About us

The Polytechnic of Međimurje in Čakovec was established by a Decree of the Government of the Republic of Croatia on 12 November 2007, and the rights and obligations of the founder are performed by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport.

On 21 December 2007, the accreditation to perform a professional study in Computer Engineering was obtained, with two modules: Software Engineering and Engineering of Computer Systems and Networks, and the professional studies in Mechanical Engineering and Construction, which are jointly conducted by the Polytechnic of Međimurje in Čakovec and the Polytechnic in Varaždin.

On 16 November 2009 the Polytechnic of Međimurje in Čakovec obtained the accreditation for conducting the professional study in Tourism and Sport Management.

On 5 September 2012 the accreditation for conducting the professional study in Sustainable Development was obtained.

On 19 December 2014 the accreditation for conducting the specialist graduate professional study in Tourism and Sport Management was obtained.

VISION

The Polytechnic of Međimurje in Čakovec is a higher education institution which represents the centre of excellence for highly specialised, professional and scientific work, which is implementing a quality and effective education based on the concept of lifelong learning, responsibility for the knowledge as public goods, mobility and development of human resources as the most important society value. Active cooperation with industry, partnerships for further development of the community, involvement in the European Higher Education Area and the European Research Area and the high level of its organisation structure, the Polytechnic will show its public responsibility and contribute to the transition into the society of knowledge. The Polytechnic of Međimurje in Čakovec will be the institution that promotes mobility and development of entrepreneurial energy and talent of each individual (teachers, assistants, administrators and students). High flexibility of the studies and introduction of new study programmes with the aim of education of highly skilled professionals needed for the economy in the region will remain one of the fundamental features of the Polytechnic of Međimurje in Čakovec.

MISSION

The mission of the Polytechnic of Međimurje in Čakovec is education of future professionals with entrepreneurial spirit, ready to apply the acquired knowledge and competencies in their future job and the specific area of expertise. The education is carried out by organising and conducting professional and specialist study programmes, but also by carrying out specific programmes to facilitate continuous improvement in specific areas. By meeting these basic tasks, the Polytechnic performs highly professional and scientific work in the field of technical, social and interdisciplinary sciences. The study programmes are aimed at meeting the demand for professional and specialist personnel in the economic sector, primarily in the area of ​​the Međimurje County, Varaždin County and Krapina-Zagorje County, as well as in other regions of the Republic of Croatia. For this purpose the Polytechnic collaborates with higher education and research institutions at home and abroad, and provides the possibility of internal and external mobility of students, teachers and non-teaching staff with an emphasis on the rational use of human and material resources. Constant monitoring and quality growth, competitiveness of teaching and professional work are important tasks which provide the basis for the future of the Polytechnic.

Students, teachers, assistants and non-teaching staff are the major power of the Polytechnic, because people are and always will be the most important potential of every society.

POLYTECHNIC VALUES

• REPONSIBILITY:  We promote responsible access to knowledge as public goods, and the acquisition, use and transfer of knowledge in all areas of life.

• AMBITION: We strive to enable our students, teachers, assistants and non-teaching staff to achieve their goals in line with our and their expectations.

• OPENNESS: We are committed to establishment of partnerships, cooperation, transparency, teamwork.

• CREATIVITY: Open to new ideas, we support the spirit of research, volunteering, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

• EXCELLENCE: We strive for a high level of excellence in education and research activities in the European Higher Education Area.