KRIŽEVCI COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
The institution with the longest tradition in agriculture education in the South East Europe
Križevci College of Agriculture (KCA) is an independent public higher education institution which continues tradition of the former Royal Agriculture and Forestry College that was established in 1860 in Križevci as the first agriculture and forestry college in the South East Europe.
The present-day college delivers full-time and part-time HE study courses in accordance with the Bologna process. The courses have professional programme orientation and are structured according to a two-cycle education system. The principle of 60:40 in favour of exercises and practical training is respected. Another important aspect of education is development of practical skillss and competences and a commitment to quality assurance.
The Bachelor's degree course in agriculture runs over a period of six semesters. This course offers a unique opportunity to develop understanding of agriculture, from the production of crops and animals to the management skills needed to work in agricultural businesses and related industries.
During the first two semesters students complete foundation courses which give them a thorough grounding in all aspects of agricultural disciplines.
Once the students achieve their qualification there is usually an opportunity to progress to a higher level qualification within the College or outside.
KCA graduates are well prepared for the job market and have opportunities to work on family farms as farm owners and professional managers of agricultural production, to run cooperatives, stock companies and different family farm associations, to work in trade and control of agricultural products, seeds, agricultural machinery, chemicals and production materials.
The College is noted for the high quality of the resources for education. The campus extends over 12000 m² of covered space and includes lecture rooms equipped with multimedia equipment, staff offices, laboratories, specialist studios, workshops and the College farm of 91 ha with units of different farm animals, a vegetable garden, orchard and vineyard, a greenhouse. The staff is also highly qualified with most teachers maintaining their professional practice and research within their disciplines.
The international cooperation includes international projects and exchange of students and staff with institutions from EU as well as field trips and study visits.
KCA holds ECHE, and has developed international cooperation with higher education institution under Erasmus+ mobility programme - KA1 and KA2 activities.
The College maintains partnerships with many universities, polytechnics and companies in Europe and welcomes international students interested in doing a traineeship or work placement in Croatia. KCA can offer Erasmus+ work placement or traineeship with competent tutors. An increasing number of KCA students use their regular final year traineeship semester as an opportunity to gain international work experience.
KCA in particular welcomes incoming and outgoing staff mobility.
Križevci, a pleasant place for life and study
Križevci is one of the oldest towns of the continental Croatia with diverse culture, and countryside close at hand. Sport playgrounds and halls are also there, two open pools, youth clubs and popular caffes. The town is also renowned for its public gardens which are a part of protected park architecture. With no large industrial plants and polluters, Križevci offers an ideal natural environment for the life and education of youth.