International cooperation

The Academy of Applied Arts through its activities strongly supports all types of cooperation with similar art institutions and communities at national and international level. One of the major instruments in developing international cooperation is a membership in the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA). Partnership with academies and art schools, international organisations and art associations dealing with similar artistic disciplines is a key for the Academy’s continuous development.

By collaborating with visiting artists, experts, students and teachers, we aim to broaden experiences and expand knowledge of our teachers and students beyond the teaching methods and practices implemented at the Academy. Such interactions enable the juxtaposition and critical analysis of one’s achievements, and the continuous improvement and development of teaching practices at the Academy, which is in accordance with the University of Rijeka’s plans towards international visibility.


Celestina Vičević, Assistant Professor
Head of International Mobility Programme

Goran Štimac, Full Professor
CEEPUS Coordinator for ‘Art Without Borders’ Network

Sanjin Stanić, Art Associate.
CEEPUS Coordinator for ADRIART.CE Network

Radovan Kunić, Teaching Assistant
Erasmus+ International Mobility Programme Coordinator

Ljiljana Barković, Teaching Assistant
ECTS Coordinator for Applied Painting Programme

Dajana Radoš, Teaching Assistant
ECTS Coordinator for Applied Graphics Programme

Nikola Nenadić, Teaching Assistant
ECTS Coordinator for Applied Sculpture Programme

Korina Hunjak, Teaching Assistant
ECTS Coordinator for Visual Communications Programme

The Academy of Applied Arts is active in several Mobility Programme networks and has signed various bilateral cooperation agreements with art and educational institutions at national and international level.

Erasmus is a part of the Lifelong Learning Programme aimed at higher education. Its programme activities are available to students and to teaching and non-teaching staff of the Academy, via all types of tertiary education and training; individual and group mobility; and the European educational projects.

Erasmus Programme is coordinated by the University of Rijeka International Mobility Centre / Erasmus which has been continuously carrying out its activities since 2009/2010. The University of Rijeka has signed over 560 Erasmus bilateral agreements with universities from the majority of the EU countries, creating over 1100 positions for incoming/ outgoing students and almost a 1000 positions for staff mobility to and from partner institutions. Details about formal and administrative procedures of mobility are available in International Student Guide brochure.

CEEPUS programme is primarily aimed at promoting mobility within CEEPUS networks. CEEPUS network consists of at least three members form at least two CEEPUS participating countries, with one member having a role of network coordinator. In practice, the number of members in the network is much larger.  Coordinators and partners can be institutions of higher education and their components. In addition to mobility achieved inside the networks, CEEPUS also supports mobility outside the networks, the so-called freemover mobility.

Central European Exchange Program for University Studies (CEEPUS) is regional academic exchange program that came into force on 1 December, 1994 when a CEEPUS Agreement, signed in Budapest in 1993, was activated.

Croatia signed the CEEPUS Agreement in 1995, becoming a member along with  Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Czechia, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Serbia. In the academic year 2009/2010, the University of Pristina, Kosovo joined the programme, and in 2011/2012 Moldavia.

On 1 May, 2011 CEEPUS III Agreement came into force for the duration of seven years. CEEPUS III places emphasis on the development of joint programmes and on collaboration  within the  EU Strategy for the Danube Region and its Priority Area 9 ‘People and Skills’.

AdriArt.ce is a sub-network of the CEEPUS network. ADRIART, active since 2012/2013, enables exchange and collaboration between students and teachers from the member countries.

Art without Borders network (CIII-PL-1309-01-1819) is a sub-network of the CEEPUS network. It offers two scholarships for the Academy’s teachers which provide a one-month visit for teaching purposes at:

  • University of Ostrava (Faculty of Fine Arts), Czechia
  • Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa (Faculty of Arts), Poland

The shortest visit to the international institution is seven days and the longest one is thirty days. Teaching sessions are obligatory for a minimum duration of six hours per week.

The teaching plan for the international institution, has to be submitted in English. It has to contain the name of the institution a candidate is applying for and expected time of visit. For further information, please contact the Vice Dean for International Cooperation and the Erasmus Network Coordinator.

Erasmus contracts

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