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Curriculum vitae and overview of scientific, teaching and professional activities

He was born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1982, where he completed his primary and secondary education. In 2011, he defended his doctoral thesis entitled ‘Competitiveness, restructuring and firm behaviour in transition: The case of Croatia’ at the Staffordshire University Business School, Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom, as one of rare PhD candidates (the top 10% applicants) to whom the committee for defence of doctoral dissertation granted a direct award. Since 2006 he has been employed at the University Dubrovnik, Department of Economics and Business.

He does research in the area of competitiveness, industrial economics, behaviour of firms in transition, innovation and agglomeration externalities. He has published his research in some of the leading world scientific journals in economics, e.g. Research Policy, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, European Journal of Innovation Management, Economic Systems.

He has participated in over 20 international and national scientific, research and expert projects relating to sustainable development, technology transfer, industrial development, innovations and firms’ restructuring as a project lead, senior expert associate or researcher. He is member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals in Croatia and abroad. According to the citation data and scientific productivity of the leading world databases Current Contents Connect and Web of Science (December 2018), he is one of the top 1% from more than 1,600 scientists in the Republic of Croatia when it comes to social sciences, field of economics. Two doctoral dissertations and more than 10 master’s theses and graduate theses have been defended under his mentorship. He has been teaching at undergraduate and graduate study programmes of the University of Dubrovnik the courses of Fundamentals of Economics, Microeconomics, Economic Policy, Applied Macroeconomics and Competitiveness of Modern Economies.

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Associate Professor
Nebojša Stojčić, PhD
Vice Rector for Business Affairs
Office :
Rektorat
Phone :
+385 20 445 700

E-mail :
nebojsa.stojcic@unidu.hr

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Curriculum vitae and overview of scientific, teaching and professional activities

She was born in 1969 in Dubrovnik, where she completed her primary and secondary education. In 1993, she graduated art history and museology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Humanities in Zagreb. From 1995 to 2005 she was working at the Art Gallery in Dubrovnik as a curator and senior curator.

In 1999, she defended her master’s thesis entitled ‘Literary criticism and exhibitions in Dubrovnik from 1876 to 1978’, and in 2011 she defended her doctoral dissertation ‘Marko Rašica’. Both her master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation were written under the mentorship of Academic Tonko Maroević.

As of 2005, she has been working at the University of Dubrovnik at the Department of Arts and Restoration, where she was elected associate professor on 1 March 2019. Since 1 October 2016, as Head of the Department of Arts and Restoration, she has coordinated and contributed to the design of the new undergraduate and graduate curricula within the Conservation and Restoration study programme, with profiles in wood, paper, textile, metal and ceramics. These curricula have been taught at the University from the academic year 2018/2019.

During 2014, she was member of the working group, established upon the initiative of the City of Dubrovnik and under the coordination of the Institute for Development and International Relations IRMO Zagreb, which shaped the current Strategy of the Cultural Development of the City of Dubrovnik for the period from 2015 to 2025. She was part of the working group of the University of Dubrovnik for the adoption of the Scientific Research Strategic Program for Humanities at the University of Dubrovnik for 2017 – 2022, which was adopted in 2018. In 2017, she was elected by the Rectors’ Conference of the Republic of Croatia as member of the Conference’s Committee for Inter-University Cooperation in Arts (intra-Croatian Erasmus). She has fostered international cooperation in arts by initiating the signing of Erasmus+ agreements with programmes of conservation and restoration in Portugal, Spain and Italy. Also, she introduced the Erasmus mobility programmes with Poland, Spain and Portugal, and has been continuously cooperating with various European study programmes of conservation and restoration.

Her scientific interest lies in the Croatian art and artistic production in Croatia of the 19th and 20th century. She has published one book, three chapters in books, nineteen scientific papers and eight professional papers. She has participated in ten domestic and foreign scientific conferences. From 2008 to 2013 she was a collaborator in the project of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports entitled Fine Arts Pieces and Fine Arts in the 19th, 20th and 21st Century in Dalmatia under the lead of Professor Vinko Srhoj, PhD. She is the author of 14 monographic, retrospective and group exhibitions. She is also a member of the editorial board of the scientific journal Revista de Museología (RdM) ISSN 1134-0576, of the professional journal Dubrovnik Horizons ISSN 0419-7925, and is a member of the Croatian Art Historians’ Association and of the Croatian Museum Association.

Bibliografija
https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/281816

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Associate Professor
Sanja Žaja Vrbica, PhD
Vice Rector for Study Programmes and Students
Office :
Rektorat
Phone :
+385 20 445 702

E-mail :
sanja.vrbica@unidu.hr

Curriculum vitae and overview of scientific, teaching and professional activities

Associate Professor Marijana Pećarević, PhD was born on 1 February 1976 in Dubrovnik, where she completed her primary and secondary education. She enrolled on the study of biology at the Faculty of Science of the University of Zagreb. In 2002, she defended her graduation thesis ‘Petrophilic ornitofauna in Velika Paklenica canyon’ and was awarded a graduate degree in biology and ecology.

In that same year she was employed as expert associate at the Research and Development Centre for Mariculture of the University of Dubrovnik. From 2003 she worked as junior researcher on the project Issues Concerning Import of Allochthonous Species by Ships. In 2011, she was awarded her doctoral degree in biotechnical sciences by the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Zagreb. She prepared her doctoral dissertation entitled ‘Efficacy of cyclone hydrodynamics and UV irradiation on survival of phytoplankton and zooplankton species’ within the technological project Construction of Pilot Devices for Inactivation of Organisms in Water Ballast. She continues to actively pursue the topic of the import of allochthonous species as well as other anthropogenic impacts to marine ecosystems. In 2014, she was awarded the title of assistant professor, i.e., in 2020, of associate professor at the Department of Aquaculture of the University of Dubrovnik.

Besides her teaching activities, she has participated as project lead or member in a number of scientific and expert projects in the above-mentioned area. She is lecturer at several courses where she transfers her knowledge to her students, and is also a mentor in several graduate and master’s theses from the field of conservation biology and marine ecosystems protection. She has been participating in the work of international working groups dealing with the import of allochthonous species by ships and other vectors (ICES/IOC/IMO WGBOSV and ICES WGITMO) and in several national working groups for the adoption of guidelines and strategies relating to this topic. She participated in the organisation of workshops, lectures and conferences and was a member of two local organising committees for big international conferences (Aquaculture Europe 2017 and SedNet 2019).

Besides presenting the results of her work at scientific and expert conferences and publishing in scientific journals, she participates in various activities aimed at the popularization of science. She collaborates with manufacturers and the public sector through elaboration of studies and expert cooperation in various projects. She is married and is mother of three children.

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Associate Professor
Marijana Pećarević, PhD
Vice Rector for International Relations and Science
Office :
Rektorat
Phone :
+385 20 445 857

E-mail :
marijana.pecarevic@unidu.hr

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