Department of Physics

At the forefront of scientific exploration and educational innovation stands the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. Renowned as a leading regional hub for pioneering research and university-level educational programs in physics, the department is committed to excellence in all endeavors.


Distinguished for its outstanding scientific and educational achievements, the Department of Physics seamlessly integrates into the European Research Area, positioning itself as a recognized center for research and academic pursuits in physics. Faculty members engage in internationally relevant and competitive research, leading initiatives that drive technological advancement and propel Croatia forward on the global stage. It promotes excellence through its participation in both basic and applied research projects, fostering a culture of innovation and discovery.


As active contributors to the European Research Area, the department ensures that Croatian researchers and students are equal participants in international collaborations, further enriching our scientific landscape and driving progress on a global scale. More about the research at the Department can be read here.


In collaboration with the Department of Geophysics, the Department offers postgraduate doctoral studies in physics, qualifying students for experimental or theoretical scientific research in their chosen field. These studies include both teaching and research components, with participation of teachers from other Croatian institutions and the possibility of visits from teachers at leading foreign universities and institutes. Research work is integrated into scientific projects of renowned laboratories and groups, led by experienced mentors. The study is structured as a regular three-year university course in several fields: Elementary Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Astrophysics, Biophysics, Medical Physics, and Geophysics.

Department of Physics is active in popularization of science, at Open Days and with program Fizika Danas (meaning: Physics Today):