The University of Zagreb, founded in 1669, is among the oldest and largest universities in South-East Europe. Since its inception, the University has continually grown and evolved. Currently, it comprises 29 faculties, three art academies and the Center for Croatian Studies. With its comprehensive programmes and more than 70.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, the University is the leading tertiary education institution in Croatia. It offers a wide range of academic courses leading to bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in the areas of arts, biomedicine, biotechnology, engineering, humanities, and natural and social sciences. The University also contributes with more than 50% of the annual research output in Croatia.

The Faculty of Kinesiology, founded in 1959, is an important constituent of the University of Zagreb and Croatia’s leading higher education and research institution in the areas of physical education, exercise-based rehabilitation, and sports and exercise science. With high research productivity and nearly 2,000 students enrolled in its TAFE, graduate and postgraduate programmes, the Faculty plays an important role in development of Croatian elite sports and ‘Sport for All’ movement, and shaping the physical education in primary and secondary schools. The Faculty has been an active member of HEPA Europe since 2011.