The Faculty’s annual, award-giving ceremony and public recognition of excellency in research, teaching and professional work, took place on Wednesday, September 28th, as the formal session of the Faculty Council. The formal session was presided over by the Faculty dean Gloria Vickov, and vice deans Antonela Marić, Ina Reić-Ercegovac and Vedran Barbarić. The ceremony was attended by the University of Split rector, Dragan Ljutić, University vice-rectors Đurđica Miletić, Goran Kardum, and Željko Radić, as well as many other professors emeriti, employees, students and other guests.
University rector Dragan Ljutić greeted the assembly:
- Thanks to our great and joint efforts, this building is now entirely used by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Finally having a home of your own gives you a chance to grow and develop further. As we can all see, the Faculty is growing in numbers, many students are interested in the offered study programs, and you are also designing and offering excellent new international programs, such as the undergraduate program Psychology. You live and act within your community. Such a large and strong institution for the study of humanities is foundational for higher educational institutions, including our University of Split.
Rector Ljutić highlighted the dedication of Dean Gloria Vickov in her efforts to advance the Faculty’s international profile and professional assessment. Rector Ljutić finished his address by wishing the Faculty management and employees much luck in their future work.
In her address to the assembly, Dean Gloria Vickov reflected on the past achievements of the Faculty:
- We have successfully enrolled the second generation of students in the international Psychology study program, and we are seeing an increase in the interest of foreign students, as is evident in the incoming freshmen from Great Britain, Costa Rica and Chile. The Psychology international study program has attracted the interest of eminent experts and professionals in the field of psychology, many of whom have expressed an interest in collaboration, which we expect to be beneficial for our Faculty goals in research and education. We have just begun a major reconstruction project for our new conference hall, we have a new fully equipped library, computer rooms and separate spaces designed for team work.
- Over the course of the previous academic year, we started a whole series of new programs and collaborations significant not only for the Faculty and the University, but also for the wider community. We signed our first contract for an international teaching base, with the San Leone Magno Institute in Rome, and are currently negotiating to have a new teaching base in Berlin. Cooperation with other University faculties should also be highlighted, especially with the Arts Academy during the Friendship in May program, when our Faculty hosted a number of various cultural events. We will continue our dedicated work on promoting inter-faculty cooperation and engagement of the student population in the realization of cultural and academic events. Most of all, we will continue to develop programs catered for the local community as well. We have achieved commendable results in the production of research, and we also have very strong international cooperation, especially within the framework of the SEA-EU alliance.
Vickov also highlighted what she personally considers to be the greatest achievement, which is the formation of a new international graduate study program titled Democracy and Resilience in Modern Society, designed and realized in collaboration with colleagues from Israel:
- This is an innovation in the field of higher education, the program is entirely based on interdisciplinarity and offers a wide range of carefully selected areas and topics relevant in our society today.
Dean Gloria Vickov congratulated all of the laureates and wished everyone much success in their future work.
The session continued with the presentation of awards to teachers and other employees of the Faculty, students and associates as follows:
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Professor emeritus Joško Božanić was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, for exceptional lifelong contribution to the establishment and development of the Faculty, as well as the advancement of its renown and reputation in the Republic of Croatia and abroad.
AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AND TEACHING
The award for excellence in research in the academic year 2020/2021, was presented to Ivana Visković (field of social sciences), and Ivana Čapeta Rakić (field of humanities).
The award for excellence in research in the academic year 2020/2021, for researchers up to 36 years of age, was presented to Dora Derado.
The award for excellence in teaching in the academic year 2020/2021 was presented to Željko Peković, (Department of Art History), and Tonija Andrić (Department of History).
AWARDS TO STUDENTS
Award for special success in curricular and extracurricular activities in the academic year 2020/2021 was presented to the following students:
Lana Martinić, graduate student, for achievements in the 1st year of the graduate university study in Pedagogy and the graduate university study in English Language and Literature.
Matea Kero, graduate student, for achievements in the 1st year of the graduate university study in History and the graduate university study in Italian Language and Literature.
Ivana Vladušić, graduate student, for achievements in the 2nd year of the graduate university study Sociology.
Ana Ivišić, master of art history education and master of Italian language and literature education, for achievements in the 2nd year of the graduate university study in History of Art and the graduate university study in Italian Language and Literature.
Robert Leljak, doctoral student, for achievements at the university postgraduate (doctoral) study in Humanities.
Special Dean awards were presented to:
- Prof. Matko Marušić, PhD, for special contribution to the internationalization of the study program.
- Counseling Center of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, for continuous and dedicated support and assistance to students in the academic field and improvement of mental health.
AWARD TO ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
The award for exceptional commitment to work, which is awarded to the outstanding members of the Faculty’s administration staff, was presented to Nataša Torlak, assistant librarian.
CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION
Certificates of recognition were also awarded to the retired members of the Faculty administration Ksenija Guć and Jagoda Ćurković.
Certificates of recognition were also presented to mentors and institutions for the long-term successful cooperation with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split:
Jelica Balić, teacher at the Manuš elementary school
Tina Dadić Tomić, teacher at the Manuš elementary school
Mr. sc. Josip Bosnić, 4. Gimnazija (Academic Secondary Grammar School)
Mara Marasović, pedagogue, Visoka elementary school
Katija Josipović, Grigor Vitez kindergarten
Manuš elementary school
Tourist and catering school Split
Kindergarten "Grigor Vitez"