Welcome to Zagreb, the capital city of the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb is an old Central European city. It lies on the intersection of important routes between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe. When the Croatian people achieved their independence in 1991, Zagreb became a capital - a political and administrative centre for the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb is also the hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting worlds in Croatia.
Zagreb can offer its visitors the Baroque atmosphere of the Upper Town, picturesque open-air markets, diverse shopping facili­ ties, an abundant selection of crafts and a choice of vernacular cuisine. Zagreb is a city of green parks and walks, with many places to visit in the beautiful surroundings. In spite of the rapid development of the economy and transportation, it has retained its charm and a relaxed feeling that makes it a genuinely human city.
Fun facts about Zagreb and Croatia:
#1: Croatians invented a tie.
#2: Croatian inventor Slavoljub Penkala invented the ball-point pen in 1906 and the first solid-ink fountain pen in 1907. Remember, Penkala!
#3: Nikola Tesla, master of the electricity and a true inventor, was born in Croatia,
#4: Museum of Broken relationship is one of its kind, and it is in Zagreb. You know, it is a display of love gone wrong.
#5: The native name for Croatia is Hrvatska
#6: If somebody invites you for a coffee, you can order something else. Coffee culture in Croatia is so strong that the word “coffee” just got the meaning of the word “drink”.
Zagreb University was founded in the 17th century, and it is one of the oldest in Europe, and the School of Medicine was founded at the beginning of the 19th century.
The professional exchange will be held in one of our hospitals – KB Merkur or KB Dubrava.
Exchange students can choose between projects that are held in the Department of Pharmacology, Biology, Microbiology and Histology.
PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE: you will be provided with 2 meals/day at the Hospital restaurant
RESEARCH EXCHANGE: you will be provided with pocket money
Here you can find more information: http://www.zet.hr/english/tram.aspx
To get to Zagreb, you can use International Airport Pleso. The reach the city from the airport you can either take a taxi or a shuttle that runs every 30 minutes and will take you to the Central bus station in 20-30minutes.
If you choose to come by train or by bus, both Central railway station and Central bus station are well connected, and by tram, you can easily reach the dorm and the rest of the city.
ZAGREB UPPER TOWN (GORNJI GRAD)
The focal point of Gornji Grad is the square around St. Mark`s Church that had been called St. Mark`s Square for years. St. Mark's Church is the parish church of Old Zagreb. When guilds developed in Gradec in the 15th, and later in the 17th century, being the societies of craftsmen, their members including masters, journeymen and apprentices would gather regularly in St. Mark's Church.
Each student will be assigned with one or more Contact Persons. They will contact you one month before your arrival. They are here to make your stay enjoyable and fun, and they will answer all of your questions and provide you with useful information about your exchange.
Besides CP, several weeks before your exchange we form a private Facebook group which will help you to get to know us and other students with whom you are going to share this experience. You can use that group to ask a question or get information about Zagreb and Croatia. In the group, you will get our Exchange guide loaded with useful information.
If you have any concern, feel free to contact our LEO and LORE at any time: