Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). It is located on Kvarner Bay, an inlet of the Adriatic Sea and has a population of 128,624 inhabitants (2011). The conurbation, which includes adjacent towns and municipalities of Opatija, Lovran, Moš
University of Rijeka was officialy founded in 1973 but has roots that stretch far into history. There were forms of higher education even in 1627 when the Jesuits founded a school which had enjoyed equal status with the academies in the largest cities of the Habsburg Monarchy. School of Medicine in Rijeka predates it's University as it was founded in 1955 and it was the first Faculty in Croatia outside it's capital, Zagreb. Today the School of Medicine is the most influental institution in the University of Rijeka leading in scientific and academic fields.
In Rijeka there are 3 University hospitals: KBC Rijeka, KBC Sušak and KBC Kantrida. KBC Rijeka and KBC Sušak are for the adults and each hosts half of the departments. The children's hospital is located in KBC Kantrida. Interestingly the main building of KBC Rijeka used to be Imperial Admirality School during the time of Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Currently, exchange students can choose between 5 research projects held at departments of anaesthesiology, pathology, gastroenterology, nephrology and endocrinology. We are always working hard to establish new and high academic quality projects.
Accommodation is insured from the 1st - 30/31 st of the calendar month.
There are four airports around Rijeka, in Zagreb, Trieste, Pula and the airport of Rijeka on island Krk. Rijeka is well connected with buses with all other cities and you can also use train to get here.
Trsat castle (croatian: Trsatska gradina) - Early medieval castle built on top of Trsat hill. It was occupied by various lords and counts including even some Habsburgs untill the end of World War I.
Saint Vitus cathedral (croatian: Katedrala Svetog Vida) - Round shaped cathedral built in the 17th century is also the center church of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rijeka
Governor's palace - Built in the end of the 19th century Governor's palace was the seat of a Hungarian governor, a representor of the Hungarian crown in Rijeka. After the fall of Austo-Hungarian Empire it was the seat of the President of Free State of Rijeka (croatian: Slobodna Dr