The Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (by short SASA), founded in 1938, is the supreme national institution of sciences and arts. It associates scientists and artists, who have been elected as its members for their outstanding achievements in the field of sciences and arts.
SASA cultivates, encourages and promote sciences and arts, through its activities, contributes to the development of scientific thought and creativity in the arts, particularly by:
addressing basic issues of sciences and arts;
participating in establishing the policies of research activities and creativity in arts;
giving appraisals, proposals and opinions on the position, development and promotion of sciences and arts, and on the organization of research activities and creativity in the arts;
organizing research work, also in cooperation with universities and other research institutions, particularly in the fields which are important for the awareness of and gaining insight into the natural and cultural heritage of the Slovenian nation and for the development of its language and culture, and
developing international cooperation in the field of sciences and arts.
The management bodies of SASA are the Assembly, the Presidency and the President. The Assembly is the management body of SASA, composed of all full and associate members. The honorary and corresponding members of SASA may also participate in the work of the Assembly. The Presidency of SASA is composed of the President, two Vice-Presidents, the Secretary-General, the Secretaries of Sections and three SASA members elected by the Assembly in accordance with the Law. The current affairs of the Presidency are dealt with by the Executive Board, composed of the President, the two Vice-Presidents and the Secretary-General. The President, the two Vice-Presidents, the Secretary-General and the Secretaries of Sections are elected for the period of three years with the possibility of one further re-election.