University of Pula started its mission in 2006, but it includes entities that exist from the 1960s. It is organized into several constituent departments based on the principle of integrated structure. It has 240 staff in total and 3,600 students enrolled. Located in a 3,000 years old town situated in the South of Istria, the most evolved region in Croatia and with a distinct cultural diversity due to its geographical position and historical heritage.
The University is made up of departments, faculties and an academy: Faculty of Economics and Tourism, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Humanities covers the entire spectrum of history, classical and roman philology, Croatian, Italian and Asian studies, Faculty of Interdisciplinary, Italian and Cultural Studies, Academy of Music, Faculty of Informatics, Department of Natural Sciences and Health Studies and Department of Engineering. The university offers two undergraduate studies in Marine science and Nursing program and doctoral study in social sciences.
Institute for Science and Technology VISIO was founded in 2008. as a scientific part of Juraj Dobrila University of Pula. Main goals are developing of science and professional work, analyses, expertise and research & development projects in the area of social, humanistic, natural, technical, biotechnical sciences, biomedicine and health, arts, the interdisciplinary field of science and the interdisciplinary field of art. Institute is aiming to raise a new generation of potential scientist and researchers. VISIO presents the technology of 3D printing and 3D printed microscopes, made in the VISIO laboratory. Invested efforts and pure love for science have already been rewarded with numerous national and international awards, proving the significance of this initiative. Principle is Assoc. Prof. Sven Maričić.