Iva Bojić PhD, co-chair of the Organizational committee of ŠUZA (representing the Educational activities of IEEE Croatia Section), Prof Mislav Grgić PhD, vice dean for scientific affairs of FER and the head of the ŠUZA program, Ivana Storjak (representing eSTUDENT) and Ivana Pek MSc, co-chair of the Organizational committee of ŠUZA (representing eSTUDENT)
The popularization of science program “ŠUZA – from school to science and the academic community” is the official popularization of science program of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER). FER’s partners in this Program are the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) and the student association eSTUDENT. The program is developed in cooperation and with the support of the Education and Teacher Training Agency (AZOO) and the Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education (ASOO).
University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) is the leading higher education and research institution in Croatia in the fields of electrical engineering, computing and IT technologies with a almost century long tradition. Over three thousand students study at the Faculty in bachelor and master programs with majors in the specified fields, with an additional near five hundred doctoral and other postgraduate students. They are educated by 314 lecturers, the results of whose labours are 520 new bachelors of science and 500 new masters of science yearly. Lectures are based on latest scientific conclusions, so as to educate students to be leaders of technological and societal development. FER is dedicated to creating, applying and sharing knowledge through internationally recognized research activities, supporting society with contributions to industrial development through innovation and technology transfer. The employees and students of FER strive to uphold the highest level of academic excellence and ethical standards, encouraging an engineering approach and critical thinking as well as promoting an equal opportunity atmosphere.
IEEE, an association dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity, is the world’s largest technical professional society. It is designed to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization. IEEE’s roots, however, go back to 1884 when electricity was just beginning to become a major force in society. IEEE, pronounced "Eye-triple-E", stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The association is chartered under this name and it is the full legal name. However, as the world's largest technical professional association, IEEE's membership has long been composed of engineers, scientists, and allied professionals. By the early 21st Century, IEEE served its members and their interests with 38 societies; 130 journals, transactions and magazines; more 300 conferences annually; and 900 active standards. By 2010, IEEE had over 395,000 members in 160 countries. Through its worldwide network of geographical units, publications, web services, and conferences, IEEE remains the world's largest technical professional association.
eSTUDENT is a student association connecting the best students of the University of Zagreb with the best companies and academic institutions operating in Croatia, offering its members and the wider student community additional opportunities to gain professionally applicable experience and competencies. The Association's 400 members come mainly from four faculties of the University of Zagreb with founded branches: the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, the Faculty of Economics and Business, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry. The Association's numerous projects have been recognized by the academic community:
- in the academic year 2011/2012 three eSTUDENT projects have been awarded the Special Rector's Award, while in the previous year two projects were awarded the Special Rector's Award;
- the main projects of the Association have the official support of the President of the Republic of Croatia Prof Ivo Josipović PhD.
The Education and Teacher Training Agency (AZOO) is a public institution responsible for the provision of professional and advisory support in the area of general education in Croatia. There has been an institute for teacher support since 1874, and its role has changed through time. Its legal successor, the Institute of Education of the Republic of Croatia was founded in 2002 and was re-named and restructured as Education and Teacher Training Agency by the Croatian Parliament in 2006.
The Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education (ASOO) is a public institution, founded June 2010 by the Act on Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education. Its vision is development of an accessible, flexible and permeable system of vocational education and adult education, based on competences in function of individual needs and society, supporting development of Croatian economy and higher employment.