Strategic Internationalisation of Graduate Studies in Mathematics and Biotechnology – OPTILIFE
The project„Strategic Internationalisation of Graduate Studies in Mathematics and Biotechnology – OPTILIFE” will strengthen the capacity of the University of Rijeka for internationalisation and enhance the quality and relevance of higher education at the University.
The project will enable the development of a new graduate programme of the Department of Biotechnology “Biotechnology for the Life Sciences” and the development of a new module “Optimisation” as part of graduate programme of the Department of Mathematics “Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications”, as well as partial implementation of the above mentioned studies. Both studies will be carried out in the English language and are based on new demands of the labour market.
By enhancing the number of study programmes in the English language and strengthening the competencies of students and staff , the University of Rijeka wishes to stimulate scientific excellence
and mobility. With an interdisciplinary approach and a focus on skills required for research, these two studies will provide quality preparati on for students wishing to pursue a career in research and will provide a competitive advantage for students when looking for employment
The project beneficiary is the University of Rijeka (Department of Mathematics and Department of Biotechnology), while the project partners are Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka and Login Ltd.
The project started on October 12, 2018 and will last unti l October 12, 2021. The total value of the project is 1,799,346.08 HRK (approx. 242,000 EUR), with 85 % of funding secured from the European Social Fund and 15 % from the State Budget of the Republic of Croatia.
Student Accommodation Infrastructure at the Rijeka University Campus, Phase I – TRIS
The academic year 2016/2017 will be remembered as a year in which the University of Rijeka redefined the relationship towards its students in a very particular way. During that year, the total capacity of organized student accommodation in the City of Rijeka got more than doubled following the implementation of the project „Student Accommodation Infrastructure at the Rijeka University Campus, Phase I (TRIS)”.
The project encompasses building and furnishing of three student accommodation buildings within the University of Rijeka Campus and construction of the supporting infrastructure, including promenades, roads, necessary installations to communal infrastructure, as well as landscaping. The construction of new student dormitories improved the access to higher education for students with lower socio-economic status, students with disabilities and other vulnerable groups.
It also lowered the costs of studying by reducing the need for housing in private accommodation and increased the availability of modern student accommodation, which lead to the increased level of student standard. Besides all of the above, the project implementation provided high quality conditions for the mobility of students, non-teaching and teaching staff.
The project “Student Accommodation Infrastructure at the Rijeka University Campus, Phase I (TRIS)” was approved within the call for proposals “Modernization, Improvement and Enlargement of the Student Accommodation Infrastructure for Disadvantaged Students”, in the framework of the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014 – 2020. The project implementation, carried out by the University of Rijeka, began on 16 January 2015, and finished on 16 November 2017.
Total eligible project costs amount to 178,629,017.85 Kuna. The European Regional Development Fund contribution amounts to 151,834,665.17 Kuna (85%), while the national contribution is 26,794,352.68 Kuna (15%).
Research Infrastructure for Campus-based Laboratories at the University of Rijeka – RISK
The project “Research Infrastructure for Campus-based Laboratories at the University of Rijeka (RISK)” overall goal was to implement a research and social microenvironment for the promotion of interdisciplinary research work, establishment of interdisciplinary programmes of study, knowledge transfer created through technological innovation and improvement of social practices.
The project focused on achieving full functionality of:
- Centre for High Throughput Technology in Biomedicine,
- Centre for Micro and Nano Sciences and Technologies
- Centre for Advanced Computing and Modelling,
- Faculty of Civil Engineering Laboratories
Selection of purchased equipment can be seen in the catalog.
Project implementation solved two major issues at the University of Rijeka:
Supply of equipment needed for the performance of basic research and education responsibilities and will create the basic infrastructure needed for the participation of the University of Rijeka in international collaborative research projects. It will enable a higher level of research performance in mono-disciplinary research in Biotechnology, ICT, Micro and Nano Sciences and Civil Engineering.
Supply of equipment needed for greater international recognition of established structures as Centres of Excellence in research and technological development and for instrumental convergence of bio, nano and info sciences through the performance of interdisciplinary research projects, i.e. development of the advanced infrastructure required.
The Project enabled the University of Rijeka to boost its potential while developing position as a regional leader in Nano-Bio-Info Convergence and an important actor in applied research in the area of Civil Engineering and thereby significantly contributed towards national education and R&D policies.
Total project value: 23,6m EUR.