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History of the Faculty

1898. 
Upon the order issued by the Land Government on October 7, 1898, Forestry Studies were founded at the University of Zagreb as the fourth studies among already existing studies of Theology, Law and Philosophy (Wisdom).  The Studies were organized at the Forestry Academy of the Faculty of Wisdom (today Philosophy). The Academy of Forestry was located in the Forestry Palace, which was inaugurated on October 20, 1898. This date is today marked as the Day of the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Zagreb. Initially, the duration of the Forestry Studies at the Academy of Forestry was three years. Students followed and took exams in the courses in biological, environmental, technical and economic disciplines. This width of the studying areas derived from having considered Forestry as an interdisciplinary area.  Besides, at that time, there were no faculties related to those fields of studies required for the knowledge an engineer of forestry should have.  Prof. PhD Andrija Mohorovičić, university professor of Geophysics and Astronomy at the Faculty of Wisdom (Philosophy) and of Meteorology and Climatology at the Academy of Forestry was elected on December 15, 1898 as a full member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb.

 

1905. 
Andrija Petračić and Đuro Nenadić were elected in 1905 by the Land Government as the two of the most competent graduates of the Academy of Forestry and sent for a two-year training at the University of Bavaria in Munich. They both received their doctorates in 1907. They returned to Croatia and became full professors at the Academy of Forestry. They shall be responsible for founding the Faculty of Economics and Forestry of the University of Zagreb in 1919. They were the first full professors and members of the committee to appoint other professors in the departments of forestry and agriculture of the new Faculty. Andrija Petračić was nominated Head of the Academy of Forestry for three terms. With the establishment of the Faculty of Economics and Forestry of the University of Zagreb, he became its first Dean.  He founded the Institute of Silviculture and the Zagreb School of Silviculture.  Today, based on his merits for preserving and developing the university forestry teaching, he has been called the registrar of the Faculty of Forestry. Đuro Nenadić was nominated Head of the Academy of Forestry for two terms, and later Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Forestry.  He founded the Institute for Forest Management Planning During the academic years 1922/1923 he was the rector of the University of Zagreb.

 

1907. 
At the beginning of the academic year 1907/1908, a four-year course of studies was introduced at the Academy of Forestry. Accordingly, a new curriculum was created.

 

1908.
By order of the Land Government of September 25, 1908, a Geodetic Course for Theoretical and Practical Education of Geodesists was established at the Academy of Forestry. Thus, the Academy of Forestry played an important role in the development of technical professions in Croatia, especially of the geodetic profession. She was the nursery where many of the professors teaching at technical faculties founded later, grew up.  The Geodetic course started in the academic year 1918/1919 at the newly founded Technical College in Zagreb.

 

1909.
The new curriculum of the Academy of Forestry was issued by the order of March 13, 1909. The Students of the Academy of Forestry followed the courses and took respective exams in several scientific disciplines classified in groups as follows: a) mathematical subjects and graphic activities, b) subjects in natural sciences, c) economic subjects, d) technical subjects, e) subjects in legal and administrative science, f) subjects in forestry. Prof. PhD. Dragutin Gorjanović Kramberger, university professor of Geophysics and Palaeontology at the Faculty of Wisdom (Philosophy) and of Geology at the Academy of Forestry, was elected on March 18, 1909 as a full member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb.


1919.
After the end of World War I and with the termination of the political dependence on Austria and Hungary, the professors of the Academy of Forestry Andrija Petračić and Đuro Nenadić launch the campaign to turn the Academy of Forestry into a completely independent faculty. The academic year 1918/1919 was the last active year of the Academy of Forestry, as the Faculty of Economics and Forestry of the University of Zagreb started commencing its activities on October 1, 1919. From the establishment of the Academy of Forestry at the Faculty of Wisdom/Philosophy of the University of Zagreb on October 20, 1898 to the establishment of the Faculty of Economics and Forestry of the University of Zagreb on October 1, 1919, 165 foresters graduated from the Academy of Forestry.  By the Decree of August 31, 1919 and the implementation of the order of September 26, 1919, the Faculty of Economics and Forestry of the University of Zagreb was founded. The Faculty commenced its activities at the beginning of the academic year 1919/1920 and the section of forestry was immediately open for all programmes of the four-year studies enrolled by the students of the former Academy of Forestry.  The classes of the newly established Faculty of Forestry continued to be held in the building of the Forestry Home, in Vukotinovićeva Street nr. 2 in Zagreb. In Maksimir in Zagreb, by the Bliznec creek, the Forest Garden was established as the first field facility for teaching and experimental activities of the Department of Forestry of the Faculty of Economics and Forestry.

 

1920.
The first full professors of the Faculty of Economics and Forestry of the University of Zagreb were nominated.  For the section of Forestry on January 27, 1920 were nominated prof.  Andrija Petračić, PhD. and prof.  Đuro Nenadić, PhD.   For the section of Economy on March 18 and 19, 1920 were nominated prof. Fran Jesenko, PhD and prof. Sava Ulmansky, PhD. The four of them were the committee members for the appointment of other professors at the Faculty. The first Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Forestry of the University of Zagreb was elected on April 10, 1920. It was prof. Andrija Petračić, PhD, expert of forestry, university professor of Silviculture and Dendrology.

 

1921.
The Institute for Forest Experiments of the Faculty of Economics and Forestry of the University of Zagreb was founded as the first scientific forestry institution on the territory of the then-existing state.  Its task was to promote forestry science and forest management through the systematic scientific research activities.

 

1922.

The first forests were allocated to it for educational and scientific needs of the Department of Forestry of the Faculty of Economics and Forestry of the University of Zagreb - Maksimir of 120 hectares of forest area and Dubrava Mokrice-Šašinovečki lug of 252 hectares of forest area.  Prof.  Đuro Nenadić, PhD, university professor of Forest Management Planning at the Faculty of Forestry, was elected rector of the University of Zagreb.

 

1923.
The first doctorate in Forestry at the Faculty of Economics and Forestry at the University of Zagreb was received by Josip Balen on June 4, 1923.  The doctorate dissertation topic was Bora and its Significance for Afforestation of the Karst. The first field class was held in the Mediterranean forests on the island of Rab.

 

1926.

The authorities in Belgrade tried to abolish the Faculty of Economics and Forestry in Zagreb because the relevant ministry did not anticipate its funding for the years 1926 and 1927. The Institute for Forestry Experiments of the Faculty of Economics and Forestry of the University of Zagreb starts publishing the journal Glasnik za šumske pokuse (Journal of Forestry Experiments).

 

1934.

On the former outskirts of the city of Zagreb, in Maksimir, the Faculty of Economics and Forestry had its first pavilion built in 1933 -1934 and moved a part of its activities over there. Upon the end of the construction of the II, III and IV pavilions, the entire Faculty moved to Maksimir till the end of 1949.

 

1937.

Around the Forest Garden was erected an arboretum with about 400 species planted in there.

 

1941.

Prof. PhD. Mihovil Gračanin, university professor of Pedology and Plant Nutrition at the Faculty of Economics and Forestry, was elected on December 30, 1941 as a full member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. His withdrawal of Academy membership is mentioned as a rarely used procedure. Explaining his decision on October 1, 1951, he wrote: On this occasion, I consider it an honour and a duty to inform you of the motives that led me to give up my membership in the Academy. The Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts is the cultural heritage of the Croatian people and, as such, it is primarily to represent the highest scientific and artistic aspirations and achievements of the Croatian people.  It received the Yugoslav name to be a hive in which by the Croatian scientists and artists would collaborate also Serbs, Slovenes and other South Slavs... If a written statement is required to reproduce my statement more accurately, then I repeat that I resigned at the Yugoslav Academy "in honour of those deserving Croatian natural scientists who devoted their entire lives to science and gave their works of a considerable value to the people, but for whom the doors of the Department of Natural Sciences of the Academy remained closed ".

 

1942.

The first doctorate in Wood Technology at the Faculty of Economics and Forestry at the University of Zagreb was received by Ivo Horvat on March 10, 1942. The title of his doctorate dissertation was The Research on the Specific Weight and Shrinkage of the Slavonian Oak Wood.


1946.

The Faculty of Economics and Forestry of the University of Zagreb changes its name to the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Zagreb. The Faculty was awarded the management of 181 hectares of the Dotrščina Forest for the development of forestry scientific and teaching activities.


1947.

The Faculty was awarded the management of 376 hectares of forest area on Medvednica for the development of forestry scientific and teaching activities. By the ordinance of March 11, 1947, teaching classes in Forestry at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry were divided into forest-growing and forestry-industrial classes, or respectively into the biological and technical group.


1948.

A new curriculum for the forest-growing and the forestry-industrial group was officially published, which is considered to be the beginning of wood technology classes. Prof.  Aleksandar Ugrenović, PhD, university professor of forest harvesting and forest policy at the Faculty of Forestry, was elected on June 12, 1948 as a full member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb.


1949.

On December 31, 1949, the competent ministry issued a decision to assign to the Department of Forestry of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry the management of ​​the former Forestry Lipovljani of 8180 hectares of forest area and of the former Forestry Zalesina of 2400 hectares of forest area. Department of Forestry of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry moved from the building of the Forestry Home in Vukotinovićeva 2 Street in Zagreb, to the newly built IV pavilion in Maksimir in Zagreb.  The first edition of the scientific and professional journal Wood Industry was published.


1950.

For the organizational purposes of the forest management in Lipovljani and Zalesina, the Faculty Council established the Forest Committee.


1951.

Forestry Management of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry was founded and   managed the forests of the former Forestries in Lipovljani and Zalesina, according to the instructions of the Forest Committee.  The forests around Zagreb, managed by the Department of Silviculture, remained outside the newly established Forestry Management. The implementation of the complex multi-disciplinary courses begins in the forest facilities in Lipovljani and in Zalesina.


1952.

From the academic year 1952/1953 teaching activities at the Department of Forestry of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry were carried out according to the new curriculum, in two departments: The Department of Economy and Forestry and the Department of Wood Industry.


1955.

In the period from 1955 to 1956, in Opeke near Lipovljani the accommodations for students and professors were built.


1956.

The new structure abolished the Forest Economy of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. The Faculty was left the right it was entitled to before, to use these forest facilities for conducting the field classes and scientific and research activities.


1958.

Prof. PhD. Miroslav Tajder, university professor of Petrographic and Mineralogy at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and of Petrographic with Geology at the Department of Forestry of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, was elected on March 12, 1958 as a full member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb.


1959.

With the publication of the Law on the Establishment of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Zagreb on December 8, 1959, both departments became independent faculties.  The Department of Forestry of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry became the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Zagreb.


1960.

The completely independent Faculty of Forestry of the University of Zagreb commenced its activities on January 1, 1960. The first Statute defines the Faculty of Forestry as the scientific and the highest teaching institution for forestry and wood industry. Teaching units were established: Department of Forestry and Economy, Department of Wood Industry, Department Council, Institutes, Laboratories, practical classes/practicum and seminars.  Special institutions were established: Teaching and experimental forest facilities, teaching and experimental facilities related to wood industry, the Office for field classes, Forestry Library, Forestry Museum and Photo-Laboratory.  The Statue provides also for the establishment of the faculty institutes for scientific and research activities in the field of forestry and wood technology.  The first Dean was elected prof. Dušan Klepac, PhD., university professor of Forest Management Planning Prof. PhD. Ivo Pevalek, university professor of Botanic at the Faculty of Forestry, was elected on June 29, 1960 as a full member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb.


1961.

The Postgraduate Studies began with the activities and were then named the III grade of Studies. Upon completion of the studies, writing and defending a master or specialist thesis, the academic degree of Master of Science or Specialist was obtained.


1962.

The Institute for Forest Research of the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Zagreb was founded. Since all the vacancies on the Institute were filled in the years to follow and the Institute became completely independent, the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Zagreb ceased the role of its founder.


1963.

The Faculty of Forestry has taken over the management of ​​747 hectares of the beech forest area in the south-eastern part of the mountain Papuk near the village of Velika, in the forest area of Duboko.


1964.

The first scientific master thesis in the field of Forestry at the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Zagreb was defended by Jakob Martinović on May 16, 1964. The title of his master thesis was Pedological characterization of some conifer cultures in Croatia.


1966.

The first scientific master thesis in the field of Wood Technology at the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Zagreb was defended by Jože Lenić on September 24, 1966. The title of his master thesis was Chemical Changes in Beech and Spruce in the Production of Hard Fibreboards. Prof.  Milan Androić, PhD, university professor of Forest Entomology and Protection at the Faculty of Forestry, was elected Vice Chancellor of the University of Zagreb.


1968.

Research Institute of Forestry and Research Institute of Wood Industry have been established with the task of researching and problem solving in the field of forestry and wood technology. The departments were engaged in scientific research activities, development of expertise and opinions, advising, development of technical documentation for investments, holding courses and seminars, publishing scientific and professional papers. Prof. PhD. Milan Anić, university professor of Silviculture, Forestry Phytocoenology and Dendrology at the Faculty of Forestry, was elected on June 20, 1968 a full member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb.


1971.

Research Institute of Wood Industry started publishing the Bulletin of the Research Institute of Wood Industry.  The original purpose of this periodical was related to the publication of the news about the activities of the Institute, but it eventually started to increasingly gain in scientific-professional character of a journal.


1975.

The Faculty of Forestry took over the management of 104 hectares of forest area in the north-western part of the island of Rab, in the forest area of Kalifront.


1976.

The first edition of Mechanization of Forestry was published, a scientific and professional journal of the Faculty of Forestry in the field of techniques and technologies in forestry.


1981.

Prof. PhD. Mirko Vidaković, university professor of Dendrology and Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding at the Faculty of Forestry, was elected on June 4, 1981 a full member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb.


1985.

The Faculty of Forestry of the University of Zagreb celebrated 125 years of the teaching and scientific activity of forestry in Croatia by remembering the own beginnings at the College of Economics and Forestry in Križevci.


1991.

Prof. PhD. Dušan Klepac, university professor of Silviculture at the Faculty of Forestry, was elected on July 24, 1991 a full member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb.


1992.

The Faculty of Forestry of the University of Zagreb and Hrvatske šume/Croatian Forests, a public enterprise for the management of forests and forest lands of the Republic of Croatia, have published a monograph of the Forests in Croatia, the first work in the history of the Croatian people to comprehensively elaborate forests.


1996.

The beginning of the construction of the new Department of Forestry of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Zagreb was marked by placing the commemorative plaque.  The Academy of Forestry Sciences was founded in Zagreb on February 29, 1996. xxx Slavko Matic, PhD, university professor of Silviculture at the Faculty of Forestry was elected the President, and the secretary was Branimir Prpić, PhD, university professor of Forest Ecology at the Faculty of Forestry.         The Faculty of Forestry was the leader of the project of beaver reintroduction in Croatia. On 20 April 1996, the first release of beaver was carried out in the forest Žutica near Ivanić-Grad. By 1998, another 85 beavers were delivered and released into our lowland forests.

 

1997.

Since the academic year 1997/1998 new curricula are being implemented, designed in accordance with the new Regulations on Undergraduate Studies.  The Department of Wood Technology introduces a modular curriculum; in the first four semesters the study program is unique and in the remaining four semesters the studies are divided into four modules based on the elective, compulsory and optional subjects: 1. Module  Wood and Primary Wood Processing, 1. module Product Design, 1. module Production Technologies, 1. Module Management.


1998.

Due to the development of scientific, teaching and hunting activities, the Faculty of Forestry organized the delivery and release of mouflon game to the State Open Hunting Ground Kalifront on the island of Rab. On February 16, 1998, 30 game animals, 7 male mouflons and 23 female mouflons from Slovakia were released into the hunting area (Rimavska Sobota Forest, Tepli vrh hunting area). On November 12, 1998, 11 heads, 1 male mouflon and 10 female mouflons from Czech Republic (Židlochovica Forest) were released.
On December 11, 1998, the 100th anniversary of forestry teaching and the 50th anniversary of wood technology teaching at the university in Croatia was celebrated.  The ceremony was held at the Croatian National Theatre in the presence of 600 guests. On that occasion, four books were presented showing the development of forestry and wood technology teaching over the 100 years of its existence - the space, the studies and the teachers who were active in the past 100 years.


1999.

On August 30, 1999, based on the Decision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Faculty of Forestry was entrusted the execution of hunting right on the state hunting ground III/23 - OPEKE II.  Since then, the Faculty has been continuously managing this hunting ground, which in the meantime (by the Ministry Decision of April 17, 2007) changed its name (State Open Hunting Ground III / 39 OPEKE II) and increased the area to the current size of 8 342 hectares.


2001.

Since the academic year 2001/2002 The Department of Forestry introduces a modular curriculum; in the first four semesters the study programme is unique and in the remaining four semesters the studies are divided into four modules based on the elective, compulsory and optional subjects: 1. Module Silviculture; 2. Module Forest harvesting, forest operations and management in forestry; 3. Module Nature Protection, Spatial Planning in Forestry and Horticulture.  Since the academic year 2001/2002 there have been three modules in the educational programme at the Department of Wood Technology: 1. Module Production Technologies; 2. Module Furniture Design; 3. Module Management. The Faculty has introduced the credit system for each teaching course in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).


2002.

The construction of the first (green) wing of the new Faculty of Forestry building has been completed. On 27 February 2002, three institutes of the Department of Forestry moved in (the Institute for Forest Protection and Hunting Management, the Institute of Forestry Engineering and Technology and the Institute for Forest Survey and Management), the Dean's Office, the Secretariat and the Accounting and Financial Service. On the ground floor, a temporary council chamber of the Faculty was set up, and in the north-eastern part of the future building complex, the power plant was built and put into operation.


2004.

From the beginning of the academic year 2004/2005 the study programmes were under the process of reforming and adapting them to the principles of the Bologna Declaration (Croatia signed the Bologna Declaration in 2001). The creation of new programmes was led by committees (especially for the Departments of Forestry and Wood Technology), composed of one representative of each institute, and the committees were coordinated by the Vice-Deans of the departments. Prof. Slavko Matić, PhD. dr.h.c. university professor of Silviculture at the Faculty of Forestry, was elected on May 20, 2004 a full member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.


2005.

The University has approved the new Statute of the Faculty of Forestry. The Statute introduced important changes in the organization of the Dean's Office, in the organization of the Institute, and especially in the study programmes. Since the academic year 2005/2006 the study programmes at the Faculty have been applied in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Declaration - two undergraduate and two graduate studies in the Department of Forestry and one undergraduate, two graduate and one professional/vocational study at the Department of Wood Technology: A. Undergraduate Studies (3 years) 1. Undergraduate Forestry Studies - accreditation June 12, 2005 2. Undergraduate Studies of Urban Forestry, Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection - accreditation June 12, 2005 3. Undergraduate Studies of Wood Technology - accreditation June 18, 2005 B. Graduate Studies (2 years) 1. Graduate Forestry Studies a) Course Programme Silviculture and Forest Management with Wildlife Management - accreditation June 12, 2005. B) Course Programme Technique, Technology and Management in Forestry - accreditation June 18, 2005. 2. Graduate Studies of Urban Forestry, Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection - accreditation June 12, 2005 3. Graduate Studies in Design of Wood Products - accreditation June 12, 2005 4. Graduate Studies in Wood Technology Processes - accreditation June 12, 2005 C.  Professional/vocational studies of Wood Technology (in Virovitica) - a temporary accreditation. By the Statute of the Faculty, the Research Institute of Forestry (ZIŠ) and the Research Institute of Wood Technology (ZIDI) ceased to exist, through which the scientific and research activities of the Faculty had been organized for many years.  Based on the Cooperation Agreement signed on July 21, 2005 between the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Forestry, Virovitica-Podravina County, the company TVIN d.o.o. from Virovitica and Petar Preradović Gymnasium in Virovitica, the professional/vocational studies of Wood Technology were organized as studies in the dislocated facility in Virovitica


2006.

On August 1, 2006, accreditations were obtained for the conduction of postgraduate specialist study programmes at the Department of Forestry (ŠO) and the Department of Wood Technology (DTO): Forest Management Planning (ŠO); Ecological Landscape Design, Nature Protection and Horticulture (ŠO); Forest Roads (ŠO); Silviculture and Forest Establishment (ŠO); Techniques and Technologies in Forestry (ŠO); Hunting (ŠO); Organization of Production (DTO); Technology of Wood Materials (DTO) On October 13, 2006, the accreditation was obtained for the specialist study of Forest Tree Breeding and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources (ŠO). On March 15, 2006, based on the Decision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Faculty of Forestry was entrusted the execution of hunting right on the state hunting ground VIII/6 - KALIFRONT, on the island of Rab.


2007.

Based on a temporary accreditation of March 20, 2007, Postgraduate Doctoral Studies of Wood Technology were launched in the academic year 2007/2008 in the duration of six semesters. The remaining two wings (the yellow and the brown one) of the new Faculty building and the sports hall were built. The possibility of E- Learning was implemented - the application of the information and communication technologies in learning and teaching process. The data regarding the studies and the students began to get stored into the Higher Education Institutions Information System (ISVU). The first students are enrolled in the Specialist and Doctoral Studies. On November 14, 2007, the permanent accreditation for the vocational studies of Wood Technology in Virovitica.


2008.

In the academic year 2008/2009 the first students enrolled in the graduate studies introduced in accordance with the Bologna Declaration. On October 16, 2008, the 110th anniversary of the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Zagreb was celebrated (also the 60th anniversary of the Department of Wood Technology of the Faculty of Forestry). The anniversary programme was organized in two parts: it began with a ceremonial part in the large hall of the new Faculty building and ended with scientific counselling. The consultation was held in two sections. One covered forestry topics (10 presentations) and the other covered wood technology topics (13 presentations). The library and student administration office moved from the IV. pavilion (and its extensions) into the yellow wing of the new Faculty building. The Dean's Office, the Secretariat and the Accounting and Financial Service also move from the temporary accommodation in the green wing into the yellow wing.  The yellow wing also features two classic classrooms and two amphitheatric-shaped classrooms, five suites, a sports hall, laboratories, several teacher's cabinets, a council chamber and basement spaces. At the same time, the remaining Institutes departments of the Department of Forestry moved from the I, the III and the IV pavilion into the brown wing; since then, all the offices, lecture halls and laboratories of the Department of Forestry have been located in the green and the brown wings (partly in the yellow one).  In the hunting ground Kalifront of the Faculty of Forestry, the National Champion Trophy for the mouflon antlers was won in the value of 237,15 points.


2009.

The Department of Wood Technology implemented within the project “Learning Outcomes of the University of Zagreb - SveZaIU” the optimisation of learning outcomes for the study programmes of the undergraduate, graduate and vocational studies, with up to 20% of amendments to the educational programme (curricula). In the academic year 2009/2010, based on the temporary accreditation, the Postgraduate Doctoral Studies of Forestry were launched in the duration of six semesters.  The Studies are organized in three Programmes: 1. Silviculture and Wildlife Management, 2.  Techniques, Technologies and Management in Forestry, 3. Urban Forestry, Nature Protection, Forest Management and Protection


2010.

On March 17, 2010, the permanent accreditation was obtained for the Postgraduate Doctoral Studies in Forestry.


2011.

During the design of the study programmes in 2005, learning outcomes were not yet achieved and therefore were not even defined in the application for the study programme materials. The involvement of the Faculty staff in the workshops related to learning outcomes enabled the definition of the learning outcomes. The learning outcomes of the undergraduate, graduate and professional/vocational studies of the Department of Wood Technology were adopted on the 4th session of the Faculty Council, on January 27, 2011. The learning outcomes were also accepted by the Quality Management Office of the University of Zagreb. The learning outcomes of the undergraduate and graduate studies of the Department of Forestry were adopted on the 5th session of the Faculty Council, on February 24, 2011. Based on the decision of the Faculty Council, the 6th session held on March 24, 2011, adopted the initiative to introduce a quality management system. On April 1, 2011 at the Grand Hall of Virovitica-Podravina County in Virovitica, the Faculty of Forestry held a ceremonial promotion of the professional bachelor engineers of wood technology who, as the first generation, completed professional studies of Wood technology at the dislocated facility in Virovitica. On July 7, 2001 the promotion of University Bachelor Engineers of Forestry, Urban Forestry, Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection, as well as of Engineers of Wood Technology was held at the Faculty. The importance of this promotion lies in the fact that the certificates and supplementary documents of the university studies at the Faculty of Forestry were issued for the first time in accordance with the Bologna Declaration. On September 1, 2011 the Office for International and Inter-Institutional Cooperation was established.  In order to improve the business, an initiative to introduce the system ISO 9001: 2008 has been adopted.


2012.

On the 5th session in the academic year 2011/2012 held on March 1, 2012, strategic documents and procedures for ensuring the quality of the scientific and teaching activities were adopted together with their implementation plan.  Meeting the requirements of the Certification Audit of March 8, 2012 the Faculty receives the certificate for ISO 9001:2008. That way, the quality management system has been introduced for general and professional activities according to the standard HR EN ISO 9001: 2008, whereas for the area of ​​the educational process, quality requirements were met according to the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG Standards). Prof. PhD. Igor Anić, university professor of Silviculture at the Faculty of Forestry, was elected on May 10, 2012 a full member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. On June 21, 2012, the first Quality Management Committee of the Faculty of Forestry was appointed. In the hunting ground Kalifront of the Faculty of Forestry, the World Champion Trophy for the Axis Deer Antlers was won in the value of 342,70 points.


2013.

After three months of work, the Quality Management Committee completed the self-analysis of the Faculty on January 31, 2013. On March 24, 2013, a ceremony was held on the occasion of “the First Quality Day” of the Faculty of Forestry, and an expert meeting on quality systems in science and higher education was held. From May 21 to May 22, 2013, as a part of the re-accreditation process, an international five-member Commission visited the Faculty with the support of the Agency for Science and Higher Education employees.  In the final report on the re-accreditation process submitted on August 10, 2013, the Faculty received the final grade of 4,43, which made it the second highest rated component of the University. On October 17, 2013, the celebratory session was held in the Grand amphitheatre to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Zagreb.  As of December 31, 2013, the Croatian company Hrvatske šume d.o.o. (Croatian Forests Ltd.), decided to cease giving direct financial support for the scientific research activities of the Faculty, following the model of the 5-year contracting of projects between the Faculty and the company Hrvatske šume d.o.o.
2014. In the academic year 2014/2015, based on the temporary accreditation, the Postgraduate Doctoral Studies of Forestry and Wood Technology were launched in the duration of six semesters. It was founded by connecting the two existing postgraduate doctoral studies.  On 22 April 2014, between the I and the III pavilion (in the former garden and on the site of the Institute of Forest Genetics, Dendrology and Botany) of the Faculty of Agriculture, the foundation stone of a new student restaurant was officially laid.  The Strategy for the Scientific and Research Activities of the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Zagreb for the period from 2014 to 2020 was adopted on April 24, 2014.


2015.

On the 10th session of the Faculty Council in the academic year 2014/ 2015 the Quality Management Office was established on July 9, 2015. On 20 October 2015, the exhibition “Forest maps and plans - from the history of Croatian forest management” was opened. 33 maps/plans, 5 drafts and 6 other documents have been exhibited and presented as the permanent installation in the hall of the yellow wing of the new Faculty building.  These are the replicas of the original located in the Croatian State Archives and dating from the period between 1765 and 1943. With this exhibition the Faculty joined the celebration of 250 years of Croatian forestry (1765. - 2015).  On the day of the exhibition opening also the original map from 1765 was presented to the general public for the first time, whose design shows the beginnings of the organized expert forest management on the territory of the Croatian Military Frontier.   It is a handwritten forest map of the Lika Regiment with a depiction of the forests of Velebit, produced as a result of the forest inventory and mapping in 1764 and 1765.  The project “Development of Higher Education Qualification Standards and Study Programmes Based on CROQF (the Croatian Qualifications Framework) for the Industrial Wood Processing Sector” has been completed, within which a proposal for the qualification standards for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral study programmes for the industrial wood processing sector has been developed. In addition to drafting proposals for the improvement of study programmes, professional development courses were held for teachers to be able to apply active learning, E-Learning, develop entrepreneurial competences, work with CAD / CAM and CNC technology, a practicum was equipped with the modern CNC technology.


2016.

By decision of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of June 16, 2016 the undergraduate professional studies of wood technology with the beginning of the academic year 2016/2017 are no longer carried out as dislocated studies in Virovitica, but at the Faculty in Zagreb.  The project “Improvement of Study Programmes in Biotechnical Field according to the CROQF” has been completed, within which full qualifications standards had been elaborated in the Department of Forestry according to labour market needs defined by the standards of profession. Furthermore, the existing study programmes have been further developed with the view to structuring them into groups of learning outcomes of the appropriate level, aligned with appropriate qualification standards.  In addition to that, educational workshops were conducted to improve teachers’ competencies, develop and apply a competency approach that puts the focus on a student, as well as to improve students' academic and life-related skills.


2017.

On March 20, 2017 the Ministry of Science and Education issued a permanent accreditation to perform doctorate studies in Forestry and Wood Technology.

 


 On May 5, 2017, for the first time the Faculty of Forestry had its “Open Day”, intended for the students of primary and secondary schools, as well as for the general public interested in the respective topics.  After a series of awards (in Zagreb, ARCA 2016 - gold medal, in Brussels, Innova 2016 - silver medal, etc.), the Faculty of Forestry Innovation “Mobile Furniture Testing Device” received a silver medal at the world exhibition of inventions - Geneva Inventions 2017. Undergraduate Studies of Wood Technology, university graduate Studies of Wood Technology Processes and graduate Studies of Design of Wood Products have received the FEANI Certificate (European Federation of National Engineering Associations), i.e. They have been added to the FEANI INDEX, a list of study programmes of the engineering profession, thereby equalling the study programmes of the Faculty of Forestry with the study programmes of the elite higher education institutions in the European Higher Education Area.


2018.

The Faculty has obtained certificates for the implementation of the integrated management system, which includes the quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015 standard and the environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001: 2015 standard.  The certificate for the integrated management system includes higher education, scientific, research and professional activity in the field of forestry and wood technology. The Faculty has proved the quality of its research activities by obtaining the certificate for the implementation of the standards for the competence of research and testing laboratories according to the ISO IEC 17025:2017 standard.

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