Most Mayors in Croatia Either Engineers or Economists

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Of a total of 128 mayors, 94 have graduated from university, 20 have secondary-school qualifications while 14 have two-year post-secondary school qualifications. Compared to ten years ago, when only one mayor had a PhD, today there are seven, and one mayor is preparing his thesis, the survey shows.

Traditionally mayors with higher education are most frequently either economists or lawyers whereas now mayors with a technical education are more dominant.

In other words, most mayors are engineers (35), primarily in the fields of agronomy, electrical engineering, civil engineering, transport and forestry, followed by radiology, geodesy and architecture.

Other mayors have economics degrees (28) and they are among those with the highest educational qualifications, including PhDs.

Some mayors are technicians or high-school teachers. There are eight physicians, five political scientists and five lawyers.

Some of the mayors are vets, IT experts, managers, theologians, and one is a cook.

Some mayors are involved in scientific research.

The cities with mayors with the highest level of education are Makarska, Požega, Pula, Rovinj, Samobor, Split and Varaždin while the mayor of Knin is currently preparing his PhD thesis.

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