Information and Advising on Higher Education

The Institute for the Development of Education (IDE) provides accurate, unbiased and comprehensive information and advising services on higher education in Croatia and abroad. As the only comprehensive, user-oriented educational advising centre in Croatia, IDE has become a reference point for educational advising services within the Croatian academic community.

IDE is actively involved in informing and educating the academic community and the wider public on available educational opportunities, professional development and academic mobility programmes in Croatia and abroad, as well as on financial aid opportunities in higher education. IDE thus promotes greater (and equal) access to higher education and contributes to the enhancement of international cooperation and mobility in higher education.

In 1999, IDE became an official educational information centre, authorised by the U.S. State Department to provide information on study opportunities in the United States of America. IDE therefore has a developed structure of activities, professionally trained staff, and the necessary resources and access to information on higher education in the U.S.

In May 2005, IDE established the first educational information centre in Croatia to provide integrated information and advising services on study opportunities in Croatia and other European countries.

IDE also provides information on study opportunities in other countries.

In addition to these resources and services, IDE is the authorised representative of the Central European University (CEU) for Croatia. CEU is an internationally recognised U.S.-type higher education institution in Budapest, offering graduate and postgraduate programmes in the social sciences, the humanities, environmental protection and mathematics.