller and on the edge of the country.

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I wouldn't mind if there were transport faculties in Ljubljana and Portorož, but if there's just one, it should be in Ljubljana IMO. Maritime studies can stay in Portorož (Koper would be better though IMO).
Probably they wanted to keep the faculty together, and since it includes maritime studies, it had to be by the sea (in Italy naval engineering is in Trieste, Genoa and Naples). The political science department in Trieste is split between Trieste (administration studies) and Gorizia (international relations studies). This is what I call stupid and useless.
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Old April 12th, 2015, 03:02 PM   #31228
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Decentralization of university faculties in small towns is common in Italy. I don't like this arrangement, though, as it would be more economically efficient to group all faculties in a main regional city (even better in an unique big campus in the immediate outskirt of the city, with good PT service to the city centre). This allows buildings and facilities (libraries, laboratories, rooms,...) to be shared among different faculties\departments, with a minimization of costs. Moreover, many students (that usaully don't own a car in the place where they study) don't like to live alone in a small town, where few services and socializing opportunities for young people exist.
In North East Italy there are universities in Padova, Venice, Trento, Bolzano, Verona, Trieste and Udine, but decentralized faculties in places like Vicenza, Treviso, Belluno, Conegliano (!), Portogruaro (!), Pordenone, Gemona del Friuli (!), Gorizia and probably other places.
I agree with you.

This will never gonna happen, but Italian universities (I'm not talking about the technical schools) would be way better with a wave of consolidation, and building new campuses. Since many occupy prime real estate in cities, they could even probably finance the move by selling out many buildings, especially those are particularly non-descriptive post-WW2 acquisitions for expansion.

I agree, again, with the idea of building greenfield campuses with train access.
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The Canadian flag flies over my city today. It was liberated by the Canadian army 70 years ago. It is seen on the tallest church tower in this photo, but the Maple Leaf also flies at several government buildings. The Canadian flag flies 365 days a year on a farm on the edge of the city.

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Old April 14th, 2015, 04:13 PM   #31230
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Nice. We also have an anniversary today. It's 120 years since a destructive earthquake in Ljubljana. It was even felt in Vienna, Florence and Split.


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Old April 14th, 2015, 05:37 PM   #31231
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There is no anniversary related to my city today, but it has been exactly 8 years since I was at first date with my gf :-)
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Btw. 45° images was terminated at google?
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Old April 14th, 2015, 11:24 PM   #31234
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Perhaps, I should have posted it in IBC topic, but...

http://liberland.org/en/main/

a Czech guy has established a free state of Liberland between Croatia and Serbia, on the territory neither of countries have been interested in. He would like to create a taxless country. I just wish he would not get a heart attack and would not have to end up in a hospital subsidized by the filthy taxes



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http://liberland.org/en/main/

a Czech guy has established a free state of Liberland between Croatia and Serbia, on the territory neither of countries have been interested in. He would like to create a taxless country. I just wish he would not get a heart attack and would not have to end up in a hospital subsidized by the filthy taxes
now you've remembered me what i dreamt last night: a weird Czech store (?) opened in my city. i entered there curiously with my sister, there were some things that should have been Czech souvenirs, and a girl who worked there spoke some weird language. my sister couldn't understand it, but i did (it sounded like Croatian dialect, but that is spoken nowhere)
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http://liberland.org/en/main/

a Czech guy has established a free state of Liberland between Croatia and Serbia, on the territory neither of countries have been interested in. He would like to create a taxless country. I just wish he would not get a heart attack and would not have to end up in a hospital subsidized by the filthy taxes
An American did the same last year in Bir Tawil.

The principe that originated the unclaimed land is the same: there is a territorial dispute between to countries (Croatia and Serbia or Egypt and Sudan) and each of them recognizes a different boundary line. The two different lines intersect each other, leaving parcels of land unclaimed by two countries. Those are rare cases but they may happen.
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Yeah. But perhaps, the most notable is Sealand between UK and France.
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Yeah. But perhaps, the most notable is Sealand between UK and France.
Sealand is different, though, since it wasn't estabilished on an unclaimed land, but on a man-made structure in international water. It probably would never have been eligible to statehood according to international law, since it lacks a real territory, that, together with government and population is one of the three fundamental elements for a state. Similar to Sealand, was the Republic of Rose Island.
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Last night, Spanish cuisine got its version of Ecce Homo . Now introducing: 'Lion eats prawn' (León come gamba)!


This was made in the Spanish edition of MasterChef. Obviously, the contestant got eliminated.
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