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Celebrating the 350th Academic Year

In the academic year 2018/2019, the University of Zagreb celebrates 350 years since its founding.

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.

Therefore, the University considers 1669 as the year of its founding and 3November is celebrated as the University Day, while since 1671, the studies in Philosophy, which started in 1662, operate legally as Neoacademia Zagrabiensis, a public institution of higher education.

History of the University of Zagreb