General Info   

University Rehabilitation Institute (URI)

Country: Slovenia
Name of EPR Director: Zvone Čadež
Name of EPR Centre Coordinator: Miraslova Nemec,; Ana Petrovic,; Sonja Kotnik,


Mission & Vision

Implementation of team-based, implemented and evaluated vocational and employment rehabilitation programs, which are integral parts of integrated rehabilitation programs.

Provide comprehensive rehabilitation to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and contribute to quicker return to everyday environment.

The organisation was founded to serve the purpose of its mission, eager for future development. The key to make the organisation a success are the employees of the institute and therefore it was necessary to issue the guidelines for good manners (valuableness) that would define the directions of relationships in internal and external environment of the Institute for rehabilitation, Republic of Slovenia. The outcomes of our common work have resulted in further definitions.

We offer our services in comprehensive rehabilitation to improve the quality of life of our patients and contribute to a quicker return to their everyday environment. Research and education significantly contribute to the development and modernisation of the rehabilitation doctrine.

We strive to become a leading and highly esteemed healthcare institution offering comprehensive rehabilitation services to patients with disabilities of motor functions and work abilities.


Target group(s)

  • People with disabilities (mental health problems, blind, partially sighted, Persons with psysical disabilities,..)
  • (Re)habilitation of children
  • Patients after traumatic brain injury
  • Patients after injuries, with peripheral nervous disorders and rheumatoid disease
  • Patients with spinal cord lesions
  • Patients after stroke
  • Patients with muscular and neuromuscular diseases


Areas of Expertise

  • Employment
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Social Care and Independent Living
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Mental Health and well-being
  • Assistive Technologies (AT) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Person-centredness and co-production
  • Quality of Life
  • Quality of service


Social and rehabilitation services

  • Vocational and occupational rehabilitation
  • Employment
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Assistive Technologies & ICT
  • Empowerment
  • Professional and organisational development/Management
  • Quality of Life


Areas of excellence and innovative services

During the 50 years of its existence, the Institute has become an internationally recognised institution. Thanks to its expertise, experience, research and frequent participation of its experts at important international conferences and workshops, the Institute promotes the development of rehabilitation. The Institute can be ranked among the most successful organisations in the field of healthcare. We like to say the Institute is an organisation going for a trip on a clear sunny day with no bigger obstacles in sight but it decides to take a turn towards the leading institutions in the field of rehabilitation in Europe and around the world.

  • Assessment
  • On-the-job training
  • Sheltered employment



University Rehabilitation Institute, Republic of Slovenia
Linhartova 51
1000 Ljubljana
P.O. Box 3121