The University of Dubrovnik has been continuously making efforts to increase the quality of its teaching, scientific, research and other activities. We are continuously monitoring the needs of the labour market and those of our local community as well the region and the country. This is why we keep introducing innovative study programmes, which are not just a copy of the study programmes available at other Croatian universities.
The University has been taking care about the City’s history, its present and its future, and has been paying particular attention about the synergy of the academic and the local community. We will therefore continue introducing study programmes that are based on Dubrovnik’s rich tradition and culture as well as study programmes with an international focus. This is exactly in line with the strategy of the University of Dubrovnik as well as its vision and mission. We have been building our profile of an internationally recognised university resting on strong foundations, and have been drawing an ever-increasing number of foreign teachers and students who wish to spend a part of their study in Dubrovnik.
International cooperation and the excellence of our study programmes as well as of our scientific and research work are the key determinants of our development plan. The newly opened Student Dormitory has been a great facilitator for this, and the University of Dubrovnik will continue developing its infrastructure to achieve its goals. We will continue introducing new technologies and furnishing our facilities with modern teaching aids and technical equipment as well as additional equipment that may be needed for certain study programmes. In order for our students to be fully familiar with the labour market situation and the needs of the labour market, we will continue enabling them to acquire additional knowledge and skills through various projects, competitions and professional practice programmes.
The University of Dubrovnik will continue its efforts in fostering the establishment of a centre, which will have various professional associations under its umbrella. The University thus aims to assume the role of an enabler in terms of compiling various engineering, economic and other expert papers, professional studies and expert opinions. Today, the University of Dubrovnik consists of six departments: the Department of Economics and Business, the Department of Maritime Studies, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing, the Department of Applied Environmental Science, the Department of Communication Sciences and the Department of Arts and Restoration, and it also has several separate study programmes. The University offers 14 three-year undergraduate university programmes, 3 three-year undergraduate professional programmes, 12 two-year graduate university programmes, 2 two-year specialist graduate programmes, 1 specialist postgraduate programme and 6 inter-university postgraduate (doctoral) programmes. The Institute for Marine and Coastal Research and the Institute for Mediterranean Cultures are also part of the University of Dubrovnik, and the University has an out-of-institution link with the Student Centre.
Welcome to Dubrovnik – a true university town!
Professor Nikša Burum, PhD, Rector of the University of Dubrovnik