Academic Achievements


Develop knowledge about the demographic conditionality of the overall development, together with the ability to analyse the issue concerned, understand the emigrant potential to demonstrate and prove its importance for Croatia and the fundamental approaches in the field of social, humanities and interdisciplinary scientific areas to enlighten the developmental concept based on the population.

Allow all participants to understand the demographic and diaspora concepts and their use in expert-scientific and public exploration of issues and especially for the application of analytical methods and projection models in problem solving and development planning.

To increase the knowledge, skills and understanding of the key and functional relationship between the structure and movement of the population and the economic, social and geographical legitimacy and processes of the emigrant economic, financial, academic, demographic and any other wealth and the overall development of Croatia.
This study programme would facilitate, by implementing academic approach. The development of thinking that would be grounded in analysis, projections, and that would entail a meticulous, critical, responsible, and scientifically independent approach and would enable students to apply thinking based on evaluation of issues pertaining to demography and diaspora within the context of demographic, economic, spatial, societal, political, and entire development of Croatia and its population.

To enable through the study programme the development of necessary expert and scientific skills and competences which will facilitate continuous contribution to efficient activities related to the value system of demography and diaspora, and to provide job opportunities after the completion of the study programme and thus increase social and scientific responsibility and permanently contribute to national and populational concepts of development in accordance with the entire spatial and population wealth of Croatia.

To develop and enable cognitive and operational skills, and competence for successful expert and scientific implementation of fundamental and empirical research pertaining to concepts of development, homeland security, strategic positioning, and by publishing research results in scientific journals and presentations pertaining to the subject field. 


To plan, conceptualise, propose, implement and analytically explain in public the necessity and importance of scientific research, elaborates, and similar papers relating to the research field of demography and emigration, based on recent data continually submitted by public services and statistics of the United Nations and the European Union. 
To formulate, make hypotheses, and validate relevant research tackling Croatian population in Croatia (and in Bosnia and Herzegovina) and in diaspora, with hypotheses based on previous research and laws relating to existing scientific knowledge.

To understand, interpret, project, and use data on Croatian and world population and emigration analytically, including qualitative and quantitative indicators, all relevant research results and to be able to discuss and defend their necessity, validity, and objectivity in public.


To develop skills for scientific conceptualisation of the subject, as well as written and presentational skills required for presentation at scientific and all other types of public meetings relating to the issue of demography and diaspora. To acquire strength and ability to negotiate on the significance of issues related to demography and diaspora in all concepts and activities pertaining to development with the system responsible for decision-making.

Have the necessary knowledge and skills to write, defend and present, at the level of scientific relevance, reports on demographic and emigrant content, patterns, links, and relationships in the forecasting and modelling of the Croatian future as well as propose appropriate political and legal solutions.

To equip students with competences and skills to handle statistical, quantitative, graphic, and geographical (GIS, cartography, etc.) programme requirements and to implement them in the analysis of demographic and emigrational issues, population dynamics issues, and in the analysis of entire potential of Croatia and diaspora.


To develop the ability to recognize, identify, clarify, implement and defend the need for the analysis of population and diaspora in service of societal and political decision-making.

To acquire analytical competences required for independent and unbiased research in order to evaluate total competences of the study programme in the favour of total population of Croatia.

To develop a sense of security and accuracy of scientific method in order to defend, present, and solve fundamental correlation between diaspora and economy.


Special attention is paid to the analytical-scientific methods of predicting and modelling the future. Reasoning based on elementary analytical results related to population and diaspora may only be facilitated through research and higher education.

Developing competences and skills to reason during and after the completion of the study programme is considered as one of the fundamental academic competences, and to reason and understand the gravity of the problem in relation to the level of demographic negativity and emigrant separation from the home country today is of crucial importance.


To contribute to the development of personal traits of a student, particularly by developing a value system. This value system is defined by Croatian identity values within the framework of total population of Croatia without which it would be impossible to further analyse and focus the issues of demography and diaspora within academic and general frameworks.

To analyse, recognise, define, and handle ethical and bioethical questions pertaining to research in demography and diaspora stands out as a value characteristic of the study programme and it also represents one of the accomplishments of the study programme that is characterised as a permanent value on both individual and collective levels.
To cover in a comprehensive manner and to develop a critical review of statistical and other data in literature relevant to the research of population and Croatian diaspora and all structures formed by them in space, time, society, economy, and in other segments.

To compare values and to evaluate potential of various methods used in expert and scientific research pertaining to population and diaspora for planning and development.


Hrvatski studiji Sveučilišta u Zagrebu pokrenuti su i ustrojeni 16. studenoga 1992., isprva samo kao dvosemestralni Sveučilišni komparativni studij hrvatske filozofije i društva. Taj je program potom preoblikovan u program redovitog četverogodišnjeg studija.

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