RIT Croatia students from Zagreb campus initiated the idea of Investment Club in December 2014, with the goal of students learning how to manage money in a real business environment. The idea was inspired by students from the Rochester campus where they do very similar activities, but the environment in terms of law, bureaucracy, economy, mindset, etc., is in many ways different. The main goal of this club is to enable students to work in the real world and experience it in practice instead of only learning about it in theory. For all RIT Croatia students that are interested in the world of finance and investments, this is a very good opportunity to learn about it. The ability to learn from the market itself rather than the book describing it is invaluable, and our students recognized it, and seized the opportunity.
From this academic year 2015, a sophomore student, Mislav Horvatić assumed the role of an Investment Club president, and got the wheel rolling by forming a team of people that are going to manage the first RIT Croatia portfolio of investments: Stella Kupres (Vice-president, and General Secretary), Ana Perica and Katarina Milutin (Portfolio Directors), Mihovil Čužić (Information Manager), and Domagoj Hruškar (Director of Marketing). As the club is approaching its official recognition as a legal entity, it is recognizing the need of more students that would like to be a part of it. Money management might be one of the toughest jobs in the world, and the club is inviting students interested in the field of finance to join the club and contribute to its activities.
RIT Croatia began a collaborative partnership with the Red Hat Academy (https://www.redhat.com/en/services/training/red-hat-academy), an open-source, web-deployed and web-managed education program designed to provide academic institutions, faculty, and students with courseware, training and learning materials, and other resources, related mostly to cloud computing, enterprise software development technologies, and Linux operating system.
Dr. Patekar’s life started out interesting from the very first moment; he was born in New Delhi, India, an exotic place of birth that often surprises his fellow Croatians. Coincidentally, his last name, which comes from the north of Croatia, is also a popular Indian last name (you might want to google Nana Patekar, for example).
Dr. Domagoj Tolić, who is currently teaching WMC/IT courses at RIT Croatia, was granted an ERASMUS+ KA107 project aimed at modeling and analysis of three-dimensional movements of fluid flows, in collaboration with Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA.
Luxury experiences is one of the hottest segments of the tourism industry today, and experts predict that the luxury tourism shows the greatest potential for growth of any segment in the travel industry. RIT Croatia recognized this opportunity by enabling students to prepare themselves for careers in this niche specialty by choosing our program concentration called Designing Luxury Experiences.