National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia


The National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development (NZZ) constitutes the first government agency, which was established by the Croatian Parliament (OG 117/2001) in 2001 and is responsible for funding scientific and developmental projects in addition to the MSES, which used to be the sole financier for R&D in Croatia. The mission of the Foundation is to promote science, higher education and technological development in Republic of Croatia, in order to enhance development and employment opportunities.
NZZ provides support to scientific, higher education and technological programmes and projects and also promotes mobility in the field of higher education and research. It funds research, developmental and educational projects that are in accordance with the Strategic plan of NZZ 2004-2008. The strategic plan envisages the 7 main programme activities among which the reform of the higher education sector and the brain gain programme receive the highest priority. It gives grants to talented students and especially to young and prominent scientists and experts from scientific and higher education institutions from Croatia as well as from abroad to support mobility and circulation of knowledge.

Contact Person:
Lovorka Barać Lauc, Executive Director

Further contact details are provided below.

Department / Unit
Nacionalna zaklada za znanost, visoko skolstvo i tehnologijski razvoj Republike Hrvatske
  • Agency/Fund
Contact details
Phone:++385 51 406587
Fax:++385 51 406585
Address: Trg brace Mazuranica 1051000 Rijeka, 51000 Rijeka
Geographical focus
  • Croatia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Elke Dall on May 24, 2007
Modified on May 29, 2012