Book Launched to Mark 350th Anniversary of University of Zagreb

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ZAGREB, December 17, 2019 – A monograph about the University of Zagreb was launched on Tuesday as part of events in the academic year 2018/2019 marking the 350th anniversary of this Croatian institution of tertiary education.

Addressing the launch of the monograph in Zagreb, Rector Damir Boras said that the monograph “is a document of the times and the tradition as well as a view to the future of our University”.

He thanked the authors and contributors of this 700-page publication, edited by Professor Mirjana Polić Bobić of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The book, consisting of 20 chapters, includes a review of the past and development of the university and also an insight into its segments. The monograph deals with the university’s international cooperation, the life of students and their associations, and it also covers the architectural heritage and provides a list of all honorary doctors and a list of rectors and vice-rectors.

According to information on the university website, “the history of the University of Zagreb began on 23 September 1669, when the Holy Roman Emperor and the King of Hungary and Croatia Leopold I gave the Jesuit Academy in the free royal city of Zagreb a diploma, granting it the status and privileges of a university institution. The recognition was adopted by the Parliament of the Kingdom of Croatia on 3 November 1671.”

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