Address: Zrinski trg 11. 10 000 Zagreb, Republic of Croatia
About the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
The Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts is the highest scientific and artistic institution in the Republic of Croatia. It was founded in 1861 by Bishop of Đakovo, Josip Juraj Strossmayer (1815–1905).
The Academy´s main tasks are to promote and organize scientific research, to develop artistic and cultural activities, to publish the results of scientific research and artistic creation, to make proposals and give opinions on the promotion of sciences and arts in the field which are of special importance to the Republic of Croatia and to develop international relations with other academies and scientific organizations.
The Academy is divided into nine departments. Within its structure it has scientific institutes of different scientific fields, as well as the library, the Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters, Glyptotheque, the Croatian Museum of Architecture, Department for Prints and Drawings, the Archives, the Oriental Collection, Arboretum Trsteno and the Memorial Collection of Maksimilijan Vanka, Korčula.
The Academy has different categories of membership: regular members or fellows of the Academy (up to 160 members), associate members (up to 100) and corresponding members (up to 100 members). The elections for new members are held every two years.
The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is the leading scientific, spiritual and expert center of Bulgaria. It conducts research, training and activities of national and international importance and solves problems related to the development of Bulgarian society and state.
The Academy has a consistent policy for the development of science and innovation as a condition for economic progress in the country. It is an active participant in the European Research Area.
Today, BAS comprises 42 autonomous scientific units and is an organization governed in accordance with democratic principles. The Academy employs about 3,000 scientists, accounting for about 15% of those engaged with science in Bulgaria. BAS produces about half of the scientific output in the country.