University of Zagreb – Faculty of Kiniesiology

The University of Zagreb is the oldest university in Croatia (established in 1669) and among the older universities in Europe. Since 1874 more than 200,000 students have graduated from the University of Zagreb, more than 18,000 candidates have been awarded their Master’s degrees and more than 8,000 their Doctoral degrees.

The University of Zagreb consists nowadays of the Rector’s Offices, 29 faculties, three academies of arts, University centre of Croatian Studies, the University Computing Centre (SRCE), University Student Centre in Zagreb and Varaždin and of the International Centre of Croatian Universities, located in Istria, and the Postgraduate Centre in Dubrovnik. Teaching and research activity of the University of Zagreb cover the fields of natural sciences, engineering, biomedicine, biotechnology, social sciences, humanities, arts and theology. The Faculty of Kinesiology (established as the High School of Physical Culture in 1959; in 1973 established as the Faculty of Physical Culture/Education) was incorporated into the University of Zagreb in 1967.

Horvaćanski zavoj 15
10000 Zagreb, Croatia


The Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb is a leading institution of higher education in the field of kinesiology in the region educating experts in all areas of applied kinesiology based on the latest scientific and professional concepts. The work of the Faculty of Kinesiology is based on high academic and ethical values, on knowledge based on research and expertise and on optimal infrastructure. The Faculty of Kinesiology greatly contributes to the promotion of sports, physical recreation and sport, physical and health education of high school and university students as well as to the quality of active life and health of Croatian citizens.


The Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb as a leading higher education institution in the field of kinesiology in this region strives to become integrated and competitive in the European framework of higher education and scientific research and also wishes to form new and improve the existing systems of knowledge transfer in all fi elds of applied kinesiology.