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Nzz hr

The National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia (NFS)

www.nzz.hr


About nfs

The National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia

About NFS

  • Founded by the Croatian Parliament in December 2001 for the purpose of promotion of science, higher education and technological development in the Republic of Croatia.

  • MAIN GOAL: to ensure economic growth and stimulation of employment.

  • VISION: transformation of Croatian society in society of knowledge.

  • Trough investment in PEOPLE and IDEAS, support of COOPERATION and promotion of EXCELLENCE, NFS supports transformation of Croatian society in society of knowledge, development of widely recognised scientific research and economy based on knowledge.

  • NFScurrent assets:14.000.000 EUR


Organizational structure of nfs

Organization chart

International advisory board

The Advisory Board (7 Councils)

The Board

Reform of the higher educationsystem in Croatia

Executive Board

Brain gain

Presentation of NFS work

Administration

Information and education technology

Internal quality assurance

  • Assistant of the President of the Board

  • - Program coordinator

  • - Legal – financial advisor

  • - Bookkeeping

  • - Law office

  • - IT support

  • - Web administrator

Biotechnology

The National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia

Publications and newsletter

New materials and new production processes

Investment of funds

Environmental sciences and sustainabledevelopment

International relations

Socio cultural transition from industry to knowledge – based society

Organizational structure of NFS


Nfs programs

The National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia

NFSprograms

REFORM OF THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

IN CROATIA

BRAIN GAIN

TRAINING OF THE

DOCTORAL

STUDENTS

Development of the PhD

programs

SENIOR

Fellowships for

doctoral students

Development of joint- study

programs

VISITOR

National research

training courses and

summer schools

POSTDOC

Development of institutional

quality assurance units

  • Program Partnership in basic research

  • SCIENCE award for university students from all Croatia’s universities for a published scientific paper.


Development of institutional quality assurance units

The National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia

Development of institutional quality assurance units

  • Institutions can get up to 200.000 Kn for development of institutional quality assurance units and research.

  • Overall budget for the program is 2.000.000,00 kuna.

  • Through three calls for proposals during 2005 there were 22 applications; 8 projects are accepted for financing with altogether 1.429.529,00 kuna.

  • The goals of the program are:

  • To initiate establishment for quality assurance;

  • To initiate institutional efforts in creation of the system for quality assurance;

  • To support creation of national network for quality assurance in higher education;

  • To support spreading of the culture of quality in academic and non-academic society;

  • To promote cooperation between universities, associate-degree college and academies,

  • as well as other scientific organization on establishment of quality assurance units;

  • To support the cooperation between universities with public sector and economy on

  • establishment of quality assurance units.


News from nfs

The National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia

News from NFS…

The National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia is launchingNFS Newsletter.

Newsletter will be available on the NFS web page http://www.nzz.hr/glasnik/,and will be distributed by e-mailom.

The first number will be announced in November.


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