Predsjednik sveučilišta Pavlović

Prof. Ivo Andrijanić, PhD

The notion of a global village has been transformed from an idea popularized with the onset of mass media to an accurate description of the contemporary international system. The communication revolution coupled with the rise and strengthening of international organizations and growing awareness of international issues has brought about and underscored the inter-connectedness of people and countries around the world.

The first decade of the new millennium has clearly and dramatically demonstrated the reality of the global village, as problems atop each state’s agenda are increasingly transcending national lines. Matters such as global climate change, which has the potential to endanger the future of life on our planet; terrorism that has in one way or another impacted people of all nations, beliefs and cultures; and the global economic crisis that has forced us to reexamine long-held institutions and models have all underlined both the volatility of our way of life and the importance of global cooperation. It is ever more evident that everything that occurs in one corner of the Earth resonates throughout the global village. The only answer to the complex challenges of today and to the uncertainties that lie before us, and the sole solid currency in a rapidly shifting global order, is knowledge – knowledge that is not constrained by regional or ideological concerns, that draws on the principles and experiences of the past and acutely examines and questions the events of the present to prepare us for the future.

Such knowledge can only be acquired through education. More specifically, knowledge is gained in a setting that encourages critical thinking and participation by all, in which questions seek not the singular correct response but the exchange of ideas from diverse participants. It is an environment that appreciates each new contribution from all its members, students and professors alike, because it is only by absorbing and analyzing differing beliefs and viewpoints that we can ever arrive to a solution. In a time when the once widely accepted political, social and economic principles are subject to increasing scrutiny, students are afforded an opportunity to formulate new ideas, new paths and new attitudes that are not constrained by a need to follow previous visions. We are building Libertas to be an institution in which students are not merely passive observers charged with absorbing lessons, but are rather active participants in the formation of knowledge. Most importantly, our students will understand how to apply their capabilities and education in real situations.

The Libertas faculty is made up of people that have not limited their intellectual lives and endeavors to simply academic circles, but have readily faced various concrete challenges of the world they live in, and have so proven that their professional expertise can contribute to the resolution of global problems. It is precisely this skill that we wish to impart on our students.

The Libertas International University is a community that will promote and reward intellectual curiosity, dedication and innovation in both its students and staff. As our world grows seemingly smaller, and as the issues expand in scope and severity, we will prepare our students to confront whatever the future may bring, and to ascertain themselves as leaders in our global village.

Vice-rector for science and international cooperation

Ana Stavljenić-Rukavina

associate professor Vladimir Filipović, PhD

Vice-rector for organization and quality

Ante Samodolassociate professor Ante Samodol, PhD


Vice- rector for teaching, students and study programs

associate professor Stipe Buzar, PhD

Dean of the Faculty for International Relations and Diplomacy

Prof. Ivan Grdešić, PhD


Dean of the Faculty for International Business and Economics

Ivo Andrijanic

Prof. emeritus Ivo Andrijanić, PhD

Professor emeritus Ivo Andrijanić has been a long time economist and business leader, first in Ferimport and later at Zagreb Airport. He was a professor at the Faculty for Foreign Trade and later at the Faculty of Economy at the University of Zagreb. His rich professional and the academic experience was an important factor in the creation of the curriculum at Libertas where he was the first dean in 2004.

He has written a large number of scientific and professional papers, books and university textbooks in the field of international trade and business in foreign trade, stock markets, the economics and politics of insurance, management of international trade, transport, and business logistics, quality management and others. A large number of those works has also had international publications. He has partaken in many international congresses, conferences, and seminars, both in the country and abroad.

He is a lifetime honorary member of the Scientific Council for Traffic of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and of the Managing committee of ICAA in Paris. He was a long time member of committees of the Ministry of Science, Education, and Sports for scientific and educational advancement.

For his numerous achievements he has received the following awards: Decoration of Labor with a golden wreath, the Order of Danica Hrvatska with the figure of Blaž Lorković for special achievements in the economy, a diploma from the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts for his contribution to the Scientific Council for traffic, and others.


Dean of the Faculty for Health Sciences

Prof. Jasna Mesarić, MD, PhD


Head of Libertas Business School

Zvonko Agičić, B.Sc