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The Vukovar city area conducts pre-school, primary, high and higher education. Pre-school education is in the jurisdiction of the City, primary and high school is in the domain of the VS County, while the state government is responsible for higher education.

There are seven primary schools in Vukovar, with two local schools in Vukovar, one in Lipovača and one in Sotin. Vukovar also has a special primary school OŠ Josipa Matoša for children and youth with developmental difficulties, the only institution of that type in the VS County. The school year 2013/2014 enrolled 2.053 pupils 13% less than in 2008/2009, when 2.318 pupils were enrolled

Existing primary schools have the capacity for more pupuls than currently, and the construction of new classrooms would allow for organising class in one shift

Primary schools in Vukovar, 2013/2014
Primary school  Pupils Capacity Filled (%)  Staff  Teachers
OŠ Antuna Bauera 393 300 131 60 44
OŠ Blage Zadre 317 480 66 46 31
OŠ Dragutina Tadijanoviča 362 476 77 87 66
OŠ Mitnica 308 280 110 45 32
OŠ Siniše Glavanovića 409 527 78 53 42
UKUPNO 2,053 2,372 88,23 349 263
OŠ Josipa Matoša za djecu i mladež s teškočama u razvoju

60 65 92 30 23
Osnovna glazvena škola Vukovar 205 205 100 26 21
Source: Primary school data


High school education in the VS County is distributed across 16 institutions: 4 grammar schools, 20 trade schools (12 technical, 8 industrial and trade schools), 1 art school and 2 high schools for youth with developmental difficulties.  

High school education in the City of Vukovar is distributed over 4 high school institutions: a Grammar school, Nikola Tesla Technical school, Trade school (trade-tourism programme) and Economy high school.

The Vukovar Gymnasium conducts regular high school education with language, STEM or generalist focus. 332 students were enrolled in school year 2008/2009, with 401 students enrolled in 2013/2014.

Nikola Tesla technical school is an educational institution for high school professional education for youth and adults. There were 442 enrolled in 2013/2014 for the regular programme, with 80 in the adult education programme. The school provides education in four fields - mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, geology-mining-oil and chemical industry, as well as leatherworking and chemical technology for adults for 18 vocations.

High school education for youths and adults is also conducted in the Trade school, which has programmes in hospitality and tourism, agriculture, veterinary and food technology; economics, trade and business administration, textile and leather, construction and geodesy; personal and protection services; higher and primary education of adults. The school has the capacity for 700 to 750 enrollment in the regular programme and the adult education programme. In 2008/2009, the number of enrollments was 637 pupils and 150 adult learners. In 2013/2014 there were 510 pupils and 10 adult learners.

The Vukovar school of Economics enrolled 420 pupils in 2013/2014, while there were 462 enrollments in 2008/2009. Pupils are educated in economics, trade and business administration.

Higher education in Vukovar is conducted in the Polytechnic Lavoslav Ružička (VEVU). The Polytechnic was founded in 2005 as a continuation of the former dislocated study programmes in Osijek and Split. In 2013/2014 there were 1.093 student enrollments for three programmes: physical therapy, administration and trade. VEVU has an active student Entrepreneurial Incubator. 


Number of students in higher education in Vukovar
Year 2005./

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2008.

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No. of students 230 261 674 899 1,012 1,082 1,158 1,184 1,093
  Source: Polytechnic Lavoslav Ružička, 2013.

The City of Vukovar incentivizes higher education of its citizens with scholarships, so it currently awards scholarships to 255 students studying in universities and polytechnics in Croatia and abroad (table 7). According to data available for the academic year 2014/2015, of the total number of 255 scholarship holders, the greatest portion of students from Vukovar attend the University Josipa Jurja Strossmayera in Osijek (147), followed by VEVU (47) and the University of Zagreb (30).

Number of scholarships granted by the City of Vukovar 2014/2015
No.

University/polytechnic

City

Number of students (new)

Number of students (old)

1

University of Osijek

Osijek

122

25

2

University of Zagreb

Zagreb

23

7

3

University of Split

Split

7



4

University of Rijeka

Rijeka

4



5

University of Pula

Pula

3



6

University of Zadar

Zadar

6



7

Polytechnic of Vukovar

Vukovar

43

4

8

Polytechnic of Zagreb

Zagreb

3



9

Polytechnic of Karlovac

Karlovac

1



10

Polytechnic of Požega

Požega

1



11

Polytechnic of Rijeka

Rijeka

1



12

Polytechnic of Šibenik

Šibenik

1



13

University of Mostar

Mostar



1

14

University of Belgrade

Belgrade



2

15

University of Novi Sad

Novi Sad



1



TOTAL



215

40





Total students by 31.05.2015. (scholarships)

255

 

Post-graduate education is incentivised with the programme of co-financing postgraduate and doctoral education of students from Vukovar. The programme was founded by the Fund for the reparation and development of the city of Vukovar, granding 165 recompenses for tuitions in postgraduate and doctoral studies for a total of 116 users in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013.

The Studium School is an institution for adult education, active for qualification, re-qualification, training and professional advancement of its students. Some of the programmes are annually completed by approximately 100 students. 

Education and training programmes of the Studium School:

IT education: CAD specialist; ECDL operator; ECDL specialist; Graphic designer; Accountant; Computer operator; Personal computer repair; System and network administrator; Computer network specialist; Web designer.

Training/professional advancement - Electrical engineering, computer science and mechanical engineering: Solar systems installer; Solar heating system installer; TIG welder; REL welder; MIG MAG welder; Autogenous welder - cutter; CNC operator.

Requalification (grade IV) - Electrical engineering and computer science: Computer science technician; Mechatronics technician; Telecommunications technician; Electrical technician.

Requalification (grade III) - Electrical engineering and computer science: Car electrician; Electric installations technician; Electrical mechanic

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