Transformers are the basic and most widely used elements of electrical systems, and they play a particularly important role in the electrical power system. Transformer production in Croatia has a long tradition, and today there are three big and successful transformer factories in Končar Group: Končar – Power Transformers Ltd., Končar – Distribution and Special Transformers Inc., and Končar – Instrument transformers Inc. The successfulness of these factories is proven on the world market, and to keep and improve their market position they need specialists who will constantly follow the latest findings, and apply them to transformer research, development, design and manufacture.
Electric-power industry owns and manages a large number of various types of transformers, and therefore it needs specialists who will follow new trends in transformer production and management.
Apart from that, the fact that in Europe there is no postgraduate specialist study in transformers reinforces additionally the reasons for starting a study of this kind, and opens good prospects for its internationalisation. Therefore, the first essential for introduction of this study in the education of specialists for transformer production and usage is the necessity to improve research, development, design, production and usage of transformers through inclusion of latest findings from different transformer-related areas.
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing has rich experience in postgraduate education. Postgraduate studies for master’s degree were kept on the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing from 1961 to 2005, and in 1998 a three-year doctoral study has been introduced.
Postgraduate specialist study ensure a high level of applied, scientific and instructional work in the transformer field through collaboration of the Zagreb University and Končar Group.
Our goal is to train specialists for transformers needed in industry, higher education and research.