Institute for Anthropological Research

Ljudevita Gaja 32, Zagreb

The Institute for Anthropological Research is a public science institute that deals with educational activity in the field of anthropology as a medicinal, natural, social and biotechnological science. The modus operandi of the Institute for Anthropological Research is the study of various interactive processes via holistic approach, and which had—through biological and sociocultural history—influenced the shaping of human populations in the environment (as a specific ecological niche) and time (regarding the genetic generations and the transmission of the genetic material). By basing the science and research strategy of the Institute on rich experience of both domestic and international projects, the scientific and research activities at the Institute covers the following fields: medical anthropology, biological anthropology, human ecology, population genetics, chemical analytics, anthropological biometry, physiological anthropology, anthropological anatomy, dental anthropology, psychodynamic anthropology, ethnology and cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, anthropogeographic and historic anthropology, mathematical modelling and biostatistics, applied anthropology, ergonomics, biomechanics, occupational medicine, epidemiology, preventive medicine, social medicine, forensics, archaeology, and general ecology.

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In May 2018, Institute for Anthropological Research signed the grant award for the project “Centre for Applied Bioanthropology“ which was approved under the Call “Investments in Organizational Reform and Infrastructure of the Research, Development and Innovation Sector“ and funded by the European Fund for Regional Development. The project involves the construction of four new laboratories (Laboratory for Molecular Anthropology, Laboratory for Evolutionary Anthropology and Bioarchaeology, Laboratory for Chemical Analytics, and Laboratory for Microbial Ecology) in the existing premises of the Institute. This project will enable the implementation of high quality scientific research, further enhance the collaboration with international institutions and submissions of significant international projects, all with the aim of securing the competitiveness in the European Research Area.

Within this project, four new laboratories will be established:

  • The Laboratory for Molecular Anthropology
  • The Laboratory for Evolutionary Anthropology and Bioarchaeology
  • The Laboratory for Chemical Analytics
  • The Laboratory for Microbial Ecology

Duration: 1 June 2018 – 1 December 2019
Total worth of the project: 26.472.966,86 HRK
Eu co-financing: 22.502.021,83 HRK

HR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH

Institute for Anthropological Research in March 2012 received the acknowledgment of European Commission for implementing the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researcher. By assigning the right to use the logo “HR Excellence in Research”, the European Commission honored the Institute for the successful preparation of Strategy for Human Resources for Researchers. Award will enable the Institute to join the European research area and to ensure better working conditions and career development of researchers and the free flow of knowledge and open labor market.

To get the acknowledgment, the Institute had to carry out an extensive analysis of the internal regulations and identify gaps and obstacles in the management of human resources and respect the rights of researchers. Based on the analysis, the action plans in compliance with the regulatory principles of the Charter and the Code have been prepared in order to meet the standards set forth in this important European documents.

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