- 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.
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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!
On Wednesday, 23 May and Thursday, 24 May 2018, more than 3500 students visited Job Fair 2018.
At the largest job fair in the region, a total of 103 domestic and foreign companies from 14 different industries presented themselves to numerous students. Students had the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of the companies at creatively arranged stands and during lectures, as well as by participating in practical workshops, which were introduced this year. The companies presented themselves to students with lectures held at the Grey Hall, which were also available online through Job Fair official YouTube channel. The Fair saw a record number of visitors, more than 3500.
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The Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU) celebrated its day on 26th April, and on this occasion, a ceremonial session was held at the Academy Palace, where the prizes for the highest scientific and artistic achievements in Croatia in 2017 were awarded.
In the field of technical sciences, the HAZU award was given to Prof. Dr. Sc. Ivan Petrović for scientific achievement in the exploration of algorithms for automated robotic systems, whose purpose is to provide autonomous navigation of mobile robots in unknown and dynamic spaces as well as to independently perform various useful activities instead of people or in cooperation with people.
The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, Vice-President of the Croatian Parliament and member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Željko Reiner, emissary of President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović Vito Turšić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejčinović Burić, Minister of Science and Education Blaženka Divjak, Minister of Agriculture Tomislav Tolušić, Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds Gabrijela Žalac, Minister of Environment and Energy Tomislav Ćorić, Minister of Health Milan Kujundžić, leaders of cultural and scientific Institutions, as well as other individuals from political, cultural, scientific, economic and public life.