UNICA Rectors Seminar at the University of Zagreb, 23-24 May 2019


The UNICA Rectors Seminar "Digitalization and Education. Can universities keep up with Industry 4.0?” will be kindly hosted by the University of Zagreb, 23-24 May 2019 in the framework of the 350th anniversary celebrations of the University of Zagreb.

The Rectors Seminar will address the added value and novel forms of inter-university cooperation and explore the background for the growing interest in topics of digitalization and education. The Seminar will also look at the specific benefits of cross-border and inter-institutional partnerships, including joint efforts to prepare universities and member states for Industry 4.0.

The Seminar - organised in the framework of the 350th anniversary celebrations of the University of Zagreb - will also look at how Croatia as a new EU Member State, and the University of Zagreb in particular, face these crucial challenges. 

Main topics of the Seminar will be: · Is Higher Education ready for Industry 4.0? · Cooperation between universities · How do EU Member States prepare for Industry 4.0? Examples of cross-sectoral cooperation in the EU · EU law and norms for Industry 4.0 vs Digitalization.


Target audience: Rectors/Presidents, Vice-Rectors/Vice-Presidents, Deans, other representatives of Academic Leadership & university top management


Programme (version as of 21 May 2019)


List of participants



Thursday, 23 May

  • 13:00 – 14:00: Registration and Welcome coffee
  • 14:00 – 17:45: Rectors Seminar
  • 19 :00 – 21.30: Conference dinner and music performance by students of the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb

Friday, 24 May

  • 09:00 – 09:45: Registration and Welcome coffee
  • 09:45 - 14:00: Rectors Seminar
  • 14:00 - 15:30: Farewell lunch
  • 16:00 - 18:00: Social programme (guided tour of Zagreb)

Saturday, 25 May

Optional social programme: Field trip and guided tour to Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes is the oldest and largest national park in the Republic of Croatia and was internationally recognised on 26 October 1979 with the inscription onto the UNESCO World Heritage List. More info at: https://np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/en/# 

Please note that an additional fee of €85 is required to take part in the tour and that participants are kindly requested to make their own booking via the following link: https://zagreb-excursions.com/day-tours/day-tours-from-zagreb/plitvice-l...

A colleague from the International Relations Office of the University of Zagreb will accompany the group. 



Participants are kindly requested to fill out the online registration form by 30 April 2019. 



The University of Zagreb has kindly pre-booked a number of rooms for the participants at the following hotels:

1) Hotel Dubrovnik (about 20' walking distance from the venue):

  • Special rate: 89,00 € per room per night (breakfast and city tax included).
  • EXTENDED BOOKING DEADLINE: 2 MAY 2019. After this date the availability of rooms at the special price cannot be guaranteed.
  • Participants are kindly requested to proceed to their own booking: please fill out this reservation form and send it to anovakovic@hotel-dubrovnik.hr

2) Hotel Westin Zagreb (about 10' walking distance from the venue):

  • 10 rooms available for the participants in the Rectors Seminar 
  • Rate:  128 EUR per night
  • Participants are kindly requested to proceed to their own booking via this reservation link


Other recommended (but not pre-booked) hotels are listed in the practical information guide.


Practical information 

The University of Zagreb has kindly prepared a practical information guide for the participants.



Should you have any questions, please contac Laura Brossico (UNICA Secretariat): office@unica-network.eu


Thursday, 23 May, 2019 to Friday, 24 May, 2019
Host Institution: 
University of Zagreb
Rectorate building of the University of Zagreb, Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, Zagreb