Other research and professional projects

Principal investigator: Ph.D. Iva OdakProject start: 20.07.2023.

A Study on Students’ Work

Institute for Social Research in Zagreb in collaboration with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing of the University of Zagreb implemented a research into students’ work. The rationale behind the choice of this topic was the observed increase in the number of working students. The aim of the research was to better understand the reasons and motives behind the enhanced volume of students’ work, as well as the consequences that such work can have at the individual and institutional level. The research also provided insight into the needs related to studying, and the academic and professional socialization, from the perspectives of students, lecturers and employers.

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Project leader: Teo Matković, Ph.D.Project start: 20.02.2023.

Analysis of research into employability of graduated students

The project includes an analysis of results of a questionnaire survey on the transition to the labour market by students who graduated in 2021. It also connects results of questionnaire surveys conducted in 2021 with data from the “CQF portal“. The results are distributed across years, and the complemented analysis of results of the questionnaire survey into the labour market transition of generation 2020 graduated students is provided.

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Project coordinators: Ph.D. Boris Jokić and Ph.D. Zrinka Ristić DedićProject start: 01.04.2023.

Aspirations of girls towards educational and professional pathways in the STEM domain - STeam

In collaboration with A1 Croatia and the City of Split, the Institute develops an innovative extracurricular activity STeam within the A1 project STEMfemme Junior. The aim of the activity is to empower girls to engage in various STEAM domains, and to strengthen their aspirations towards STEM professions. The extracurricular activity targets primarily female pupils, nevertheless pupils of fifth and sixth grades are also target groups. It will be implemented in 14 primary schools in Split during the school year 2023/24.

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Principal investigator: Teo Matković, Ph.D.Project start: 07.10.2021.

Availability of upper secondary education programmes in Croatia 2013-2021.: Demographics, enrolment, capacities, demand, interest, interventions and projections

The project was implemented for the Ministry of Science and Education as one of the early activities of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan 2021-2026 (NPOO), with a purpose of providing evidence-based foundation for future structural reform of secondary education. The project resulted in the document “Comprehensive analysis of secondary education needs with the purpose of increasing attendance in grammar school programmes and reducing the number of surplus programmes in vocational education and training“. The Study is based on data on the capacities and enrolment of all programmes in all secondary schools in the period 2013-2021, on the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ) recommendations at the level of vocation and counties in the same period, as well as other administrative and statistical sources (demographic and educational), and previous research findings.

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Principal investigator: Jelena Zlatar Gamberožić, Ph.D.Project start: 01.03.2019.

Comparison of determinants of tourism development in Povlja, a settlement on the island of Brač, in 2009 and 2019

The project includes a comparative (longitudinal) case study of the settlement of Povlja on the island of Brač. The aim of the research is to define the current situation in Povlja and the possible perspectives for tourism, having in mind the landscape of the settlement and its economic, primarily agricultural, circumstances. The 2009 research of Povlja revealed that its landscape (ecological dimension) was preserved for the most part. Additionally, the determinants of tourism and agriculture development were outlined, which were directed towards sustainable development, eco-sustainable agriculture and sustainable tourism. Employing the method of semi-structured interviews with permanent and temporary (seasonal) residents, the way respondents view the contemporary situation in tourism, with its positive and negative sides, main capacities and drivers of development is examined. Furthermore, the likelihood of three possible scenarios for tourism development is ascertained: mass tourism, rural tourism (with elements of eco-tourism) and stagnation, and which one among them is most probable for Povlja.

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