The idea of founding The Croatian Textile Alumni Society and Friends was initiated by A.M. Grancarić in 2002
Dr. Ana Marija Grancarić, professor at the University of Zagreb,
president of AMCA TTF
The Croatian Textile Alumni Society and Friends - AMCA TTF
Almae Matris Croaticae Alumni - Technologiae Textilis Facultatis - AMCA TTF
The Croatian Textile Alumni Society and Friends (here in after AMCA TTF) was founded in May 2004. The founders of the this Society were D. Raffaelli, V. Orešković and A. M. Grancarić.
Tekstilno tehnološki fakultet - Faculty of Textile Technology
of the University of Zagreb
The abbreviation AMA comes from the Latin word Almae Matris Alumni, and indicates the Society of graduate students of a university or universities. The abbreviation AMAC or AMCA comes from the Latin word Almae Matris Croaticae Alumni, indicating a Society of graduate students of Croatia. AMAC Society of Croatia constitutes AMAC domus, and those outside Croatia AMAC mundus. The aims of these associations are to build and strengthen ties and cooperation amongs former students and home faculties, to preserve tradition and promote the reputation of faculties, to develop faculties and profession.
Eleven associations were founded at the University of Zagreb, and active function of AMCA TTF, was also confirmed by the statement of Z. Šeparović, one of the founders of AMAC: "AMCA TTF has accepted and is spreading the philosophy of alumni in the best possible way. In Croatia and in all Alumni philosophy is a very important factor of the prosperity and development of many universities in the world, especially in Anglo-Saxon countries. In recent decades, the alumni philosophy has been recognized by many other European institutions of higher education, which previously had not developed this tradition, recognizing that the alumni society is a very important link between universities and their former students, now established citizens in high and responsible positions of the society."
The idea of founding AMCA TTF was initiated by A.M. Grancarić in 2002, who responded to the recommendations of the University of Zagreb to found alumni associations. At the Inaugural Meeting of AMCA TTF the Statute of the Society was passed and the management board was elected as well as committees in accordance with the Statute. Committee for organizing the meetings of the Society members, Committee for informative publications and Committee for assistance in employing members of the Society.
In accordance with the Statue AMCA TTF its stamp and mark. The Society appoints its honorary members and gives acknowledgements for special contributions
Logo of the The Croatian Textile Alumni Society and Friends
AMCA TTF is a co-founder of the AMCA Association of the Society of the University of Zagreb. In accordance with its Statue the Association of the AMAC Society has its mark and stamp. Within the Society AMCA TTF has performed its activities from the very beginning. The AMCA team is composed of younger members who perform their different activities distinguishing the presence of AMCA at the Faculty of Textile Technology.
The work of the past eight assemblies was attended by the alumni from abroad, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Morocco, Austria, France, New Zealand, Germany, the United States and Canada. At the proposal of the President of the Society A. M. Grancarić, academician Dragutin Tadijanović and Ivan Stamać were proclaimed honorary members, and the song Dugo u noć, u bijelu zimsku noć (Long into the night, a white winter night) has become the anthem of the Association.
Professor Darko Ujević, TTF dean, member of AMCA TTF board
Professors Jasenka Jelenčić, Marija Kaštelan Macan (AMACIZ), and Darko Ujević
AMCA TTF Assembly 2007
AMCA TTF first assembly 2004
Dragutin Tadijanović (1905-2007), distinguished Croatian poet
| Long into the night, into the white winter night |
Long into the night, into the deaf winter night
My mother weaves white linen
Her bent figure and her graying hair
Poured tears all over her a long time ago
A lamp light from the window covers the yard
Over the falling snow outside
In silence without end, in silence without end
Angels from heaven with gentle hands,
Lower freezing stars down to Earth
Taking care not to awake my darling.
Long into the night, into the bleak winter night
My mother weaves white linen
Oh, my sad mother! Say what is shining
In your eyes
Long into the night, into the white winter night?
Dragutin Tadijanović died in 2007 at the age of 103.
He was a member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts,
and honorable member of AMCA TTF
General Assembly AMCA TTF 2008
TTF PhD students: Danijela Jemo, Snadra Flinčec, Maja Somogyi, Marina Turalija, and Sanja Ercegović
Ana Marija Grancarić and Ivan StamaćMartina Martinović
(in the middle) fashion design
Professor Hrvoj Nino Sidney - Somogy, From Zagreb to Sydney,
lecture delivered at the University of Zagreb, Croatia
Recognition to professor Nino Hrvoj Sidney - Somogy (architect), handed over by prof.dr. Ana Marija Grancarić, president of AMCA TTF
Professors Ana Marija Grancarić and Hrovj Nino Sidney - Somogy have been received by professor Aleksa Bjeliš,
Rector of the University of Zagreb
Ana Marija Grancaric holds her Ph. D. in the field of quenching of fluorescence at Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb. The Society of Dyers and Colourist Chartered Colourist (C.Col.) and Fellow. (F.SDC). She is a member of Croatian Technical Academy. From 1989. to 1994. She was Head of Chemical Department and from 2002 to 2006 Vice-Dean for science and international relations at Faculty of Textile Technology. She is full professor of chemical pretreatments and finishing of textiles. Currently she is Head of Faculty International Relations office and president of alumni Society, AMCA TTF.
She was the Croatian coordinator of six bilateral projects, with De Montfort University, Leicester (UK), University of Maribor (SI), University of Vienna (A), University of Gent (BE), University of Ljubiana (SI) and University of Nis (Serbia). She was the Croatian partner of the next two EUREKA projects: E! 3145 SUNPROTEX (2003-2006) and E! 3286 – BIOTEX (2004-2007). Currently she is partner of FP7 project under the acronym MAPICC 3D and COST Action project FLARETEX.
She is co-founder of AUTEX (Association of European Textile Universities), currently the Faculty coordinator of AUTEX. She was coordinating too with one semester of European Master E-TEAM study (2007/2009). Additionally, she is a founder of Croatian Textile Alumni Society (AMCA TTF).
She is the member of Croatian Academic of Technical Science, the Croatian Council for Science, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colourists, AATCC (Raleigh, NC), The Society of Dyers and Colourists, SDC (Bradford, UK), Croatian Association of Textile Engineering, Croatian Chemical Society, The Society of Plastic and Rubber Engineering etc. She is scientific adviser of journal Polimeri, member of journals Materials Technology (UK), Vlakna e Textil (SL) and Buletinul Institutului Politehnic din IASI (RO) Editorial Boards. She is incoming and outgoing ERASMUS teacher.
She has published 4 books, 64 papers in refeered journals and 70 paper presented to scintific meetings. Her mean fields of research work are electrokinetic charge and surface free energy of textiles, cotton mercerization and cationization, whiteness and quenching of FWA fluorescence, sunprotected and antimicrobial finishing of textiles, bioscouring of cotton and application of nanoparticles of zeolite on textiles, alkaline polyester hydrolysis, radioactive protection of textiles. She has collaboration and published papers with more than 20 researches from abroad: Prof. Erchard Schollmeyer (University of Duisburg –Essen, Dr. David Bishop, Dr. Jinsong Shen (De Montfort University, Leicester, UK), Prof. Emil Chibowski (Maria Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland, Prof. Mario Lima, Dr. Rosa Vasconcelos, Dr. Sandra Sampaio (University of Minho, Gimarais, Portugal), Prof. Richard Kotek, Dr. Dong Wook Jung (NCSU, Raleigh, NC, SAD), Dr. Iuliana Dumitrescu (Certex, Bucharest, Romania),
Prof. Shacker Sharma, Dr. David McCall (Queen’s University of Belfast (UK),
Aristotelis Zampetakis (ELKEDE, Athens, Greece), Prof. Savvas. Vassiliadis (TEI Piraeus, Athens, Greece), Blerina Kolgjini (Polytechnic University, Tirana), Prof. Barbara Simončič (University of Ljubiana, Ljubiana, Slovenia), Prof. Edward Rybicki (Technical University of Lodz, Poland), Vaida Klimavicieute (University of Kaunas, Lithuenia), Prof. Aysegul E. Körlü (EGE University (Izmir, Turkey), Prof. (Dragan Djordjevic, University of Nis, Serbia), Prof. Nebojsa Ristic (High Professional School of Textile, Leskovac, Serbia), Prof. S. S. Ramkumar (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA).
Alumni, especially of textile departments of universities all over the world, we wish to collaborate with you in terms of fellowship, experience exchange and cooperation.
Ana Marija Grancarić
President of AMCA TTF
Ana Marija Grancaric holds her Ph. D. in the field of quenching of fluorescence at Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb. The Society of Dyers and Colourist Chartered Colourist (C.Col.) and Fellow . (F.SDC). She is a member of Croatian Technical Academy. From 1989. to 1994. she was Head of Chemical Department and from 2002 to 2006 Vice-Dean for science and international relations at Faculty of Textile Technology. She is full professor of chemical pretreatmnets and finishing of textiles.
She published 4 books, 60 papers in refeered journals and 62 papers presented to scientific meetings. She has collaboration and joint scientific papers published with 17 researches from European and USA Universities: Prof. Erchard Schollmeyer (University of Duisburg –Essen, Dr. David Bishop, Dr. Jinsong Shen (De Montfort University, Leicester, UK), Prof. Emil Chibowski (Maria Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poljska), Prof. Mario Lima, Dr.Rosa Vasconcelos, Dr.Sandra Sampaio (University of Minho, Gimarais, Portugal), Prof. Richard Kotek, Dr.Dong Wook Jung (NCSU, Raleigh, NC, SAD), Dr. Iuliana Dumitrescu (Certex, Bucharest, Rumunjska), Prof. Shacker Sharma, Dr. David McCall (Queen’s University of Belfast (UK), Dr. Iuliana Dumitrescu (Certex, Bucharest, Rumunjska), Aristotelis Zampetakis (ELKEDE, Athens, Greece), Prof. Savvas. Vassiliadis (TEI Piraeus, Athens, Greece), Blerina Kolgjini (Polytechnic University, Tirana, Albania) Prof. Alenka Majcen le Marechal (University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia) and Prof. Barbara Simončič (University of Ljubiana, Ljubiana, Slovenia).
She is a member of numerous societies and associations. From 1999 to 2002 she was the SDC (Bradford, UK) Council member. At AUTEX she is the Faculty coordinator. AUTEX is European Association of Textile Universities. Academic year 2008/2009 she is coordinating the European Master Study under the name “European Master Programme in Textile Engineering”.
Some other activities of prof.dr. Ana Marija Grancarić:
Ferdinand Perinović, MSc, with his sister prof.dr. Ana Marija Grancarić, promotor of the book
Promocija knjige o Poluotoku zabranjena na Poluotoku
Autora knjige odbili su i u Matici hrvatskoj, i u Gradskoj loži, i u Arsenalu, na svim onim mjestima na Poluotoku gdje je knjiga trebala biti predstavljena.
- Nekada je ovaj grad živio, imali smo gospodarstvo, tvornice, jednu Otočanku, Mljekaru, TIZ... Sve su to "ruvinali", poslali u prijevremenu mirovinu, naglasio je Perinović
Jučer je u Gradskoj knjižnici Zadar održana promocija knjige "Zašto Poluotok gubi život i dušu" mr. sc. Ferdinanda Perinovića. Peta knjiga spomenutog autora progovara o zadarskom središtu, njegovoj povijesti i današnjici, o kulturnoj ostavštini, zgradama, ljudima, obrtima, o svim relevantnim događajima bitnim za zadarsko gradsko središte. Perinović već uobičajeno ne štedi nikoga, ni vlast, ni oporbu, ni Crkvu, bez ustručavanja obrazlaže zašto Poluotok danas propada, zašto je izgubio svoj život i dušu.
Zar će nas sve iseliti?
- Da bismo razumjeli grad, da bismo shvatili zašto je gradsko središte izgubilo svoju dušu, nužno je poznavati prošlost i bez ustezanja reći istinu, ma kako ona bolna bila. Odlučio sam progovoriti o Poluotoku nekad i danas kada je bez perspektive, bez gospodarstva, bez obrta, bez duše. Koliko sam u tome uspio, možda i svjedoči to što su promociju knjige odbili i u Matici hrvatskoj, i u Gradskoj loži, i u Arsenalu, dakle na svim onim mjestima na Poluotoku gdje je knjiga trebala biti predstavljena. Vrančić me neće, no moje pobude nisu političke, ne razmišljam o tome tko je iz HDZ-a ili SDP-a, zanimaju me imena, konkretni ljudi koji su doveli Poluotok u situaciju u kojoj je on danas. Samo za primjer, Zvonko Šupe kaže da Zadar nema tradiciju karnevala, a moja istraživanja pokazuju da smo karneval imali daleko prije od većine gradova na ovim prostorima. Nekada je ovaj grad živio, imali smo gospodarstvo, tvornice, imali smo jednu Otočanku, Mljekaru, TIZ... Sve su to 'ruvinali', poslali u prijevremenu mirovinu inženjere, obrtnike, radnike... Nikad nitko kroz cijelu povijest niti jedan okupator nije napravio Zadru ono što su mu napravili pojedinci zadnjih 20 godina. Strategija ne postoji, ljudi se pitaju što slijedi, hoće li nas istjerati s Poluotoka, pita se Perinović.
Kako bi naglasio da njegove pobude nisi ideološke te da ne smatra da je samo HDZ kriv za propast Poluotoka, Perinović se osvrnuo i na jednu situaciju s Ingrid Antičević Marinović iz SDP-a.
Ingrid nema za parking?!
- Ja stanujem kod bazena u zgradi kraj koje jasno stoji prometni znak da je zabranjeno parkiranje automobila, osim za stanare. Pa usprkos znaku Ingrid Antičević Marinović redovito parkira svoj automobil kraj bazena. Zar njoj to treba, zar sa svojih 15 tisuća kuna u Saboru, u odnosu na mojih 3,5 tisuća kina mirovine ne može platiti parking. Mislim da o tome ne treba puno reći, to je jednostavno stvar kućnog odgoja, naglasio je Perinović te ispričano potkrijepio i fotografijom automobila saborske zastupnice.
Prisjećajući se Poluotoka kakav je nekad bio, Perinović se tijekom predstavljanja knjige osvrnuo i na brojne pojedince koji su stvarali grad i pronosili njegovo ime diljem svijeta poput Josipa Skoblara, Jose Špralje, braće Brkan i brojnih drugih.
O knjizi je govorila i recenzentica knjige prof. dr. sc. Ana Marija Grancarić, naglasivši da knjiga nije nastala iz pera profesionalca, no pisana je dušom Zadranina stavljajući u žižu ljude, narod, njihov život i rad, ratove koji su ga ranjavali i spasioce koji su ga spašavali.
- Autor otvoreno i bez trunke ustručavanja piše o novijim zbivanjima, poglavito zadnjih 20 godina, kao i onim prije pedeset godina koje je sam doživljavao. Njegova je knjiga kronika života našeg grada te zalog za buduće generacije, naglasila je Grancarić.
Predstavljanje knjige pjesmom su podržali i Pero Kantadur te Mario Saša Varošanin s prijateljima.
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