HR: Sveučilište u Zagrebu, University of Zagreb


Founded in the second half of the 17th century, the University of Zagreb is the oldest Croatian university and also the oldest one in South Eastern Europe. It is the biggest educational and research institution in Croatia, contributing with more than 50% to the yearly research output of the country.
The University of Zagreb aims;

  • To continue to develop as a leading research & teaching institution in the region.
  • To develop & apply new ideas & technologies.
  • To implement international dimension in all areas of research & studies.
  • To promote & support mobility programmes.
  • To develop joint & double degrees.
  • To develop continuous education.
  • To promote human rights and fundamental freedoms.
  • To contribute to economic progress & sustainable development of the society as a whole.

The Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences is an institution of higher education of the University of Zagreb. It is the central and unique higher education institution in the Republic of Croatia providing education for professionals who will work with persons who have special needs. In 2007, the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences celebrated its 45 birthday. The core activities of the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences are scientific and educational, including scientific-research and professional training, defined in line with the obligation of organizing and implementing the university studies - undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate doctor's degree and specialized as well as scientific-research; organization and implementation of the lifelong learning programme; organization and management of scientific and professional conferences and symposiums, professional counselling and other types of events; publishing activities; development of expert studies, expert opinions, professional programmes, to provide research and development services in the institutions and commercial businesses; implementation of the programme of prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation or treatment of the persons experiencing social integration difficulties and language-speech communication difficulties. Undergraduate/graduate studies: (1) Rehabilitation studies, (2) Speech and Language Pathology Studies, (3) Social Pedagogy Studies. Postgraduate studies: (1) Postgraduate specialized studies of Early Intervention in the Education and Rehabilitation and (2) Ph.D. study programme Prevention Science and Disability Studies. The Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb participates very actively in all aspects of international cooperation with foreign universities. That cooperation enables our students and employees the exchange of know-how. It also enables the foreign students and teachers to get better acquainted with all the activities at our Faculty and obtain high-quality professional development.

Primary role in the project

UoZ ERF’s role in the project will be to sit on the Workforce Skills Research Group, to guide the implementation of WP4. UoZERF will also input into WP2, WP3, WP6, WP7, WP9, in common with other partners. In order to ensure this project is managed appropriately, UoZ ERF will use all disposable resources at the institution – teaching and non teaching, scientific and administrative/technical staff as well as lecture rooms and equipment.


Matej Košir
Project Manager- SPAN
Science for Prevention Academic Network
Oxford Brookes University
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