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Institute for Scientific and Artistic Work in Osijek

Head of: Vlasta Piližota, F.C.A.
Director: Vlasta Piližota, F.C.A.
Franje Kuhača 29/I, 31000 Osijek
Phone +385 0 31 207 407
E-mail: zavodosijek@hazu.hr

Vlasta Piližota, F.C.A. was appointed head of the Institute for the new mandate period starting on March 1, 2021. By decision of the Management Board, Vlasta Piližota, head of the Institute for Scientific and Artistic Work of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Osijek, was appointed director of the Institute for a term of office of four years starting from April 26, 2021.

By decision of the CASA Presidency, members of the Council of the Institute for Scientific and Artistic Work of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Osijek were appointed for a term of four years starting from October 27,  2021:
  1. Vlasta Piližota, F.C.A.
  2. Andrija Mutnjaković, F.C.A.
  3. Prof. Srećko Tomas, Ph.D.
  4. Prof. Predrag Zima, Ph.D.

The Institute for Scientific and Artistic Work of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts was founded on April 14, 1974, under the title Center for Scientific Work in Osijek, as a scientific unit of the highest scientific and intellectual institution in Croatia, Strossmayer Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb.

This is the time when the movement of eminent intellectuals educated and beyond the borders of our country began with the aim of encouraging the economic development of the country based on modern scientific achievements.

In 1986, the name “Center” was changed to “Institute for Scientific Work”. As such, the Office fulfilled its purpose and welcomed the Homeland War from which it emerged, as well as the whole of eastern Croatia, devastated, but intellectually with its queen was ready to continue its work in free but destroyed Slavonia and Baranja, in free but stripped-down Osijek. At the beginning of the 21st century, more precisely since 1999, the Institute operates under the present name “Institute for Scientific and Artistic Work of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Osijek”

The activity of the Institute includes scientific and professional research in the field of humanities and social sciences and natural, biotechnical, and technical sciences in cooperation with its own and external scientific and professional associates. The Institute encourages and organizes scientific and professional domestic and international meetings, symposiums, round tables, and other events with the publication of scientific and professional research results in regular and special editions of the Institute. The Institute also has its own library available to interested persons.

Following the historical achievements since its inception, the goals of the Institute include positioning the Institute for Scientific and Artistic Work in Osijek as the leading Academy’s scientific research unit in Slavonia and Baranja, promoting cultural and historical heritage, prominent scientists and artists and their achievements, as well as inclusion in events of general social importance.

The Institute also encourages the connection of scientific research units of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the region and throughout the Republic of Croatia on joint scientific projects and other forms of cooperation.

From its inception in 1974 to the present day, the Institute has an enviable scientific and professional activity, which is clearly presented by the chronology of the work of the Institute.

Sjedište Zavoda je u povijesnoj jezgri Tvrđi
The Institute for Scientific and Artistic Work of the Croatian Academy in Osijek

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