VERN University of Applied Sciences (VERN) was founded in 1990 as the first private business college in Croatia, Europe. With the blessing of the former Ministry of Science and Technology of the country, VERN University of Applied Sciences was established in 2000. In the following years of 2009 and 2011 VERN merged with Zagreb School of Management as well as the School of Journalism, which enabled it to develop into an integrated, innovative, European university.
VERN believes that educated, entrepreneurial and socially responsible people are the carriers of sustainable development and well being of the community. VERN support openness, daring, diligence, responsibility and moral values as the traits that lead to individual success and prosperity of the society.