Panel discussion about popularization of science in Croatia was held

Panel discussion on theme „ Popularization of science- why Croatia need it?“ which was held on April the 4th 2013 in the ceremony room of Institut Ruđer Bošković ( IRB) has gathered a number of scienties, popularizers of sciens as well as prominent entrepreneurs and communication proffesionals. Panel discussion was supported by Ministry of science and technology, University of Zagreb and the city of Zagreb. Special guest was Robert Firmhofer, director of Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, also the president of the European network of science centers and museums.

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In the first part of event all seven participants held a ten- minute presentation on the popularization of science from their proffesional life's perspective.

Dunja Potočnik gave an overview of interesting statistics about the interest of young people in science and concluded:

„Research shows that young people of the age of 14 decide that they don't want to study, and what they don't want to be in future life. Therefore, popularization of science should primarily focus on children between the ages of 10 and 14.“

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Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Skills development and social dialogue in textile and clothing sector in the Euro-Mediterranean Area

On 10-11 April 2013 in Malta, the textile and clothing sector from the Euro-Mediterranean Area will discuss how social dialogue can address skill needs.

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Representatives of national administrations, industrial associations, trade union and educations centres in textile and clothing from the Euro-Mediterranean Area will:

• assess the industry's skills needs and expectations;
• debate how the national administrations can work together with social partners in solving the longstanding and growing skills mismatch;
• emphasise the creation of stable and sustainable job and business opportunities in the area.

Participants will try to answer these two key questions:

• How can we assure that available trainings and education curricula match the needs of textile and clothing companies in the Euro-Mediterranean Area?
• What can we do to enhance the skills development in the textile and clothing industry?

For the first time participants from Western Balkans are invited, too.
The event is organised with the support of the TAIEX instrument and the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Link to video: European Skills Council - Textile Clothing and Leather

For more information about the background and recent activities of the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue on textile and clothing, please see:



Documents & links:

Draft programme

Registration for the conference



FameLab 2013

On Thursday, the 18th of April 2013 Zagreb's preliminary competition of Laboratory celebrating will be held. Laboratory celebrating  is the competition in presentation of scientific topics that young scientists and students of natural science and engineering faculty provides an opportunity for communication and popularization of science. Laboratory celebrating  in Croatia organises the Science Festival and the British Council in collaboration with a number of Croatian institutions. The event is organized with the financial support under the auspices of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports. More information about the contest can be found here.


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Lecture: Schoeller: The Power of Innovation

Lecture, organized by Textile Science Research Centre (TSRC), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology will be held on Wednesday at 11 am on 11.07.2012 in Savska 16/9, entitled:

Schoeller: The Power of Innovation.

The lecture will be held by Mrs. Dinka Liplin-Prpić, representative of Schoeller company in Croatia. She will present the latest products and technologies developed by their sister companies:

 1. Schoeller-wool (yarn manufacturer)

 2. Schoeller-textiles (manufacturer of laminate and fashion fabrics).


We look forward to seeing you!

Prof. Tanja Pušić, Head of Textile Science Research Centre
Prof. Sandra Bischof, Vice-Head of Textile Science Research Centre


Invitation to… Lecture: D.Hui

Dear Colleagues,

Textile Science Research Centre (TSRC), University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, as part of the FP7-REGPOT-2008-1-229801: Unlocking the Croatian Textile Potentials (T-Pot) is the organizer of the lecture of Prof. D. Hui from University of New Orleans, in two parts:


1. How to write journal papers to enhance acceptance - held on 8th May 2012 at the
location of the University of Zagreb, Zvonimirova 8.


2. Nano-engineered mechanics: Why Nano? - held on 9 May 2012 at 10 am in auditorium 301 (third floor) at the location of Textile Technology Faculty, Prilaz Baruna Filipovića 28a.


I will be very glad if you can join us in these lectures. The first part of the lecture is intended primarily for students and doctoral candidates. Due to organizational reasons we kindly ask you to confirm your attendance by sending an application to the e-mail address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and indicate your participation in the first and / or second part of the workshop.

Materials for download:

1. Application_TSRC

2. Agenda

3. Curriculum_Hui

4. Works_Hui


Best Regards,


Ph.D. Sandra Bischof, prof.
Vice-Head of the Textile Science Research Centre
Coordinator of the FP7-REGPOT-2008-1: T-Pot
University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology
Prilaz baruna Filipovića 28a
10 000 Zagreb



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