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ABOUT STAFFORD Providing Distance Learning Programmes For Over Two Decades Stafford has provided quality education for over 20 years. The firm serves the Middle East and is expanding globally. At Stafford, we offer courses in various disciplines including executive MBA, doctorates and diplomas. Our institution has always been led and managed by academics. We are proud to work with only top UK Universities and that explains the superior satisfaction and completion rates achieved… [+] by students on the courses we support. Our Vision Our vision is to build on our expertise to extend our reach globally. Our Mission Our mission is to provide lifelong learners with quality university courses at affordable fees and ensure that enrolled students receive superior academic support to complete the programmes successfully. The value of the service we provide has allowed thousands of graduates to enhance their career prospects and gain promotions.
About the Faculty The Faculty of Economics in Rijeka was founded in mid-1961. With first lectures starting on 1st November 1961, the Faculty has been educating economic experts especially for enhancing the economic development of Croatian Littoral and Istrian region. In 2001, the Faculty moved to the new address of I. Filipovića 4, Rijeka. Since the academic year 2005/2006, the Faculty of Economics of the University of Rijeka (EFRI) conducts university study programs in … [+] line with the Bologna Declaration for study programs of Economics and Business Economics. While enhancing the development of study programs, the Faculty has adopted an internationally recognizable model 3 + 2 + 3, so that after the completion of a three-year university undergraduate study program students obtain the title Bachelor's degree in economics, which is followed by a two-year graduate study program, and after graduation, students are awarded master's degree. Then, a completion of a three-year postgraduate doctoral studies leads to obtaining an academic title of a Ph.D. The transition to the 3 + 2 + 3 model has been based on international experience as well as on the Faculty's rich experience in performing undergraduate and postgraduate education in economics and business. The great number of foreign universities, with which the Faculty has signed agreements on collaboration in different fields, the number of visiting professors involved within the teaching process and the number of Faculty’s teachers staying at foreign universities as well as the increasing number of incoming and outgoing students within the mobility programs show the current volume of the Faculty of Economics’ involvement in the international higher education and research area. ACCREDITATIONS We live up to the highest quality standards, and our programs are accredited by various programs and our Institution takes part on different memberships. We are committed to the creation of new contents and transfer of knowledge to young people who are going to make great things in the field economics very soon. Therefore we believe that an English taught study program at both levels (undergraduate and graduate) must be much more affordable to all students. So consequently we adjusted our tuition fee accordingly. In this sense, we are convinced that we follow the right path considering the fact that our students make excellent results in different projects. Furthermore, our former students (members of our ALUMNI) keep leading positions in many companies and institutions. MISSION In the international business and scientific environment, and in cooperation with the community, by educating and developing entrepreneurially oriented and socially responsible leaders, managers and researchers, we contribute to the development of society and science. VISION Integration into the European area of higher education and European research area accompanied by overwhelming support for the development of the economy. Integration can be seen through competitiveness of the study programs, student exchange, academic and administrative personnel, joint international study and research projects. Lending support to the economy is achieved through drawing up useful educational programs for the economy, joint, mutually advantageous, research projects as well as the widespread inclusion of student capacity. The Faculty will be recognized as a much sought-after and reliable higher educational institute, a partner with the economy as well as with other national and international scientific and educational institutes and students. The Faculty shall be an institution which will continuously evolve and enhance its study programs, research and its staff.
School Description Gastronomy offers a wide array of professions, and all students who want to direct their studies towards the culinary arts, or want to build on their existing knowledge alongside exceptional mentors with a wealth of work experience and theoretical knowledge are welcome at Kul IN. Kul IN intends to give students a wide array of culinary knowledge, the food industry, and gastronomy. To ensure that our students have perfected all the necessary skills for working… [+] in a quality restaurant, we begin by covering important foundations that all students, regardless of their educational background, need to pass. As part of this program, students learn about thermal and mechanical food processing, recognizing quality ingredients, coupling seasonings with ingredients, creating quality restaurant menus, arranging and serving dishes, professional cooking standards, food storage, food portions, and the history of gastronomy. Vision Kul IN’s goal is to develop an educational center with a focus on creativity, research, and the promotion of modern cuisine and culinary technologies. Through the education of professional cooks, confectioners, and professionals in other branches of gastronomy. We are building an Institute which is a unique place for chefs, restaurant owners, managers, and culinary media to train and refresh their knowledge, and to learn about what is new in the world of food, drinks, and desserts. International Certificates In order to offer our students a complete experience when studying Italian gastronomy and cuisine, we’ve created joint programs with the world-renowned culinary school ALMA, La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana.Culinary Institute Kul IN and ALMA La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana have successfully developed two joint programs: “Professional Cook of Italian Cuisine” and “Professional Pastry Chef of Italian Desserts.” Through intensive and dynamic studies, which take place partly in Sisak and partly in Colorno, Italy, students have the opportunity to gain invaluable international experience and become truly immersed in the culture that has shaped this world famous cuisine. In addition to hours of hands-on training, field trips, and practicums, students will also be assigned a several-month-long internship where they will gain experience working in elite restaurants and pastry shops. Networking opportunities are endless and open doors to potential jobs as students prove themselves as capable cooks in the real world of high-end gastronomy. In order to bring you the full experience of studying in Culinary Institute Kul IN, we invite you to visit our virtual tour.
There is a growing interest for marketing and communications experts in Croatian and world labor markets, while there is a small number of higher education institutions that provide education for students concentrated in the fields of marketing and communications. It is very important to emphasize that due to the process of restructuring in the economy which is present, while the labor market does not offer competent employees for managing such market processes, while it… [+] searches for adaptability of new knowledge and work flexibility coupled with specialization. Accordingly, ZSB’s study programme aims to educate students that will contribute to successful businesses in the fields of marketing and communications. Ministry of science, education, and sport assessed that on October 11th, 2006, when it issued a permit allowing ZSB to offer a professional study of marketing and communications to students. On May 15th, 2015, ZSB got issued a permit for opening a specialized professional graduate study of marketing and communication. Analysis of comparative programmes from Croatian universities was made, especially faculty of economics as well as other higher education institutions concentrated towards business economics and journalism and politics faculties. Moreover, an analysis of other renowned higher education institutions from European Union member countries was undertaken. Our programmes are aligned with Bologna declaration principles which are accepted u most of Europe as a leading policy in developing higher education institutions as well as a framework for change in existing founded educational institutions. Upon successful completion of undergraduate study, ZSB students receive a title baccalareus (bacc.oec.). Upon finishing a specialized professional graduate study, students receive a title Specialist in marketing and communications (struč.spec.oec.).
The tradition of Higher Education in Rijeka dates back as far as 1627, whereas the first milestone of the systematic education of engineering personnel in this area is laid by the displacement of the Navy Academy from Trieste to Rijeka in 1854. In this way, a full-time four-year study with educational courses from the fields of iron ship and steam engine construction was commenced for the needs of the Austrian Navy of that period, and it continued until after World War I.… [+] Additionally, initial foundations of the Faculty of Engineering were laid on engineering achievements like torpedo manufacturing in 1866, the first world photography of rifle bullets at supersonic speed in 1886, the birth and the first scientific achievements of the worldly renowned seismologist and meteorologist Andrija Mohorovičić, as well as the development of some of the crucial elements in naval architecture, mechanical industry and power industry both in the city of Rijeka and broader region. The Faculty was established in the year of 1960, previously named Strojarski fakultet (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering). At the very early stages, only graduate engineers of Mechanical Engineering were educated, and since the Faculty started recruiting graduate engineers of Naval Architecture in 1969/70, it was then renamed into the Faculty of Mechanical-Naval Architecture. Under this name it pursued its activities until 1973, when it was renamed into the Technical Faculty. The initiation of the study for graduate Civil Engineering in 1971/72 resulted in the foundation of the independent Faculty of Civil Engineering in 1976. The Faculty encompasses 11 departments. The departments include 38 sections and 50 laboratories, and the Faculty also has a Computing Centre, a Library as well as an Accounting Division, Procurement Office, the General and Personnel Office, the Student Affairs Office and the Technical Service. Of the total number of 171 employees, 69 are in teaching-research, 9 in teaching and 25 in associate positions, 18 junior researchers, 3 members of staff work on projects funded by the Croatian Science Foundation, and 38 work in the administrative and professional services. 7 employees are outside of the system of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, and 2 on professional training, but the Faculty engages a large number of external associates. The Faculty offers undergraduate and graduate university study programmes in mechanical engineering, naval architecture, electrical engineering and computer engineering as well as undergraduate vocational study programmes in mechanical engineering, naval architecture and electrical engineering. It also offers a three-year doctoral study in the area Engineering Sciences, in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Fundamental Engineering Sciences and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences. So far, the Faculty of Engineering in Rijeka has delivered 128 PhD and 95 Master of Science degrees. Of the former 2899 Graduate Engineer Diplomas 2335 were in Mechanical Engineering, 311 in Naval Architecture and 253 in Electrical Engineering; and of 1536 Engineer Diplomas 717 were in Mechanical Engineering, 108 in Naval Architecture and 711 in Electrical Engineering. The Bologna programme has produced 691 Master Engineers (282 Mechanical Engineering, 75 Naval Architecture, 303 Electrical Engineering and 31 Computer Engineering), 1061 University Bachelor Engineers (480 Mechanical Engineering, 82 Naval Architecture, 360 Electrical Engineering and 139 Computer Engineering) as well as 335 Vocational Bachelor Engineers (122 Mechanical Engineering, 32 Naval Architecture and 181 Electrical Engineering). At present more than 2000 students study at the Faculty.
This year, Faculty of Economics in Osijek marks the fifty-second anniversary of successful work and the eight year of implementation of completely new educational programmes adapted in accordance with the Bologna Agreement. This Faculty has played an important role in training scientists and experts in this part of Croatia. Until 2013, 10,316 students have graduated, 345 have finished postgraduate specialist studies, 691 have been awarded master’s degrees and 191 have been a… [+] warded doctoral degrees. The Faculty wishes to establish itself as an autonomous, modern, comparatively competitive institution, close to European and world standards of quality of teaching and scientific research. The results of these efforts are reflected especially in the revitalization and increasing the level of international and local cooperation, with increasing participation of students of different levels of educational programmes. In 2011, Faculty underwent a successful process of international accreditation and was awarded the IQA (CEEMAN International Quality Accreditation) certificate confirming high quality of the programme and its implementation, personnel potential and quality of equipment, as well as the final results. Name of the Faculty of Economics in Osijek can also be found in the international academic database of world’s best business schools. Such recognisability at international level has brought additional recognition, UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship, which is awarded to institutions and individuals for outstanding achievements in a field. In 2013, the Faculty received Certificate of compliance with the ISO 9001:2008 standard, which serves as confirmation of Faculty’s commitment to providing high-quality educational services and scientific research, and implementation of a successful management organisation system. The fact that the Faculty of Economics in Osijek was founded 52 years ago, as one of the first institutions of higher education in the city and the region and that it was one of the building blocks for establishing the J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, clearly indicates that rich tradition and present intellectual capacity of the Faculty will be strong impetuses for development of the economy both in the region and Croatia as a whole.
RIT Croatia, formerly known as the American College of Management and Technology (ACMT) was established in Croatia in 1997 when the Ministry of Science, Education, and Sports of the Republic of Croatia initiated the establishment of private higher education institutions. Due to its reputation for creating and maintaining successful international partnerships, one of the most prominent private American universities, Rochester Institute of Technology, was chosen as the best… [+] partner in these efforts. The American College of Management and Technology in 2013 has changed its name to RIT Croatia (Rochester Institute of Technology Croatia) in order to fully comply with the parent institution - Rochester Institute of Technology. Two Exciting Locations RIT Croatia offers programs of study at two campuses, one located in the coastal resort city of Dubrovnik and one in the country's capital, Zagreb. Scholarships and Financial Aid In order to support qualified students in financing their studies, RIT Croatia has secured over € 350,000.00 for financial aid for enrollment in the 2017/2018 academic year. Scholarships and financial aid are monetary funds applied towards the tuition cost of attending the university over four years of study. Why study at RIT? As an international campus of Rochester Institute of Technology, RIT Croatia offers advantages unmatched by other colleges and universities. An internationally recognized American degree: Upon completion of your studies at RIT Croatia, you will be granted two degrees: an American degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Croatian degree from RIT Croatia. With an internationally accredited and recognized American degree, RIT Croatia students can seek exciting job opportunities throughout Europe and the world. High American educational standards: Programs and curriculum are completely aligned with the standards of one of the most renowned private universities in the U.S. Many of our faculty members are American and European professors with rich academic and professional experience. The quality of the college has been confirmed by many international accreditations, such as The Middle States Commission on Higher Education - AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Spend a semester in the United States of America or the United Arab Emirates: Students in Croatia have the opportunity to attend one semester at RIT’s main campus, located in Rochester, N.Y., or at the RIT Dubai campus, located in the United Arab Emirates. This study abroad option gives students the opportunity to experience different cultures, to see things from a global perspective, and to improve their English language skills. Most importantly, it proves to be a major advantage when applying for a job. Excellent placement rate upon graduation: More than 80 percent of our students find a job within three months after graduation. Modeled after RIT's program of career development and cooperative education, students are prepared from their freshman year to be integrated into the job market. Put before they are the same challenges and conditions they will face in a real-life environment. The experience that gives you an advantage: Our cooperative education and career office help students in their preparation for entering the job market. Our advisors help students in choosing and building their career, making contacts with potential employers, finding co-op placements, teaching them how to write a CV, and preparing them for job interviews. The obligatory co-op is carried out in companies throughout Croatia and worldwide, in areas relevant to the programs of study. A study in English - the language of business communication: Classes are held in English, fully aligned with contemporary American programs and textbooks, which enables students to improve their English language skills and to prepare themselves for the advanced level of business communication they will encounter on the job. A high number of students receive valuable RIT Croatia scholarships. Classrooms are equipped with cutting-edge computer equipment, including state of the art Apple iMac computers and iPad devices.
The Zagreb School of Economics and Management has been educating Croatia’s future economic and business experts, and has become a center for thought and discussion on contemporary economic and business issues in Croatia. With more than 1200 undergraduate students, over 150 graduate students, and more than 2800 alumni, ZSEM’s community is continuously growing. In 2013, ZSEM became the first Croatian AACSB accredited business school, thus joining the elite group of 5% of the… [+] world’s business schools that hold this prestigious accreditation. The Zagreb School of Economics and Management was recently proclaimed among TOP 3 best business school in Eastern Europe at the Eduniversal World Convention 2017. ZSEM’s faculty includes renowned professors, researchers, and experts from around the world. Often, our professors are featured in Croatia’s national media and many lecturers hold senior posts in Croatia’s top corporations and public institutions (Croatian National Bank, Croatian Telecom, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, etc.). With more than 130 partner universities all over the world, many ZSEM students, including our graduate students, spend a semester abroad without paying additional tuition fees. Also, ZSEM welcomes more and more international exchange students every year and hosts an annual International Summer School.
Based on the trends recognized in the employment of IT qualified professionals through the analysis of employers’ needs and based on analyzed characteristics of the labor market in Croatia, the project of establishing Algebra University College was launched in 2006. The goal of the founders was to create a top quality professional higher education institution that was, along with its program, staff and teaching material, ready to meet the demands of employers and the labor m… [+] arket. The accreditation issued by the National Agency for Science and Higher Education, the results of the re-accreditation in 2012, the quality assurance system evaluation performed by Flemish-Dutch accreditation agency NVAO and the status “Approved by FER” (FER – Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing) supported the fact that these wishes were not ungrounded and confirmed the high level of the University College curriculum. The University College is a part of the Algebra education group, the founding institution which has been operating on the Croatian market for more than 16 years and has remained the leading educational center in the region for computing and information technology. Today, the University College carries out four undergraduate professional programmes and five graduate professional programmes: UNDERGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (BACHELOR) Software engineering System engineering Multimedia computing Digital marketing GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (MASTER) Software engineering System engineering Multimedia computing Digital marketing e-Leadership MBA The curricula of all study programs are fully compliant with the ECTS credit system (Bologna Declaration) and are part of the official system of higher education in Croatia, for which the University College received several accreditations from the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (first temporary accreditation received in June 2008, permanent accreditation in 2010, accreditation for study programs in multimedia computing and graduate study program in June 2012 and accreditations for both study programs in digital marketing in January 2015). Algebra University College currently employs over 100 teachers and associate lecturers coming from the academic and business sector and according to the quality evaluation results obtained through regular re-accreditation conducted by the National Agency for Science and Higher Education in 2012, represents one of the best study programs in the Republic of Croatia.
Short History and the Faculty today: The tradition of higher education in the field of Civil Engineering in Split began in 1971 with the founding of the Department of Civil Engineering as part of the University of Zagreb. The institution started to exist autonomously in 1977 as the Faculty of Civil Engineering Science of the University of Split. Since July 1991 the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Split has been functioning as an independent higher education… [+] and scientific research organization. After the establishment of the Architectural Study in September 2003 the present-day Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture was founded. The Faculty has had its own building since the day it was founded. It covers an area of 8400 m2 which is used for halls, lecture halls, student study rooms, offices, laboratories, a library, and a conference room. Courses and scientific research are carried out in 21 departments and 5 centers. There are currently 1273 students enrolled in the Faculty. Until the present day, the Faculty has produced 962 Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, 27 Bachelors of Science in Architecture, 473 Civil Engineers, 189 Bachelors of Civil Engineering, 94 Bachelors of Architecture, 129 professional Bachelors of Civil Engineering, 37 Masters of Civil Engineering, and 2 Masters of Architecture. 44 candidates have acquired a Master of Science degree and 19 candidates have acquired a Doctor of Science degree. Courses are delivered by 54 lecturers: 42 doctors of science, 6 masters of science, 14 assistants and 30 external associates. 26 junior research assistants have also been involved in the teaching process, three of which have a Ph.D. degree and 4 an M.Sc. degree. Four employees are academy members. The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture performs university study of Civil Engineering, university study of Architecture, university study of Geodesy and Geo-informatics, and professional study of Civil Engineering. Since the academic year, 1992/1993 postgraduate (doctorate) university studies have been performed as well.
University of Dubrovnik The University of Dubrovnik is the “youngest” university in Croatia. It was established in 2003. on the foundations of a very long tradition which goes back to the 17th century, but also on decades of modern higher education. Through its programs, its organization and its technical equipment, the University of Dubrovnik can be stands among very modern educational institutions. History High education and scientific work have their roots in the distant pas… [+] t. This is particularly true of the maritime, the social and the natural sciences. For example, Beno Kotruljević, of Dubrovnik, wrote four books in 1458 “About Commerce and a Perfect merchant”, published in Venice in 1573, which was the first work of its kind. There is also Nikola Sorgojević, a citizen of the Dubrovnik Republic (Respublica Ragusii, 1358 – 1816), the first Croat who wrote a book about navigation (published in 1574). Jesuits founded “Collegium Ragusinum” in 1624, which was promulgated into a public institution of high learning where art and natural sciences were studied. That institution provided education for Ruđer Bošković, the most eminent Croatian scientist and the founder of the dynamic theory of atoms, who continued his doctorate studies in Rome. The Dubrovnik Republic Senate allowed young aristocrats to study navigation and commerce and apply their professional knowledge when sailing out of the Adriatic Sea. About Dubrovnik Dubrovnik, a magnificent historic city, founded in the 7th century, traces its roots to the ancient world. It was the only city-state on the entire Croatian coast, from the 14th to the 19th century. Seafaring and trade, together with the wise international policy and skillful diplomacy brought economic and cultural prosperity and centuries of prosperity to that free city-state.The Dubrovnik people were known as good seafarers, tradesmen, scientists, and writers.