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Center for Transdisciplinary Promotion of Sustainable Development OdRaST

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Poljička cesta 35
21 000 Split

Head of the Center

Asst. Prof.  Ivana Restović, Ph.D. 


Center members:

Assoc. Prof. Bruno Curko, Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. Ivanka Buzov, Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. Marita Brčić Kuljiš, Ph.D.

Asst. Prof. Mila Bulic, Ph.D.

 Tamara Ljubičić,
Head of the department for international cooperation and public relations 



The green transition is one of the strategic priorities of the EU in the coming period, and sustainability is one of the key development principles. In order to contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goals, to implement the knowledge and develop the need for life in the only possible acceptable way, the idea of ​​establishing the Center for Transdisciplinary Promotion of Sustainable Development - OdRaST was born.

The OdRaST Center will promote the global sustainable development goals by connecting its three fundamental components: society, the environment and the economy, encouraging processes of awareness, reflection and efforts aimed at modern economic and social development in a protected environment.



The basic task of the OdRaST Center is to enable the promotion and realization of sustainable development goals not only through education, but also through the implementation of various activities of lifelong and socially useful learning, a transdisciplinary approach research, innovative and original projects, high-quality interactive forums among students and teachers of the Faculty , including employees of the University of Split. Special attention will be given to cooperation with local and wider community stakeholders, as well as experts of various profiles at the national and international level, with an emphasis on international cooperation with related centers and/or other institutions and faculties, which creates a basis for intellectual exchange and accumulation of contributions from different actors, disciplines, activities and institutions that see a certain problem from their own perspectives.

The establishment of the Center OdRaST is in line with the goals of the Development Strategy of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split 2021-2025. and with the Strategy of the University of Split 2021-2025.



The aspiration of modern society is to live in prosperity with economic development, respecting the needs of all people and preserving the environment, in other words to live in a sustainable way. The concept of sustainable development can be interpreted in different ways depending on the viewing perspective, therefore there are numerous definitions of sustainable development in literature and everyday speech. However, each definition has in common the term balance, which refers to "satisfying the needs of the present generation, without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to satisfy their needs."

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

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FFST students in the volunteer program – EDUCATIONAL AND CREATIVE ASSISTANT Unknown Krka – Eco Campus "Krka" – Puljani

As part of the institutional project Developing natural science and environmental literacy of students of the Teacher Study of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split and the Transdisciplinary Center for the Promotion of Sustainable Development OdRaST, which was joined by students from the Department of Early and Preschool Education and the Department of Sociology, our students participated in the volunteer program Educational and Creative Assistant, which is part of the project "Unknown Krka,  hidden treasures of the middle and northern course of the Krka River" with co-financed by the EU. 

The program was held in the period from 16 to 25 October 2022 in the educational and reception complex, Eco-campus in Puljani. Thanks to the project, the students got to know the local environment and cultural and historical sites of the Krka National Park, improved natural science and ecological literacy and developed empathy for nature, as well as its protection through the principle of homeland and the principles of sustainability. With a tour of educational hiking trails, documenting trails, study visits to Argonauta associations and the Ecological Association Krka in Knin, students designed educational workshops and programs, realizing the importance of extracurricular teaching, which is a link between life and school and is an indispensable component of modern education. They rounded off their ten-day experience by creating an educational workshop for students of the 3rd and 4th grade of elementary school. By implementing the designed programs, students will have the opportunity to stay in a protected space, learn experientially about the importance of biodiversity conservation and content related to protected areas and nature protection by implementing sustainable ways of life. Special thanks for the successful implementation of the program and wonderful friendship we owe to the coordinator of the volunteer program Doris Banić and educator of the volunteer program Branka Telenta.

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