The University of Zagreb was founded on 23 September 1669, making it the oldest Croatian university, as well as the oldest university in Southeast Europe. It is the flagship educational institution in Croatia with 31 faculties, 3 art academies, and various university centers and departments. As a comprehensive public Central European university, UNIZG offers education programs in all scientific fields (arts, biomedicine, biotechnology, engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences) and a broad spectrum of courses at all study levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate for more than 62,000 students. The University excels not only in teaching but also in research, contributing over 50% to the annual research output of Croatia.
Being one of the constituent units of UNIZG, the Faculty of Economics & Business – Zagreb (FEB) is participating in the project as a partner. FEB was founded in 1920 and is the oldest institution of higher education in economics in this part of Europe, as well as the largest constituent unit of the University, with more than 10,000 students. FEB is the only university-level institution (faculty) in the Republic of Croatia that has been awarded AACSB Business Accreditation, which has positioned FEB among the top 5% of higher education institutions in economics and business globally. Moreover, FEB was awarded the first EPAS accreditation for one English-taught study program. FEB employs around 260 research and teaching staff, who specialize in different disciplines of social science, such as macro- and microeconomics, the economics of innovation, international economics, business management, marketing, finance, accounting, statistics, tourism, demography, etc. In addition to the teaching staff, there are around 120 non-teaching staff members assigned to Faculty’s professional services. The goal of the FEB is to train the next generations of the country's business and economic leaders. The true value and worth of the FEB are its graduates whose number has now exceeded 86,000. FEB embraced a lifelong learning approach by organizing several postgraduate specialist study programs, postgraduate doctoral study programs, and executive education, and launching professional training courses. The faculty places great emphasis on internationalization through student and staff mobility, and participation in international projects and strives to obtain international accreditation EQUIS. It is ISO 9001: 2000 certified in quality management and ISO 9001: 2015.