About Charter and Code

The University of Rijeka (UNIRI) is the main educational and research institution in western Croatia. Founded in 1973, UNIRI has 16 scientific-educational and artistic constituents as well as the University Library and the Student Centre. Through its Strategy for the period 2021-2025, the University implements its quantitative policies (learning and teaching, research, knowledge transfer and regional involvement, internationalization) and qualitative policies (open education, innovation in research and development, social responsibility, expanding horizons through strategic partnerships). UNIRI is part of the European University YUFE, YERUN, and several other international organisations.

The University of Rijeka is the first university in Croatia and one of the first ten in Europe to have signed “The European Charter for Researchers” and “The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers”, thereby accepting the European Commission’s 2005 initiative to increase employability and promote research careers as vital to economic growth, employment, and the setting up of a European Research Area (ERA). We were, what is more, the first to sign the Charter for participation in the European Commission’s Group for Human Resources Strategy Implementation. By signing the above-mentioned charters, we have committed ourselves to implementing these documents at the University of Rijeka, which is a strategic goal also outlined in the current University of Rijeka Strategy. The “Strategy of Human Resources in Research” project was adopted at the University’s Senate session in October 2009, while the survey report, internal analysis, and activity report (HR Strategy for Researchers) were adopted at the Senate’s meeting in June 2010. In July 2010, the University of Rijeka received a formal acknowledgment by EC and the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo.



Project menager: Karmen Pupovac,

Within the framework of the “Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)” initiative, a Coordination Group for the implementation of activities at the University of Rijeka was established, consisting of

FULL PROFESSOR, PH.D., Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Madam Rector
FULL PROFESSOR, PH.D., Saša Zelenika, Vice-rector for Strategic Projects
FULL PROFESSOR, PH.D., Vice-rector for Studies, Students and Quality Assurance
FULL PROFESSOR, PH.D., Gordan Jelenić, Vice-rector for Science and Arts
Nataša Jakominić Marot, University Center for Research and Innovation
Ana Tomaško Obradović, University Center for Studies, Students and Quality Assurance
Karmen Pupovac, Center for Science and Art

Working group HRS4R


EURAXESS is a program of the European Commission intended to increase and facilitate the mobility of researchers and scientists. The main task of this program is to help foreign researchers and scientists when they come to Croatia to work on scientific projects.

In addition to foreign researchers, this program also helps Croatian researchers to get more information on conducting research abroad, international cooperation and financial assistance/scholarships. In addition, EURAXESS provides assistance to Croatian scientific institutions, ready to attract top scientific staff, in recruiting and hosting foreign researchers.

Local contant point:

ECP Rijeka
University of Rijeka
Marijana Tomić Marinović, Centre for International Mobility
Trg braće Mažuranića 10, 51000 Rijeka
Phone: +385 51 584 842

Agency for Mobility and EU Programs

Era talent platform

Visiting Rijeka_useful information

Foreign Researcher`s Guide to Croatia


Charter and code

UNIRI documents

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