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 11.667 billion HRK (2010)[1]
Minister responsible Vedran Mornar
Website public.mzos.hr

The Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of 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)[edit]

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 30 May 1990 31 July 1991
Ante Čović 31 July 1991 15 April 1992
Jure Radić Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 15 April 1992 12 August 1992
Ivo Sanader Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 12 August 1992 7 January 1993
Branko Jeren 23 February 1993 7 November 1995
Ivica Kostović Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 7 November 1995 14 October 1998
Milena Žic-Fuchs Non-party 22 February 1999 27 January 2000
Hrvoje Kraljević Croatian Social Liberal Party (HSLS) 27 January 2000 30 July 2002
Gvozden Flego Social Democratic Party (SDP) 30 July 2002 23 December 2003

Ministers of Education (1990–2003)[edit]

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 Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 30 May 1990 15 April 1992
Vesna Girardi-Jurkić Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 15 April 1992 18 October 1994
Ljilja Vokić Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 18 October 1994 4 March 1998
Božidar Pugelnik Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 4 March 1998 5 October 1999
Nansi Ivanišević Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 5 October 1999 27 January 2000
Vladimir Strugar Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) 27 January 2000 23 December 2003

Ministers of Science, Education and Sports (2003–present)[edit]

Minister Party Term start Term end
Dragan Primorac Non-party [nb 1] 23 December 2003 6 July 2009
Radovan Fuchs Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 6 July 2009 23 December 2011
Željko Jovanović Social Democratic Party (SDP) 23 December 2011 11 June 2014
Vedran Mornar Non-party [nb 2] 11 June 2014 Incumbent

Notes[edit]

nb 1. ^ Dragan Primorac was originally appointed as a non-party minister in 2003 in the HDZ-dominated Sanader cabinet. While in office he formally joined HDZ in 2007. In July 2009 he resigned from his ministerial post and announced that he would run for Croatian president in the 2009 elections. Because of his decision to run as an independent instead of endorsing HDZ's candidate Andrija Hebrang, his party membership was rescinded in November 2009.
nb 2. ^ Vedran Mornar has appointed as a non-party minister in a quota of Social Democratic Party of Croatia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Odluka o proglašenju državnog proračuna za 2010. godinu - II. Posebni dio" (PDF) (in Croatian). Narodne novine. 2 December 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 

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