University of Rijeka
Founded in 1973, the University of Rijeka has matured into a modern European university and center of excellence whose impact extends beyond the region. With a total of 16 academic units, we are a research, science, and education-oriented university that supports social and economic development in our community, the City of Rijeka, and the wider region.
An Innovative University Devoted to Lifelong Learning
On top of our efforts to provide new generations with quality education and a reliable hub of academic activity, the University of Rijeka has developed a lifelong learning system for distributing ideas and innovations, all with the aim of supporting broader social progress and making northwestern Croatia more competitive. By building a state-of-the-art Campus, the University of Rijeka has visibly improved its teaching methods and scientific structure, while attending to each student’s and staff member’s living and working needs.
Vision — we want to be the European university of the future.
Mission — We are:
- teachers who prepare students for jobs of the future and encourage civic responsibility,
- researchers who open and strengthen the University by boldly entering into innovative research ventures and collaborations to develop the economy and improve the well-being of the local community,
- citizens who, sincerely believing in the European values of freedom, human rights and enlightenment, are building a new European future.
An Open, Future-Oriented University
The University of Rijeka is a socially responsible and open university – not only are we open to international students, teaching staff, and researchers, but also to recent developments in higher education. As our vision places the University of Rijeka within the 500 top rated European universities, we have chosen the path of dynamic growth. Having embraced an organized and systematic approach to mobility, our University supports scientific and artistic careers alike, enabling each individual to express their talents and entrepreneurial potential.
An Engaged University Tailored to Student Needs
We have created an educational system and learning framework that puts students first. With this goal in mind, our University continuously updates its teaching methods, fosters social awareness, and attends to the needs of everyone within its academic community. Our primary value lies in connecting students, professors, and other staff members. Only such a university can be innovative, creative, and excellent while remaining a place of solidarity and security.
Welcome to our University!