Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (Croatia)

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Ministry of Science,
Education and Sports
Ministarstvo obrazovanja, znanosti i sporta
Agency overview
Formed 31 May 1990
Jurisdiction Government of Croatia
Headquarters Donje Svetice 38,
Zagreb, Croatia
45°48′24″N 16°00′51″E / 45.806643°N 16.014043°E / 45.806643; 16.014043Coordinates: 45°48′24″N 16°00′51″E / 45.806643°N 16.014043°E / 45.806643; 16.014043
Annual budget 12.026 billion HRK (2014)[1]
Minister responsible Vedran Mornar
Website public.mzos.hr

The Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Croatia (Croatian: Ministarstvo obrazovanja, znanosti i sporta or MZOS) is the ministry in the Government of Croatia which is in charge of primary, secondary and tertiary education, research institutions and sports.

List of ministers[edit]

The ministry in its current form came into existence in 2003 in the Cabinet of Ivo Sanader I, resulting from the merger of the earlier Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education and Sports. Both ministries had been originally formed in 1990, although they had changed forms and names several times during the 1990s. Below are lists of ministers of who headed both portfolios before the 2003 merger.

Ministers of Science (1990–2003)

From 1990 to 1992 the first three ministers held the title of Minister of Science, Technology and Informatics. In August 1992 the ministry was renamed Ministry of Science and Technology, which remained unchanged until 2003.

Minister Party Term start Term end
Osman Muftić Non-party 30 May 1990 31 July 1991
Ante Čović Non-party 31 July 1991 15 April 1992
Jure Radić HDZ 15 April 1992 12 August 1992
Ivo Sanader HDZ 12 August 1992 7 January 1993
Branko Jeren HDZ 23 February 1993 7 November 1995
Ivica Kostović HDZ 7 November 1995 14 October 1998
Milena Žic-Fuchs Non-party [nb 1] 22 February 1999 27 January 2000
Hrvoje Kraljević HSLS 27 January 2000 30 July 2002
Gvozden Flego SDP 30 July 2002 23 December 2003
Ministers of Education (1990–2003)

Between 1990 and 1993 the ministry was called Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. In April 1993 it was renamed Ministry of Culture and Education. In October 1994 the ministry was split into the present-day Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education and Sports (with Ljilja Vokić appointed as head of the latter). This form remained unchanged until 2003.

Minister Party Term start Term end
Vlatko Pavletić HDZ 30 May 1990 15 April 1992
Vesna Girardi-Jurkić HDZ 15 April 1992 18 October 1994
Ljilja Vokić HDZ 18 October 1994 4 March 1998
Božidar Pugelnik HDZ 4 March 1998 5 October 1999
Nansi Ivanišević HDZ 5 October 1999 27 January 2000
Vladimir Strugar HSS 27 January 2000 23 December 2003
Ministers of Science, Education and Sports (2003–present)
Minister Party Term start Term end
Dragan Primorac Non-party [nb 2] 23 December 2003 6 July 2009
Radovan Fuchs HDZ 6 July 2009 23 December 2011
Željko Jovanović SDP 23 December 2011 11 June 2014
Vedran Mornar Non-party [nb 3] 11 June 2014 Incumbent

Notes[edit]

nb 1. ^ Milena Žic-Fuchs was appointed in 1999 as a non-party minister in a quota of HDZ.
nb 2. ^ Dragan Primorac was originally appointed as a non-party minister in December 2003 in the HDZ-dominated Sanader cabinet. While in office he formally joined HDZ in September 2007. In July 2009 he resigned from his ministerial post and announced that he would run in the December 2009 presidential elections as an independent candidate. Because of his decision not to endorse HDZ's official party candidate Andrija Hebrang, his party membership was rescinded in November 2009.
nb 3. ^ Vedran Mornar was appointed in 2014 as a non-party minister in a quota of SDP.

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