Varaždin, the picturesque and colorful city in northwest Croatia, also known as its “baroque capital” because of numerous palaces and churches built during that period, is the seat of the Faculty of Organization and Informatics, a constituent member of the University of Zagreb. The Faculty has been focused, since its very beginnings in the 1960s, on the practical application of information and communication technologies in the fields of economics and business management.
As a result, the study programs the Faculty introduced in the 1990s drew clear interest in the fields of data processing and data and information management. We are pleased that the Faculty has collaborated with Oracle Academy, and that Oracle technologies currently are used in teaching and working with students within numerous program subjects including Information Systems, Business Systems, Databases and Knowledge Bases, and Organization of Business Systems, to name just a few.
For the 31st year in a row, the Faculty hosted, on October 7-9, 2020, its Central European Conference on the Intelligent and Information Systems (CECIIS). This year, for the first time, the conference was held completely online, focusing on intelligent systems, their trends, their future, and their role in society. As the Faculty has been an Oracle Academy member since 2015, the conference was an excellent opportunity to present to the attendees, (including numerous students and lecturers), our program benefits. These included the Oracle Academy Cloud Program, available since January 2020, and the new Member Hub, our member-focused teaching and learning portal through which members can access all benefits and teaching resources. The Member Hub is the access point to our curricula, Oracle Academy Education Bytes, software, and related information and instructions.
This great cooperation between Oracle Academy and the Faculty of Organization and Informatics will continue through our participation at their upcoming online Career Days − guest lectures delivered by our technical experts from Oracle Croatia and the region, as well as through joint exploration of various EU programs that support closer connections and collaboration between academia and the information technology industry.