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11.07.2011, 14:31:34

The University of Dubrovnik was established in 2003, by merging of higher education (Polytechnic of Dubrovnik and Faculty for Foreign Trade and Tourism) and research (laboratories in Dubrovnik of Institute of oceanography and fisheries, Split-Dubrovnik) institutions. The University is well-known due to its 60 years of marine research, 50-years tradition in higher maritime education and 40 years of higher education in economy and tourism.

Recently, new departments were formed in aquaculture, art and restoration, computing and communication, mass media and public relations. The University of Dubrovnik is composed of seven departments, two research institutes and one center for innovation and technology in mariculture. The University of Dubrovnik have a vision to develop itself as a regional entrepreneurial university, in order to merge education, research and innovation directly into regional development, fostering entrepreneurial spirit in souls and minds of teachers, researchers, students and university itself. As a young establishment the University of Dubrovnik is from beginning dedicated to employment from other parts of Croatia and in smaller number from abroad (EU and USA). The University is open for teachers from other universities from Croatia, EU and other countries (i.e. Bosnia-Herzegovina, Turkey, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Hungary, etc.). The future is oriented towards more international collaboration, establishment of international studies, in order to attract students and researchers from EU and other countries, in order to exploit world know brand of Dubrovnik town and attractiveness of living conditions in the middle of the Mediterranean area.

The University of Dubrovnik, with the implementation of a Human Resources Strategy for Researchers incorporating the C&C, aims to receive theacknowledgement of HR excellence in research in order to:

• improve its acceptance in the European Research Area (ERA) and at international level

• obtain more credibility internally and externally, towards researchers, other universities, national and EU authorities and funding sources

• become part of a network of EU institutions promoting similar concept of research mobility.

This strategy is an integral part of the general university strategy which will promote cooperation in research activity at international and national level, adapting to the new European and national directives in research sector.