Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) at the University of Zagreb has a large and modern infrastructure devoted to research-based education in the fields of electrical engineering, information and communication technology and computing. Being a constituent of the University of Zagreb, FER has its roots in the Technical Faculty, founded in 1919. FER participates in numerous projects financed by EU through various grant schemes. The present research and educational staff comprises 180 professors, and 210 graduate teaching and research assistants. FER is organised in 12 Departments which represent the focal points of education and R&D.
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at the University of Zagreb is the oldest and largest among related faculties in Croatia. Ever since its first courses were taught at the Royal School of Engineering in 1919, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture – which in 1995 added Aeronautical Engineering to the list of its study programmes – has excelled in keeping its study programmes up to date by means of a successful synthesis of general and specialized knowledge and expertise in four areas: construction, materials, production and organisation. Owing to the study programmes' structure and curricula, they are comparable to related programmes at renowned European universities, which makes the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture one of the leading technical faculties at the University of Zagreb and in the whole of Croatia.
The basic activities of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Split involve teaching, research, development, professional work and innovation in the areas of technical sciences, including Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering and Natural Sciences. With approximately 2500 students and more than 230 employees, FESB has grown into recognized and highly respectable educational and research institution dealing with the advanced technologies and, consequently, contributing to the development of the economy and society. In particular, the robustness of FESB research capabilities has been confirmed through numerous successful competitive and other research and technological projects, number of scientific and professional papers published in peer-review journals, and through the continuous cooperation with internationally recognized research and academic institutions, respectively.
The tradition of Higher Education in Rijeka dates back as far as 1627, whereas the first milestone of the systematic education of engineering personnel in this area is laid by the displacement of the Navy Academy from Trieste to Rijeka in 1854. In this way, a full-time four-year study with educational courses from the fields of iron ship and steam engine construction was commenced for the needs of the Austrian Navy of that period, and it continued until after World War I. Additionally, initial foundations of the Faculty of Engineering were laid on engineering achievements like torpedo manufacturing in 1866, the first world photography of rifle bullets at supersonic speed in 1886, the birth and the first scientific achievements of the worldly renowned seismologist and meteorologist Andrija Mohorovičić, as well as the development of some of the crucial elements in naval architecture, mechanical industry and power industry both in the city of Rijeka and broader region. Today, the Faculty offers undergraduate and graduate university study programmes in mechanical engineering, naval architecture, electrical engineering and computer engineering as well as undergraduate vocational study programmes in mechanical engineering, naval architecture and electrical engineering. It also offers a three-year doctoral study in the area Engineering Sciences, in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Fundamental Engineering Sciences and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences.
FERIT has developed into a respectable member of the University of Osijek implementing study programs in electrical engineering (power systems, automation, communications) and computer science (process computing, software and hardware engineering) and related research at the highest level. In 2013 over 2230 students, more than 60% of students at technical studies at Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, are studying at the Faculty, out of which 450 entering first year, with 105 post-graduate students, 110 members of teaching staff, out of which 55 full-time professors and lecturers, 32 research assistants, 6 teaching assistants, 17 laboratory technicians and about 30 visiting teachers from other international and Croatian universities and companies.
The University of Dubrovnik is the “youngest” university in Croatia. It was established in 2003. on the foundations of a very long tradition which goes back to the 17th century, but also on decades of modern higher education. Jesuits founded “Collegium Ragusinum” in 1624, which was promulgated into a public institution of high learning where art and natural sciences were studied. That institution provided education for Ruđer Bošković, the most eminent Croatian scientist and the founder of the dynamic theory of atoms, who continued his doctorate studies in Rome. Today, by its programs, its organisation and its technical equipment, the University of Dubrovnik stands among very modern educational institutions.
Ericsson Nikola Tesla is an associated company of the Ericsson Group which leads and supports modern communications. Today, 40 percent of the mobile traffic worldwide is connected via Ericsson networks. The belief of L. M. Ericsson, the “Father” of this global telecommunications company, that communication is one of the basic human needs, and that possibilities to communicate should be available to all, turned into our reality. L.M. Ericsson opened a new era of communication. Since its' foundation, 1949, Nikola Tesla company has for many years been the largest specialized supplier of telecommunications equipment in Central and Eastern Europe. Over the last several years, since its' incorporation into Ericsson, it transformed into a modern company that primarily produces “brainware”, i.e. designs software and services and provides total communication solutions for global operators of fixed and mobile telephony, ICT solutions for government and for large businesses worldwide.
The Ruđer Bošković Institute is regarded as Croatia’s leading scientific institute in the natural and biomedical sciences as well as marine and environmental research, owing to its size, scientific productivity, international reputation in research, and the quality of its scientific personnel and research facilities. The Institute is the leading and internationally most competitive Croatian institute by virtue of its participation in international research projects, such as the IAEA and EC FP5-7 programs funded by the European Commission, NATO, NSF, SNSF, DAAD and other international scientific foundations. Today, the Ruđer Bošković Institute has over 550 scientists and researchers in more than 80 laboratories pursuing research in theoretical and experimental physics, physics and materials chemistry, electronics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry, molecular biology and medicine, the sea and the environment, informational and computer sciences, laser and nuclear research and development.
The Faculty of Science of the University of Zagreb was established in 1946, although teaching started already in 1876. The Faculty includes 7 departments of Physics, Mathematics, Geophysics, Chemistry, Geology, Biology and Geography, the Seismological Service, the Mareographic and Meteorological stations, and the Botanical garden.The Faculty has 288 full professors, associate and assistant professors, 180 junior researchers and about 4500 students. The Faculty offers undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate study programmes, and pursues research in the fields of natural sciences and mathematics. The Faculty of Science is engaged in excellent cooperation with numerous universities and institutes abroad. Professors of the Faculty have been invited as visiting lecturers to European and American universities, and young staff members, as well as postgraduate students, are regularly sent to international universities and institutes for further research.
Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, established in 1984, is the faculty of the University of Zagreb, and the leading high education as well as scientific and research institution in the field of transport and traffic engineering in Croatia. Faculty staff participates in national, regional and international scientific, research and development projects funded by the national Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, European Commission and international institutions. The Faculty participates in public and commercial projects aimed at solving transport and traffic problems of transportation sectors in Croatia. International cooperation through exchange of academic staff and students presents an important part of academical and research activities. Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences offers programmes in Traffic and Transport, Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, and Aeronautics. Programme of Traffic and Transport involves courses in Road, Railway, Urban, Air, Waterway, Postal, and Information and Communication Transport and Traffic.
The Catholic University of Croatia is one of the youngest Croatian universities which was established by the Decree on the Establishment of Catholic University of Croatia No. 1273/2006. of Cardinal Josip Bozanić, archbishop and metropolitan of Zagreb on June 3, 2006. The mission of the Catholic University of Croatia is a continuous search for truth through research, as well as preserving and transferring knowledge for the welfare of the society, where special attention is given to the upbringing of a whole person in the Catholic tradition and spirituality based on the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities Ex corde Ecclesiae. The classes at the Catholic University of Croatia are provided in the undergraduate studies of history, psychology, sociology, communication sciences and nursing as well as in the graduate study in history, psychology, sociology and nursing.
The University of Rijeka was founded in 1973 as a logical expansion of higher education institutions in western Croatia whose roots date back to the 17th century when the Rijeka Jesuit gymnasium was established. From its founding it has undergone a series of transformations which were for the most part the result of changes brought on by the national higher education policies. Today the University integrates its constituents' functions and ensures their unified and harmonized activities. Its mission is dedicated to making strategic and development-oriented decisions on numerous issues regarding the functioning of the academic community and continued facilitation of international competitiveness in all areas of scientific, artistic and professional activities. University of Rijeka Center for Advanced Computing and Modelling conducts multidisciplinary research through use of advanced technology based on high performance computing and industrial optical 3D scanners.
The Faculty of Civil Engineering began as the College of Civil Engineering in 1969. In 1971 it started its programme in Civil Engineering as a part of the Faculty of Engineering in Rijeka and in 1976 as an independent Faculty of Civil Engineering. The Faculty provides high-quality education of professionals in the area of civil engineering and the related disciplines. During its 40 years of history about 1200 students graduated from the university study programme and 1400 students graduated from the vocational study programme, while 12 students were awarded the title of Master of Sciences in Civil Engineering. In 2005 the Faculty commenced the Bachelor and Master degree study programmes in Civil Engineering (University undergraduate and graduate studies) as well as the Vocational Bachelor and Graduate Specialist (Coastal Constructions and Infrastructure Systems) study programmes in Civil Engineering. All study programmes were designed in accordance with the Bologna principles and accredited by the Ministry of Science, Education and the Sport in 2005.