University of Split

UNIST (established in 1974) is a comprehensive scientific and teaching institution, consisting of 11 Faculties, 1 Academy of Arts and 4 Departments. There are around 20,000 students enrolled in its undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programmes.  The focus of the research work carried out is on disciplines characterized by natural, cultural, historical, social, economic and other features of the region as a part of the Croatian Adriatic and the Mediterranean region as a whole.

This involves research and protection of art and construction heritage, philology, field crops, oceanography and fishing, Adriatic botany and zoology, island and coastal economy, Adriatic tourism, maritime law, nautical science, naval architecture and a range of other specific disciplines such as chemical engineering, civil engineering, architecture, electrical and mechanical engineering, social sciences, kinesiology, humanities, health sciences, forensics.

UNIST employs approximately 1750 persons, including academic and administrative staff. UNIST is a member of several International networks (EUA, Tethys, UNIADRION, EAIE..) that promote internationalisation of HE and exchange of good practices in different disciplines. There are over 550 Erasmus+ cooperation agreements and 80 bilateral agreements with universities worldwide.  UNIST is participating in European projects management and implementation since FP6 and is currently engaged in the following programmes: H2020, Interreg, Erasmus+, COSME, EuropeAid and FP7. There are also several ongoing projects funded by ESI funds: ESF and ERDF.

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Project members

Maja Ćukušić

Maja Ćukušić Associate Professor at FEBT’s Department of Business Informatics. Before employment at the University of Split, she worked for three years in a Dutch company and was involved in the design and implementation of complex ICT solutions for domestic and foreign markets. She is the manager of the project financed by Croatian Science Foundation (User-oriented process (re)design and information systems modelling – a case of smart city services). Key expert for e-learning in the SEA-EU European University Alliance. In her teaching (courses OLAP systems, ERP systems, E-business), she uses studies on different business intelligence technologies, visualization tools (open data), smart devices and similar.

Ivana Ninčević Pašalić

Ivana Ninčević Pašalić is a Research and Teaching Assistant at FEBT's Department of Business Informatics, and a PhD candidate at the University of Split. She teaches lab classes for the courses Multidimensional Information Systems and Management of IT projects. Her previous working positions include being Internal Auditor for a US based international organization and Operations Manager at a Croatian private company. She is also a member of the research team of MIS4SC project. Within the framework of the project, her research is focused on G2C and C2G interactions in smart cities, with a special focus on citizen engagement via different information and communication technologies.

Silvia Golem

Silvia Golem graduated from Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism Split, University of Split. She obtained her MSc and Phd diploma in Economics at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent (UK). At the present time, she is employed as an associate professor at Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism Split, University of Split where she teaches different courses: Methodology of Economic Research, Urban Economics, Spatial Economics and Macroeconomic Planning. She actively participates in scientific projects mainly related to urban and public economics. Her filed of interest, within which she publishes scientific papers, includes public economics, econometrics, urban economics, smart cities.

Lana Ugrčić

Managing Center for Service-Learning and Student Business Incubator at Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism in Split. Experienced in working with startups and scale-ups. Ran more than 5 startup batches in the incubator. Organizer of entrepreneurial events with the aim to connect startups; match them with investors, serial entrepreneurs who can act as mentors, and business advisers to help them grow and manage European entrepreneurship projects. Has a proven track record of being awarded, implementing and managing EU funded projects.