University of Rijeka

Sveučilište u Rijeci
Croatia (Hrvatska)

Additional Information

Web site of university:

UNIRI promotional video:
UNIRI – University of Rijeka

Institutional report:
UNIRi TEFCE institutional report

Action plan:
UNIRI Action plan

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Founded in 1973, the University of Rijeka (UNIRI) has matured into a modern European university and centre of excellence whose impact extends beyond the region. UNIRi is a proud member of the YUFE – a major strategic partnership between 9 young research and engaged universities from 8 European countries. UNIRi is a member of YERUN network. Anchored in the values of responsibility, openness, innovation and connection, UNIRI supports social and economic development in the City of Rijeka and the wider YUFE region.

UNIRi has a long history and a great record of community engagement and long-term partnerships with various stakeholders. In 2022 UNIRI was a 1st runner-up and received the People’s Choice Winning Award as part of the Triple-E Awards in the category of Engaged University. UNIRI recognizes the importance of sustainable development, community engagement, education for the jobs of the future, and knowledge transfer as the pillars of social trust in academic institutions.

Institutional community engagement heatmap

Dimensions of community engagement
Social needs
Teaching and learning
Service and knowledge exchange
Management / partnerships
Management / policies
Peer support

Heatmap colour legend:
Lowest level
Highest level
In the TEFCE Toolbox: „4 The heatmap is focused on the dimensions of community-engagement activities. The dimensions that relate to the supportive environment for community engagement (Dimensions VI – Management/policies; and Dimension VII – Supportive peers) are only subject to the ‘Authenticity’ characteristic of the heatmap since those dimensions relate to ensuring the institutional conditions for engaging with communities rather than on engagement activities themselves.“

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* Methodological note:
The aim of this feature is to allow users to explore the variety of ways in which universities approach and organise community engagement, without allowing a direct/competitive comparison of performance. Similar and different institutions are automatically generated based on the results of their institutional community engagement heatmap results. The method used is applying Euclidean distance between institutions to provide the similar and differing institutions, which calculates the distance in an n-dimensional space between two cases.