University of Rijeka takes care of all aspects of student standard – study programs, research, mobility, culture and sport. We work to create a student-friendly university and make students our partners.
University of Rijeka offers more than 162 accredited study programs:

  • 39 undergraduate programs
  • 11 vocational programs
  • 4 integrated and 2 specialist graduate programs
  • 54 graduate programs
  • 17 postgraduate programs
  • 35 postgraduate specialist programs

To develop mobility, the University has signed 333 Erasmus bilateral agreements with 28 countries, with which we have provided:

– 730 positions for foreign students who want to spend part of their study at our university

– 730 positions for domestic students (outgoing) who want to spend a semester or a year at one of the foreign universities involved in Erasmus programs

In addition, the University of Rijeka participates in numerous bilateral and multilateral higher education projects and programs such as Erasmus+, Tempus, Framework 7, INTERREG, Jean Monnet, CEEPUS and many others.


The University of Rijeka is constantly working on increasing its research capacities through mobilization of large number of PhD candidates and modernization of PhD education in accordance with the needs of the University’s high-level research activity. Increasing the number of researchers and research activities and the transfer of technologies from the University to the community are among the main goals of our University.

By developing postgraduate programs and introducing doctoral schools, we offer students a chance to participate in one of the University’s postgraduate programs and in that way become a part of the scientific research community.

The first torpedo in the world was made in Rijeka. It was designed by Ivan Lupis, an officer of the Austro-Hungarian Navy from Rijeka, and Robert Whitehead, an English engineer. It was manufactured in 1866 at the “Torpedo Factory Whitehead and Co. Fiume”. Ivan Lupis received a peerage “von Rammer” (the sinker) for his achievements, and Rijeka’s torpedo became a standard part of the armament of all the navies of the developed world.


The strongest regional supercomputer BURA is located at the University of Rijeka and is among the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world. It is used for research in biomedicine and biotechnology, and aside from scientists and students of the University, Bura will also be used by international institutions and companies.

The supercomputer was named after a cold and dry katabatic wind – the Bura/Bora – which often blows in Rijeka and is one of the strongest winds in the northern part of the Eastern Adriatic coast.