About the University of Dubrovnik

The University of Dubrovnik was established in 2003 on the foundations of a very long tradition which goes back to the 17th century, but also on decades of modern higher education. By its programmes, its organization and its technical equipment, the University of Dubrovnik is among highly modern educational institutions.

High education and scientific work stem from the distant past. This is particularly true of the maritime, social and natural sciences. For example, Benedict Kotruljević of Dubrovnik wrote four books in 1458 “About Commerce and a Perfect Merchant”, published in Venice in 1573, and these books were the first work of the kind.  

There is also Nikola Sorgojević, a citizen of the Dubrovnik Republic (Respublica Ragusii, 1358 – 1816), the first Croat who wrote a book about navigation (published in 1574). Jesuits founded “Collegium Ragusinum” in 1624, which was promulgated into a public institution of high learning where art and natural sciences were studied. That institution provided education for Ruđer Bošković, the most eminent Croatian scientist and the founder of the dynamic theory of atoms, who continued his doctoral studies in Rome. The Dubrovnik Republic Senate allowed young aristocrats to study navigation and commerce and apply their professional knowledge when sailing out of the Adriatic Sea.



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