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Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNET is a public institution operating within the Ministry of Science and Education in the field of information and communication technology and its application in education. CARNET began operating in 1991 as a project of the then Ministry of Science and Technology and became the first and only provider of Internet services in Croatia. Four years later, the Government of the Republic of Croatia adopted the Decree on the establishment of CARNET institution with the aim of innovating the education system and encouraging the progress of individuals and the society as a whole through ICT (information and communication technology).

CARNET network is a private network of the academic, scientific and research community of the Republic of Croatia, as well as the institution within the primary and secondary education system. Our services are available to primary and secondary schools, institutions from the science and higher education institutions, as well as to numerous public institutions such as certain ministries, hospitals, etc.  4130 locations across Croatia are connected to CARNET network. Our individual users are students, teachers, professors, scientists and other staff members of CARNET members, and all citizens of the Republic of Croatia in the segment of security on the Internet.

Focus on users is a core motivation for more than 200 CARNET’s  employees in eight cities – Zagreb, Rijeka, Osijek, Split, Pula, Dubrovnik, Zadar and Slavonski Brod – who, with their knowledge and experience, improve the daily operation of the institution.

Following the latest trends in ICT, infrastructure and education over the years, we have devised a number of projects and developed new services. Currently, we offer more than 70 services, from education and training to multimedia, computer security and customer support. They access all services through the electronic identity in the AAI@EduHr system. 

In addition, we provide user support for the systems of the Ministry of Science and Education – e-Matica and the National Information System for Applications and Enrollments into Secondary Schools.  For accessing e-Citizens system we have developed e-Citizens mToken credential. Our most popular service is e-Class Register – a web application for the management of the class register in electronic form, which is used by most schools in the Republic of Croatia. 

With the aim of building a digitally mature society, from 2015 to 2023, we have implemented the program “e-Schools: Comprehensive digitization of school operations and teaching processes to create digitally mature schools for the 21st century.”

CARNET also participates in a number of international activities and cooperates with other European academic and research networks, the GÉANT Association organisation and the organisations responsible for managing the internet resources in the world.