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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  • 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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  • The University buildings are located on the Riva with sea views but are nothing special and there is usually a lot of people present. In the neighborhood are very helpful and caffetjes with usually large terassn and lots of noise.
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  • 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.
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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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If proximity to the sights in Zadar is your priority, opt to stay in the old town, a compact area packed with historical buildings. Although this area offers few budget-friendly hotel rooms, you can choose from affordable hostels within walking distance of the city's main sights. Zadar's resort hotels tend to hug the coastline, a short drive out of the city. Book ahead if you want to stay there, or stop by the city's tourist office for a list of private rooms closer to the city center.
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