January the 8th, 2024 – Changes are afoot as Croatian e-diplomas are set to come as part of the ongoing digitisation of Croatian society.
As Poslovni Dnevnik/Lana Kovacevic/VL writes, digital diplomas, known as Croatian e-diplomas, which will be stored in the national records of diplomas and supplementary documents regarding studies, are one of the novelties for 2024. In this way, it won’t only be new diplomas stored in the official records, as all diplomas issued by higher education institutions in the Republic of Croatia over the last 40 years will be stored there.
The planned introduction of Croatian e-diplomas finally puts an end to the plague of falsified documents, and the most valuable step forward in the entire process was initiated by Radovan Fuchs’s predecessor, Blaženka Divjak.
Throughout 2024, the e-University project is set to continue in Croatia, and the current plans are to improve the existing IT system and connect records in higher education at the national level. On top of that, the desire is to introduce additional educational programmes which will work to empower professors to teach in an increasingly digital environment.
Aside from the introduction of Croatian e-diplomas, another big change is going to be in the financing of faculties and institutes. They will no longer receive money from the state budget as they did before, but based on their actual results. As part of that, a whole series of achievements will be scored, there will also be better and more frequent cooperation through various projects with the economy to look forward to.
This year will also see increased investments poured into research and innovation capacities at Croatian universities, as well as the adoption of a new regulation on proper student nutrition.