OECD Reviews of Tertiary Education

1997-8936 (online)
2074-5974 (print)
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This series of comprehensive, country-specific reviews of tertiary education take a detailed look at the policies and institutions in each subject country and make a series of recommendations for improvements.
OECD Reviews of Tertiary Education: Croatia 2008

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20 Aug 2008
9789264039155 (PDF) ;9789264039148(print)

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In many OECD countries, tertiary education systems have experienced rapid growth over the last decade. With tertiary education increasingly seen as a fundamental pillar for economic growth, these systems must now address the pressures of a globalising economy and labour market. Within governance frameworks that encourage institutions, individually and collectively, to fulfil multiple missions, tertiary education systems must aim for the broad objectives of growth, full employment and social cohesion.

In this context, the OECD launched a major review of tertiary education with the participation of 24 nations. The principal objective of the review is to assist countries in understanding how the organisation, management and delivery of tertiary education can help them achieve their economic and social goals. Croatia is one of 14 countries which opted to host a Country Review, in which a team of external reviewers carried out an in-depth analysis of tertiary education policies. This report includes:

  • an overview of Croatia's tertiary education system;
  • an account of trends and developments in tertiary education in Croatia;
  • an analysis of the strengths and challenges in tertiary education in Croatia; and
  • recommendations for future policy development.

This review of tertiary education in Croatia forms part of the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education, a project conducted between 2004 and 2008 (www.oecd.org/edu/tertiary/review).

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