Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School is an independent higher education institution, approved by the Slovenian National Council for Higher Education. Within the IPS invited research institutes, industrial and other enterprises contribute their knowledge and innovation capacities for solving developmental problems. IPS acts as a centre of excellence which integrates basic research with postgraduate education and development of innovations. Research results are directly included into innovation projects for development of production, services, and management. Magistrands and doctorands, together with their supervisors from IPS and co-mentors from practice, contribute to new basic research results and to science-based introduction of innovations. This can essentially contribute to the economic strength and harmonic social development.