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Fair 2013

Fair 2013

The 9th annual Higher Education and Scholarships Fair was held on 15 October 2013, from 10 am to 6 pm at the National and University Library in Zagreb and on 17 October 2013, from 10 am to 5 pm at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Rijeka.


Media visibility

A total 58 articles, reports and announcements were published in Croatia’s press, on television and radio stations (in comparison to 102 in 2012).

A selected of press clipping of the Fair is presented below (in Croatian only):

Fact and figures

  • A total of 67 institutions exhibited at the Fair (58 in Zagreb and 37 in Rijeka), among which 21 domestic and 46 foreign institutions.
  • In addition to 21 exhibitors from Croatia, this year's Fair presented 46 institutions from 12 countries in Europe, North America and Asia (Austria, Croatia, Estonia, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Canada, Germany, United States, Switzerland and United Kingdom)
  • More than 10,000 visitors attended the Fair in two days (7,000 in Zagreb, 3,000 in Rijeka).
  • Exhibitors at the Fair presented a range of different scholarships and financial aid programmes, through which is is expected that 8,400 scholarships will be awarded: 2,000 for study abroad (including 1,900 scholarships through the ERASMUS programme) and more than 6,400 scholarships for study in Croatia (including more than 5,600 through two Government scholarships programs).

Highlights from the 2013 Fair 

  • Partner Country - Canada: As the partner country of this year's Fair, Canada was presented to the Croatian public through the many exhibitors, guest speakers from Canada and the Croatian alumni Canadian institutions of higher learning.
  • Distinguished guest speakers: A lecture on the opportunities and challenges of internationalization of higher education was held by Dr. Michael Cottrell, PhD (University of Saskatchewan, Canada), while Dr. Igor tagljar, PhD (University of Toronto, Canada), an internationally renowned Croatian-Canadian scientist, held a lecture on the benefits of the Canadian system of higher education. The Fair also hosted leading representatives of Croatia's business community who are also alumni of Canadian universities and who participated in a panel discussion on the benefits of the Canadian education system.
  • Roundtable on education policy: Entitled “The importance of Croatian accession to the EU in higher education”, the round table focused on the newly-developed Croatian Qualifications Framework. The panel was attended by representatives of ministries, universities and other experts.
  • Student organizations: Student organizations offer many opportunities for international mobility and a variety of activities to develop skills and competencies that are important for students’ careers. At the fairs 24 student organizations presented their diverse programs.
  • On-line Fair and webinars: Following the Fairs in Zagreb and Rijeka, an On-line Fair was be launched on the Fair's official web site and included for the first time live virtual lectures (in the form of webinars) 20exhibition institutions from eight countries presented their programs of study and scholarship and responded to questions from the participants .

Partners, sponsors and supporting institutions

  • Organizer: Institute for the Development of Education,
  • Partner Country: United States of America
  • Main partner: National and University Library in Zagreb, University of Zagreb and University of Rijeka
  • Main supporter:LIDL Croatia, PLIVA Croatia
  • Gold Sponsor: University of Saskatchewan (Canada)
  • Silver Sponsor:IELTS - International English Language Testing System (UK)
  • Donors and sponsors: Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes,  Ministry of Economy Fund for scholarships of the Croatian Homeland War Veterans and Children of Croatian Homeland War Veterans, the City of Rijeka
  • Supporting institutions: President of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Labour and Pension System, Ministry of Social Policy and Youth, City of Zagreb, Primorje-Gorski kotar County, Croatian Rectors Conference, Croatian Council of Universities and University Colleges of Applied Science, Croatian Chamber of Economy, Croatian Employers' Association
  • Media sponsors: Veernji list, Novi list, T-portal, Lider, Radio Rijeka, kolske novine, H-alter,,, Radio Student, Radio Sova
  • Promotional partners: AEGEE (European Students’ Forum) Zagreb, AIESEC (International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences) Rijeka, AIESEC (International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences) Zagreb, BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) Zagreb, CroMSIC (Croatian Medical Students’ International Committee) Rijeka, CroMSIC (Croatian Medical Students’ International Committee) Zagreb, ELSA (European Law Students’ Association) Rijeka, ELSA (European Law Students’ Association) Zagreb, ESN (Erasmus Student Network) Rijeka, ESN (Erasmus Student Network) Zagreb, eStudent, FOSS MedRi, Croatian Students Association, IAESTE (The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) Croatia, Student Association of the Faculty of Political Science, Student’s Sociology Club "Discrepancy", Perpetuum Lab, University of Rijeka Debating Society, Rijeka University Sports Association, Riteh Racing Team, Law student association Pravnik, Student Council of the Faculty of Philosophy Rijeka, The University of Rijeka Student Union, Philosophy Students' Association „FURIJA“, Sociology Students Association Anomija, Association for project culture promotion "EU club", Association of Psychology Students “Psirius”, The Croatian Council of Students of Universities and University Colleges of Applied Sciences



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