Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

Address: Zagrebačka 30, 52100 Pula, Croatia
Phone: +385 (52) 377 000
E-mail: ured(at)unipu.hr


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University Quality Assurance System

The mission and vision statements, along with the values of the University, have been defined by means of a Development Strategy which was adopted on the 42nd University Senate session held on June 13, 2011.

Vision Statement

Juraj Dobrila University of Pula will become a unique, open, inclusive and distinguished University, oriented towards sustainable development and historical, cultural and natural heritage, and closely linked with the social community.

The University will meet the principles of the Bologna Declaration and provide competitive programmes with a high level of mobility of students, teaching and administrative staff. It will develop programmes which are based on sustainable development principles, and will move towards natural sciences (maintaining and preservation of the Adriatic sea and coastline) and technical sciences.

Mission Statement

The University shall implement and develop scientific research, artistic and teaching activities by taking into account the particularities of the Istrian heritage, and in cooperation with the local, national and international public economic entities.

Through innovation and development of the existing social, humanist and artistic programmes, the University shall provide high-quality, modern and original university programmes which are in line with the market needs, and develop postgraduate specialist and doctoral study programmes which lead to highly specialised qualifications and education which adheres to the lifelong learning and education requirements.

The University shall ensure a high level of student standard; provide social, psychological and scientific support to students; design activities which allow an increased participation of students in scientific research and artistic processes and projects; increase the quality of communication and availabiliy of administrative and technical services, and cater for the careers of its students by being closely linked with the local community.

The University shall provide support to the improvement and development of administrative staff, as well as scientific and financial support to the professional improvement of its teaching staff.


  1. Knowledge and excellence
  2. Originality and innovativeness
  3. People
  4. Individualisation and creativity
  5. Openness (inclusiveness)
  6. Ethics
  7. Social responsibility
  8. Heritage and multilingualism

A prerequisite for achieving the mission and the vision of the University is a strong and unambiguous committment to quality in all of the segments of activity which the University clearly defined in its Quality Policy.

The University has therefore established a Quality assurance system based on the principles of higher education internal quality assurance, whose main task is to disseminate the culture of quality among all of the stakeholders of the University by means of a continuous and systematic monitoring and improvements, in order to meet and exceed quality requirements.

The Quality Assurance Manual is a baseline document which describes the applied Quality assurance system, and serves as a guidebook for governing the efforts of all stakeholders of the University. Familiarity with the features and a consistent application of principles of the Quality assurance system, both at the level of the individual and of the entire academic community, is the only way to achieve the objectives and preserve the values of the University, because quality is a responsibility of each individual as well as of all of us as members of the academic community!