About us

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Education for everybody

Public Open University Zagreb (POUZ) is the largest adult education/learning and cultural institution in Croatia.
We offer to our students educational programmes, vocational training and additional training programmes, elementary, high school and secondary school programmes, cultural and publishing programmes, programmes of lifelong learning, development and international projects, as well as programmes of the University of the Third Age (U3A).

Adult education

Our business premises and facilities are built with a specified purpose for education and cultural activities and are even today optimal for a large number of students. There are numerous demonstration rooms and laboratories, workshops intended for creative programmes and a hall for recreational and dancing projects. There are also four galleries and a library with 36,000 titles.
With our numerous educational programmes we support regulation of the labour market, resolve unemployment issues, while trends of the development of new technologies, development of specific occupations and inclusion within European integrations have been lead with the corresponding quality as well as the realisation of numerous international projects – i.e. learning directed towards the student, toward his or her needs.

Lifelong leaning – increasingly important element in everyone's life

The University was established in the old days in the year 1907
Nowadays, we accomplish our mission by connecting both Croatian and European educational field of activities. In the 21st century, the knowledge and skills that are required are those by which we respond to constant changes and shifts, by which educated and creative people are therefore indispensable, the people who are competent and ready for these challenges. In the age of knowledge we are ready for fast changes as well as for educating according to the requirements of individuals and the society. Within the University there are about 70 employees and 300 external associates, together with approximately 20,000 students annually, all within several hundred educational and cultural programmes.

The building – a cultural good

Public Open University Zagreb is situated within one of the most beautiful buildings of modern architecture, designed by a university professor Radovan Nikšić. For this architectural achievement he has been awarded with the City of Zagreb Reward as its architect, while for the magnificent internal design and fitting out Bernardo Bernardi deserved credit.

General information

Address:                      Ulica grada Vukovara 68, P.O.B. 573, HR-10001, Zagreb
Register Number:          3276724
Company ID Number:    17480760019

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Director:

B.Sc. Ivan Šutalo

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Managing Board of the Open University Zagreb:

Tedi Lušetić, President of Managing Board

Elena Kocijel, member
Dinko Vukelić, member
Slavko Ivanković, member
Bojan Marić, member