prof. dr. sc. Vedran Mornar

Full professor, Department of Applied Computing

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Vedran Mornar was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1959. He received B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computing from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER), Zagreb, Croatia, in 1981, 1985 and 1990, respectively.
He has been working at FER from 1982. He was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles from 1987 to 1988. In 2003, he was promoted to Full Professor in Computing at the Department of Applied Computing. In 2008, he received a tenure. He has been teaching several computing courses, and has been participating in many projects with the industry. His professional interest is in e-learning, application of operational research in the real world information systems, database design, development and implementation. He was the leader of several projects at the national level, most notably the National Information System for Application to Higher Education Institutions, which also provides the complete organizational support for the state matura exams, and the National Information System for Application and Enrollment to High Schools. In the period from 2002 to 2006, he was the vice dean of the Faculty. From 2006 to 2010 he was the dean. He was the mentor of more than 200 graduate and 5 PhD theses.
Prof. Mornar became a member of the National Council for Higher Education in 2007. He was the president of the council from 2009 to 2013. In 2010, he was a nominee for Rector of the University of Zagreb. As a member of national committee for implementation of state matura, he contributed significantly to task. He is a member of IEEE Computer Society, a full member of the Croatian Academy of Technical Sciences and the president of Croatian Association for ICT, Electronics and Microelectronics MIPRO. In 2012, he received the gold medal "Josip Lončar" from FER for his outstanding contribution to the faculty. He is a holder of the Homeland War Memorial Medal. From 2014 to 2016 he was the Minister of Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia.

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University undergraduate

University graduate

Postgraduate doctoral study programme


  • Computers and information processing
    Computer aided instruction Learning management systems Scientific computing Programming Data handling Data processing Distributed information systems Software Software engineering
  • Engineering management
    Operations research

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