HOW TO GET TO ZADAR?
The International Zadar Airport is located in Zemunik (12 km from Zadar) and offers flights to Zagreb (the main Croatian airport) and to a large number of European cities directly from Zadar.
Buses connect Zadar with all larger cities in Europe: Ljubljana, Trieste, Vienna, Zürich, Munich, Rotterdam and others.
The ferry port in the city centre connects Zadar with Ancona (Italy) and some ferry ports on Croatian islands and harbours (Rijeka, Dubrovnik, Pula etc.).
Zadar can be reached by car using the highways A1 from the direction of Zagreb, A6 from the direction of Rijeka or by driving down the coast from Rijeka. The approximate distance in kilometres between Zadar and some European cities are as follows:
– Zagreb 270 km – Trieste 300 km
– Graz 520 km – Vienna 705 km
– Berlin 1400 km – Milan 700 km
– Munich 800 km – Paris 1700 km
A few words about Zadar
Zadar, the capital city of the Zadar County, is a strong maritime, tourist, harbour and industrial city located on the Middle Adriatic and is home to about 75.000 inhabitants. The old part of the City, located on a small peninsula, is an important historical town, rich with world renowned heritage which is visible at every step. Founded on a 3,000 year old tradition, the Zadar region has developed to the extent that today it covers 14% of the total land surface of the Republic of Croatia and around 12% of the territorial waters, with more than 300 smaller and larger islands, the latter of which is known as the Zadar archipelago. The region offers beaches with crystal clean water and other natural beauties such as nature parks, including Telaščica at the Island of Dugi Otok, Lake Vrana and Mount Velebit, as well as the national parks of Kornati Islands, Paklenica and Krka waterfalls.
Croatia hopes to join the euro in 2019, but until then the national currency is the kuna (kn) with one kuna equaling 100 lipas (1 euro ≈ 7,50 kn). You can exchange money at any of the country’s banks, foreign exchange offices, post offices and at almost all travel agencies, hotels and campsites. The majority of establishments and ATMs will also accept credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners, etc.
Your trip to Croatia doesn’t mean visa headaches either. In most cases, the only form of ID required is a valid passport. And if you’re an EU or US citizen, you can also use your national ID card.
Croatian customs regulations are almost entirely in harmony with EU standards.
The areas along the Adriatic coast have a pleasantly mild Mediterranean climate with a large number of sunny days, summers are hot and dry.
Average temperatures in the Littoral (Adriatic Coast) are 22 to 25oC in July. The sea temperature is approximately 25oC in summer.
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University of Zadar
Zadar is an ancient university city: as early as in 1396 the university was founded here, which was active until 1807, and since then other institutions of higher education performed their activities until the foundation of the renewed University of Zadar in 2002. The tradition of more than 600 years (the founder of University Iadertina was the supreme head of the Dominican order Raimund de Vinies form Capua) speaks for itself and classifies this city with the oldest university cities in Europe.
The University of Zadar is the largest fully integrated university in Croatia. More than 5500 students are enrolled in the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies. There are about 600 employees at the University, including 450 members of the academic staff who holding scientific-teaching, teaching and assistant titles.
As one of the youngest universities in Croatia (though historically the oldest), the University of Zadar considers not only international, but also interuniversity cooperation with all the related universities and institutes in Croatia as one of its priorities, and it strives to develop mechanisms and methods that will facilitate the establishment of international cooperation.
The Department of Psychology was established at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences’ in Zadar at the beginning of the 1978/1979 academic year, when the first generation of single-major students of psychology were enrolled.
Today, there are 20 permanently employed academic staff members.
Its main achievements are reflected in the areas of research, teaching, editing, organization of scientific conferences and international cooperation.