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Our cognitive scientists innovate where humans intersect science, technology, and markets.

Our graduates learn to create interdisciplinary collaboration, technological development and innovation, leading to excellence and sustainable growth in both science and industry.

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Founding Director of the Center for Cognitive Science,
Associate Professor Renata Geld
Applied Cognitive Science

MISSION

Create conditions for interdisciplinary collaboration, teamwork, research and teaching across departments, institutes, faculties, and universities in Croatia and abroad.

Foster visibility of our teachers' and students' work and scholarly achievements.

Encourage meaningful communication of science and community outreach.

Continuously aim to improve teaching, active learning, and creation of knowledge.

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VISION

Our graduates will be innovators and mediators between science and technology and market needs on the one hand, and humans and machines on the other.

They will initiate technological development, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration, which leads to excellence and sustainable growth in both science and industry.


CORE VALUES
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Collegiality and collaboration

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Ethics in teaching and research

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Appreciation of diversity

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Free exchange of ideas

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Appreciation of creative endeavors

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Sustainable growth

NEWS AND DISCOVER

Join Us for an Enlightening Talk on the Integrated Study of the Mind

Unlock the Mysteries of the Mind with Mark Turner!
We are thrilled to invite you to an inspiring talk by the renowned thinker, Mark Turner. Be part of a thought-provoking journey and dive deep into the complexities of human cognition.

📅 Date: May 21, 2024
🕒 Time: 18:30
📍 Venue: FER, B1

Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the mind's intricate workings.

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The Integrated Study of the Mind

We are embarking on a new round of promoting cognitive science and informing prospective students about our MA in Applied Cognitive Science.

Introductory talk by Institute Professor Mark Turner: The Integrated Study of the Mind 🧠🤖 followed by the program overview by professors Renata Geld and Dario Bojanjac.

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New publications by our faculty members

📚Scientific research, language, translation

Professor Nataša Pavlović and professor Mateusz-Milan Stanojević coauthored an amazing book based on their 10-year experience of co-teaching a related course and more than 20 years of research into the complexities of language(s) and their translation.

📚Disruption of the common and significance of meaning: cognitive linguistics in learning and teaching

Professor Renata Geld just published an entrancing book on a peaceful disruption that involves minor or major educational turns aimed at empowering the student's experience on the one hand and cognitive processes on the other. When it comes to language, that is, its learning and teaching, then we are talking about an unbreakable triad of languages, cognition and experience.
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Connecting STEM with humanities and social sciences

📺🌟Our amazing students and their professors from the MA in Applied Cognitive Science 🧠 were featured on Croatian primetime news (Dnevnik) sharing insights about cognitive science and their motivation to pursue interdisciplinary career(s) connecting STEM with humanities and social sciences.

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🚀NEW COLLABORATION for our students majoring in Applied Cognitive Science!

Sofascore has more than 25 million users. Each user has their own experience of using the app. How to keep making it better for everyone?

A big part of figuring that answer out comes from the UX research team, and a big part of our collaboration with Sofascore will be a secret task that will be revealed to our students on the spot!
Sofascore at the Center for Cognitive Science on Thursday, 21 March! 👏🏼

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Stop by ZUP "Znanost u prolazu"

The colors of the humanities at this year's ZUP are defended by Renata Geld, associate professor of linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, founder and head of Center for Cognitive Science and the initiator and co-head of the graduate program in Applied Cognitive Science – affectionately called "the study of the future".
In her presentation, she will tackle the challenges brought to us by new technologies, but also certain specifically human qualities, abilities, knowledge and skills that we need to activate in order to build coexistence with technology instead of going to war with it. More information at: https://lnkd.in/dG8_xRNK.

See you on March 9th at Cvjetni trg. 👩 🔬

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DeSCarTes got funded!

DeSCarTes (Determining students' characteristics using educational robot technologies).
Croatian Science Foundation
Period: 15 January 2024. - 14 January 2028
Head of the project: Ana Sović Kržić (FER)
Members: Ivana Storjak (FER), Ljiljana Puškar (FER), Tomislav Jagušt (FER), Renata Geld (FF), Katarina Faraguna (FF)
About the project:
The aim of the DESCARTES project is to find an answer to the question of whether educational robots can help determine students' cognitive abilities (e.g., attention, perception, memory, spatial orientation, etc.).

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Guest lecture by Professor Stephen Dickey
Introduction to aspect: A cognitive linguistic view

Professor Dickey, a noted linguist and Professor at the University of Kansas, will give a lecture as part of the course Language structures and conceptualization with Professor Dickey Zooming in.
Place: FFZG - Lecture room A105
Time:
Although the lecture is primarily geared towards students attending the class, there should be enough room in A 105 for any other interested students or teachers, so if you find the topic interesting, come and join us!
Stephen M. Dickey received his PhD in Slavic Linguistics from Indiana University in 1997. He has published widely on Slavic verbal aspect and related verbal categories from a cognitive linguistic perspective.
Most recently he has published an open-access online textbook of Russian aspect for intermediate and advanced students, Russian Aspect in Conversation, with two native-speaker co-authors. He has also translated Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian fiction and poetry, including Meša Selimović’s Death and the Dervish, Borislav Pekić’s How to Quiet a Vampire, and Miljenko Jergović’s Ruta Tannenbaum.

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AIS - Artificial Intelligence Systems
@ MIPRO 2024 - 47th Convention, 2024

May 20-24, 2024 in Opatija, Croatia.

Students are encouraged to participate in a conference that aims to demonstrate the importance of AI and its integration into various technical systems by discussing topics like:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning
  • Natural Language Processing & Text Analysis
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Formal Methods & Neuro-Symbolic Artificial Intelligence
  • Soft Computing & Optimization
  • Man-Machine Interfaces
  • Knowledge Management – Methods & Tools

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: Monday, December 11, 2023
  • Full paper submission deadline: Monday, January 29, 2024
  • Final paper review deadline: Monday, March 11, 2024
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First day

The very first cohort of our AppCogSci students welcomed by their professors!

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Welcome to our inaugural cohort

We are thrilled to extend a warm and hearty welcome to the inaugural cohort of our brand-new graduate program in Applied Cognitive Science! It is with great pride that we announce the successful enrollment of our first 30 exceptional students.

The competition for admission to this program was very strong, with a pool of candidates who demonstrated outstanding qualifications and a passion for studying cognitive science.

Our admissions committee members were impressed by the caliber of all the applicants, making the selection process a challenging but ultimately rewarding one.

To the 30 talented students who secured a spot in this pioneering cohort, we congratulate you on this significant achievement. Your presence marks the beginning of an exciting journey in the field of cognitive science, and we have no doubt that your contributions will further elevate the reputation of our program.

As we embark on this academic adventure together, we look forward to fostering a vibrant and intellectually stimulating learning environment. Together, we will explore the frontiers of cognitive science, tackle complex challenges, and uncover innovative solutions that will shape the future of this field.

Once again, a warm welcome to our remarkable students, and we can't wait to witness the impact you will make on the world around you.

Here's to a promising and intellectually enriching academic year ahead!

On the behalf of all faculty members,

Renata Geld (FF) & Dario Bojanjac (FER)

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The last CogSci Open hours in May!

We have invited Professor Bipin Indurkhya to share with us all the buzz about cognitive science.

He will be joined by co-leaders of our MA Program in Applied Cognitive Science, Associate Professor Renata Geld and Associate Professor Dario Bojanjac, to answer all your questions about our new Program that starts in the fall of the Academic Year 2023/24.

TENTATIVE PROGRAM for
25/05/2023
@ Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Room D-3

Let us know that you are coming by registering!

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Poziv budućim studentima PrimKogZna‼️

Poslovni tjednik LIDER u srijedu 24. svibnja u Hotelu Garden Inn organizira 2. G.R.I.D. forum koji predstavlja skraćeni naziv idućih tema: Green | Robotics | Industry & Innovation | Digital. Profesorica Renata Geld sudjeluje na panelu o budućnosti obrazovanja 🧠📚‼️ koji je sastavni dio konferencije G.R.I.D.

Ova konferencija okupit će više od 200 sudionika iz različitih sektora, uključujući vodeće stručnjake iz područja tehnologije,obrazovnih institucija, poslovanja i upravljanja, kao i predstavnike vladinih institucija i regulatornih tijela.
Centar za kognitivnu znanost dobio je poziv da na događanje pozove i 10 studenata koji su, po riječima organizatora budući pokretači i motori inovacija & naprednih tehnologija.

Prvih 10 studenata (sretnika😊) koji svoj interes iskažu mailom bit će pozvani gosti ovogodišnjeg G.R.I.D. foruma.

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Scholarships for our future students!

AVL, the world's largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of propulsion systems, has decided to support our future students.

Its subsidiary in Zagreb - AVL in Croatia - provided 5 scholarships that fully cover the cost of two-year tuition fees. In this way, this successful company facing a greener, safer and better future has shown interest and confidence in our program.

Thanks, AVL in Croatia!
You can find out more about AVL in Croatia on their website.

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Another amazing day with (potential) students

On Wednesday, May 3, 2023 Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing presented their graduate programs. We were there too. Many interested students came to our booth and discussed the new MA Program in Applied Cognitive Science.

Our representatives, Renata Geld (FFZG), Alan Jović (FER) and Sanja Kišiček (FFZG) tirelessly answered all students' questions throughout the day and were excited to meet so many enthusiastic students.

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New CogSci Open hours in May!

We have invited Professor Bipin Indurkhya to share with us all the buzz about cognitive science.

He will be joined by co-leaders of our MA Program in Applied Cognitive Science, Associate Professor Renata Geld and Associate Professor Dario Bojanjac, to answer all your questions about our new Program that starts in the fall of the Academic Year 2023/24.

TENTATIVE PROGRAM for 18/05/2023 @ Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Room D-3

  • 17:30-18:00 CogSci and CogSci Careers
  • 18:00-18:30 About our MA Program
  • 18:30-19:45 Human and robots: Dawn of robosapiens
  • 19:45-20:00 Qs and As

Let us know that you are coming by registering!

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First CogSci Open hours!

In a large packed hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, we presented our joint graduate program in Applied Cognitive Science in front of hundreds of interested students, the public and academia.

The program will enroll the first cohort of 30 students in the fall of the Academic Year 2023/24 and it was presented by the heads of the MA program - Associate Professor Renata Geld from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Associate Professor Dario Bojanjac from the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, following an opening lecture given by a cognitive scientist and visiting professor Todd Oakley.

The event was attended by over 300 students, undergraduates, graduates, employers, professors and media reps.

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CogInfoCom: 14th IEEE International Conference on COGNITIVE Infocommunications, 2023

September 22-23, 2023 in Budapest, Hungary.

Students are encouraged to participate in a conference that aims to demonstrate the links between cognitive sciences and infocommunications by discussing topics like:

  • Artificial cognitive capabilities
  • Human cognitive interfaces & Human-Computer and Bio-Interfaces
  • Cognitive sciences in the digital world
  • Cognitive networks and their intelligent capabilities
  • Digital transformation environment for education
  • Cognitive Data Visualization
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Cognitive science and cognitive science careers!

Thinking of applying for our new graduate program in Applied Cognitive Science (starting fall 2023)? Join us for our Open Hours at the Center for cognitive science – Thursday, 20 April 5:30pm, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Room A-105 Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Room B-1

Special guest: Professor Todd Oakley, a professor of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University, USA.

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Our new Program on our brand new website

The new graduate program in Applied Cognitive Science - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb partnered with FER - is based on Standard of occupation and Standard of qualification designed in collaboration with employers✅ and innovation hubs✅.

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It's official!

Our MA in Applied Cognitive Science is officially registered and listed as an accredited graduate program at the University of Zagreb. MA in Applied Cognitive Science is accredited to be taught both in English and Croatian.

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When ideas become reality

A few years ago, we were "just talking" about cognitive science.

We are working now.

We are teaching soon.

Watch Treći element on YouTube. The episode is dedicated to cognitive science and features Professor Jan Šnajder, Associate professor Renata Geld, and Professor Miloš Judaš.

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Get on track with our courses!

Our AppCogSci courses are designed to help you develop transferable skills and disciplinary & interdisciplinary competences that will make you competitive on the international job market. You will work on projects in interdisciplinary peer teams, learn how to collaborate and innovate, and start building bridges with employers.

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Reasons for studying Applied Cognitive Science

Cognitive science is one of the most complex and fastest growing interdisciplines in the world. Its basic goal is to investigate and describe the complexities of the human mind. It consists of the hexagon of the following disciplines: linguistics, psychology, artificial intelligence, anthropology, neuroscience, and philosophy. The applications of cognitive science and career pathways are numerous.

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