Željko Bačič

Delegate Croatia (academia)

Short biography

Željko Bačić is Professor of Satellite geodesy at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Geodesy. He serves as Croatian representative in EU Copernicus Committee, is member of Ministry of Science and Education Reference group for Space and leads Copernicus office Croatia (member of Copernicus Academy and Copernicus Relay network). Presently he is Project coordinator of Erasmus+ CBHE BESTSDI project which deals with introduction of SDI in the university study courses in Western Balkan region.
Željko has previously served as Director General of State Geodetic Administration of Republic of Croatia (1999-2012) being member of number of governmental bodies, like Head of the Croatian National Spatial Data Infrastructure Board (2008-2012). He was also member of Management Board (2002-2007) and President (2004-2007) of EuroGeographics – the European Association representing National Mapping, Cadastre and Land Registry Authorities. He published over 100 papers in refereed journals, conference proceedings and professional periodicals.

About University of Zagreb Faculty of Geodesy

University of Zagreb is the largest Croatian university and the oldest continuously operating university in the area covering Central Europe south of Vienna and all of Southeastren Europe. The University is composed of 29 faculties, 3 art academies and 1 university centre with more than 70.000 students. Faculty of Geodesy has 100 years of tradition teaching undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate study in geodesy and, since 2005, geoinformatics. Some 550 student and 60 teachers and scientists are focused to deliver highly educated experts in the field of geodesy and geoinformatics who will significantly improve the production of geoinformation and their application in the society.


  • Organisation: University of Zagreb Faculty of Geodesy
  • Contact: zbacic@geof.hr