Pula Polytechnic, a technical-business college, is the first and most famous polytechnic study in Croatia. So far, more than 500 full-time and part-time students have enrolled at VTS – PS in Pula and Buzet, and more than 150 of them have graduated.
The guiding thought of the Pula Polytechnic can be summed up in words: science must not be an end in itself. The idea of establishing a polytechnic study arose on the basis of the fact that industry and production form the backbone of economic development of Croatia and Istria, whose future development can be achieved by new approaches to acquiring and verifying acquired knowledge and its application in applied arts. services within the already well-established globalized economic system to which we must all aspire.
The realization of this idea began at the session of the County Government on March 17, 1998. Two years later, on December 11, 2000, the Istrian County passed a Decision on the establishment of the Technical College in Pula – Polytechnic Study.
By the decision on enrollment in the Register of Higher Education Institutions of the Ministry of Science and Technology, a permit for performing activities was issued, whereby the Technical College in Pula – Polytechnic Study entered the system of higher education in the Republic of Croatia. The founder of the Polytechnic Studio in Pula is the County of Istria.
Over the years, the Pula Polytechnic has introduced additional, especially economic, courses, and in 2009 it launched a specialist study “Creative Process Management”, the first of its kind in Croatia. Accordingly, it changed its name to Politehnika Pula, Technical and Business College.
Our mission is to promote ideas and knowledge, to create the necessary polyvalent experts in the economy, and to promote creativity and maintain a creative atmosphere with the aim of achieving human (civilization) development appropriate work culture and culture of living.
The basic goal of Pula Polytechnic is the education of engineers of the future. The engineer of the future will need to have high quality technical knowledge, be able to apply the principles of engineering and teamwork, and use the skills of rapid transfer of ideas into practice. The modern role of an engineer implies the ability to think and lead projects, with an understanding of the knowledge economy and knowledge management.