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European Commission selects FER...

European Commission selects FER project INNOSOC as a “Success Story”

Alan Vukić

FER project INNOSOC - Innovative ICT Solutions for the Societal Challenges received a special recognition “Success story” from a panel of experts from the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission. “Success Stories” are finalized projects that have distinguished themselves with their impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results, creative approach and as a source of inspiration to others. The project was selected based on rigorous criteria regarding its quality, relevance, and results. Under the leadership of associate professor Vedran Podobnik, PhD , FER coordinated the consortium comprised of 11 universities from 8 EU countries. Professor Ignac Lovrek, PhD, Jurica Babić , PhD and Dario Pevec, M.Sc. also participated in the project. This is the first time that a project from Croatia received this recognition in the sector of higher education within the ERASMUS+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships framework. You can read more about the INNOSOC project here . Congratulations to professor Podobnik and his team!

Meet Trevor Ablett, an exchange...

Meet Trevor Ablett, an exchange student from Canada

Alan Vukić

Hi Trevor! Welcome to Croatia! What brings you to our Faculty? Hello! Thank you very much! My name is Trevor Ablett and I'm a PhD student working in Toronto. I was very lucky to get an opportunity to study here at FER with a scholarship through the Jasna Šimunić Hrvoić foundation , which gives scholarships to Canadian students allow them to study in Croatia, as well as to Croatian students to allow them to study in Canada. How do you find Zagreb and our Faculty so far? I love Zagreb! Although I feel like I've only scratched the surface of the city so far, everything I've found has been quite unique and charming. I especially love the food and drink (I've had some fantastic “burek” and many different "rakija”) and the 12 o'clock cannon, though I'm not sure everyone agrees with me on that second one... I've been very impressed with the breadth of knowledge at FER, but also with the amount of camaraderie between the graduate students and the faculty. I was lucky enough to join ZARI members on a workshop in Papuk during my first week here, and I was able to experience these relationships first hand. Read more about Trevor Ablett in detailed news content. 

Assignment of HATZ Awards

Assignment of HATZ Awards

Alan Vukić

Croatian Academy of Engineering (HATZ) celebrated its jubilee 25th anniversary on 21 May 2018 and on that occasion held the ceremonial session in the Old Town Hall. Along with the members of the Academy, numerous distinguished guests from science, culture, economy and state administration attended the session. During the session, diplomas were awarded to new Academy emeriti, new regular Academy members, new entrepreneur members and representatives of new supporters of the Academy, which was previously confirmed by the Presidency of the Academy. The Academy awards for science in 2017 were awarded as well. Lifetime Achievement Award "The Power of Knowledge" was given to Prof. Dr. Sc. Nedjeljko Perić and the Young Scientist Award "Vera Johanides" was awarded to Doc. Dr. Sc. Ivan Marković . Congratulations to award winners!