On 19th January 2021, RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation Deputy Director MG Zdilar, Ph.D. and C-WMD Network Leader Mr Mandić, together with Ms Irena Alajbeg, Head of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sector (Croatian MFA), paid a visit to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) in Zagreb. The RACVIAC delegation was welcomed by the FER Dean Prof. Gordan Gledec, Ph.D. and Vice Dean for Research, Prof. Nikola Mišković, Ph.D.
At the beginning of the meeting Prof. Gledec, FER Dean, welcomed RACVIAC delegation and praised the RACVIAC initiative to enhance cooperation with FER.
MG Zdilar thanked the FER management for their hospitality and briefly presented the history, mission, structure and core activities of RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation. MG Zdilar also emphasized his desire to expand the RACVIACs academic security portfolio in line with the new security paradigm, stressing the role of emerging technologies.
Mr Mandic took the opportunity to express his appreciation for FER contribution in organizing one-day Workshop which will be focused on Raising Awareness of the integrity of academic research involving dual-use items and which will be held at FER on the 25th February 2021.
Prof. Mišković, Vice Dean for Research, presented several others opportunities for further cooperation, such as Master classes for middle and senior government officials, on topics ranging from cyber security, AI and robotics to information security.
At the end of the meeting both sides agreed that future cooperation between the two organizations would be mutually beneficial and supported additional engagements in that direction.