Zadar is an ancient European university city. As early as on 14 June 1396 in Dominican monastery in Zadar the university Studium generale, later called Universitas Jadertina was founded. The University of Zadar is the largest fully integrated university in Croatia.
There is a total of 5800 students enrolled in the undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. There are 515 employees at the University, 365 of them holding scientific-teaching, teaching and assistant titles.Two companies with 32 employees are also part of the University.
The University of Zadar, ranked as a mid-sized university in the European environment, in many aspects of the higher education reform and harmonization with the EU member states is a leader in Croatia. The County and City of Zadar regularly support the activities of the University: the organization of congresses, round tables, scientific conferences and symposia. The building of the New campus will further raise the quality of all the activities and the pedagogical standard. In different stages of building the New campus many facilities are predicted, such as the buildings of the university departments, student dormitories and restaurants, laboratory, practicums and the university library. The developmental study of the „New campus“ of the University of Zadar, in the framework of the project New Lighthouses of the Croatian Adriatic, was made by Studio de Architekten Cie. The New campus area is located in the central part of Zadar, between the city boroughs Višnjik and Jazine II, where the former barracks „Franko Lisica“ were.
“Our task is to make the University of Zadar a desirable place for study, primarily through high-quality programmes. The establishment of new graduate and doctoral studies, the employment of the new, high-quality employees, the incoming and outgoing mobility, the improvement of the students’ living standard, all of these represent steps towards achieving
that goal. One of the most important tasks that we have engaged ourselves in is the design of the project Arhipelogos and the beginning of the construction of the New campus. The external evaluations indicate that we are on the right track and that the University of Zadar takes the second place in the ranking of universities in Croatia.“
Rector of the University of Zadar,
Prof. Ante Uglešić, PhD