Proud of the name of the great world diplomat
Croatia is about to occupy a new, important place in Europe and the world in 2013, and future experts in international relations and diplomacy know where to start their careers. We live in times when international relations and diplomacy have never been as interesting, as dynamic and as important for a country’s success in the world as they are today. Croatia is due to enter the European Union in the summer of 2013 as an important member of the international community.
This only means that its experts in international relations and diplomacy are the more needed, both domestically and internationally. Especially the young, yet to start their careers. And a successful career of future Croatian diplomats starts at the Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy in Zagreb.
At the University College there are currently all student generations, from this year’s high school graduates to people with life-long work experience. All of them seek new knowledge and skills in this remarkably engaging and stimulating profession of international relations and diplomacy. Since last year the College has carried the name of the great Swedish and world diplomat, former Secretary General of the United Nations and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Dag Hammarskjöld (1905 – 1961).
Dag Hammarskjöld is the only person to have been awarded a posthumous Nobel Peace Prize. For his contribution to world peace, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, American president at the time, called him “the greatest statesman of the 20th century”. The students who have decided to continue their education in the field of this demanding profession vitally important for the national interests of the Republic of Croatia in the context of its upcoming accession to The European Union and active participation in international relations and organizations are provided optimal work conditions and the name of this Nobel laureate acts as a new stimulus.