History and general information

The tradition of higher education in Osijek dates back to the 18th century, when the Franciscan order founded Studium Philosophicum Essekini (1707-1780) and Studium Theologicum Essekini (1724-1783). These were the foundations upon which the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek was established.

The history of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek was marked by three important events: the founding of the Teacher Training Academy in 1961-1962, followed by the transformation of the Academy in the Faculty of Education in 1977-1978 and its subsequent transformation in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2003-2004. In the course of its academic work the Faculty of Education developed into a research and teaching institution with nine graduate study programmes in the humanities, social and natural sciences, and arts.

The last two decades were marked by various changes within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and its predecessor, the Faculty of Education. Firstly, the Faculty of Teacher Education and the Preschool Education Studies separated from the then Faculty of Education (1997), followed by a gradual disaffiliation of the Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry studies, which became independent organisational units of the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University. On 10 February 2004, the Faculty of Education changed its name to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek. A wide variety of study programmes at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, as well as programmes in the area of lifelong learning facilitate fostering of interdisciplinarity between the humanities and social sciences, but also within these fields. The activities of the Faculty are very flexible in adapting to new requirements and frequent changes in the higher education system.



The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences consists of 12 departments:

Croatian Language and Literature


Information Science

English Language and Literature

German Language and Literature





Hungarian Language and Literature

Common Courses

Art History




Dr. Ivan Trojan, Full Professor

Contact: itrojan@ffos.hr

Vice-Dean for Education and Student Affairs

Dr. Sanja Jukić, Associate Professor

Contact: sjukic@ffos.hr

Vice-Dean for Study Programmes and Lifelong Learning

Dr. Biljana Oklopčić, Full Professor

Contact: boklopcic@ffos.hr

Vice-Dean for Research and International Cooperation

Dr. Stephanie Jug, Assistant Professor

Contact: sjug@ffos.hr

Vice-Dean for Development and Business Affairs

Dr. Ivana Marčinko, Assistant Professor

Contact: imarcinko@ffos.hr

Student Vice-Dean

Ana Pašalić

Head of the Accounting and Finance Affairs Office

Mario Varga, mag. oec.

Contact: mariov@ffos.hr

Head of Secretariat – Faculty Legal Counsel

Mislav Mihaljević, mag. iur.

Contact: mmihaljevic1@ffos.hr



Entrances to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies are equipped with ramp access for the disabled (on the side of the main entrance), and there is an elevator for persons with mobility impairments, making all of the auditoriums available for them. The keys to the elevator can be requested in writing and addressed to the Vice-Deans’ Office (room 22). Upon approval, the key for the elevator can be picked up by Mrs. Kristina Jurić (room 4).

The Office for Students with Disabilities is managed and coordinated by Dr. Loretana Farkaš, Full Professor and Vice-Rector for education and students, and Dr. Damir Španić, Head of Department for Student Affairs and Students with Disabilities. The office is located at the University Campus, in the building on the corner of Cara Hadrijana and Petra Svačića streets, which is shared with the J. J. Strossmayer University Student Union.

The Office for Students with Disabilities primarily operates as a central university office, which provides students with disabilities with information and support, and is involved in accommodating the specific needs of students with disabilities. Information is also available for all those interested in study programmes, and prospective students who are unfamiliar with their rights and possibilities of studying at the faculty of their choice.

Students can obtain information by visiting the office in person, or via e-mail, telephone, flyers, and brochures. The Office for Students with Disabilities of J. J. Strossmayer University strives to ensure a high-quality approach to higher education, through accommodating the educational needs of students with disabilities, and to increase the number of students from this demographic.

The Office guarantees the confidentiality of all disclosed information to their clients.

Office hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00.

The appointment needs to be made in advance by e-mail to: dspanic@unios.hr. It is also possible to arrange an appointment at some other time as well.



Lorenza Jägera 9, 31000 Osijek

tel. 00 385 31 21 14 00

MB: 3014185

OIB: 58868871646

IBAN: HR8423600001102484368