Statute of the Faculty

Statute of the Faculty

The Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Rijeka hereby, on March 21 2018, proclaims this consolidated text of the Statute of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Rijeka, incorporating the original text of the Statute adopted on April 19, 2004 and its amendments adopted as of February 17 2005, December 27 2005, March 6 2006,  May 22 2006, June 18 2007, February 24 2010, July 10 2012, April 22 2013, April 14 2014 and March 19 2018.




S  T A T U T E
(consolidated text)
 

I GENERAL PROVISIONS


Article 1
Pursuant to the Act on Scientific Activity and Higher education (hereinafter: the Act) (Official Gazette No. 123/03, 198/03, 105/04 , 174/04, 02/07 - Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia, 46/07, 45/09, 63/11, 94/13 and 139/13), this Statute shall regulate the organization of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Rijeka, the jurisdiction and the decision-making of Faculty bodies, Faculty activities and commercial business, the status of its educators and associates, the status of its students, and other issues of significance to Faculty activities and business.


Article 2
The Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Rijeka (hereinafter: the Faculty) shall be a legal entity with the status of a public higher education institution.

 

II NAME AND SEAT


Article 3
The Faculty shall conduct its activities and perform the tasks and legal transactions within the scope of its business under the name:


Sveučilište u Rijeci,
Ekonomski fakultet


And under the abbreviated name: Ekonomski fakultet u Rijeci – EFRI.
The Faculty shall also be entitled to operate under its name in the English language:


University of Rijeka,
Faculty of Economics and Business


Article 4
The Faculty's seat shall be in Rijeka, Ivana Filipovića no. 4.


Article 5
Changes in the Faculty's name and seat shall be decided upon by the founder.

 

III ACTIVITIES


Article 6
The Faculty shall conduct the following activities:
1.Higher education


The Faculty shall organize and perform university study programs in the area of social sciences, field of economics:
1) University undergraduate studies
2) University graduate studies
3) University postgraduate studies (doctoral studies),
4) Postgraduate specialist studies.
The Faculty shall organize and perform professional study programs.The Faculty shall conduct processes for obtaining the academic title doktor znanosti (PhD degree).


2.Scientific and professional activities


The Faculty shall organize and conduct scientific activities, scientific research activities, scientific development and professional activities, especially in terms of:
1)Organizing and hosting of scientific conferences, symposia, seminars, consultations, congresses, round tables, workshops and the like
2)Providing research development services, consulting services and expert advice
3)Conducting scientific research studies, feasibility studies, expert investigation, evaluation studies and the like
4)Organizing and conducting different educational programs apart from regular study programs based on the principles of life-long learning
5)Organizing courses and other forms of additional training programs
6)Reviewing, auditing and evaluating projects
7)Educating and developing new researchers and
8)onducting other scientific, research and development and professional activities.


Article 7
Other activities


Apart from activities listed under Article 6 of this Statute, the Faculty shall also conduct other activities that shall serve the registered activities, which shall be lesser in scope and which shall ensure integrity and compliance with higher education standards.


Article 8
The Faculty shall be entitled to change its activity.
The decision on the changes within the scope of Faculty's activities shall be brought by the dean, based on the proposal put forth by the Faculty Council, and with prior consent of the Senate of the University of Rijeka (hereinafter: the Senate).


IV STAMP AND SEAL


Article 9
aThe Faculty shall dispose of the Faculty stamp and seal containing the coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia, which shall be used for authentication of documents and acts issued by the Faculty within the framework of its public authority pursuant to law.
The stamp and seal shall be round, 38 mm in diameter, containing the coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia in the middle and framed by circular lines of text. The exterior line of text shall read REPUBLIKA HRVATSKA - SVEUČILIŠTE U RIJECI and the inner line EKONOMSKI FAKULTET.


In cases where the use of the stamp defined under item 2 of this Article shall be inapt, the round stamp of 25 mm in diameter, containing the same contents, shall be used in its place.


For the authentication of any other documents, the Faculty shall use the round stamp without the coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia reading:  SVEUČILIŠTE U RIJECI- EKONOMSKI and/or the rectangular stamp without the coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia reading EKONOMSKI FAKULTET U RIJECI.


The dean shall determine the number of stamps and seals containing the coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia, the number of stamps containing the Faculty name and location, the terms of their use and the people responsible for their use and keeping.



V LEGAL STATUS, REPRESENTATION AND PRESENTATION


Article 10
The Faculty shall be listed in the court register of institutions at the Commercial Court of Rijeka and the Register of Higher Education Institutions kept by the respective Ministry.
The Faculty shall be a constituent member of the University of Rijeka (hereinafter: the University).
The Faculty may, independently or in cooperation with legal and physical entities, with the consent of the University, found legal entities or own internal organizational units that shall conduct activities interrelating science and higher education with the economy and local community and engaging scientists, teachers, associates and students.


Article 11
The Faculty shall be represented and presented by the dean of the Faculty.
The dean shall be entitled to undertake any legal matters on behalf of Faculty and for the account of the Faculty in the value of up to HRK 400,000.00.
For legal matters above HRK 400,000.00 in value, the dean shall obtain the consent of the Senate.
The Faculty may be represented by another person in legal matters of the Faculty on the basis of a special power-of-attorney or authorization by the dean of the Faculty within his/her authorities.


VI ORGANIZATION
1. Internal organization


Article 12
The Faculty activities shall be carried out by organizational units within the Faculty.
The organizational units shall carry out a part of Faculty activities and shall participate in legal matters under the Faculty's name.
The Faculty organizational units shall include:
1) Institutes
2) Departments
3) Administrative and technical services


Article 13
A.Institutes and departments


Institutes and departments, as organizational units, shall be founded to carry out teaching, scientific and professional activities linking science and practice at the Faculty.
The members of the institute and departments shall be teachers teaching courses within the same scientific fields or branches.
The scope of work and other matters of significance to the activities carried out by institutes and departments shall be defined by the Faculty Council, on the proposal put forth by the dean and in accordance with the curricula and the Faculty's scope of activities.
The foundation and the activities of institutes and departments shall be determined by separate regulations.


Article 14
Article 14 shall be deleted.


Article 15
Article 15 shall be deleted.


Article 16
B.Administrative and technical services


Administrative and technical services, as organizational units, shall be founded to perform legal, personnel, accounting, professional-administrative, technical tasks and other general affairs at the Faculty.



The head of the Administrative and technical services shall be the Secretary of the Faculty, who shall be responsible for their functioning and compliance with the law.


VII FACULTY BODIES


Article 17
The Faculty bodies shall be the dean and the Faculty Council.


Article 18
A. The Dean


Election of the Dean


The Dean shall be elected from the ranks of the Faculty educators appointed into scientific-teaching ranks of associate or full professor employed by the Faculty.
The Dean shall be elected for a three-year mandate and may be re-elected only once i.e. may be elected for two consecutive mandates.
The candidate for the position of the dean in the new mandate shall submit his/her program for the respective mandate period. The program shall be in line with the University's strategic documents.
The Dean shall be elected by secret ballot, and by a simple majority of the total number of Faculty Council members.


Article 19
The procedure for candidacies into Dean's office shall be conducted by a three-member electoral commission appointed by the Faculty Council.
The candidacies whether put forth by the candidate him/herself or by for department(s) nomination shall be submitted to the Electoral Commission.
The candidacies for the Dean's office shall be submitted within 15 days of the Electoral Commission's appointment. The candidacies shall also contain the candidate's curriculum vitae and work program for the new mandate period. Untimely and incomplete candidacies shall not be considered.
Upon the period prescribed in the previous item, the dean in office shall convene, within 15 days, a session of the Faculty Council. The Electoral Commission shall within this period submit to the Faculty Council a report containing the list of candidates meeting election requirements, their CVs and work programs.


Article 20
At the session convened for the purpose of electing the dean, the Faculty Council shall appoint a three-member committee, among Faculty Council members, to monitor the voting procedure.


Article 21
The Faculty Council shall elect the dean by secret ballot. The candidate elected for dean shall be elected by a simple majority of votes of all Faculty Council members.
Should no candidate obtain a simple majority of votes of all Faculty Council members in the first ballot, a second ballot shall be held, wherein the two candidates who have obtained the largest number of votes in the first election shall have the right to stand for election.
Should no candidate obtain a simple majority of votes of all Faculty Council members in the second ballot, the candidate that has received the greater number of votes in the second ballot shall be allowed to participate in the third ballot.
Should the candidate defined in the previous item fail to obtain a simple majority of votes of all Faculty Council members in the third ballot, the candidacy and election procedure shall be repeated in the period no longer then within 30 days of the respective session.



Article 22
The repeated election procedure shall be initiated, at the same session at which the dean has not been elected.
The election procedure for the dean shall be concluded two months prior to the beginning of the mandate of the newly elected dean.


Article 23
The decision on the elected dean, his/her curriculum vitae and work program shall be submitted for
consent to the Senate.
The Senate shall grant its consent within 60 days.
The term of elected dean's office shall commence on the first day of the new academic year.


Article 24
If a new dean shall not be elected prior to the termination of the dean in office mandate, or if it shall be established that the ongoing mandate is irregular, the rector shall, within a month, appoint a person fulfilling the prescribed requirements as acting dean for a period of maximum six months during which the appointed acting dean shall organize an new election to the dean’s office.
Article 25


Rights and responsibilities of the Dean


The Dean shall manage and coordinate the work of the Faculty and shall occupy the leading and head position.
The insignia of the Dean’s authority shall be the Dean’s chain.
The Dean shall chair the Faculty Council.
The Dean shall participate in the activities of University bodies in accordance with the Statute of the University of Rijeka
The Dean shall be responsible for implementing the University bodies’ decisions at the Faculty. The Dean shall make decisions on the financial plan and the final financial account.
In addition to this, the Dean shall:
1)propose to the Faculty Council  the choice of Vice-Deans
2)organize the operation and manage the business of the Faculty
3)make decisions on the order of work places with the consent of the Faculty Council
4)convene and chair Faculty Council sessions, prepare and propose the agenda for its sessions
5)make decisions on maintenance investments
6)announce job openings for the appointment of teachers and associates upon proposals put forth by the Faculty Council
7)announce job openings for appointments to scientific and teaching, teaching and associate positions upon proposals put forth by the Faculty Council
8)appoint permanent and temporary committees to carry out activities within their scope of jurisdiction
9)issue rules and regulations as defined by this Statute, and other needed rules and regulations which are not necessarily in the competence of the Faculty Council
10)conclude collective agreements on behalf of the Faculty, provide authorization to conclusions of collective agreements on behalf of the Faculty, and bring decisions on entering collective agreements
11)make other decisions and perform other duties according to the Act, the Statute of the University of Rijeka and this Statute
The Dean shall, at least once a year, submit a report on his/her activities and the financial operations of the Faculty to the Faculty Council and the Senate.


Article 26
Indisposition of the Dean
The Dean of the Faculty shall in case of temporary indisposition be deputized by a vice-dean authorized thereof by the Faculty Council.
The proposal for initiating the procedure of establishing temporary indisposition of the dean shall be put forth by at least one third of all Faculty Council members, the dean him/herself or the rector.




The vice-dean shall perform the duties of the dean during dean's indisposition for no longer than six months upon the establishment of the indisposition. After a six month period, the Faculty Council shall initiate the election of a new dean.
The deputized vice-dean shall have all the powers and shall perform all duties within the dean's jurisdiction in accordance with the Act, the Statute of the University and this Statute, and shall sign all public documents and other documentation with the p.p. designation.
The deputized vice-dean attending Senate session shall hold the title of full or associate professor.


Article 27
Relief of duty prior to the expiration of the dean’s mandate


The Dean may be relieved of duty prior to the expiration of mandate:
1.  If he/she asks to be relieved of duty
2.  If he/she does not fulfill the duties of the Dean
3.  If he/she infringes the provisions of the Statute of the Republic of Croatia, the Act, the University and Faculty  Statutes, rules and regulations
4. If he/she abuses the function of the Dean
5. If his/her conduct infringes the reputation of his/her duty
6. If he/she loses the ability to perform the duty or
7.  If so stipulated by the Statute of the University.
The procedure of relieving the dean of duty shall be instituted by the Faculty Council, by a third of votes of all its members, the rector or the Senate.
The Faculty Council shall conduct the procedure of relieving the dean of duty at its session, at which the rector shall be present.
The decision on relieving the dean of duty shall be made by the Faculty Council in a secret ballot by a simple majority of votes of all members.


Article 28
Vice-deans


The Dean shall be assisted in his/her work by the vice-deans.
The scope of the vice-dean activities shall be determined by a special decision of the Faculty Council.


Article 29
Vice-deans shall represent the Faculty within the scope of activities and tasks for which they shall be authorized by this Statute under the authorization of the Dean.


Article 30
Vice-deans shall be proposed by the dean and approved by the Faculty Council in public ballot by a majority of votes of members present at the respective Faculty Council session.
Vice-deans shall be appointed for the duration of the dean in office mandate.
The vice-deans shall be elected from the teachers appointed to scientific-teaching titles.


Article 31
Vice-deans may be relieved of duty prior to the expiration of their mandate:
1.  If he/she asks to be relieved of duty
2.  If he/she acts contrary to dean's instructions and orders or does not fulfill the duties of the vice-dean
3.  If his/her conduct infringes the reputation of the Faculty or
4. If reasons leading to termination of their employment contract occur.
Vice-deans shall be relieved of duty by the Faculty Council based on the proposal put forth by the dean, by a majority of vote all Faculty 
Council members.




Should a vice-dean be relieved of duty, the Faculty Council shall elect a new vice-dean based on the proposal put forth by the dean through procedures stipulated by this Statute.


Article 32
B. Faculty Council


The Faculty Council shall be the expert council of the Faculty.
The Faculty Council shall consist of all tenured full professors, full professors, associate and assistant professors, a representative of lecturers appointed to one of the teaching positions, a representative of the assistants, a representative of postdoctoral researchers, a representative of administrative and technical staff and student representatives.
The mandates of the representative of lecturers appointed to one of the teaching positions, the representative of the assistants, the representative of postdoctoral researchers, and the representative of administrative and technical staff shall last for a period of three years and shall be equal to that of the acting dean’s mandate.


Article 33
Lecturers appointed to teaching positions, assistants, postdoctoral researchers and administrative and technical staff shall elect their representatives to the Faculty Council by secret ballot at a meeting convened by the dean for each individual category.
The representatives are elected by majority of vote.
Should the employment contract of a representative defined under item 1 of this Article be terminated or should the representative be appointed into a scientific – teaching title, a new representative to the Faculty Council shall be appointed pursuant to provisions of this Article. The mandate of the newly elected representative shall last for the duration of the previous representative’s mandate.


Article 34
Student representatives to the faculty Council shall be nominated by the students pursuant to the Statute of the Student Union and shall account for at least 15% of the total number of Faculty Council members.


Article 35
Faculty Council functioning and decision-making

The Faculty Council shall perform business from its jurisdiction in sessions.
The Faculty Council shall make legally valid decisions at sessions with a majority of all its members present.
The Faculty Council shall make decisions, conclusions and take positions with the majority of the votes of the present members, unless otherwise provided by the Act, the Statute of the University of Rijeka or this Statute.
The Faculty Council may, upon a proposal put forth by the dean, decide on a particular matter by electronic vote, in which case the decision shall be made by a simple majority of votes, provided that a simple majority of all the members of the Faculty Council had cast their votes within the previously determined period, unless otherwise prescribed by the Act, the Statute of the University or this Statute.
Should the votes be equally divided, the vote of the dean shall decide.
The business and decision-making of the Faculty Council shall be regulated in detail by the Rules of Procedure.


Article 36
Authority of the Faculty Council


The Faculty Council shall:
1)pass decisions on academic, scientific, teaching and professional matters
2)determine strategic developmental policies of the Faculty
3)appoint and relieve of duty the dean and vice-deans
4)appoint a representative to the Senate among the teachers holding scientific-teaching titles by secret ballot, by a majority of vote of present members
5)enact the Statute of the Faculty and other Faculty rules and regulations within its authority
6)approve appointments of vice-deans on the dean's proposal
7)give consent to the dean's proposal on the order of workplaces
8)ascertain study program proposal
9)establish study program curricula
10)propose to the Senate the adoption of study program curricula
11)appoint counselors (if needed) and mentors to mentor students enrolled in postgraduate university studies
12)appoint committees within the procedures leading to doctoral degrees
13)appoint mentors to mentor assistants
14)pass decisions on public announcement of job openings for appointment into titles i.e. teaching staff positions
15)conduct the procedures for appointments into titles
16)examine and approve the dean’s annual report
17) appoint permanent and temporary committees to pass decisions from their scope of activities
18)analyze and assess the results of teaching, scientific and professional work
19)take care of developing its human resources holding scientific-teaching and teaching titles
20)pass decisions on organizing scientific and professional training and life-long learning programs at the Faculty
21)appoint enrollment committees
22)make decisions on issues of special interest to students
23)make decisions concerning the invitation of prominent domestic and international experts to participate in the academic teaching process
24)enact the rules of procedure governing its activities
25)pass decisions on establishing legal entities or internal organizational units, independently or in cooperation with other legal and physical entities that shall conduct activities combining business practice, the economy, entrepreneurship, science, higher education and which may engage students
26)conduct any other activities pursuant to the Act, the Statute of the University and this Statute


Article 37
Issues of special interest to students


Issues of special interest to students shall include:
1) Issues related to changes in study program status
2) Quality assurance of studies
3) Adoption of study programs
4) Establishment of study program curricula
5) Student standard.


Article 38
Student representatives in the Faculty Council shall have the right to exercise a suspensive veto on decisions on issues of special interest to students when these are addressed at the Faculty Council sessions.
The suspensive veto shall be exercised by a simple majority of all the student representatives in the Faculty Council.
Should the suspensive veto be exercised, the Faculty Council shall reconsider the issue in question no earlier than 8 days upon the veto.
A new decision on the issue shall be made by a simple majority of votes of all the members of the Faculty Council and shall be final i.e. it may not be vetoed.


Article 39
Permanent expert bodies at the Faculty:


* Translator's note: In the Croatian language the expert bodies are termed differently (Povjerenstvo, Odbor, Ured). As their equivalents in English do not follow this classification, they remained grouped as in the original document.


1)Committee for Postgraduate Studies and Doctorates
2)Teaching Committee
3)Commission for the Recognition of Prior Learning
4)International Relations Committee
5)Publishing Committee
6)Committee  for Academic Recognition of Foreign Higher Education Qualifications
7)Ethical Committee


1)Committee for the Development of Online Learning
2)Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee
3)Committee for the Development of Lifelong Learning Programs
4)International Accreditation Committee
5)Human Resources Development Committee
6)Projects Office


1)Career Development Office
2)Student Advisory Office


The members of the permanent expert bodies in the first group shall be appointed by the Faculty Council upon the proposal put forth by the dean, while the members of the other permanent bodies are appointed by the dean.


The mandate of the members appointed to permanent expert bodies shall last three years and are equal to the mandate of the dean in office.



VIII SCIENTISTS, TEACHERS AND ASSOCIATES


Article 40
Entities engaged in the process of higher education, scientific research and expert work
The teaching, scientific and expert activities at the Faculty shall be performed by scientists, teachers and associates whose qualifications shall be established through their appointment into scientific, scientific –teaching, teaching and associate titles.
The Faculty students shall also be entitled to participate in the scientific work of the Faculty.


Article 41
Scientists, teachers and associates shall in their professional and scientific activities and behavior adhere to moral principles and the principles of scientific truth and criticism and shall safeguard the reputation of the Faculty and the University.
The University shall set up and keep a register of scientists, teachers and associates pursuant to regulations defined for this purposes.


Article 42
Scientific, scientific –teaching and teaching titles


Scientific titles shall be:


1) Tenured Scientific Advisor
2) Scientific Advisor
3) Senior Scientific Associate
4) Scientific Associate


Scientific-teaching titles shall be:
1) Tenured Full Professor
2) Full Professor
3) Associate Professor
4) Assistant Professor


Teaching titles shall be:
1) Senior Lecturer
2) Lecturer


Associate titles shall be:
1) Postdoctoral Researcher
2) Teaching Assistant


Article 43
Appointment to titles and corresponding work posts


All scientists shall be appointed to scientific titles regardless of their work post.Scientific titles shall be conferred in line with the procedures and conditions stipulated by the Act and the regulations based on the Act.Individuals appointed to scientific titles shall be appointed to scientific-teaching titles and corresponding work posts in line with the announced job openings.Appointment to teaching and associate titles is related to a specified work post and shall be conferred within the same procedure in line with the announced job opening.


Article 44
The prerequisites for appointment into scientific, scientific-teaching, teaching and associate titles:
1) General prerequisites for appointment into individual titles stipulated by the Act
2) Prerequisites for appointment into scientific titles defined by the National Council for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development
3) Minimal prerequisites for appointment into scientific –teaching and teaching titles stipulated by the Rector's Conference
4) Prerequisites defined by the Statute of the University.


Article 45
Procedures of appointment into scientific titles


The request for appointment into scientific titles shall be initiated by individuals who believe that they meet the requirements needed for appointment into a particular scientific title.
The request for appointment to a specific title shall be submitted together with the documentation providing proof of meeting the requirements for the respective title.
The appointment procedure shall be conducted as stipulated by the Act on Scientific Activity and Higher Education.


Article 46
Procedures of appointment into scientific-teaching titles
The procedure for appointment into scientific-teaching titles shall be conducted by the University i.e. the Faculty, and shall be conducted based on announce job openings.
Within each appointment procedure, the Faculty Council shall pass a decision on announcing the job opening and shall appoint an expert commission to conduct the procedure for appointing the candidate into a title.
Should one of the candidates not have a corresponding scientific title at the appointment into a scientific –teaching title, the appointment into the required scientific title shall be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the Act.
After appointing the candidate into the required scientific title, the expert commission shall consider the applications received through the announced job opening and shall in accordance with the terms defined by the Rector's Conference compile a report for each applicant.
After appointing  all applicants meeting the requirements for the appointment  into the required scientific title, the Faculty Council shall within 60 days appoint into the scientific-teaching title and work post the applicant meeting  to the greatest extent the requirements announced by the job opening. All candidates shall be notified about the results of the appointment within 15 days following the day on which the appointment decision has been reached.
The decision on the appointment of a nominated candidate into scientific-teaching position of full professor and tenured full professor shall be submitted to the Senate for confirmation.


Article 47
Procedures of appointment into teaching titles and corresponding work posts.


Appointment into teaching titles and corresponding work posts shall be performed only for courses within professional studies and courses within university studies that do not require a scientific approach.


Article 48
Procedures of appointment into associate titles and corresponding work posts


The associates shall be appointed based on the announced job openings among the most prominent students.
The Faculty may appoint into a teaching assistant title and conclude a temporary employment contract valid up to six years for the associate work post of a teaching assistant with a person who has completed graduate studies. The respective teaching assistant must enroll into a postgraduate university program (doctoral study program).
The Faculty may appoint into a postdoctoral researcher title and conclude a temporary employment contract valid up to four years for the associate work post of postdoctoral researcher with a person who has completed postgraduate university studies (doctoral studies).
The Faculty shall evaluate the performance of its assistants and postdoctoral researchers in accordance with the provisions of the Act and the rules and regulations of the Faculty which regulate the content, criteria and the procedure for the approval of reports on the performance of assistants and postdoctoral researchers.
The decision on the performance of the assistants and postdoctoral researchers shall be passed by the Faculty Council.


Article 49
The Faculty shall conclude employment contracts of indefinite duration with individuals appointed to scientific-teaching, teaching and associate titles and corresponding work posts, with the obligation to the undergo re-appointment or appointment to higher work posts.
The re-appointment of individuals to scientific-teaching and teaching work posts, other than tenured full-professor, shall be conducted in the manner that an expert commission of the Faculty shall submit to the Faculty Council a report on an employee performance every five years in accordance with the provisions of the Act and the rules and regulations of the University i.e. Faculty.
Employment contracts of employees in scientific-teaching and teaching titles holding corresponding work posts shall terminate by the expiry of the academic year in which he or she reaches the age of 65 because of retirement.
Exceptionally, should there arise a need at the Faculty for prolongation of employment of an individual holding a scientific –teaching work post and meeting the criteria of excellence, the Faculty may conclude a fixed-term contract with this individual under the conditions and procedures stipulated by the Act.


Article 50
Nominal titles


The Faculty Council may appoint an individual to a scientific-teaching, teaching or associate title without concluding an employment contract if the individual meets the requirements for the appointment to the respective title and if he/she shall participate, partially or completely, in teaching a particular course.
The conditions and procedure for appointment into nominal titles shall be identical to those of appointment to scientific-teaching, teaching or associate titles.


Article 51
Visiting professors and teachers


The Faculty Council may confer the performance of up to one third of a course to teachers, scientists or experts without obligation of concluding an employment contract and without appointments into scientific – teaching titles, under the condition that the rest of the course is taught by individuals appointed into scientific – teaching titles.
The procedure for appointing a visiting teacher shall be determined by regulations or another enactment.


Article 52
Professor Emeritus


The Faculty may, once an academic year, put forth a proposal for awarding the honorary title of professor emeritus to one of its renowned retired full-professors, to be conferred by the Senate.
The proposed individual for the honorary title of professor emeritus shall be meritorious for the development of science at national and international level and Faculty's advancement.
The honorary title of professor emeritus shall be granted by the University pursuant to the procedure regulated by the Statute of the University.


Article 53
A paid one-year sabbatical leave


A member of the teaching staff appointed to a scientific and scientific-teaching title may, after six years of service at the Faculty in a scientific-teaching title, use a paid one-year sabbatical leave for scientific and professional training or scientific-professional work (writing textbooks, manuals or monographs, etc.)
The decision on the approval of a paid one-year sabbatical leave shall be made by the Dean, provided that the Faculty can ensure the continuation of teaching within the courses held by the absent teacher and fulfillment of other responsibilities during his/her absence, pursuant to the Regulations approved by the Faculty Council.


Article 54
Paid and unpaid leave


Teachers, associates and scientists may take a paid or unpaid leave for the purpose of scientific and professional improvement at another scientific or educational institution if this shall contribute to enhancement of teaching and scientific work.
The duration of such a leave may be up to six months, and shall be approved by the dean based on a positive opinion given by the Faculty Council
Unpaid leave may be granted for other justified reasons. The decision on the approval of such a leave shall be made by the dean.


Article 55
Work outside the Faculty


Scientific, educational and other professional activities of a Faculty employee outside the Faculty shall not be in conflict with the interests of the Faculty.
A teacher or associate employed full-time at the Faculty may, under prior consent granted by the dean, work for another employer in the Republic of Croatia or abroad if this does not exceed 30% of the employee’s regular workload (as an external associate or freelancer)
The activities of the teacher outside the Faculty shall not be contrary to his/her fundamental task and obligations under the employment contract with the Faculty.
The dean and vice-deans shall not be entitled to conclude employment contracts with other higher education institutions and scientific organizations.
Contractual relations of teachers and associates with other legal entities outside the Faculty may only be concluded upon conclusion of institutional agreement for each individual academic year.




Article 56
Temporary or occasional employment


Temporary or occasional employment at the Faculty shall be granted by the dean should it be required by the nature of the approved activity and should the financial resources be ensured.
Types of employment can be full-time or part-time.
In cases of project-based contract employment, the volume of scientific research work shall be determined for each employee.



Article 57
Disciplinary liability and disciplinary proceedings


The teachers and associates shall be disciplinary liable for violation of work duties and other obligations thereof as well as for severe violation of the reputation of the Faculty and the University.
Students shall have an obligation to respect the study regime and the regulations and rules of the Faculty.
Disciplinary measures and disciplinary proceedings shall be governed by the Regulations on Disciplinary Responsibility of the University.


IX STUDIES


Article 58
Types of studies


Higher education at the Faculty shall be carried out through university and professional studies.
University studies shall educate and qualify students for jobs in research and higher education, the private and public sectors, and the society in general, as well as train them for developing and applying scientific and professional achievements.
Professional studies shall provide students with an appropriate level of knowledge and skills needed to perform professional occupations and allow for their direct integration into the working process.


Article 59
Levels of university education
University education shall include:
1) Undergraduate university studies
2) Graduate university studies
3) Postgraduate studies including postgraduate university (doctoral) studies and postgraduate specialist studies
Each level of university studies shall end with the attaining of a certain title or degree.
Certain study programs may be organized and conducted as an individual, integrated, cooperative or joint study program.
Each level of studies shall be aligned with the European credit transfer system wherein the student's workload each year shall, as a rule, amount to a minimum of 60 ECTS credits.


Article 60
Duration of university studies


University undergraduate studies shall last three to four years and shall comprise a minimum of 180 to 240 ECTS credits.
University graduate studies shall last one to two years and shall comprise a minimum of 60 to 120 ECTS credits.
The number of credits that undergraduate and graduate studies shall jointly comprise shall be a minimum of 300 ECTS credits.
Postgraduate university (doctoral) studies shall last a minimum of three years and shall comprise a minimum of 180 ECTS credits.
Postgraduate specialist studies shall last one to two years and shall comprise 60 -120 ECTS credits.




Article 61
Detailed regulations governing studies and studying are regulated by the Regulations on Studies and Regulations on the assessment of student progress pursuant to the rules and regulations of the University.


Article 62
Professional studies


The Faculty may conduct professional studies pursuant to the provisions of the Act.




Article 63
The ECTS credits may be transferred between study programs or educational programs that are not conceived as study programs and are founded on the principles of life-long learning.
The criteria and terms for the transfer of ECTS credits as defined in item 1 of this Article shall be regulated by Faculty rules and regulations or by an agreement with another higher education institution.


Article 64
Life-long learning, execution of programs that are not conceived as study programs and differential requirements within study programs


The Faculty may conduct different educational programs that are not conceived as study programs and are founded on the principles of life-long learning.
The Faculty shall, by separate rules and regulations, regulate the manner and the form of conducting activities founded on the principles of life-long learning, including the manner and procedures for determining the differential requirements to be met by students changing and /or enrolling study programs, completing formerly enrolled studies and the recognition of competences acquired outside the study program, and which are prerequisites for taking part in studies.
The Faculty shall, by separate rules and regulations, regulate the status of students meeting differential requirements, participants in educational programs that are not conceived as study programs and participants in activities promoting the principles of life-long learning.


Article 65
The classes shall be conducted in the Croatian language.
The classes or a segment of the classes may be conducted in one of the global languages.
Classes shall be conducted at/in:
1) the Faculty seat
2) dislocated centers
3) on-line environment.
Classes may be also be organized through distance learning under the approval granted by the
National Council for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development.


Article 66
Admission to undergraduate studies


Admission to studies (study programs) shall be carried out on the basis of a public call for enrolment issued by the University at least six months prior to the commencement of classes.
The decision on announcing the call shall be brought by the Senate.
The right to enroll shall have an individual who has met the requirements set by the call, i.e. an individual who has achieved better results within the classification procedure.
The Senate shall, when accrediting a study program, determine which secondary education program(s) is relevant for entrance into the respective undergraduate university or professional study program.


Article 67
Admission to graduate studies


The right to enroll into graduate studies shall have an individual who has completed a relevant undergraduate study program or a corresponding differential program pursuant to Faculty rules and regulations.


The Senate shall determine which undergraduate study program(s) is relevant for entrance into the respective graduate study program as well as the requirements to be met by individuals that have completed some other undergraduate study program or graduate university study program.
Individuals who have completed a professional study program may enroll graduate studies pursuant to the Act and the University and Faculty rules and regulations.
Article 68
Study program


A study program shall be organized according to a curriculum adopted by the Senate on the proposal put forth by the Faculty Council with prior approval granted by the National Council for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development in cases of integrated undergraduate and graduate university study programs.


Article 69
Curriculum


Studies shall be implemented according to the curriculum adopted by the Faculty Council.
The curriculum shall be made public prior to the commencement of classes at the official Internet site and shall include an outline of lectures and other modes of instruction, as well as text versions of the lectures and other modes of instruction should the assigned readings be inaccessible.
The curriculum shall determine:
1. The teachers and associates who will hold classes in accordance with the study program
2. Venue of instruction
3. Commencement and completion, as well as timetables for classes
4. Modes of instruction (lectures, seminars, exercises, tutorials, tests etc.)
5. Examination procedures
6. Examination terms
7. List of assigned readings for studying and taking exams
8. Possibility of performing classes in a foreign language and
9. Other facts important for regular performance of classes.


Article 70
Examinations


Examinations, grades, complaints related to examinations, re-taking of examinations, examination terms and registration and the manner of keeping examination records shall be determined by the Faculty rules and regulations pursuant to the Statute and the rules and regulations of the University.


Article 71
Postgraduate university studies (doctoral studies)


Postgraduate university studies (hereinafter: the doctoral program) are envisaged as studies leading to the academic title doktor znanosti (Dr.sc. /Ph.D.) pursuant to the Act on Scientific Activity and Higher Education the Statute and  the Regulations on Studies of the University of Rijeka, the Statute of the Faculty and the Faculty's Regulations on University Postgraduate Studies (Doctoral Program).
The doctoral program may be organized and carried out in the Croatian or in another global language.
The doctoral program may be organized and carried out in cooperation with other Croatian or foreign universities, higher education institutions and scientific institutes pursuant to the provisions of the Act.


Article 72
The terms and conditions for admission into the doctoral program as well as other issues related to the execution of the doctoral program shall be regulated by the Faculty's Regulations on University Postgraduate Studies (Doctoral Program) pursuant to the provisions stipulated by the Statute and the rules and regulations of the University.
 
 
Article 73
Admission to the doctoral program shall be carried out on the basis of a public call for enrolment.


Article 74
The Faculty Council shall appoint a supervisor and (if needed) a co-supervisor to mentor the student enrolled into the doctoral program (hereinafter: the doctoral candidate).
The supervisor/co-supervisor shall assist the doctoral candidate in his/her studies, monitor the work and completion of obligations, direct the candidate and assess his/her progress.
The supervisor shall once a year report on the doctoral candidate's progress to the Faculty Council.


Article 75
Article 75 has been deleted.


Article 76
Article 76 has been deleted.


Article 77
Postgraduate specialist studies


The Faculty may organize postgraduate specialist studies lasting one to two years.
Postgraduate specialist studies may be enrolled by individuals who have completed relevant graduate studies or undergraduate studies according to the regulations valid prior to the enforcement of the Act on Scientific Activity and Higher Education.
The prerequisites for admission shall be determined by the study program.


Article 78
Completion of studies


The undergraduate studies shall be completed once the student passes all the prescribed examinations and writes a bachelor thesis.
The graduate studies shall be completed once the student passes all the prescribed examinations, writes and publicly defends the master thesis in accordance with the study program.
The postgraduate doctoral studies shall be completed once the doctoral candidate passes all the prescribed examinations, meets all the requirements and writes and publicly defends the doctoral thesis.
The postgraduate specialist studies shall be completed once the student passes all the prescribed examinations, writes and publicly defends the final thesis.


Article 79
Withdrawal of a doctoral degree


Should it be established that the doctoral dissertation is a result of plagiarism or forgery, the Senate shall, upon the proposal put forth by the Faculty Council, withdraw the doctoral title.
A withdrawal of the academic title shall result in the withdrawal of all other titles acquired based on the respective doctoral title.


Article 80
Documents on completion of studies


Upon completion of university undergraduate and graduate studies, integrated undergraduate and graduate studies, doctoral studies, joint and cooperative studies and postgraduate specialist studies a student shall be issued a diploma testifying to the completion of the respective study program and the attainment of the respective academic degree and title.
Upon completion of short professional studies, a student shall be issued a certificate and upon completion of undergraduate professional studies and graduate professional studies a diploma testifying to the completion of the respective study program and the attainment of the respective professional title.
Upon completion of life-long learning or professional training programs, a participant shall be issued a certificate certifying the completion of the respective program.
In addition to a certificate or diploma, a student shall be issued, free of charge,  a supplement in the Croatian and English language providing a list of courses the student has passed and the obtained grades, as well as other necessary data needed for the understanding of the obtained  qualification.
Diplomas and certificates issued by the Faculty shall be public documents.
The format of diplomas and the respective diploma supplements, the contents and formats of certificates and information packages for transfer of ECTS credits shall be stipulated by the University.


Article 81
Graduation ceremony


The students who have completed their undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate specialist studies shall be promoted by the dean.
The students who have completed their postgraduate doctoral studies shall be promoted by the rector.


X STUDENTS


Article 82
Student status


Student status shall be attained upon enrolment into full-time or part-time studies at the Faculty and shall be evidenced with an appropriate student document. The document’s content, access to and editing of contents, creation, issuance, use and cancellation shall be proscribed by regulations brought by the minister whereas its form by the University.


Article 83
Full-time students shall be those who study according to a program based on a full teaching schedule
(full time).
The tuition for full-time studies shall be partly or completely financed from the state budget
pursuant to the rules and regulations of the University or Faculty.
Part-time students shall be those who attend the academic program part-time as they hold down either a job or are involved in some other specific activities that require a specifically adjusted program in terms of time and manner in which the curriculum is executed.  The tuition for part-time studies shall be borne entirely by the student.


Article 84
Rights and responsibilities of a student


A student shall be entitled to:
1) High-quality studies and educational process foreseen by the curriculum
2) Partial participation in professional and scientific work
3) Consultations and tutorials with his/her mentor;
4) Freedom of thought and expression of opinions during lectures and other activities at
the Faculty
5) Completion of his/her studies in a shorter period of time
6) Free access and use of library materials and other sources of information
7) Admission to courses offered within other study programs in accordance to University regulations
8) Expression of opinion (assessment) regarding the quality of lectures and lecturing (teachers) within student opinion polls
9) Participation in the decision-making in accordance with this Statute and the Statute of the University
10) Complaint in the event of violation of his/her rights
11) Participation in the activities of student organizations
12) Suspension of studies during military service, pregnancy and the child's first year, 
long illness and due to other justified reasons
13) other rights stipulated by the Statute of the University


Article 85
A student shall be obliged to respect the regime of studies and the rules and regulations of the Faculty and University.
Student disciplinary responsibilities shall be regulated by the Regulations on Student Disciplinary Responsibilities.



Article 86
The right to enroll shall be granted to all individuals fulfilling legal requirements within the framework of Faculty's capacities.
Should the number of individuals fulfilling requirements exceed the Faculty's capacities, the right to enroll shall be granted to those individuals who have achieved better results within the classification procedure.


Article 87
The student shall be entitled to enroll in the following year of studies if he/she has met all the requirements envisaged by the curriculum pursuant to the Faculty's Regulations on Studies.


Article 88
The students shall have the right to participate in the management of the Faculty through the student union as the elective representative body of the Faculty students, in accordance with a separate act and regulations based thereon.
The student representatives shall give opinion on all the rules and regulations addressing students’ rights and responsibilities, shall propose completion and amendments to the rules and regulations of importance to students and shall be responsible for other tasks prescribed by a separate act or the Student Union Statute.


Article 89
Expiry of student status


The student status shall expire due to:
1.completion of studies
2.withdrawal from studies
3.non-enrollment into the following academic year
4.expulsion from studies according to the procedures and conditions stipulated by this Statute
5.non-completion of studies within the timeframe defined by this Statute and the Regulations on Studies
6.other reasons stipulated by the statute or the rules and regulations


Article 90
Student counselor


Each student may have a counselor among the university teachers or students that will help him/her with advice during studies.


Article 91
Transfer from other study programs or higher education institutions


The terms of transfer form one study program to another, or from another higher education institution shall be regulated by the Regulations on Studies.


XI SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES


Article 92
Scientific activities at the Faculty shall be conducted by teachers appointed to scientific-teaching title and corresponding work posts, individuals appointed to associate titles and work posts and other scientists that have met the requirements for conducting scientific activities.
Scientific activities shall be conducted by postgraduate university students. Scientific activities may also be conducted by other students and individuals participating in the scientific and teaching process.
Scientists, teachers and associates shall not use the names of the Faculty and University for private, commercial purposes.


XII QUALITY ASSURANCE


Article 93
The Faculty, as a constituent of the University, shall develop a quality assurance system pursuant to the provisions of the Statute of the University.
The Faculty shall respect the standards and criteria for assurance and enhancement of quality determined by the regulations, rules and decisions of the University.


XIII  FINANCING


Article 94
The Faculty shall be funded from sources stipulated by the Act.
The Faculty shall generate its own income only through activities that do not harm the dignity of the Faculty.
The Faculty shall independently dispose of the sources realized on the market.


XIV PUBLICITY OF WORK AND CLASSIFIED INFORMATION


Article 95
Publicity of work


The work of the Faculty shall be public.
The Faculty shall timely and truthfully inform the public about the conduct of its activities or a segment of activities for which it has been founded.
The dean or a person authorized by the dean shall solely hold the right to inform the public on behalf of the Faculty about the work and operating activities of the Faculty through public communication media.


Article 96
Classified information


Classified information shall include all information whose disclosure or access by an unauthorized person could cause damage to the business interests of the Faculty.
The following information shall be classified:


1)information considered classified according to customary law
2)information proclaimed as confidential by the dean
3)classified information that the Faculty has obtained, as such, from another legal entity
4)information regarding the activities and jobs the Faculty conducts for the needs of public authorities if protected by a level of security
5)information obtained within tenders, prior to the publishing of the results of the respective tenders
6)other information declared as confidential in accordance with the law and other legal regulations
The dean or an individual authorized by the dean shall solely ne entitled to disclose confidential information to a third party.


Article 97
The Faculty shall withhold from disclosing information to the public classified as state, military, official, business and/or professional confidential information pursuant to special laws and regulations.
The dean may communicate or allow access to information classified as confidential business information of the Faculty solely to an entity that can prove its legal interest.


XV TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS
 
Article  98
The assets owned by the Faculty, as a constituent member of the University of Rijeka, shall remain under Faculty ownership.


Article 99
Until the enactment of rules and regulations pursuant to the provisions of this Statute, the positive rules and regulations shall apply unless in collision with the Act, the Statute of the University and this Statute.


Article 100
Article 100  shall be deleted.


Article 101
Article 101 shall be deleted.


Article 102
The Faculty Council shall be constituted pursuant to this Statute not later than 15 days upon the day this Statute enters into force.


Article 103
Student representatives and their deputies appointed to the Faculty Council shall remain members for the duration of their mandate i.e. until new student elections.


Article 104
Permanent bodies appointed pursuant to the former Statute shall continue to work until the end of the active dean's mandate.


Article 105
With the date of the enforcement of this Statute, the Statute of the Faculty of Economics in Rijeka class designation 003-01/97-01/12, reg.no. 2170-57/97-01/1 as of March 10, 1997 and its amendments, consolidated version, class designation 003-01/01-01/23 reg.no. 2170-57/01-01/1 as of November 2001 shall cease to be effective.


Article 106
This Statute shall come into effect on the eight day of its publication on the Faculty’s bulletin board and official web site.


                                               
                                                DEAN



                                                          Prof. dr. sc. Alen Host




Class: 003-01/19-19/8
Reg. No.: 2170-57-19-19-3


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