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Center for Transdisciplinary Promotion of Sustainable Development OdRaST

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Poljička cesta 35
21 000 Split

Head of the Center

Asst. Prof.  Ivana Restović, Ph.D. 


Center members:

Assoc. Prof. Bruno Curko, Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. Ivanka Buzov, Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. Marita Brčić Kuljiš, Ph.D.

Asst. Prof. Mila Bulic, Ph.D.

 Tamara Ljubičić,
Head of the department for international cooperation and public relations 



The green transition is one of the strategic priorities of the EU in the coming period, and sustainability is one of the key development principles. In order to contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goals, to implement the knowledge and develop the need for life in the only possible acceptable way, the idea of ​​establishing the Center for Transdisciplinary Promotion of Sustainable Development - OdRaST was born.

The OdRaST Center will promote the global sustainable development goals by connecting its three fundamental components: society, the environment and the economy, encouraging processes of awareness, reflection and efforts aimed at modern economic and social development in a protected environment.



The basic task of the OdRaST Center is to enable the promotion and realization of sustainable development goals not only through education, but also through the implementation of various activities of lifelong and socially useful learning, a transdisciplinary approach research, innovative and original projects, high-quality interactive forums among students and teachers of the Faculty , including employees of the University of Split. Special attention will be given to cooperation with local and wider community stakeholders, as well as experts of various profiles at the national and international level, with an emphasis on international cooperation with related centers and/or other institutions and faculties, which creates a basis for intellectual exchange and accumulation of contributions from different actors, disciplines, activities and institutions that see a certain problem from their own perspectives.

The establishment of the Center OdRaST is in line with the goals of the Development Strategy of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split 2021-2025. and with the Strategy of the University of Split 2021-2025.



The aspiration of modern society is to live in prosperity with economic development, respecting the needs of all people and preserving the environment, in other words to live in a sustainable way. The concept of sustainable development can be interpreted in different ways depending on the viewing perspective, therefore there are numerous definitions of sustainable development in literature and everyday speech. However, each definition has in common the term balance, which refers to "satisfying the needs of the present generation, without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to satisfy their needs."

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

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The workshop Vertical gardens - green intelligent solution was held on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at the Faculty of Philosophy in Split. The workshop was organized in cooperation with the Center for transdisciplinary implementation of sustainable development activities - OdRaST of the Faculty of Philosophy and III. gymnasium from Split.
The lecture "Competences of primary school teachers for promoting sustainable development activities" was held by Ivana Restović, Assis. Prof. as part of the Annual Professional Meeting of Teachers held in Brela on February 19- 21, 2024.
Climate change poses a serious threat to our planet and all living things, and is a direct consequence of the development of industry and new technologies, exploitation of natural resources, human population growth, urbanization and deforestation. The consequences of climate change affect various spheres of life and are felt in everyday life situations. 
After the first Exchange Fair held on December 14, 2023, as part of advent at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, due to the great interest of students and professors, on December 19 from 10:00 to 18:00, a new Exchange Fair was organized. The exchange fair was organized by the OdRaST Center and the Student Union of our faculty with the aim of promoting a sustainable lifestyle and reducing waste. This time again, hardworking students of the Teacher's Study and the Department of Early and Preschool Education have created a poster and exchange coupons with important messages about sustainability.
Students of the 1st and 5th year of teacher studies within the courses Introduction to education for sustainable development, Impact of climate change and Environmental protection and Transdisciplinary Center for Promotion of Sustainable Development OdRaST accompanied by Vesna Kostović Vranješ, Assoc. Prof.  Ivanka Buzov, Assoc. Prof. and Ivane Restović, Assis. Prof. conducted field work on Excursion site - Park Jadro ( Jadro excursion site-park - Jadro izletište ( .
On May 18, 2023, as part of the Friendship in May event, an Exchange Fair was held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, organized by the Association Sunce and the Transdisciplinary Center for Sustainable Development.
As part of the Science Festival 2023 titled "Nature and Society", The OdRaST Center participated with the "Think and Live Sustainably" workshop which took place on April 27. The workshop was prepared and led by Ivana Restović, Assis. Prof., Danijela Botica, mag. prime. educ., Lidija Brkan, mag. prime. educ., Judita Ozretić, mag. educ. biol. et chem. and Marina Ugrin, mag. educ. biol. et chem.
Organized by the Center for Transdisciplinary Promotion of Sustainable Development - OdRaST, on Wednesday, March 15, a presentation of the Association Sunce was held to third-year students of Teacher Department.
Students of the 1st year of Teacher Studies together with professors Buzov and Restović, and as part of the elective course Introduction to Education for Sustainable Development , visited the association CEDRA - Cluster for eco-social innovation and development. Association CEDRA Split works in the field of promotion of social entrepreneurship, sustainable development and social innovation. CEDRA is the teaching base of the University of Split where students of our Faculty also perform professional practice.
Students of the 5th year of the Teacher Study module Education for Sustainable Development participated in the workshop organized by the SUNCE association entitled Ways of cooperation between different sectors and connecting with the community with the aim of encouraging cooperation between representatives of the civil sector, public institutions for the management of protected areas and educational institutions on the example of educational activities  „Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic“ ( .
As part of the institutional project Developing natural science and environmental literacy of students of the Teacher Study of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split and the Transdisciplinary Center for the Promotion of Sustainable Development OdRaST, which was joined by students from the Department of Early and Preschool Education and the Department of Sociology, our students participated in the volunteer program Educational and Creative Assistant, which is part of the project "Unknown Krka,  hidden treasures of the middle and northern course of the Krka River" with co-financed by the EU.