From Zagreb to Toronto Bootcamp: Educational Excellence at Algebra

Paul Bradbury

July 4, 2023 – Meet the lesser-known but extremely successful sector where Croatia is attracting international talent – educational excellence with Algebra University College.

Croatia is famous for its tourism attracting millions of foreign visitors. And now, with the success of unicorns Rimac and Infobip, there is a growing tide of foreigners coming to work for these and other successful Croatian startups.

But there is one other sector which is attracting increasing international attention, largely due to the educational excellence at Algebra University College – studying in Croatia.

I have been watching the growth of Algebra since I first came across it several years ago. A private college offering high-quality and relevant Post-Graduate and Masters degrees in relevant topics for the digital age. Summer and winter courses for students, as well as those still in school. A college that seemingly transcended the joys of Croatian bureaucracy and just got things done in such a way that foreign students started coming all over the world to study in Zagreb.

Quite how successful – and quite how fast it was growing – soon became apparent when not only did they move into an outstanding 110 million kuna custom-made facility in Zagreb a couple of years ago (learn more here), but Algebra also formed a partnership with Goldsmiths University in London to offer UK degrees for students studying in Zagreb at Algebra University College.

The number of students from all over the world who were choosing Zagreb as the place to do their undergraduate and postgraduate was impressive. We have done several interviews with these students over the years, and it is very instructive to see the reasons why they are choosing to study in Croatia. You can find several of these interviews here if you scroll down – from India, Brazil, Ukraine, Egypt and Venezuela, for example.

Especially popular are Bachelor degrees in Applied Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Digital Marketing, and Market Communication Design – 3D Design, while popular Masters degrees include Applied Computer Engineering, Software Engineering; Applied Computer Engineering, System Engineering; Applied Computer Engineering, Data Science; Applied Computer Engineering, Game Development; Digital Marketing and Creative Market Communications Management. You can check out the entire range of courses available here.

Croatia is a beautiful but very small part of the planet, and it is perhaps not surprising that such a forward-thinking college might have its eyes on some international projects and partnerships beyond these fair shores.

And so ABC Bootcamps was born, a separate division of Algebra operating academic boot camps in no less than Silicon Valley and Toronto. As the official website explains:

ABC Bootcamps (formerly ABC Business Academy) was established in 2014, when the founders recognized the need to bridge the skill gap between the schooling system and the modern corporate world. Experience-based learning is the missing link in modern education.

ABC Bootcamps provide practical knowledge and experiences students need to succeed in the corporate world.

We dedicate ourselves to transforming education through emphasizing practical knowledge and hands-on experience with world leading professors and corporate partners. Offering short summer educational programs in exciting locations, ABC Bootcamps brings together young ambitious individuals, allowing them to experience first-hand world leading companies and enter the business world ready to make an impact.

If you are in North America and Croatia is a little too far for educational excellence, Croatian-style, there are still a few places available at this summer’s Toronto ABC Bootcamp, beginning on July 23.

So you have a business idea, great! Now transforming it into a viable business plan that attracts investors is where the real work begins. ABC Toronto is designed to equip you with both theoretical and practical knowledge to build upon your idea, create a great business plan and pitch it to investors. With the help of guest speakers who have seen it all, company visits to top companies in the region, and expert business visionaries you will have everything you need to get your idea off the ground.

More information and application forms here.

Looking to study in Croatia? Learn more about all the opportunities and processes in the TCN Study in Croatia guide.


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