VERN' University of Applied Sciences

About VERN'

students

m2 of modern space in the center of Zagreb and Vis

lecturers

alumni

mobilities in 20+ countries

intership placement rate

History

VERN' was founded in 1990 as the first private business college in Croatia. Its educational activities started in 1994 as a one-year program. With the blessing of the former Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia VERN' University of Applied Sciences was established in 2000 and in 2007 it became the first Croatian business university of applied sciences. In the following years of 2009 and 2011 VERN' University merged with Zagreb School of Management as well as the School of Journalism, which enabled it to develop into an

integrated, innovative, European university. As a result of a successful cooperation with the town of Vis, in 2012 VERN' opened VERN' Island School on the island of Vis, one of the most unique and well-preserved Mediterranean islands. With further mergers including the Polytechnic School of Zagreb and Kairos College in Zagreb, VERN' continues to grow (expand its program) and maintain its position as the leading University of Applied Sciences in Croatia.

Quality VERN'

  • ENQA
  • SGS
  • EFMD
  • SUPERBRANDS
  • QUADAL
  • ERASMUS+
  • UNGLOBAL

Faculty

Ivo Beroš, M.Sc.

Ivo Beroš, M.Sc.

Snježana Boranić Živoder, Ph.D.

Snježana Boranić Živoder, Ph.D.

Nikolina Borčić, Ph.D.

Nikolina Borčić, Ph.D.

Gordana Ćoric, M.Sc.Econ.

Gordana Ćoric, M.Sc.

Darko Delač, M.Sc.

Darko Delač, M.Sc.

Oliver Harald Kempkens, M.M., M.A.

Jadranka Ivanković, Ph.D.

Zoran Klarić, Ph.D.

Maja Kolega,Ph.D.

Izidora Marković Vukadin, Ph.D.

Irena Miljković Krečar, Ph.D.

Irena Miljković Krečar, Ph.D.

Diana Plantić Tadić, Ph.D.

Diana Plantić Tadić, Ph.D.

Dijana Pletikosa, Ph.D.

Dijana Pletikosa, Ph.D.

Darija Prša, M.Sc.

Darija Prša, M.Sc.

Željko Trezner, M.A.

Željko Trezner, M.A.

Ozana Ramljak, Ph.D.

Ozana Ramljak, Ph.D.

Mario Vukelić, LLB, BA in Economics

Mario Vukelić, LLB, B.A.

Study programs in Croatian

VERN' University offers programs form undergraduate level up to doctoral level of study.
All study programs are held in Croatian while two undergraduate full-time programs are held in English.
The list of all study programs:

Undergraduate / Bachelor professional degree programs in English

  1. Entrepreneurship Economics
  2. Tourism and Hotel Management

Undergraduate / Bachelor professional degree programs in Croatian

  1. Business IT
  2. Entrepreneurship Economics
  3. Film, television and multimedia
  4. Journalism
  5. Public Relations and Media Studies
  6. Technical Management
  7. Tourism and Hotel Management

Graduate professional degree programs in Croatian

  1. Accounting and Finance
  2. Entrepreneurial Management
  3. Human Resources Management
  4. IT Management
  5. Managing Business Communications
  6. Managing Sustainable Tourism Development

Location

VERN' University of Applied Sciences is easy to find thanks to its attractive location in the center of Zagreb. VERN's classrooms and student services are situated on the 1st and 2nd floor of the Importanne Gallery at Trg Drage Iblera 10 while Management Board Offices are located on the main square, Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 3.

Leadership

Vision

Educated, entrepreneurial and socially responsible people are the carriers of sustainable development and community wellbeing.

Mission

We develop competencies of expertise, entrepreneurship and business-orientation through academic excellence and socially responsible entrepreneurial action as well as interaction, fulfillment and satisfaction.

Dean

Prof. Vlatko Cvrtila, Ph.D.

Prof. Vlatko Cvrtila, Ph.D.

Dean

Board of governors

Branko Štefanović

Branko Štefanović

Chairman of the Board of Governors
Višnja Grozdanić

Višnja Grozdanić, M.Sc.

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors
Ivo Ivančić

Ivo Ivančić

Member of the Board of Governors
Iva Biondić

Iva Biondić

Member of the Board of Governors
Ivana Vrhovski

Ivana Vrhovski

Member of the Board of Governors

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Projects

OBRAD

The organizational partnership of Croatian Employers' Association, the University of Zagreb and VERN' University of Applied Sciences clearly demonstrates that essential problem and challenge in the relationship education-economy-social development have been recognized by the key stakeholders. Such a partnership is also a significant step toward uniting public

and private interests in creating a different, more contemporary and more constructive education than the one we currently have in Croatia, the kind of education that will set in motion mechanisms of economic growth and sustainably meet the needs of the labor market and at the same time foster new knowledge and opportunities to apply such knowledge for the benefit of the society as a whole.

www.obrad.hr
Thematic University Business Forum Croatia

University Business Forum, established in 2008, is a part of the European Commission’s initiative aimed at supporting modernization of higher education and strengthening cooperation between academia and business on a European level. It is a platform that brings closer together the key drivers of the knowledge economy and those vital to regeneration and competitiveness of Europe. Thematic University Business Forum Croatia took place on the island of Vis, home to VERN' Island School which provides the academic and business communities with the unique opportunity for professional, educational and scientific exchange beyond the traditional academic and business environments. The aim is to help the island gradually free its

development from dependence on the tourist season and direct it towards a revival with academic and entrepreneurial programs that will consequently support its sustainable development. As a part of academic activities at the European level and struggles to foster cooperation between education and business sectors at the institutional level, VERN' University of Applied Sciences was a partner at the European survey “University-Business cooperation in Europe”.
It was carried out by the European Commission in partnership with Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre from Germany, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University from Croatia and VERN'.

www.ubforum-croatia.eu

VERN’ Island School VERN' Island School

VERN' Island School

The opening of VERN’ academic-business centre – VERN' Island School - in cooperation with the town of Vis, provided the academic and business community with the unique opportunity for professional, educational and scientific activities beyond the traditional academic and business environments, at one of the most beautiful Croatian and Mediterranean islands.

VERN’ Island School is located in a renovated building of the old school in the town of Vis, equipped with up-to-date facilities, in the inspiring environment encompassing rich historical and cultural heritage and preserved natural beauty.

You can find more information at the link below:
VERN' Island School

Croatian education system

Croatia has a binary higher education system, meaning that prospective students can choose between two types of higher education studies:

University studies – consisting of academic programs conducted solely at universities

Professional studies – consisting of professional programs conducted at polytechnics or colleges of applied sciences (exceptionally, professional programs can also be implemented at universities).

The Croatian higher education system is structured according to three cycles (undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate) and higher education studies in Croatia are organized according to the system of transferable credits (ECTS), thus making it easier for international students to study in Croatia and have their studies recognized in their home countries.

You can find more information on the link below:
Croatian higher education system

VERN’success stories

VERN’s success is measured by the successes of its students, professors, employees and partners and these are some of the stories we take special pride in:

Success stories >

Contact

VERN' University of Applied Sciences
  • Iblerov trg 10
  •  10000 Zagreb
  •  Croatia
  • +385.(0)1.4881.837
  • info@vernuni.eu