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 Croatia and one of the oldest in Europe.HistoryThe original University of Zadar was founded by the Dominicans in 1396 as Universitas Iadertina, a theological seminary, Iadertina being the Latin version of Zadar. The university was a continuation of the University of Dyrrachium, in Durrës (Dyrrhachium), Albania, then Medieval Kingdom of Albania, which had been created around 1380, and then transferred to Zadar in 1396, amid the mounting Turkish threats in South-eastern Europe, thereby becoming the University 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.
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  • This building might not be as old as the others however it still has beauty and the location is just amazing. I'm not sure how much attention I would pay in class with those views out the windows but ...  more »
  • The University gives Zadar city a youthful population as well as adds to the energy the city exudes.  more »
  • Universities with beautiful scenery, fronting the channel that separates the old town from the island. The building was built in the early 20th century, hosts the University from after liberation. Nice the view you can enjoy from the Aula magna, the church now used as a musical events
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  • Great view from the classrooms, nice, friendly and helpful professors :)
  • Nice place for university
  • Nice view from classrooms.
  • The most beautiful University in Croatia!
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  • Beautiful building which can be admired from the edge of the coast towards the sea organ
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