The UKF has started its Young Researchers and Professionals Program and opened two calls for grants that will attract young highly skilled Croatians from abroad.The grants will subsidy autonomous R&D projects of the future science and technology leaders. The projects should contribute to brain gain, knowledge transfer and investments into Croatia.
Miro Gavran, the contemporary Croatian author, was born in 1961. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages, and he is the most prolific and frequently performed writer. He has published eight books of prose for adults.
The Croatian struggle against Nazism and Fascism is one which generally remains underappreciated in the English-speaking world. While the events in Croatia during World War II have been well-documented by experts in the field, especially within Croatia, this rich literature, dating from both Communist and post-Communist times, remains virtually unknown in the West.
The monograph Krčki tanci [Tanac dances on the island of Krk], by author Tvrtko Zebec is an excellent study not only for the island of Krk, but also as a model of documentation of dancing events in relation to their contemporary social contexts. (Elsie Dunin, UCLA)
And last but not the least, I will take some semi-sabatical time off to persue my music passion. Due to many things in life, I have neglected my deepest desire to create music. I will work on my new album titled "Everything is forever" 'till the end of the year. In the meantime I ask all talented volunteers to step up for CROWN.
Festival of Early Music, Croatia, will be held from 15th to 24th June in the mysterious town of Dvigrad in Istria, abandoned in 17th century due to the plague. The festival, organised by the Association Prosoli "Sacred Music" from Zagreb, will have international character (Croatia, Italy, France, Montenegro). Among guests is a famous Ensemble Dialogos from Paris, directed by Katarina Livljanić, and Vrbanja singers from the island of Hvar.
Dvadesettrogodišnji Preskar u svojoj 14. profesionalnoj borbi pobijedio je u poljskim Katowicama 37-godišnjeg Amerikanca Carla Gathrighta, koji mu je predao meč zbog ozljede, uoči početka četvrte runde.
It sounds unlikely, but there is certain gracefulness about them, nevertheless the strongest was the feeling of melancholy... In today's society, we seem to be obsessed and addicted to materialistic nature of all the 'stuff' that we think we so desperately need and want..
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology made a 60 watt light bulb glow by sending it energy wirelessly - from a device 7 feet away - potentially heralding a future in which cellphones and other gadgets get their juice without having to be plugged in.
Undefeated Croatian Heavyweight Mario Preskar (12-0-1, 7 KOs) attempting to improve his record against Carl Gathright (6-9-1, 2 KOs), from Niles, Ill. Preskar last fough January 20, 2007 in Basel, Switzerland where he defeated Italian Champion Paolo Ferrara.
The Mac Tutor History of Mathematics Archive is the leading web site dealing with the History of Mathematics. It contains also biographies of three outstanding Croatian mathematicians: Ruđer Bošković, Marin Getaldić, and William Feller. In May 2007 the Mac Tutor included a link to a Croatian source dealing with Feller.
An interview with Dr. Stanimir Vuk-Pavlovic, who has launched a Croatian branch of the Outward Bound Schools, whose mission is to inspire character development and self-discovery in people of all ages.
Dr. Drago Stambuk is presently the Croatian ambassador to Japan and former Croatian ambassador to Great Britain, India, Egypt and six other Arab countries; he is a medical doctor and researcher; and one of Croatia's best loved poets. His selected poems are being published in a volume which will comprise approximately 600 poems.
Međimurje folk songs from the NW of Croatia are a true jewel of our culture. It is estimated that there are about 6000 Međimurje folk songs, many of them of great musical value, exploited by composers of classical music and jazz musicians. The recent 2007 Nedelišće Festival, 23rd in order, showed us a part of that magic musical heritage.
U Splitu je od 7. do 10. svibnja 2007. održan Drugi kongres hrvatskih znanstvenika iz domovine i inozemstva. Kongres se odvijao u pet tematskih cjelina: Europski i međunarodni projekti, Suradnja s gospodarstvom i tehnologijski projekti, Razvoj znanstvenih institucija, Strateški okvir razvoja znanosti do 2010., Privlačenje pozornosti medija na znanstvene teme.
Znam, teško je očekivati povratak svakog pojedinog dragog kamena kruni kojoj pripada. Osobito je teško izmoliti razmicanje svih oceana i mora koja dijele naše ljude u svijetu i njihovu Domovinu (Hrvatsku i BiH). Međutim, državne se institucije moraju (na)učiti svojoj ustavnoj dužnosti - brizi o svakom svom čovjeku u svijetu. S druge strane, oni koji su aboridžine poticali na domoljublje znati će ga prenijeti i na vlastitu djecu. Nema mjesta malodušju!
Hina Centre for the market research conducted a survey on the representative sample of 1000 citizens about their attitudes regarding the war damage and genocide. On the question should Croatia sue Serbia for the genocide 91 percent of citizens answered it should.
Why, far away from home? For the very first time I slept and dreamed peacefully about life, As a tree dreams in the winter, And as a fruit tree dreams its early spring dream, and blooms and blossoms. It's a dream that a fruit dreams in the summer and fall, and it ripens. A dream, a very last dream.
Croatia's former prime minister Ivica Racan has died. He was 63. He passed away in hospital on Sunday morning after kidney cancer discovered in February spread to his brain. As head of the Croatian Communist Party in 1990, Racan allowed the country's first free elections.