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The Location of the University of Rijeka

Location of the University of Rijeka



  • Rector’s Office
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Maritime Studies
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Philosophy
  • Teachers’ School of Professional Higher Education
  • University Library
  • Students Centre
  • Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management


  • Faculty of Philosophy
  • Faculty of Economics and Tourism
  • Teachers School of Professional Higher Education
  • University Library
  • Students Centre


  • Teachers School of Professional Higher Education
about the university
About the University
  • The University of Rijeka is situated in the cities of Rijeka, Pula, Opatija and Gospić within the regions of Primorje, Istria and Lika;
  • Second in size and ranking in the whole of the country;
  • A state-funded university under the direct authority of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport.
  • The modern university was founded in 1973, but the first school of higher learning was established in 1627 by the Jesuits;
  • The Faculty of Philosophy, established in 1726, operated for two years. The Theological Faculty was founded in 1728. From 1773 to 1780, Rijeka was the seat of the Royal Academy.

The University of Rijeka is presently comprised of ten faculties, three Teachers Schools of Professional Higher Education, two University Libraries and Students Centre.

  • The total number of students is about 17,538. Of these, 12,864 are full-time students and 4,674 part-time students.
  • The University employs 997full-time teachers and other staff of 616.
  • The University authorities are comprised of the University Senate and the Rector.
  • Vice-Rectors for research and international co-operation, for teaching and student affairs, for finances and organisation assist the Rector.
  • Two Rector’s assistants for professional and development programmes and for the promotion of quality culture.

Signed bilateral agreements with:

  • University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • University of Trieste, Italy
  • University of Udine, Italy
  • University of Trento, Italy
  • University of Macerata, Italy
  • University of Bologna, Italy
  • University of Rostock, Germany
  • University of Malta, Malta
  • Central University of Chile, Chile
  • University of Economics in Krakow, Poland
  • University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia
  • University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Konstantin Preslavski University, Shumen, Bulgaria

The University of Rijeka is a member of:

      • Inter-University Centre of Post Graduate Studies in Dubrovnik
      • EUA (European University Association)
      • UniAdrion Network (Network of the Universities of the Adriatic and Ionian Basin)
      • Rectors' Conference of Alps-Adria Community Member Countries
      • Rectors' Conference of Danube Countries
      • DAAAM (Danube Adria Association for Automation and Manufacturing, Vienna),
      • MIB (Consorzio Master in International Business, Trieste).

University of Rijeka participates in:

      • TEMPUS III (Trans European Mobility Programme for University Studies) programme of the European Union
      • FRAMEWORK 6
      • Jean Monnet
      • Interreg
      • CEEPUS (The Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies)
      • TEMPUS (Structural and Complementary Measures Project)
Important units
  • Quality promotion office
  • Committee for teaching improvement
  • Universtas - Society for higher education development
activities organized by universitas
Activities organized by Universitas
  • effective teaching and active learning,
  • methods for assessing learning,
  • supporting staff development to improve teaching and learning through a national network,
  • introduction to European higher education network,
  • quality in higher education,
  • innovations in teaching and learning
  • ...
other activities at the university
Other activities at the University
  • Reading and writing for critical thinking (RWCT) – active learning and critical thinking in higher education –

workshop for university teachers

  • The need for continuous staff development programmes
  • The establishment of a staff development service as one of the key factors in achieving quality culture in higher education