Big Success of Danica Kragić Jensfelt
Famous Croatian scientist Prof. Danica Kragić Jensfelt, Ph.D., professor of computer science at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm and a member of the International Scientific Council of the University of Rijeka, has won a kind of "scientific Oscar" for 2019. Her project Bimanual Manipulation of Rigid and Deformable Objects has been selected as one of 82 projects in the field of physical sciences and engineering to be funded by the European Research Council (ERC).
''Something Strange Happened in My City''
Prompted by the current situation concerning the Coronavirus pandemic, Prof. Sanja Tatalović Vorkapić, Ph.D., from the UNIRI Faculty of Teacher Education, translated the booklet "Something Strange Happened in My City" into Croatian. The booklet can serve as a guide for children and their parents, as well as educators and teachers, and facilitate clarification for children of this sudden situation.
Second session of the 3rd UEFA Football Law Program
In the period from 10th to 14th February, the UNIRI Faculty of Law was hosting and co-organizing the 2nd session of the prestigious UEFA education program for legal specialists called the UEFA Football Law Program. It is an educational program in the field of sports law in football and it is designed for legal specialists or senior executives working on legal issues in national associations, football clubs, players’ unions, leagues, and law firms. It comp...
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly declared February 11th the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The goals of this day's celebration are: to promote equal participation of girls and women in education, training, work, and decision-making in science, the elimination of all discrimination against women, including in the fields of education and employment, and overcoming legal, economic, social and cultural barriers by fostering the development of educational policies and programs, including school curricula, with ...
UNIRI Foundation Awards Ceremony
The University of Rijeka Foundation Awards ceremony, for the year 2018, was held at Aula Magna Hall at the UNIRI Rectorate on Thursday, December 12th, 2019. Professor Alen Ružić, M.D., Ph.D., Vice-Rector for Science and Arts, greeted the attendees on behalf of the UNIRI Management. The guests were welcomed by Prof. Iva Rinčić, Ph.D., UNIRI Foundation Director, Mr. Marko Filipović, Deputy Mayor of Rijeka, and Ms. Edita Stilin, M.Sc., Head of the...
Prof. Baccarini Appointed to ETINED
Professor Elvio Baccarini, Ph.D., Full Professor at the Department of Philosophy, UNIRI Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Rector's Assistant for Ethics and Academic Integrity, was named one of two representatives of the Republic of Croatia in the Council of Europe Platform on Ethics, Transparency and Integrity in Education (ETINED). Professor Baccarini and Ms. Marina Matešić
Ivan Đikić Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Croatian molecular biologist Ivan Đikić, who heads the Institute of Biochemistry II at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Academy, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of the oldest learned societies in the United States, having been founded in 1780. Every year, the Academy recognizes outstanding achievements and body of works by selecting 200 new members from 1,300 no...
Professor Smokvina in CAS
Assist. Prof. Vanja Smokvina, Ph.D., Vice-Dean for Professional Study Affairs at the UNIRI Faculty of Law, has been appointed the arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland. CAS is the highest legal entity in the world, in charge of the resolution of sports disputes, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. The appointment applies to both of their lists of arbitrators. On the general list (for all sports), Prof. Smokvina is one of four arbitrators from Croatia, but he is also the first Croat in the history of the Court to be on a spec...
Lecturers from UGA at UNIRI
Professors Leslie S. Gordon, Ph.D., and Timothy R. Cain, Ph.D., lecturers from the Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, held a three-day mini-course entitled "Issues in the Professionalization of the Professoriate: Teaching and Working in Global Universities" at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the UNIRI Campus. The mini-course is organized within the scope of the Erasmus+ K107 program (student and staff mobility between partner and program countries) and is intended f...