Institute for Rehabilitation Republic of Slovenia was founded in 1954 as the Institute for Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons. In 1991, the University Institute for Rehabilitation SOČA became a uniform public healthcare institution and in 1993 changed its name to the Institute for Rehabilitation, Republic of Slovenia. In 2009 the name was changed to University Rehabilitation Institute, Republic of Slovenia.
In the 50 years of its existence, the Institute has become an internationally recognized institution, which with its expertise, experience, research and frequent participation of its experts at important international conferences and workshops, promotes the development of rehabilitation. The Institute can be ranked among the most successful organizations in the field of healthcare.
University Rehabilitation Institute Republic of Slovenia focus on following main activities: team and multidisciplinary treatment of patients with the most serious infliction of the motive system, vocational rehabilitation, production and individual application of orthotics and prosthetics requirements, rehabilitation doctrine development and rehabilitation methods and techniques induction, research and development work implementation, diagnostics and triage tasks and functions implementation, pedagogical work implementation for secondary schools, colleges and universities and other education and training.
University Rehabilitation Institute Republic of Slovenia coordinated professional development in the field of vocational rehabilitation on national level and is active involved in national and international projects in the field of vocational rehabilitation and employment of disabled persons.