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University of Zadar, Zadar
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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.
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  • Very well located, next to the sea of Turquoise amazing. Seminars and events very well organized. Beautiful and well-preserved buildings. Very good classrooms.
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  • Location is superb, with the view on the sea. A great place to study if you have a connection with the sea. 
  • Walking around Zadar is impossible not to mention the appearance and architectural appearance of the famous University of 14 century with a wonderful history and significance for the province. Preserved the architectural appearance of the with a small change of the time, and this admiration!
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  • 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
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  • Nice place for university
  • Nice view from classrooms.