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The RBI and the KTF have Initiated a Joint Program of Doctoral Studies

Oct 3rd 2011

In the auditorium of the Rectorate of the University of Split, the inauguration of the doctoral program in the Chemistry of the Mediterranean Environment at the Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split, was officially proclaimed today.

The RBI and the KTF have Initiated a Joint Program of Doctoral Studies

This program was jointly established by the Ruđer Bošković Institute and the Faculty of Chemistry and Technology. The significance of such studies for the University of Split and the surrounding region and its program were presented by the Rector of the University of Split, Prof. Dr. Ivan Pavić; the Director General of the RBI, Dr. Danica Ramljak; the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, Prof. Dr. Mladen Miloš; the coordinator of the program on behalf of the RBI, Dr. Marin Roje; and the coordinator of the program on behalf of the Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, Dr. Igor Jerković.

The RBI and the Faculty of Chemistry and Technology have jointly initiated this doctoral program, which will meet the need for doctoral studies in the natural sciences in the field of chemistry at the University of Split. The inauguration of this doctoral program comes at a time when young scientists and research assistants at the University of Split lack suitable doctoral studies in the natural sciences, which significantly increases the total costs of doctoral studies at other universities and has a consequent impact on the quality of life and emigration from these parts of Croatia.

A special advantage of the proposed doctoral program is its adaptation to the needs of the region, with emphasis on the chemistry of the Mediterranean environment, distinguishing this study not only in Croatia but also in the broader Mediterranean region. It is especially important to point out that the regional concept will allow young professionals to remain and find employment in the Split region. The quality of their research will be enhanced through direct contact with mentors.

The proposed doctoral program is comparable to the programs of the University of Zagreb, in particular the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology and the Faculty of Science, as well as distinguished European universities in neighboring countries such as the University of Geneva, Switzerland; the University of Vienna, Austria; the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the University of Belgrade, Serbia. 

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