Croatian Academy of Engineering was established on January 19th, 1993 and registered by the Ministry of Justice and Administration of the Republic of Croatia on January 25th 1993. Due to the Law on HAZU (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts) and decision of the Croatian Parliament dated June 27th, 1997, the Croatian Academy of Engineering changed its Croatian name from “Hrvatska akademija tehničkih znanosti” into “Akademija tehničkih znanosti Hrvatske”. After years of working in leased offices, the Academy moved to own recently restored premises in 28 Kačić Street in 2004.
In 2009 the Academy acquired the status of scientific organization (and not association). It has been established as non-governmental, independent, non-political and non-profit association of notable and experienced scientists in the field of engineering and biotechnology.
Up to now four Presidents of the Academy have been elected, i.e. Academician Josip Božičević (1993 – 1997), Prof. Juraj Božičević, Ph.D. (1997 – 2003), Prof. emer. Zlatko Kniewald, Ph.D. (2003 – 2009) and Prof. Stanko Tonković, Ph.D. (2009 – 2013).
The members of the Academy are:
- Full Members
- Collaborating Members
- Members Emeriti
- Honorary Members
- International Members
Legal entities and natural persons from legal entities or independent from legal entities supporting the work of the Academy:
- Members Amici
- Supporting Members
Basic activities of the Academy include research and development in engineering and technological sciences, work on projects of national importance, projects for ministries, government agencies and industry, promotion and organization of scientific work, drawing up of scientific studies, expertise, reports and projects, opening discussions and expressing opinions about current issues in science and economy, organization of scientific conferences, publishing, cooperation with academies at home and abroad, as well as the transfer of knowledge.
In October 2000 the Academy became member of the CAETS – International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences with the seat in Washington, USA, and in January 2005 associate member of Euro-CASE – European Council of Applied Sciences and Engineering with the seat in Paris, France. In May 2009 the Academy was elected full member of Euro-CASE as the only non-member country of the EU.