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Prof. Dr. Snjezana PRIJIC-SAMARZIJA Rector, University of Rijeka


 Snjezana Prijić Samarzija, Ph.D., is a full-time professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka. An expert in the fields of social philosophy, epistemology and applied ethics, she is the key founder and first director of the University of Rijeka Foundation, and has founded the Centre for Advanced Studies South East Europe, which she also directs. Prior to her rector’s mandate, she was the vice-rector for students and studies for eight years. Throughout fifteen years of active participation in university management, she has assumed the role of an expert in numerous national and international committees, advisory boards and HE bodies in the domains of: strategic management and leadership in HE; social responsibility of HE and community-oriented learning and research; strategy for human resources in research and ranking policies; quality assurance and student-centered learning, and performance-based agreements. Prijić-Samarzija has authored six books and more than eighty scientific articles, and has edited thirteen companions in the domain of humanities and social sciences. She was an international journal editor, a leader and participant in fifteen research and professional projects, and has chaired the organizing committees of over forty international conferences.


Supervision Board European Capital of Culture, Rijeka, since 2016
Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation (deputy delegate of MSES), since 2013
Expert group of European Commission, Human Resources for scientific research, 2015
Advisory Board U-Multirank, since 2017


Democracy and Truth: The Conflict between Political and Epistemic Virtues. Udine: Mimesis International, 2018.
The Role of Experts in a Democratic Decision-making Process", Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, 19/2: 229-246, 2017.
Trust, Evidentialism and Doxastic (in)voluntarism», Rivista Di Estetica, 69(3): 68-84, 2018.
Lucin P.,Prijić SamaržijaS."TheBolognaProcessasaReformInitiativein Higher Education in Croatia", European Education, 43/3: 26-42, 2011.


Certificate of Appreciation, Interuniversity Centre Dubrovnik, 2006
The award of Rijeka City for the development of higher education, Rijeka, 2008