Development Strategy of the Catholic University of Croatia during the period up to 2020, which contains all missions and visions of the University, was adopted in 2014.
The Mission of the Catholic University of Croatia
The mission of the Catholic University of Croatia is a continuous search for truth through research, as well as preserving and transferring knowledge for the welfare of the society, where special attention is given to the upbringing of a whole person in the Catholic tradition and spirituality based on the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities Ex corde Ecclesiae. According to the acts of the University, the task of the University is to enforce higher education and research activity with the development of teaching, scientific, research and professional work and performing adequate accompanying tasks. Through connections between scientific research, artistic creativity and study programs, the University develops science, art and professional expertise, prepares students for performing professional activities based on scientific knowledge and methods, as well as artistic values, it forms new generations of higher education teachers, scientists and artists, participates in the realization of social interests of students and promotes international cooperation in higher education and in scientific and artistic activity.
According to the Statute, actions of the Catholic University of Croatia are based on the following: principles of Catholic teaching with special emphasis on freedom and responsibility; on valuing, preserving, promoting and protecting the Croatian tradition and national heritage, and culture as a whole; on academic autonomy, academic freedoms and authority of the University; on the publicity of work; inseparability of University teaching and scientific research, as well as artistic creativity; mutuality and partnership of members of the academic community; ethical standards of all members of the academic community; adjustments to the European system of higher education; respecting and affirming human rights in accordance with the teaching off the Church; promoting the understanding of the Catholic faith, and Catholic and Croatian culture and thought; unity of professional and educational work with the purpose of enabling specific professional knowledge and skills; on the concept of lifelong learning ; linking with pre-tertiary education; interaction with the social community and the obligation to develop social responsibility of students and other members of other academic and scientific community members; international measures of quality; protection of intellectual property.
The Vision of the Catholic University of Croatia
The vision outlined in the Development Strategy of the University is the following: In the year 2020, the University stands on a solid foundation in the areas of key supporting elements: the organizational scheme of the University has been established and confirmed; the University campus has been renovated, equipped, arranged and with respect to essential elements upgraded and put to use in the service of the growth and development of an integrated University; funds for the growth of the University have been efficiently invested, and a model for sustainable business operations has been fully implemented; the University has attracted top people in all areas of its activity, from students, teachers, scientists and artists to administrative and other staff; a range of high-quality undergraduate, graduate and doctoral study programs has been established; research and professional excellence has been developed in various fields of science and art; various channels of cooperation with communities outside the campus and with the whole of society have been established; the University is a recognized institution at the national and international level; all of its stakeholders gladly come to the University, contribute with care to its growth and development and mutually enrich each other spiritually and intellectually.
The values promoted by the Catholic University of Croatia :
Whole person development – based on the Catholic heritage, upbringing, studies and knowledge we wish to educate people who are ready to act responsibly within the society and the Church.
Catholic identity – we believe that Catholic identity is not an obstacle, but an enrichment and guidance to scientific, research and university work towards the broader horizons of the truth.
Integrity – we do what we say. Our words and our actions are a reflection of reliability, honesty and truth for which we stand.
Achievements – we expect excellence of each individual and the entire university community in achieving the set goals.
Investment – we are ready to continually invest in the University in order to be able to offer the best opportunity for young people to achieve their aspirations in life.
Prudence – knowledge and wisdom, freedom and truth, love and reason.