University of Applied Science Velika Gorica is a higher education institution founded in 2003. The University started its operations by launching courses for several deficit professions and by adjusting to the needs of modern society in an innovative way.

The mission of the University is development, continued modernization and implementation of courses, specialized graduate courses, life-long learning programs and realization of professional and scientific activities in the areas of crisis management, optometry, information technologies, motor vehicle maintenance and aircraft engineering.

University’s vision is to become a renowned and technologically contemporary educational institution with unique courses in the Republic of Croatia and its surroundings.

By providing Crisis Management undergraduate and graduate programmes and short specialized courses, University became national and regional center of higher and lifelong education and Center of Excellence in field of Crisis/Disaster Management.