Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Croatia  /  Dalmatia  /  Zadar County  /  Zadar  /  Sightseeing  /  University of Zadar

University of Zadar, Zadar

(4.5/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
The University of Zadar is a university located in Zadar, Croatia. The university in its current modern form was founded in 2002 but can trace its lineage to 1396, thus making it the oldest tertiary institution in the Former Yugoslavia and one of the oldest in Europe.HistoryThe original University of Zadar was originally founded by the Dominicans in 1396 as Universitas Iadertina, a theological seminary, Iadertina being the Latin version of Zadar. It was the first institute of higher learning in the country. In 1807 it ceased to become an independent institution and its functions were taken over by other local universities. In 1956 the University of Zagreb, the country's second oldest university, re-established it as its satellite Faculty of Arts campus. The Faculty later became a part of the University of Split. More than six centuries after the original university's founding, in 2002, the Croatian Parliament passed an act to allow for its re-founding as a full-fledged independent university. The new University of Zadar opened its doors to students in January 2003.Since its reestablishment, the University has continued to grow from strength to strength. The Bologna process was implemented for the 2005-06 academic year as with all Croatian universities. A follow-up study a year later showed that the move greatly benefited University and has increased its profile internationally. This allowed it to engage in collaborative research agreements and student exchange programmes with other reputable universities around the continent. It also has agreements with universities in South America and the United States. First Croatian president, Franjo Tuđman, graduated on University of Zadar on 28 December 1965, which was then part of University of Zagreb.
Using our online itinerary creator, Zadar attractions like University of Zadar can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Source
Create a full Zadar itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Zadar

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Zadar by other users

11 days in Dubrovnik, Zadar & Split BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM INDIA August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 44 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM INDIA August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Croatia, Ljubljana & Bled BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Location of the University of Zadar, right on the shore of the Adriatic Sea, does not encourage more to hard work in the library, but work more pleasant for attractions waiting after leaving the walls of the University.
    View original
  • Very well located, next to the sea of Turquoise amazing. Seminars and events very well organized. Beautiful and well-preserved buildings. Very good classrooms.
    View original
  • Location is superb, with the view on the sea. A great place to study if you have a connection with the sea.  more »
Google
  • Najljepše sveučilište u hrvatskoj!
  • Great view from the classrooms, nice, friendly and helpful professors :)
  • Beautiful building which can be admired from the edge of the coast towards the sea organ
    View original
  • Nice place for university
  • Nice view from classrooms.