Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

Faculty of Science

CONTACT AND ADDRESS

University of Zagreb Faculty of Science
Horvatovac 102a
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: + 385 1 46 06 091
Fax: + 385 1 46 06 013
E-mail: international@remove-this.dekanat.pmf.hr
Website: http://www.pmf.unizg.hr/

FACTS & FIGURES

DEPARTMENTS: 7
CHAIRS: 14
TEACHING STAFF: 456
NON-TEACHING STAFF: 240
STUDENTS: 4 947

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Mr Antonio Šimunović, International Relations Office

Mr Marin Šulentić

Ms Ivana Jurčević
@: international@remove-this.dekanat.pmf.hr

Professor Tomica Hrenar, PhD, Vice dean for International Relations
@: hrenar@chem.pmf.hr

Professor Aleksandra Čižmešija, PhD,  ECTS coordinator
@: cizmesij@remove-this.math.hr

INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE

The Faculty of Science of the University of Zagreb was established in 1946, but teaching started in 1896. The Faculty includes 7 departments, the Seismological Service, the Mareographic and Meteorological stations, the Time Service, and the Botanical garden. The Faculty has 357 full professors, associate and assistant professors, 99 junior researchers and about 4947students. The Faculty offers undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate study programmes, and pursues research in the fields of natural sciences and mathematics. The Faculty of Science engages in excellent cooperation with numerous universities and institutes abroad. Professors of the Faculty have been invited as visiting lecturers to European and American universities, and young staff members, as well as postgraduate students, are regularly sent to international universities and institutes for further research.

PROGRAMME EMPHASIS

The Faculty of Science has 9 undergraduate study programmes (Bachelor degree)  encompassing 3 years of studies (180 credits), 30 graduate study programmes (Master degree) encompassing 2 years of studies (120 credits) or 5 years of studies (300 credits) and 7 postgraduate study programmes (PhD degree) encompassing 3 years of studies (180 credits).  Education is at all levels characterized by teaching and supervision at a high academic level by staff actively involved in research. Departments of the Faculty are placed on several locations in Zagreb. The departments of Physics, Mathematics, Geophysics, Chemistry Geology, and the main administration of the Faculty are set at Horvatovac where a “campus of science” is being built. Departments of Biology and Geography are also going to be set at the same location in the near future.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The education of students in science and mathematics is a part of a comprehensive science education that qualifies them to work in research institutes, different branches of industry and
production, the civil service (environmental protection, regional planning), public institutions (national parks, nature parks, reserves) and elsewhere, or as teachers in primary, secondary, and vocational schools.

RESEARCH ORIENTATION

All of the academic staff are actively involved in research carried out at high international standards. They are supported by postgraduates and research personnel from seven departments. They work across the whole spectrum of scientific activities ranging from basic to applied research and many have been recognized internationally for their contributions to research and development.

STUDY PROGRAMMES

UNDERGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMMES

 

BACHELOR'S STUDY PROGRAMMES

DURATION

(semesters)

ETS

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, http://www.pmf.unizg.hr/biol/en

Biology

6

180

Croatian

Molecular Biology

6

180

Croatian

Environmental Sciences

6

180

Croatian

DEPARTMENT OF GEOPHYSICS, http://www.pmf.unizg.hr/geof/en

Geophysics

6

180

Croatian

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY, http://www.pmf.unizg.hr/chem/en

Chemistry

6

180

Croatian

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY, http://www.pmf.unizg.hr/geol/en

Geology

6

180

Croatian

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY, http://www.pmf.unizg.hr/geog/en

Geography

6

180

Croatian

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS, https://www.math.pmf.unizg.hr/en

Mathematics

6

180

Croatian

Mathematics for Teachers

6

180

Croatian

GRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMMES

 

MASTER'S STUDY PROGRAMMES

DURATION

(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, http://www.pmf.unizg.hr/biol/en

Molecular Biology

 4

120

Croatian

Environmental Sciences

 4

120

Croatian

Ecology and Environmental Protection

 4

120

Croatian

Biology and Chemistry for Teachers

 10

300

Croatian

Experimental Biology

4

120

Croatian

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS, http://www.pmf.unizg.hr/phy/en

Physics

 10

 300

 Croatian

Physics for Teachers

 10 

 300

 Croatian

Physics and Informatics for Teachers

 10

 300

 Croatian

Physics and Chemistry for Teachers

 10

 300

 Croatian

Physics and Engineering for Teachers

 10

 300

 Croatian

DEPARTMENT OF GEOPHYSICS, http://www.pmf.unizg.hr/geof/en

Geophysics

 4

 120

 Croatian

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY, http://www.pmf.unizg.hr/geog/en

Geography and History for Teachers

 10

 300 

 Croatian

Geography for Teachers

 4

 120

 Croatian

Physical Geography and Geoecology

 4

 120

 Croatian

Cultural Heritage and Tourism

 4

 120

 Croatian

Geographical Information Systems

 4

 120

 Croatian

Spatial Planning and Regional Development

 4

 120

 Croatian

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY, http://www.pmf.unizg.hr/geol/en

Geology and Paleontology 

 4

 120

 Croatian

Mineralogy and Petrology

 4

 120

 Croatian

Geology of Environmental Protection

 4

 120

 Croatian

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY, http://www.pmf.unizg.hr/chem/en

Chemistry

 4

 120

 Croatian

Chemistry for Teachers

 4

 120

 Croatian

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS, https://www.math.pmf.unizg.hr/en

Mathematics and Physics for Teachers

 10

 300 

 Croatian

Theoretical Mathematics

 4

 120

 Croatian

Applied Mathematics

 4

 120

 Croatian

Financial and Business Mathematics 

 4

 120

 Croatian

Mathematical Statistics

 4

 120

 Croatian

Computer Science and Mathematics

 4

 120

 Croatian

Mathematics and Informatics for Teachers

 4

 120

 Croatian

Mathematics for Teachers

 4

 120

 Croatian

 

DOCTORAL STUDY PROGRAMMES
DURATION
(semesters)
ECTS
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Biology
6
180
Croatian
Chemistry 6
180
Croatian
Geography 6
180
Croatian
Geology 6
180
Croatian
Mathematics 6
180
Croatian
Oceanology 6 180 Croatian
Physics 6 180 Croatian


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