University of Dubrovnik is public university founded in 2003 and located in Dubrovnik, Croatia. It consists of seven departments with 257 employees of which 90 hold a PhD degree. Its Department of Economics and Business (DEB) was founded in 1970 as Faculty of Tourism and Foreign Trade Dubrovnik. The vision and mission of University are to become internationally recognised institution that actively contributes to local, national and international academic community through education and scientific work coherent with highest standards of excellence. Today, DEB is involved in several projects and educational activities aimed at understanding digital transformation and how it changes the way people live and work as well as on building of employability skills among students.
Within DEB, operates also a Center for research on digital transformation CREDO. CREDO will actively contribute to the activities of project with their skills and knowledge. CREDO is involved in activities of building skills in the field of digital entrepreneurship through Erasmus+ Strategic partnership projects Inspiring digital entrepreneurship – IDEA, E+SLEM Entrepreneurial Self-Leadership Education through Virtual Training and ESSENCE. It also has experience of building university-industry cooperation through CBHE activities in the role of coordinator and partner. CREDO is coordinator of Erasmus+ CBHE project ELEGANT that develops industry-oriented education practices of ICT universities in Jordan and Lebanon with the aim of strengthening student transversal skills.
Staff of CREDO is involved in ESF funded project E4 that aims to improve quality, relevance and efficiency of higher education through development and use of modern teaching methods and Opera II project aimed at strengthening of science-business collaboration in assessment of needs of labour market and development of human resources in Croatia. Over the years, present members of CREDO were involved in creation and delivering of lifelong learning programmes aimed at enhancing employability skills of graduates and unemployed persons. Its researchers have published their research on topics pertinent to project topic in world leading scientific journals in field of economics such as European Economic Review, Journal of Business Research, Small Business Economics, Journal of Technology Transfer, Research Policy, Technovatoin or Regional Studies.
Being located in Croatia it has rich experience with modernisation of curricula and adjusting its programmes to better serve needs of labour market in turbulent transition environment.