Cooperation with other higher education institutions in the country or abroad

International and inter-institutional cooperation of the University of Osijek is carried out within the activities based on bilateral inter-institutional agreements, international university networks, international scientific and professional research projects of the European Commission, and international activities of student organizations. In addition, cooperation is carried out with the Universities of Zagreb, Split, Rijeka and Zadar, and it is mainly based on the improvement and implementation of joint study programmes and collaboration in scientific research projects.

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Graphical representation of bilateral cooperation

Since the University of Osijek is one of the promoters of the development of Eastern Croatia, its strategic goals refer to encouraging cross-border cooperation, which is particularly developed in the field of joint international scientific research projects. The engagement of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Medicine in IPA projects with the Universities of Maribor, Pécs, Tuzla and Zenica should also be noted. We should also mention the assistance of the Faculty of Education in the establishment of the Chair of Croatian Language at the Trakya University (Edirne, Turkey), the assistance of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in the establishment of the English Language study programme at the Faculty of Philosophy in Tuzla, the “Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Agriculture in Alps-Danube-Adriatic Region” TEMPUS project of the Faculty of Agriculture and the International Summer Camp organized by the Academy of Arts. It is also important to emphasize the engagement of the Faculty of Economics in the international inter-institutional interdisciplinary post-graduate (doctoral) study Entrepreneurship and Innovativeness carried out in cooperation with the Universities of Turku (Finland), Maribor (Slovenia), Klagenfurt (Austria) and Durham (Great Britain), together with Microsoft Croatia.”

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Graphical representation of international exchange in the last 5 years

A significant number of professors from the region are involved in teaching at the post-graduate level at the University of Osijek and vice versa.

Within their scientific research activities, the constituent units of the University of Osijek have had long-standing successful cooperation with numerous scientific institutions in the country and abroad: the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb, the Faculty of Science and Andrija Štampar School of Public Health in Zagreb, the Institute for Anthropological Research, the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Croatian Veterinary Institute and Naval Institute (Brodarski institut) in Zagreb, the Croatian Historical Institute in Vienna, the European Consortium for the Certificate of Attainment in Modern Languages in Pécs, Cardiff University, the Universität des Saarlandes, the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg, West Virginia University in Morgantown, and University of Texas at Arlington, etc.

We particularly emphasize the participation of all constituent units of the University of Osijek in the Erasmus programme within which the international exchange of students and (non) teaching staff is realized. In the last six years, over one hundred Erasmus Inter-Institutional Agreements have been signed, which provide a solid basis for the development of international cooperation with a tendency to expand to the CEEPUS programme, project cooperation, joint study programmes and the organization of professional and scientific symposiums.