Centar za hrvatske studije u svijetu filozofskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Splitu

Translated title of the contribution: A Centre for Croatian Studies Abroad at the University of Split's Faculty of Philosophy

Boris Škvorc

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Abstract

The centre for Croatian Studies Abroad was established as a joint project of the Croatian Language Department at the University of Split's Faculty of Philosophy, the Croatian Studies Centre at the Macquarie University in Sydney and the Croatian Studies Centre at Waterloo University in Waterloo, Canada. Other partners involved in the project of this Centre's establishment were also the Rector's Office of the University of Split, the Office for International Cooperation at the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, the Croatian Science Foundation of Australia and New Zealand and the Croatian Studies Foundation in Toronto. The Centre officially started its work in April of 2007. The goal of the Centre is to provide support for the studies of Croatian language, culture and literature in non-European countries. This support is realized by short and long term visits of professors from the University of Split's Faculty of philosophy to Australia or Canada so they could provide assistance in the preparation and realization of teaching and the preparation of course materials and content for teaching language, culture and literature which will be used in non-European universities and high schools. Besides the logistical support team the Centre also provides classes for the study abroad programmes of Canadian and Australian (and soon U.S.) universities in the form of semester-long programmes and summer schools which are organized in Split. So far over 120 students from cca. fifteen countries (such as Australia, Argentina, Latvia, Ukraine and Bulgaria), with the aid of scholarships provided by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport and the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, participated in this programme and took courses in Croatian language, literature and culture at the Faculty of Philosophy in Split. The Centre's next goal is to set up a virtual program of undergraduate and graduate courses for the purposes of Croatian Studies abroad, Studies connected to the Centre as well as Studies interested in enriching their own teaching and research facilities with high quality academic content.
Translated title of the contributionA Centre for Croatian Studies Abroad at the University of Split's Faculty of Philosophy
Original languageCroatian
Pages (from-to)148-154
Number of pages7
JournalCroatian studies review
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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