Kroatien - Croatia
Croatia's declaration of independence in 1991 was followed by four years of war and the best part of a decade of authoritarian nationalism under President Franjo Tudjman. By early 2003 it had made enough progress in shaking off the legacy of those years to apply for EU membership, becoming the second former Yugoslav republic after Slovenia to do so.
A country of striking natural beauty with a stunning Adriatic coastline, Croatia is again very popular as a tourist destination.
A dispute with Slovenia over sea and land borders dating back to the break-up of Yugoslavia also threatened to derail Croatia's journey to EU membership until June 2010, when a Slovene referendum cleared this outstanding obstacle to Croatia's EU accession. The country's EU accession treaty was finally signed in December 2011, after years of tortuous negotiations, and endorsed at a referendum the following month. Croatia was badly affected by the global financial crisis of 2008-9, which hit its tourism-oriented economy hard, and the country has mostly been in recession since 2009.
Social Democrat Ivo Josipovic was elected for a five-year term in January 2010. He pledged to fight corruption and help Croatia achieve EU membership. Zoran Milanovic became prime minister after his four-party centre-left coalition bloc defeated the conservative Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), which had ruled the country for the previous eight years, in elections in December 2011.
(Auszug aus BBC World News Country Profiles vom 5.2.2012)
Short Facts Republic of Croatia
- Population: 4.4 million (UN, 2010)
- Capital: Zagreb
- Area: 56,594 sq km (21,851 sq miles)
- Major language: Croatian
- Major religion: Christianity
- Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 80 years (women) (UN)
- Monetary unit: 1 kuna = 100 lipa
- Main exports: Machinery and transport equipment, clothing, chemicals
- GNI per capita: US $13,870 (World Bank, 2010)
The School of Business and Economics has the following partner universities as part of the ERASMUS programm:
Faculty of Economics
The modern university was founded on May 17, 1973, but the first school of higher education was established in 1627 by the Jesuits, and enjoyed equal status with academies in the largest cities of theAustrian Empire. The Faculty of Philosophy, established in 1726, operated for two years. The Theological Faculty was founded in 1728. From 1773 to 1780, Rijeka was the seat of the Royal Academy.
The University of Rijeka is presently comprised of nine faculties, one academy, four University departments, as well as a University Library and Student Centre which are situated in Rijeka, Opatija and Gospic (regional study programme of the Faculty of Teacher Education).The total number of students at the University of Rijeka in the academic year 2010/11 was 19,301. Of these, 12,937 were full-time students and 6,364 part-time.
Fall Term: beginning of October - end of January
- Exams: February
Spring Term: beginning of March – mid June
- Exams: mid June to mid July
International Relations Office
Tel: 00385 (0)51 406 528
Contact for incomings: Marijana Tomic email@example.com
For most study programmes, students can expect a more or less equal mix of theoretical lectures and practical work, often in the form of seminars held for restricted number of students. Final assessment for most programmes takes place at the end of the semester/year by written and oral examinations for each of the courses attended. Usually, the final assessment is based on performance recorded during the semester.
To get more information about the programmes at the School of Economics, see http://www.efri.uniri.hr/english/ -> Study Programmes
Student Dormitories "Ivan Goran Kovacic"
Tel, fax: +385 (0)51 672 422
The dormitory consists of five buildings - capacity of 650 beds and 8 university guestrooms which are assigned according to the decision of the Ministry of Science and Technology. The allocation process takes place in May.
Private housing (individual rental of the apartments) is quite popular in the region. Upon arrival to Rijeka, a visitor should visit the International Relations Office. You will get the list of agencies that offer accommodation in private apartments. Representatives of the University of Rijeka Student Council will assist you to find the appropriate accommodation.
Expected prices for accommodation are as follow:
- room (at a landlord’s) - €100 – €200 per month
- flatlet - €250 – €350 per month
The easiest way to rent a room or a flat is to run an advert in a newspaper or in the classified ads e.g. Butiga, Burza (free of charge) and Novi list (paid).
The best time for apartment hunting is August and the beginning of September, as well as in between semesters (February).
Cost of Living
Taking into consideration all the information given, monthly living expenses should be approximately €400 (€150 for accommodation plus overheads, €200 for food, €20 for public transport). However, much depends on one’s own lifestyle and chosen accommodation.
The following prices are estimate intended for orientation:
Bread 6 kn €0.8
Beer (shop) 5 kn €0.7
Beer (bar) 12 kn €1.6
Coffee 6 kn €0.8
Coke (1,5 l) 12 kn €1.6
Coke (bar) 10 kn €1.3
Hamburger 12 kn €1.6
Pizza 30 kn €4,0
Student Experience Reports from former Outgoing Exchange Students
- Welcome Letter Erasmus 2012
- Information on Studying and Living in Croatia: http://www.studyincroatia.hr/