Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik (UIC)

  • Description
  • Inter-​University Cen­tre Dubrovnik (UIC) is an inde­pen­dent inter­na­tional insti­tu­tion for advanced stud­ies struc­tured as a con­sor­tium of uni­ver­si­ties with a mis­sion to organ­ise and pro­mote con­tact and exchange through projects, study pro­grammes, courses and con­fer­ences across a wide range of sci­en­tific con­cerns. Pro­gramme direc­tors and resource per­sons com­ing from about 170 mem­ber uni­ver­si­ties world­wide coop­er­ate in organ­is­ing the activ­i­ties. IUC is open to new mem­ber insti­tu­tions as well as to new programmes.


    The Inter-​University Cen­tre, founded in 1972, is an inde­pen­dent, autonomous aca­d­e­mic insti­tu­tion with a mis­sion to pro­mote inter­na­tional co-​operation between aca­d­e­mic insti­tu­tions through­out the world.

    The IUC is struc­tured as a con­sor­tium of uni­ver­si­ties and other sci­en­tific insti­tu­tions that form the centre’s poli­cies and objec­tives. Each Mem­ber insti­tu­tion del­e­gates one rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the IUC Coun­cil, which is the policy-​making and the high­est gov­ern­ing body of the IUC. Coun­cil is respon­si­ble for the Con­sti­tu­tion of the Cen­tre, admis­sion of new Mem­bers, estab­lish­ment of fields of study and aca­d­e­mic coop­er­a­tion, bud­getary mat­ters, elec­tion of the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee and appoint­ment of the Direc­tor Gen­eral. It is chaired by Chair of the Council.

    Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee acts on behalf of the Coun­cil between Coun­cil meet­ings on the for­ma­tion of the annual aca­d­e­mic pro­gramme, accep­tance of bud­get and finan­cial reports and agree­ments and con­tracts with other insti­tu­tions. It is chaired by Chair of the Exec­u­tive Committee.

    Direc­tor Gen­eral is respon­si­ble for the func­tion­ing of the Cen­tre, its aca­d­e­mic pro­grammes, and finances.

    IUC Asso­ci­a­tion pro­vides a legal basis for the func­tion­ing of the Cen­tre, for the per­son­nel, premises, equip­ment and required fund­ing. It was reg­is­tered in Novem­ber 1994 by a group of long-​lasting friends in order to pro­vide the con­ti­nu­ity of the insti­tu­tion in the new legal set­tings of the Repub­lic of Croa­tia. It is chaired by Pres­i­dent of the Association.

    All gov­ern­ing func­tions at the IUC are per­formed by ded­i­cated mem­bers on vol­un­tary basis.


    Inter-​University Cen­tre has some options for sup­port­ing par­tic­i­pants who attend IUC programmes.

    How­ever, besides these schol­ar­ship options, we encour­age par­tic­i­pants to explore pos­si­bil­i­ties of find­ing sup­port for inter­na­tional edu­ca­tional pro­grammes at their home insti­tu­tions, at inter­na­tional co-​operation offices or local foun­da­tions. The IUC Sec­re­tariat will offer doc­u­ments needed to facil­i­tate the receipt of the grant.

    How to become a member?

    Inter-​University Cen­tre is an asso­ci­a­tion of uni­ver­si­ties. The organ­i­sa­tional struc­ture of the IUC is such that each mem­ber uni­ver­sity par­tic­i­pates in the imple­men­ta­tion of the centre’s man­date, poli­cies and objec­tives. That is achieved through the func­tion­ing of the Coun­cil whose mem­bers are appointed by IUC Mem­ber universities.

    Cur­rently the IUC counts about one hun­dred and sev­enty mem­bers from all parts of the world.

    Inter-​University Cen­tre is inter­ested in strength­en­ing its cur­rent mem­ber­ship network.

    The pro­ce­dure for apply­ing for mem­ber­ship is very sim­ple: only a let­ter from a uni­ver­sity func­tionary should be sent to some of the IUC offi­cial (Direc­tor Gen­eral, Chair­man of the Coun­cil, Chair of the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee). The yearly mem­ber­ship fee is 500 Euro, which sup­ports the basic IUC infra­struc­ture. Each uni­ver­sity appoints a rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the IUC Coun­cil that meets every 3 – 4 years. Coun­cil is in charge for the Con­sti­tu­tion of the IUC, admis­sion of new Mem­bers, devel­op­ment of aca­d­e­mic coop­er­a­tion, appoint­ment of other gov­ern­ing bod­ies and deci­sions on bud­getary mat­ters. How­ever, Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee acts on behalf of the Coun­cil in between Coun­cil meet­ings and pro­vi­sion­ally approves new members.

    IUC is send­ing reg­u­lar announce­ments, cir­cu­lar infor­ma­tion and invi­ta­tions for pro­grammes few times a year to all its mem­bers. All pro­fes­sors and stu­dents are wel­come not only to par­tic­i­pate in exist­ing IUC pro­grammes, but also to ini­ti­ate new ones. IUC also offers its’ net­work to par­tic­i­pants inter­ested in a spe­cific topic, organ­ised within the IUC programme.

    Ques­tion­naire for IUC mem­ber insti­tu­tions can be down­loaded here.


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