Cooperation

Alumni

VERN’ Alumni Club counts more than 4500 members who gained their academic qualification and professional knowledge and skills through our academic system. Many of VERN’s graduated students are today’s successful business experts who operate in the corporate and public

sectors, family enterprises and the entrepreneurship community. We have developed good cooperation with our Alumni community who is engaged in academic and business events and classes where they can share their valuable business experience with our students.

Partners

With the aim of strengthening academic performance and quality in higher education, we continuously strive to establish cooperation with our academic partners and contribute to the common development of the entire society.

List of academic partners >

For all inquiries regarding potential co-operation, please contact VERN’ International Cooperation Office.

Business sector

We are passionate about the creation and impact of our knowledge and how, in partnership, it can be applied to real challenges. Collaboration with employers and the business sector is one of the key elements of development of our University. We are aiming at aligning the needs of the labor market with our study programs through long-term communication with all important business entities.

Advisory council

On January 14th, 2011, at the initiative of the Board of Governors of VERN' University of Applied Sciences, VERN’ Advisory Council was founded. It is a strategic advisory body, composed of prominent experts from Croatia and foreign countries, which discusses socially relevant issues related to higher education in the national and international context and thereby directs VERN' towards socially responsible activities.

Student incubator

VERN’ Startup Incubator enables students to develop more efficient entrepreneurial projects, providing them with a business infrastructure for project development as well as mentoring and advisory support. The program is primarily intended for projects in the pre-incubation and incubation phases, but it also foresees further development phases.

Pre-incubation phase implies that students' projects are in the form of business ideas in the initial stages of development, with the aim of testing the market potential. The incubation phase implies that students’ projects are ready to enter the market or they are already on the market and are seeking efficient market positioning channels.

Conferences

In the framework of our discussion platform VERN’ Forum, we regularly organize panel debates and discussions covering a wide variety of topics from business, economic and social perspectives. Our events provide timely and valuable information for students, academics, media and other business and educational stakeholders.

Projects

The organization and implementation of various projects is one of the key differentiating features of our institution. Our projects, in cooperation with different stakeholders from the academic and business sectors, provide us with a quality and realistic insight into today's trends.

Take a look at our international projects:

EU funded project: Apprentice Track – Smart Electronic System for Tracking Apprenticeships (SAT) SAT

Development of Bachelor Degree Program Entrepreneurship in Applied Arts and Design

New Danubian Governance in Labour Market Relevance of Higher Education

OBRAD

University Business Forum

Local community

We are proud we have a privilege to cooperate with the local community organizations and contribute to community development. Our students contribute to the development of civil society throughout various projects they are working on in classes in the field of business planning, public relations and etc.

Also, through VERN’s “Islands Initiative” we cooperate with the local government, entrepreneurs and the community on one of the most beautiful Adriatic islands, the island of Vis, where we organize academic activities throughout the year through which we encourage students to cooperate with the locals on their community activities and business topics.