From August 23 – 29, Dubrovnik Summer School, a unique international multidisciplinary seminar on intellectual capital and people and knowledge management, organized by eSTUDENT, brought together 24 participants and 10 lecturers from different parts of the world.
Dubrovnik Summer School is intended for exceptional and young individuals from all over the world with different areas of interest.
This year was particularly special as the big 10th anniversary was celebrated. Dubrovnik Summer School is tightly connected to the impressive heritage of Dubrovnik and hence, it is also intended to win Dubrovnik back his title of cultural and contemporary city of knowledge, innovation, and future.
Opening and the 10th-anniversary celebration at the Sponza Palace in the Old city
The guiding principle of this summer school is “Looking back going forward” because through interactive lectures, seminars and workshops, inspired by the great past of Dubrovnik, and with the guidance of great international speakers and experts, participants get to develop and improve variety of skills, recognize and upgrade their potentials and become the future leaders.
Majority of lectures, seminars and workshops were held in the modern lecture hall at the University of Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik Summer School is not only about great lectures, but also about giving the participants a chance to get to know Dubrovnik and its heritage first-hand and enjoy the summertime. They visited Lokrum island, Srđ hill, Dubrovnik walls, different museums and some of the most beautiful beaches as well as the many other landmarks of Dubrovnik. A couple of the lectures was even held in the magnificent Sponza Palace and Rector’s Palace in the Old City.
As participants had different backgrounds and interest each one had their own individual interpretation and understanding of the knowledge and experience from Dubrovnik Summer School, but what they all agreed on was that this program gave them a unique summer experience and memory and friends they will cherish for life. “The best part of DSS were the people and the city. The city is amazing and I liked that we had entrance to the important “parts of the city”. I also liked the dynamics of the lectures, it didn’t feel like at the university.”
“No matter how many projects you have attended, no matter how many friends and colleagues you have all around the world, no matter how many places have you visited, DSS will be something completely different than anything you’ve ever experienced.”
This year’s Dubrovnik Summer School was organized with the support of numerous institutions and partners such as the City of Dubrovnik, University of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Liberates Dubrovnik, ESN Dubrovnik, Zagrebačka banka, Hrvatski Telekom, Franck, Konzum, Nestlé, Coca-Cola HBC Croatia, Zagrebačka pivovara and Croatian Radiotelevision.
eSTUDENT started its story in 2004, at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb, and today after 11 years of existence it gathers students of all studies at the University of Zagreb. By connecting economic, academic and student community it provides chances for proactive students to use their attained knowledge and acquire new skills in a multidisciplinary surrounding.
eSTUDENT is proud to be the most active student organization in Croatia gathering over 300 student volunteers organizing more than 30 unique projects every year. We have the support from more than 60 companies, but also from numerous institutions, and there are thousands of students participating in eSTUDENT’s projects and activities every year.