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Embassy of the State of Israel in the Republic of Croatia, in cooperation with the Agency for Science and Higher Education and under the patronage of the President of Croatia, prof. dr. sc. Ivo Josipović, is organizing an academic seminar Excellence in education: a motor for research and innovation, which will take place on the 18th April 2013, at the University of Zagreb.

Academic seminar Excellence in education: a motor for research and innovation will bring together eminent lecturers from Israel and the representatives of Croatian academic and research community and industry. The aim of the seminar is to use the good practice of Israel's education system, transfer of technology into industry and strategic development of science to initiate a debate about the further development of Croatian science as the prime mover of economic growth, and to open up paths for further cooperation with the State of Israel.

It is a special honor to announce that one of the speakers at the seminar will be Professor Dan Shechtman from the Technion University in Israel, a 2011 Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry.

In addition to Prof. Shechtman, the speakers will be:

  • g. Arnon Ikan, Director, Israel Center for Excellence Through Education
  • dr. Naomi Gafni, Director of Research and Development, National Institute for Testing and Evaluation
  • dr. Eli Opper, former Chief Scientist, Ministry of Industry and Trade.


More information on the seminar:



Agenda of seminar


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