With project application success rate of 14% for Horizon 2020 and 25,2% for FP7 Framework Programme for Research, FER is, under the European Commission criteria, one of the two most powerful research institutions in Croatia. We are dominant both in terms of the number and in terms of financial amounts of contracted projects with the European Commission, not only in the context of the University of Zagreb, but also Croatia.
More than two hundred researchers work daily on a number of research problems, on national and international research projects.
FER is currently involved in more than 100 international (FP7, Horizon 2020, COST Actions) and national (HRZZ – Croatian Science Foundation, HAMAG-BICRO – Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovation and Investment, and industry) projects. The total value of these projects is more than €10 million.
Our research activities leads to the formation of research groups that bring together top scientists in the fields in which we operate.
We established a number of research laboratories in order to develop and organize research activities and education.
We improve the quality of research with programs for stimulation of research and innovation, and by providing access to the electronic databases of scientific and technical articles.
Our strategy focuses on social challenges identified in European strategic documents, which are also relevant for the economic and service sectors in Croatia.
Our doctoral study is one of three doctoral studies in Croatia awarded with the high quality mark by the Agency for Science and Higher Education.
Our researchers have been awarded numerous awards at home and abroad for their achievements.