The University of Zagreb is part of the emerging European University of Post-Industrial Cities – UNIC

UNIC University offers a dynamic and diverse student experience that gives students the space to explore, develop and thrive in their energetic urban environments. At universities in post-industrial cities, there are endless opportunities to learn from different perspectives on how to face contemporary challenges. UNIC’s campuses are places where students step out from under their academic glass bell into everyday life. Our students have the opportunity to actively participate in the transformation of society by developing an understanding of local urban environments and creating research-based solutions to its problems and challenges.

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The exceptionalism of our university resides in our locations, our histories and traditions, our experiences and the superdiverse nature of our student bodies. The differentiated vision of UNIC is that the cities are vital partners. Our universities work hand-in-hand with city institutions to ensure that urban issues feed into teaching and research in a manner that is accessible and inclusive for all learners. UNIC is inclusive, non-traditional, urban, and unique.



UNIC’s aim is to unlock a truly European experience for a new generation of students who will advance the post-industrial transformations of our cities. Highly-skilled graduates and new scientific disciplines that meet the needs of ta changing economy are in great demand, while deep technological and structural changes are affecting both how we teach and how we learn. We believe that universities in post-industrial cities are ideally placed to rethink and redesign higher education, and we believe the only way to do that is by empowering our students to co-create the UNIC University together with staff and city stakeholders.



While the UNIC University is currently in the early stages of development, we continuously strive to secure a future as one of the prestigious European Universities back by the European Commission. The UNIC University originated as an alliance between ten universities, but endeavours to be a leading international institution that celebrates its European origins, while remaining an open an inclusive environment for all types of learners.