Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health Studies
University of Rijeka, Croatia
AMIR MUZUR (Rijeka, 1969), graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Rijeka (1993), and obtained his master’s degree in medieval studies at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest (1996) and his doctorate in cognitive neurosciences at the International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS/SISSA) in Trieste (2000). For one year, he worked at the Laboratory for Neurophysiology of the Harvard University Medical School Department of Psychiatry in Boston. Today, he is a full professor (since 2013) and Head of the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities in Medicine (since 2008) of the University of Rijeka Faculty of Medicine, where he teaches the ‘Introduction to Scientific Work’, ‘Introduction to Medicine and the History of Medicine’, ‘Altered States of Consciousness’, and other courses. Since 2014, he has also been Vice Dean for Business Relations and Research of the Faculty of Health Studies of the University of Rijeka. Since 2016, he has also held the UNESCO Chair on Social Sciences and Medical Humanities of the University of Rijeka. Muzur has published more than twenty books (on the history of Opatija and Liburnia, the history of medicine and bioethics, the popularisation of neurosciences, essays, travelogues, poetry), approximately 250 articles in scientific journals and 350 in other periodicals. At scientific and professional conferences, he has presented approximately 200 papers. He started the Jahr journal (editor-in-chief 2010-2014) and is a member of the editorial boards of Jahr – Revista Europea de Bioética (Buenos Aires; 2016-), Journal International de Bioéthique et d’Éthique des Sciences (Paris; 2016-), Ethik in der Praxis: Studien; Kontroversen; Materialien (Münster; 2017-), etc. He received first prize at the Drago Gervais 1999 Literary Contest. From 2005 to 2009, Muzur was mayor of Opatija. He was awarded the title of ‘Mayor of the Year’ (HRT Croatian Radiotelevision and HGK Croatian Chamber of Commerce, 2006), and Commendator of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity (from the President of the Italian Republic, 2008), and in 2011 was appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland. He is a member of the Committee for Medical Lexicography of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and of the National Council for the Scientific Area of Biomedicine and Healthcare. Muzur was President of the Croatian Bioethics Society (2012-2016). He is an honorary member of the Bioethics Society of Serbia, Director of the Fritz Jahr Documentation and Research Centre for European Bioethics of the University of Rijeka (since 2013), and President of the Scientific Board of the Centre of Scientific Excellence for Integrative Bioethics (since 2015).