Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split

University of Split and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanistic and Social Studies had existed in Split even before the foundation of the University of Split in 1974. Namely, The College of Pedagogy in Split, the oldest college founded by the decree of the Education Committee of the ZAVNOH Presidency (National Anti-Fascist Council of People's Liberation of Croatia) on 24 March 1945. During its sixty-year history, this institution underwent several changes regarding its programme, structure and status.

As a legally valid independent institution, the College of Pedagogy had been fully functioning from the year of its foundation until 1974 (as the College of Pedagogy and the Academy of Pedagogy), when the merger of several different institutions of higher education resulted in the foundation of the University of Split. From 1978 to 1990 the Humanistic and Social Studies programmes were organised as a single department within the Faculty of Philosophy in Zadar, under the University of Split, and from 1990 to 1998 within the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Split.

At the end of 1998, a decree issued by the Croatian government removed the Primary Education and the Pre-School Education Studies from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Split. That decree founded the Faculty of Primary Education at the University in Split as an independent structural unit of the University of Split.

The Department of Humanities was founded as a branch of the University of Split in 2001 with three double-major studies – Croatian Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature and, since the academic year of 2003-2004, the affiliate programme of History at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb which is based on an agreement between University of Split and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb.

Since 6 October 2005 the Faculty of Primary Education and the Department of Humanities have constituted a new institution - the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split - which marks the establishment of three new study programmes and departments: Sociology, Philosophy and Art History.

According to its proposed programme, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences intends to establish new studies in the areas of social and humanistic sciences, thus adding additional importance to its foundation and the considerable role it plays in the development of the university as a whole.


Dear Erasmus students,

Once you have been selected for mobility towards our Faculty, your university will send your nomination to the University of Split. International Relations Office of the University of Split will send you all the necessary information, including the application procedure. Please do not send us any personal data unless requested to do so. Information on our study programs and our Faculty only is available HERE. Please check this page regularily for the updates.

Published: 2018-05-22 at 15:00
Edited: 2018-05-22 at 15:23
Tamara Ljubičić
University of Macerata traineeship offer

Macerata University Press - EUM is looking for trainees for the academic year 2018/2019 to work at the editions of the University of Macerata (Italy).

The main activities that the candidates will carry out are:

  • support to admin staff in compilation of agreements and rights management with authors;
  • support for the activities of editing, lay-out, proofreading and production of e-books;
  • support to admin staff in distribution of editorial innovations and publications;
  • support for the implementation of EUM communication channel (website, social network);
  • support for the organization of events.
Published: 2018-05-04 at 15:24
Edited: 2018-05-04 at 15:26
Tamara Ljubičić
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Antall József Summer School, 2-13...

The Antall József Knowledge Centre invites 30 participants, aged 23-35, primarily from the V4 countries, Western Balkan, and Eastern Partnership member states to participate in Summer School, 2-13 July 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. The Antall József Summer School is a two-week educational programme putting under scrutiny the most pivotal cooperation of the Central European region, the Visegrad Cooperation. The Summer School in 2018 will examine the Visegrad Cooperation and its regional environment through a variety of perspectives with the help of scholars and internationally-acknowledged senior experts. During the two weeks of the Summer School, the most significant issues affecting the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries will be discussed.

Published: 2018-04-13 at 15:26
Edited: 2018-04-13 at 15:30
Tamara Ljubičić
News from the Centre for Croatian...

On January 31st 2018, as many as eighty foreign students have been awarded certificates for successful completion of the winter semester courses at the Centre for Croatian Studies Abroad. Prof. dr. Gordan Matas, Vice Dean for research and international relations, addressed the students on behalf of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split. Most of the students who have completed the winter semester courses also plan to enroll in the summer semester courses in Croatian language and culture, which are offered at the Centre for Croatian Studies Abroad.


Published: 2018-01-31 at 15:28
Edited: 2018-01-31 at 15:29
Jelena Novaković

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split has been active as a host and co-host of a number of international conferences, ranging from smaller scale (30-50 participants) to large scale conferences (up to 200 participants). Our conference plan for 2018 includes the total of 23 conferences covering various research fields, from history, art history, literature, linguistics to pedagogy and bioethics.

Published: 2018-01-29 at 14:47
Edited: 2018-02-05 at 10:46
Jelena Novaković
25th EUROCLIO Annual Conference...


  •     How can we make current challenges understandable through the Mediterranean Region’s history?
  •     How can we work towards truly meaningful Mediterranean dialogues?
  •     Can history education allow us to look beyond our European horizons?
  •     How can we teach history by looking beyond our horizons?
Published: 2017-11-10 at 10:07
Edited: 2017-11-10 at 10:10
Tamara Ljubičić
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Venue: University of Split, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of English; Address: Radovanova 13, 21000, Split, Croatia

Organizers: Department of English, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split

Department of English, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

Participants: apart from academic staff, the conference is open to PhD students and MA students in the last year of studies (5th year)


Prof. Liliane Louvel (University of Poitiers, France), chair of ESSE

Prof. Cian Duffy (University of Lund, Sweden)

Prof. Giovanni Iamartino (University of Milan, Italy), president of the Italian branch

Prof. Smiljana Komar (University of Ljubljana), ESSE secretary (TBC)

Published: 2017-09-05 at 14:05
Tamara Ljubičić
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Sudden loss of our esteemed colleague...

Our Vice-Dean for Finances, Berislav Žarnić, a full professor in the field of philosophy, founder and head of Research Centre for Logic, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, has suddenly left us.

The premature death of our honored fellow and dear professor is a great loss for our Faculty and the University as a whole.

The commemoration in honour of our esteemed professor will take place at the large lecture hall in Teslina 12, on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 02:00PM.


Dean and Faculty Administration


Published: 2017-05-30 at 10:59
Edited: 2017-05-30 at 11:11
Tamara Ljubičić
10 years of Croatian Studies in the...

Our Center for Croatian Studies in the World celebrated on Friday, May 12, 2017, the tenth anniversary of existence with a Round Table on "Croatian language in Croatian emigrant communities".

Published: 2017-05-16 at 11:16
Tamara Ljubičić
Jews in the Balkans: History,...

This international conference reflected the diversity and dynamism of Jewish life in the Balkans, where Jews, especially before World War II, played an important role in its social, cultural and economic development. program

Photo gallery is avalable here.

Published: 2017-05-05 at 12:05
Edited: 2017-11-10 at 14:43
Tamara Ljubičić

EDUROAM (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. It allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop. To find the nearest access location in Croatia look here. Instructions for users are available here.

Published: 2017-04-06 at 15:45
Tamara Ljubičić

Dear Incoming Students,

Welcome to Split and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences! Please find here a city map with locations of our 10 departments as well as contacts of our ECTS Coordinators. Additional information is available here

Published: 2017-02-21 at 15:05
Edited: 2017-05-16 at 11:18
Tamara Ljubičić

Croatian Philosophical Society and the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split are organizing the international and interdisciplinary symposium IXth Mediterranean Roots of Philosophy. invitation

Published: 2014-12-14 at 22:00
Emil Kušan