Educational Capacity Strengthening for Risk Managment of Non-native Aquatic Species in Western Balkans - RiskMan

UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB

UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB

University of Zagreb

Partner Description: The University of Zagreb (UNIZG) is the flagship educational institution in the country with 31 faculties, 3 art academies and various university centres and departments. As a comprehensive public Central European university, UNIZG offers education programmes in all scientific fields (arts, biomedicine, biotechnology, engineering, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences) and a broad spectrum of courses at all study levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate for more than 70,000 students. The University excels not only in teaching, but also in research, contributing with over 50 percent to the annual research output of Croatia. Being one of the constituent units of UNIZG, the Faculty of Agriculture (FAZ) is participating within the project proposal as Programme Country organisation. FAZ founded in 1919, is the oldest and the leading institution of higher education in the field of agriculture in Croatia, occupying an important position within the country's educational, scientific and research system. The FAZ organization is based on 28 departments with 457 members of the staff and 7 experimental stations. The FAZ teachers and researchers are involved in implementation of basic, development and applied research projects, and actively participating in professional collaboration. Prolific professional collaboration has been established with different clients (institutions, state administration, business sector), and the FAZ researchers have participated in international development and applied research projects. Academic staff at the Department of Fisheries, Apiculture, Wildlife management and special Zoology is involved in teaching marine and freshwater Aquaculture, Biodiversity, basic zoology, aquatic ecology and Ichthyology mainly related to marine and freshwater invasions. Also, several projects related to freshwater invasions are currently on going.

Role in The Project: UNIZG will participate within the Project Proposal as Programme Country organisation represented by Faculty of Agriculture (FAZ). UNIZG will lead the WP1- Preparation, Reviewing and Analysing Existing European practices and will be involved in all the WPs. UNIZG will collaborate with all Partner institutions, the Consortium and all the stakeholders through workshops, seminars and meetings.