The researchers of the Institute for Development and International Relations, in cooperation with colleagues from the Ruđer Bošković Institute and the Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy, participated in the preparation and development of the programme and in the accreditation process of the Sustainable Development and International Relations, both an undergraduate professional study programme and a specialist graduate professional study programme academic. Enrollment starts this year at the Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy in Zagreb.

This unique study program, whose work is co-financed by the European Social Fund of the European Union, aims at an interdisciplinary approach covering areas of policy, environmental protection, economy and energy, education of personnel capable of creating and implementing sustainable development policies and concrete development projects from this areas in the country and abroad.

Strategic documents of the European Union and the United Nations (Obzor 2020 and Agenda 2030) pay special attention to the creation and implementation of a sustainable development policy. The system of sustainable public policies that the European Union is planning to implement will open up to 170,000 new jobs for EU experts in the field of sustainable development. Graduates of the new study program will therefore be prepared for positions in diplomatic missions, governments, ministries, public and private companies, social and natural science organizations and non-governmental organizations.


The interested students can find more information about the study programme (general information, goals, program and enrollment conditions)  at

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