Croatia is the first country in the region to be involved in the Europe-wide study on the social dimension of higher education – EUROSTUDENT, a survey simultaneously carried out in 25 European countries for the purpose of gathering comparable data about the social dimension of higher education in Europe.
In 2011, the Institute for the Development of Education published the first EUROSTUDENT report based on the survey realized within the framework of the TEMPUS ACCESS project: “Social and economic conditions of student life in Croatia: national EUROSTUDENT report for Croatia.” The survey gathered 4664 respondents in Croatia, which made EUROSTUDENT also one of the largest student surveys conducted in Croatia. What is more the Croatian EUROSTUDENT report for the first time provided data on the social and economic conditions of student life in Croatia, presenting important indicators on underrepresented groups in higher education and the living conditions of disadvantaged students. As such, the findings can be extensively used by policy makers in developing evidence-based policy for higher education funding and student financial support with the aim to enhance the equity dimension of the higher education system in Croatia.
The report can be found on the web page of the Institute for the Development of Education. For the moment it is available only in Croatian and the English version is expected in February 2012.
The final report of EUROSTUDENT IV 2008-2011 can be retreived from the EUROSTUDENT webpage.