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Higher Education







ravnateljicaJasmina Havranek, Professor, PhD was born in Zagreb, where she finished primary school and gymnasium, graduated and obtained a doctorate at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb. In 2001 she was elected tenured full professor at the same University.

As a Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb (2001 – 2006) she hosted many international delegations, rectors, representatives of foreign universities, faculties, organisations, agencies, ministries, etc. She is spreading awareness on the importance of contemporary developments in the area of higher education and science.

In the period 2003 – 2005, Prof. Havranek was a President of the National Council for Higher Education of the Republic of Croatia, and in 2007 was appointed a Head of the Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education (ASHE).

In 2010, during her mandate, ASHE received important international recognition: the European Regional Economic Forum recognised it as an example of good practice in the implementation of quality assurance in higher education and science.

In the same year the Agency gained full ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) membership, and it was included on the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR). In September 2012, the Agency joined the CHEA International Quality Group.Since November 2006 ASHE has been a member ofINQAAHE (International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education), and a full member of CEENQA (Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education) since April 2008. ASHE is also a member of the OECD IMHE Forum (Institutional management in Higher Education).

Professor Jasmina Havranek was awarded the Decoration "Order of Danica Hrvatska with the face of Ruđer Bošković" by the President of the Republic of Croatia for special contribution to Croatian science and higher education, and is also the winner of “Annual State Award for Science in the Field of Biotechnical Sciences for Special Scientific Achievement”,

In 2005 she was appointed a civil expert in NATO's Foodand Agriculture Planning Committee(FAPC) in Brussels. She has been a member of the International Consortium of Agricultural and Related Universities (ICA) Executive Board since 2005. Prof. Havranek was also invited to lecture on several occasions at various institutions in China (University of China), the United States of America and India, and to present at numerous conferences in the EU countries.


Scientific and Professional Activities

Active membership in different bodies:

- Member of International Advisory Board of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee,

- Member of the Board CEEN (Network of Central and Eastern European Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education),

- Member of the Main Board of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences.

Prof. Havranek participated at numerous national and international conferences that covered topics of higher education and science, and was an invited lecturer at several of them:

  • 9th European Conference on Higher Agricultural Education(Universitat de Lleida Spain, 2-5 September 2008)
  • INQAAHE - 9th biennial Conference
    (United Arab Emirates Abu Dabi, 30 March – 2 April 2009)
  • TEMPUS conference on quality enhancement in higher education
    (Cairo, 7-8 May 2008)
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
    (Washington, January 24-27, 2011)
    Association of Indian Universities
    (New Delhi 11-12 April 2011)
  • Internacional Forum
    Efficient Manegement of Private Educational Institutions
    Moscow 1-4 March 2012 Moscow
  • Rijeka Internacional Students Congres
    Akademska pokretljivost pet godina nakon uvođenja Bolonje
    Rijeka28 -39 March 2012
  • Higher education - making the knowledge triangle work
    23 ERUASHE Annual Conference, Split 2013.
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Development in Europe
    21 and 22 March 2013, Berlin
    University of California
    Berkeley Institute on Higher Education July, 2013.
  • VI International GUIDE Conference, Athens 3-4 October 2013
    Thematic area: Reforming national higher education agenda – Modernising national and regional policy framework
    Quality assurance in times of crisis – example of Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education
  • Euro-Asia Economic Forum 2013, Xi'an, China
    Forum 501: Eurasian University Principal Summit (Part III)
    September 28, 2013
    Excellence in Higher Education and Science - Guarantee of Success
  • QA system in Higher Education and Science in Croatia
    October 2013, Hong Kong


For most of her professional life, Prof. Havranek has been promoting importance of quality standards and culture and raising awareness about the importance and improvement of public policies in science and higher education.

List of publications:

(CROSBI) http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=74232


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