Professor Simona Kustec is the Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sport. She also serves as a full professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences. Prof. Kustec is a political sciences researcher, with a rich and diverse body of work, and is involved in several research project groups in Slovenia and abroad.
The common thread of her research was the study of elections and electoral behaviour, democracy and various public policies, including sports policy. She was an established name in numerous professional scientific networks and associations and a respected member of the academic and research community.