The Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD) is a scientific research unit recognised both nationally and internationally as a centre for excellence in the field of interdisciplinary scientific and developmental educational research, whose research results contribute to the development of educational sciences as well as encourage the implementation of scientific knowledge in the development of the education system.

The Centre aspires to become a knowledge base for the field of education in Croatia and a meeting point for academic and research institutions and other institutions which work in the field of education both in Croatia and abroad.