Nikolina Brnjac (born 11 July 1978) is a Croatian politician who has served as minister of tourism and sports in the government of Croatia since 23 July 2020.
Between 1996 and 2009, she studied at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences of Zagreb University, gaining a master’s and a PhD. Prior to her current role she was state secretary in the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, and an associate professor at Zagreb University.
She has been a special adviser in the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, vice-president of the Intermodal Transport and Logistics Union in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, and Brussels evaluator for Horizon 2020 COV2 projects at DG Research & Innovation. She has published two textbooks: Intermodal Transport Systems (2012) and Engineering and Technological Calculations in Rail Transport (2009), and is the author of more than 50 scientific papers and articles on intermodal transport and logistics in national and international periodicals.
Her areas of interest include intermodal transport, transport systems, logistical processes in intermodal transport, development and location of intermodal terminals and rail transport. She was the leader of the first Intermodal Transport and Logistics summer school, Danube region, in 2014, and has been coordinator of the CEEPUS Network since 2011 and a member of the Zagreb University Scholarship Committee since 2015.