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Pursuant to the Act on the Right of Access to Information (Official Gazette 25/13) and the Act on Amendments to the Act on the Right of Access to Information (Official Gazette 85/15), for the purpose of stimulating and facilitating the re-use of information, state administration bodies are obliged to disclose the information available for re-use in an easily searchable manner, together with metadata, in a machine readable and open format, in accordance with open standards.

Open data are data created by state administration bodies, which, when used for commercial and/or non-commercial purposes, may create an added value or economic benefit. The data and information are considered open if they are published in a machine-readable and open format. This means that the data can be easily read, displayed or interpreted by a machine or a computer, regardless of the platform used. If the data are protected under the Act on the Protection of Personal Data, they are not considered open because their disclosure is not allowed.

Terms and conditions of use

Users are allowed to:

  • Copy, publish, distribute and publically disclose information;
  • Process information;
  • Use information for commercial and non-commercial purposes, by combining it with other information and re-use it as part of their product,

provided that the source data is stated.

The user is not entitled to use information in a way that suggests their official status nor indicate that the Agency for Science and Higher Education approves the information processed by a natural or legal person who has taken the information.

By taking the information for further use, the user accepts these terms and conditions. Regardless of the purpose of the re-use of information, the user will treat the information in good faith, and it is not allowed to abuse the taken information.

It is not allowed to use the information for the use or disclosure for the purpose of criminal, illegal, racist, discriminatory, defamatory, pornographic, sexist or homophobic activities.

ASHE is not obligated to ensure the conversion of information from one format to another, and it is not obliged to renew (update, upgrade, continue to create) a specific piece of information specifically for the purpose of the re-use of information. ASHE cannot guarantee continuous delivery of information and can change the contents of these web pages without notice. ASHE will try to update the information published on these web pages and maintain correct information. Any identified error or inaccuracy brought to ASHE’s attention will be corrected.

ASHE is not responsible for any errors or omissions, and shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage of any kind incurred due to a direct or indirect re-use of information published on this website.

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Enrolment quotas, applications, number of first choices, and number of realized rights of enrolment on study programmes

Number of students by various criteria


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National ENIC/NARIC Office of the Agency for Science and Higher Education participated in the SCAN-D project. The project resulted in a database which is a collection of over 2200 samples of national degree certificates awarded by higher education institutions in 15 participating countries: Belarus, Belgium (Flemish Community), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain.  

The database has security features in order to protect data confidentiality and integrity, and is accessible only to authorized credential evaluators of ENIC-NARIC centres from 55 countries (http://www.enic-naric.net/country-pages.aspx).

The diploma samples database is a useful tool for improving the recognition process:

  • Method of control for diminishing fraud or misunderstandings during the qualification recognition process,
  • Source of information for all ENIC and NARIC centres on the national academic qualifications from other countries, which will increase coherence and make processes more transparent.

ENIC/NARIC offices strive to foster the mobility of students, teachers and researchers by providing advice and information on the recognition of qualifications and periods of study in other countries.

Financed by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme – Action 3 (Support for Policy Reform). SCAN-D project started in July 2014 and should end in September 2015.

The SCAN-D project was launched in order to improve the knowledge of different higher education degrees and to promote a better and transparent recognition process.

Croatian ENIC/NARIC Office of the Agency for Science and Higher Education is a partner in the Samples & Copies of Academic National DIPLOMAS – SCAN-DIPLOMAS project, which is led by NARIC Italia – CIMEA.

In the second half of 2015 National ENIC/NARIC Office, an information centre on academic mobility of the Agency for Science and Higher Education carried out as follows:

  • Fully recognised 620 foreign higher education qualifications;
  • Replied to 90 requests for advice in academic recognition of foreign higher education qualifications;
  • Issued 60 explanations of higher education qualifications;
  • Replied to more than 850 e-mail inquiries on professional recognition of foreign higher education qualifications in the Republic of Croatia and abroad. 

External certification body Det Norske Veritas GL carried out a recertification audit in accordance with ISO 9001 requirements in September. The audit established that ASHE operates in compliance withISO 9001:2008 requirements and was issued a certificate with a validity period of three years.

AZVO has established an integrated quality assurance system based on the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area and ISO 9001 requirements.

The auditors made positive remarks about ASHE’s activities such as the process of risk assessment of the goals set, continuous development of human resources, the strengthening of ASHE’s international role, dissemination of good practice and a very good records management system in the accreditation process.

Center for Learning Innovations & Customized Knowledge Solutions CLIKS organised the second MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum on 9–11 November 2015 in Abu Dhabi. It gathered management representatives of higher education institutions and bodies active in the field of higher education. The Forum was held under the theme “Towards Transformative Higher Education in the MENA Region: The Role of Innovation in the 21st Century Digital and Knowledge-based Society”. The new role of universities in the contemporary world was the central theme, as well as their influence on the development of economy and society as a whole. Participants also discussed the impact of innovation on the main activities of universities, given that the development and application of modern technology directly influences the development of new business models and brings about changes in teaching and learning processes.



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