Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb, main building
Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb
Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb, main building
Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb was founded in 1920; hence, it represents the oldest institution of higher education in economics in this part of Europe as a part of the University of Zagreb. Today, the Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb is the leading and the largest institution of higher education for entrepreneurial education in the Region. Our teaching staff is comprised of 250 members who are employed in our study programmes and various research projects.
The Faculty performs undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as the postgraduate doctoral and specialist studies in the field of economics and business. We have harmonized new undergraduate and graduate teaching programs of economics and business to the principles of Bologna declaration.
Currently, the Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb has approximately 10.000 students. Each year 1500 students graduate from the Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb.
The Faculty hosts many conferences and publishes scientific journals, but it is also an important factor in Croatian economy. It influences, to a greater or lesser extent, the creation of Croatia’s economic policy. The biggest Croatian enterprises today recognize the Faculty as an important strategic partner. The Faculty is the holder of several research and professional projects whose content is predominantly linked to problems of contemporary economic matters in the Republic of Croatia. This orientation has enabled our lecturers and associates to express their research and consulting potentials.
The University of Zagreb is the oldest Croatian university and also the oldest university in South East Europe. The university was officially founded 23 September 1669 by Emperor and King Leopold I Habsburg who issued a decree granting the status and privileges of a university to the Jesuit Academy of the Royal Free City of Zagreb. According to that document the study of philosophy in Zagreb acquired a formal and legal status as Neoacademia Zagrabiensis and officially became a public institution of higher education.
In 1776 Empress and Queen Maria Theresa issued a decree founding the Royal Academy of Science (Regia Scientiarum Academia) consisting of three studies or faculties – Philosophy, Theology and Law. The former political-cameral studies became part of the newly established Faculty of Law, and thus were integrated into the Academy. Each of the faculties of the Royal Academy of Sciences had several chairs teaching one or several courses.
The Academy in Zagreb remained until 1874, despite numerous organizational changes, the focal institution of higher education in Croatia, educating most of the members of the Croatian intelligentsia.
Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer in 1861 proposed to the Croatian Parliament that a legal basis be established for the founding of the University of Zagreb. During his visit to Zagreb in 1869 the Emperor Franz Joseph signed the Decree on the Establishment of the University of Zagreb. Five years later the Parliament passed the Act of Founding, which was ratified by the Emperor on 5 January 1874. On 19 October 1874 a ceremony was held in the name of the founding of the modern University of Zagreb.
how to find us
Transport to venue
tram & bus
Info for participants
In case you need some information that can help you plan your trip to Zagreb, please refer to our info leaflet
Getting to Zagreb
Traveling to/from Zagreb airport
Like all major cities in the world, Zagreb has an airport nearby. Just 17 km from the centre, 20-25 minutes by car, the modern Franjo Tuđman Airport will offer you all the necessary facilities and services, whether you’re a local or a tourist, so your journey through our city can start and end pleasantly. Located in the vicinity of Velika Gorica, Franjo Tuđman Airport is a centre for every renowned airline, numerous rent-a-car offices, and restaurants. It has a large and secure parking lot, which adds to your comfort and makes your stay in our city carefree.
Traveling to/from The Main Railway Station
Beside its primary function, receiving passengers, the Main Railway Station, like all modern stations, offers other amenities to modern travelers: cloakroom, seat reservation office, information booth, money exchange, restaurants, advertising, lost and found office and car transport by rail.
Plan your trip according to accommodation you chose.
Major international road routes are:
Trieste – Ljubljana – Zagreb
Graz – Maribor – Zagreb
Klagenfurt – Ljubljana – Zagreb
Budapest – Varaždin – Zagreb
Traveling to/from Zagreb bus terminal
The bus terminal is on Marin Držić Avenue, and it’s only a few minutes away from Ban Josip Jelačić Square by tram (line 6).
For more info and help planning your trip to Zagreb visit www.infozagreb.hr
The currency of Croatia is Croatian kuna. There aren’t many shops that accept euros so it is best to exchange to the local currency.
Credit card/cash points
Most of the shops accept major credit and debit cards such as Amex, Diners, Visa, Maestro and Mastercard.
Emergency phone numbers
Police, fire and ambulance (+385) 112
Police (+385) 192
Fire department (+385) 193
Ambulance (+385) 194
Find other important phone numbers at www.infozagreb.hr
Electricity in Croatia is 220V AC. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.
The nearest post office is only a few minutes walk away from the Faculty of Economics & Business. It is located at Trg John F. Kennedy bb, Zagreb
Opening hours: 07:00 – 20:00
Most of Zagreb’s shopping malls are open Monday through Sunday, from 09:00 – 21:00. Shops located in the streets regulate their own working hours, but are usually open Monday through Saturday, from 09:00 – 21:00 with some exceptions. Supermarkets are mostly open Monday through Sunday, from 07:00 – 21:00.
Dining out in Zagreb and tipping
Most of restaurants in Zagreb are open from 10:00 – 24:00, but it is possible to check out working hours on each restaurant’s web site. Tipping is optional.