About FEBT - Our History and Key Facts

Our History and Key Facts

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Key facts

scientific conference with Nobel laureate key speakers
for more than 20 years home of one of the premier conferences in the region
at the top for research in Croatia
five of our researchers are among Top 15 most cited economists coming from HE institutions in the Republic of Croatia
*source: Web of Science
part of the University of Split
ranked among top 250 young universities by Times Higher Education
*2021 rankings; young universities are 50 years old or younger
best facilities
ranked as one of the best for facilities on the national level by the Agency for Science and Higher Education
*2018 rankings; undertaken every 5 years
80+ partner organisations
student internship program with extensive network of partners from business, public and NGO sectors
wide range of study programmes
we offer a total of 5 undergraduate and 4 graduate programmes with appropriate concentrations

Our History 

Founded in 1975, the inception, growth and development of the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism (FEBT)  has been driven by the need to provide business and economics education in the Adriatic region of the Republic of Croatia. Since its inception, FEBT has strived to create a scientific think-tank and a place of continuous innovations in the dissemination of knowledge. 

The Faculty boasts a large community of 126 employees, 89 of which are faculty and researchers. Creating a favourable environment for recruiting and developing young researchers is one of the Faculty’s key priorities.

Completion of the new building in 2002, followed by the Annex in 2006, created the preconditions for extending the range of activities at the Faculty and programs offered. The building covers an area of ​​11,000 m2 with 18 lecture theatres and rooms, 4 meeting rooms and 4 computer labs. The Library of the Faculty is ranked second in Croatia by the amount of titles on economics and business. It has over 30,000 monographic publications.

Special attention is given to the students. The conditions in which all student activities including teaching and non-teaching (student choir, student association for international exchange of AIESEC, cultural, entertainment and sports) are constantly encouraged. Today, about 2.600 students are studying at the Faculty.

Member of the University of Split (UNIST)

Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, Split is a proud member of the University of Split.
In 2021, Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings ranked the University of Split in the top 250 young universities. Furthermore, UNIST was an inaugural participant in THE Impact Rankings for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, being the only Croatian university on the list! 

This ranking is UN’s initiative to recognize social and economic impact universities have around the world. The criteria used to ensure a comprehensive and balanced comparison in three broad areas: research, community impact and governance. Times Higher Education developed this type of evaluation because it sees universities as a major driving force in society, institutions that can change society for the better, generate opportunities in their environment, reduce economic inequality, raise environmental awareness and educate the public on the importance of enduring effort on achieving sustainable development.

The University of Split achieved the best results for UN’s Goals: 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities, 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth and 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.
Find out more about our parent institution - University of Split here.

Finally, in 2021 WURI (World Universities with Real Impact) rankings  UNIST was positioned in 21st place globally in the area of "Ethical values".