Applications are now open for this program for January 2020! Click here to apply now.
In order to fully understand how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will impact the future of work, this program seeks to explore the core features of AI technologies from a business and user perspective. This program will give students the opportunity to study the Ethical and Business Impacts of Artificial Intelligence in Croatia this January!
AI technologies have emerged as transformative tools affecting all industries, business functions, and the interaction between people and computers. The business implications of AI are spreading across almost all areas of business. In light of this, it’s essential for business leaders to become more familiar with existing and emerging technologies in order to prepare for the inevitable implications for leadership and management.
This program is open to students from all disciplines and does not require any specific prerequisite knowledge.
The program will cover a range of topics, such as:
- Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
- Artificial Intelligence from Disruptor to Enabler
- Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
- Artificial Intelligence and Ethical Challenges
- Artificial Intelligence Technology Overview
- Artificial Intelligence in General Use: Voice, Visual and Productivity
- Advanced Analytics, Data Driven Society and Social Physics
- Artificial Intelligence: ChatBots and Blockchain Based Services
Algebra University College
Algebra University College is the flagship of largest private educational organisation in Republic of Croatia and the region (Algebra group), present today in more than 20 cities across Croatia. Founded in 1998, we currently have more than 110 full-time employees and more than 400 associated experts and higher educational faculties employed also in industry.
Field Trips/Site Visits
The professional visits for this program are still to be confirmed, however they are likely to include some of the following:
- A visit to Styria Data Science facility owned by Styria Group Austria
- A visit to the largest Croatian online marketplace Njuškalo, owned by Styria Group Austria
- A visit to the largest Croatian telecom operator HT, owned by Deutsche Telekom
- A visit to the largest Croatian digital identity resource company AKD, a government agency
- A visit to the famous electric supercar production facility Rimac Automobil, privately owned
- A visit to the Constellation Software regional office/HQ IN2, privately owned
Cultural activities (TBC)
- Trip to Smiljan village - Smiljan is a village in the mountainous region of Western Lika in Croatia. It is located 6 km (3.7 mi) northwest of Gospić, and fifteen kilometers from the Zagreb-Split highway; its population is 418 (2011). Smiljan is famous as the birthplace of Croatian inventor, engineer and scientist Nikola Tesla.
- Visit to the Croatian North Coast
- Visit to Plitvice Lakes - The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The important north-south road connection, which passes through the national park area, connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region. The protected area extends around 300 square kilometres (73,350 acres).
The accommodation for this program is to be confirmed.
You will most likely be housed in double rooms, breakfast will be provided daily. Ensuite bathrooms are available in each room and all rooms are equipped with a minibar which can be used to store food throughout the duration of the program. You will also have access to a communal kitchen, it is important to label any food as 'private' if storing food in communal areas. Rooms will be cleaned every couple of days and can be requested to be cleaned at any additional point in time. Linen and towels are provided. High-speed internet will be available throughout the accommodation.
Our first week of classes were fascinating, with Leo and Hrvoje taking a hands-on, practical approach to learning about how chatbots, augmented reality and virtual reality work and can be used across education, health and business. By playing around with chatbots and using the Turing test, we discovered that it is becoming increasingly difficult to pick out the difference between a chatbot and a human. Meanwhile during our breaks, Lidija, Kristina, and Marcela (on-site coordinators) were always nearby to make sure we had a delicious lunch, felt very cared for and most importantly, never lacked coffee. Needless to say, they quickly became our most favourite group of people in Croatia.
During our first week, we were also fortunate enough to have two business trips. The first was to Hrvatski Telecom, Croatia's largest telecommunication company. The team gave a fantastic presentation on the impact of technology across all parts of the business, and the extent to which essential skills have changed and will continue to evolve in response to new technologies.
- Written by Dominique Carlon
Croatia is a middle european Adriatic country, which lies between Slovenia of the west, Hungary on the north, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina on the east, while the Adriatic Sea divides it from its neighbour Italy. The convenient geographical position, as well as the good traffic connections make it easy to reach its numerous destinations in short distances.
Among its obvious geographical appeal, Croatia has been a major tourist attraction due to its starring role in the HBO series Game of Thrones, its well preserved first-century Roman amphitheatres and its crystal clear oceans and picturesque pebbled beaches.
Take part in this bewildering academic program to experience Dubrovnik, Croatia like no other!
All our programs are designed to count for credit as electives. However, it is up to your university to decide whether they will approve some credit for your participation in one of our programs. Normally it is a course convenor, Head of Department or program convenor who approves your credit.
Your course convenors will not be able to approve credit for a course unless you have a copy of the syllabus so you should not visit your course convenor until you have received a copy of the course syllabus from AIM Overseas. You will receive the syllabus upon being assessed as eligible for the program.
You might be able to obtain the $6000+ OS-HELP loan, as well as a scholarship from your university, when participating in an AIM Overseas program.
Our programs are designed so that eligible Australian students can access the OS-HELP scheme, which can provide funding of over $6,000 for international study experiences.
We give you detailed information about OS-HELP and how to apply for it in your Initial Consultation with us, which we further outline in an email following your Initial Consultation.
Many Australian universities offer scholarships for their students to take part in overseas study programs. We will provide you information on scholarships that we are aware of at your university as part of your application/acceptance for a program. You can also check your university’s international office webpage to see what might be offered.
Applications are now open for this program. Early application is recommended as places are limited.
The application process for this program are as follows:
1. Apply online
2. You’ll be prompted to send us a copy of your full academic results from your studies at university so far after submitting your application.
3. We’ll review your university results and application and, if you are eligible for the program, we will invite you to book an initial consultation by phone with one of our Student Experience Coordinators. You will also be sent the course syllabus with more program info.
4. You’ll pay our $55 application fee and book in your phone consultation at a suitable, available time with a Student Experience Coordinator.
5. The phone consultation lasts about 20-30 minutes and we’ll cover detailed information with you about credit, funding, the program, your application and what happens next.
6. After your consultation we’ll send you a follow-up email with instructions on what to do next, an invitation to join a program specific Facebook group to connect with other students applying for the program and a process document, which we have developed in conjunction with your Australian university, to guide you on how to apply for credit and funding.
7. Once you’ve completed the next steps in that follow-up email we’ll do a final review of your application. If all is in order, you’ll be accepted onto the program.
8. Upon acceptance, you will receive three emails containing your AIM Acceptance letter, steps for applying for credit and funding at your Australian University, as well as your downpayment invoice. Note: Your downpayment is due in two weeks from the date of your acceptance and secures your place on the program.
9. Once you’ve paid your downpayment, your application will be sent to the host university for them to process and review and they’ll send us your final official host university acceptance letter which we will send to you.
10. The full program fee (as shown on the website) minus the downpayment and application fee already paid, will be due at the absolute latest by 28th October 2019.
Programs are usually over-subscribed, so it is really important that you take care of things as quickly as possible. We’re here to help and will provide you with information and reminders about what you need to do at various stages.
For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions. Alternatively, you are welcome to submit an enquiry or register your interest. Registering your interest means you’ll receive updates (via email and phone) prior to the application deadline.