The MSBM Summer School is held in the Centre for Advanced Academic Studies (CAAS), just outside the old city walls of Dubrovnik, on the Adriatic coast.

The CAAS in Dubrovnik

The Centre for Advanced Academic Studies (CAAS) was founded by the University of Zagreb as a public academic institution for international scientific programs and postgraduate studies .


Dubrovnik is a historic city and famous tourist destination at the southern tip of the Republic of Croatia. Dubrovnik is rich in cultural and historical monuments and is included in UNESCO World Heritage List. Over the centuries it has become popular for its idyllic positioning on the coast in temperate waters and stunning views. More recently it is starting to build a name for its fusion of culture, food, climate, and mass spectrometry!


Croatia now uses the Euro. As exchange rates in hotels are usually poor wherever one travels, we advise to use banks, exchange offices & cash dispensers (ATM) which are available at the airport, bus terminal, at the ports to the Old City and many other locations in the city.

The previous Croatian currency was the Kuna – but they have changed to the Euro, as of 2023.


Classical Mediterranean; summers are hot and dry; July temperatures average around 28°C but can go up to 35°C. See Dubrovnik weather forecast.


The first Dubrovnik Summer Festival was held in 1950. Today, this open air festival is a premier international cultural event for theatre, dance and music.

Please visit the Dubrovnik Tourist Board web site where you can find cultural events updated on the daily basis.


Dubrovnik boasts over 60 restaurants blending a variety of culinary influences. Seafood is a top item offered with excellent local wines. Major credit cards are accepted.

There are also plenty of street food options – some international ones like pizza; and others that are more specifically Croatian, like burek.