Defense Minister Ivan Anušić (HDZ) has recently announced that he will be freezing his student status at the Faculty of Kinesiology in Zagreb. This decision was made after an article about his studies at the faculty brought attention and potential pressure to the institution and its professors due to his ministerial position. Anušić stated that he wanted to relieve the faculty and professors of this pressure and interest by freezing his student status.
Anušić completed a three-year study at the Faculty of Kinesiology and obtained the status of a baccalaureate before enrolling in a postgraduate course. The Faculty confirmed that he is currently a senior. Initially, Anušić had planned to continue his studies in Zagreb, but after receiving numerous media inquiries about his studies, he changed his mind and decided to freeze his student status.
What is interesting to note is that Anušić had stopped his high school education when he was just 17 years old to join the volunteers who defended Croatia during its war for independence. He later enrolled in studies at the Faculty of Kinesiology in 1997 and obtained his first degree as a coach in 2021 before continuing with two more years of studies.