The University of Zagreb (1669) (UNIZG) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. It is consisting of 34 constituent units, faculties and academies. With its comprehensive programmes and over 70,000 full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students the UNIZG is the strongest teaching institution in Croatia. Proposed project will be implemented by Faculty of Agriculture (FAZ). The main strategic goals of FAZ are to develop scientific excellence, innovation in research and collaboration with business sector; to contribute to the sustainable development of the Croatian economy and society as a whole and to improve international cooperation in teaching and scientific-research area. For the academic year 2016/17, FAZ has signed over 40 bilateral agreements with partner institutions from the Erasmus+ Programme countries.
FAZ has also long experience in TEMPUS, ERASMUS and in EU scientific projects (FP5, FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020). There are offices for international relations (at FAZ and UNIZG) experienced to coordinate and administrate the project activities. FAZ performs undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education in all fields of agronomy from plant to animal science, agricultural economy, agricultural engineering, organic agriculture, plant health, landscape architecture, environment and resource management).
Study programs are based on scientific, basic, applied and development studies, aimed at creating new knowledge and ideas and at fostering critical thinking and creativity, and knowledge and innovation transfer towards the economy. Teachers and researchers are involved in implementation of basic, development and applied research projects, and actively participating in professional collaboration.