Marijan Sunjic, professor of theoretical physics at the University of Zagreb and founder of the Study Group on Science and Spirituality, was born in Zagreb in 1940, where he graduated at the University. He obtained his doctorate from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London in 1970. After a period at the Rudjer Boskovic Institute, in 1978 he joined the University of Zagreb. He was Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Rector of the University of Zagreb, President of the Croatian Rectorsﾒ Conference and President of the Danube Rectorsﾒ Conference.ﾠﾠﾠﾠ He was also Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the Holy See.
Marijan Sunjic held visiting academic positions in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, USA and Italy. His main scientific interest is in theoretical condensed matter physics, where he published more than 100 papers. He was also deeply involved and writes on higher education policy, university organization, social and ethical implications of science and technology, including science-religion relations.