University of Novi Sad
Host of the event
The University of Novi Sad is a contemporary educational, scientific and art institution, with around 50 thousands students at three levels of studies and 3,500 teaching staff at 350 study programmes. For many years the University has been intensively developing international cooperation with universities and other institutions in the area of higher education, scientific and research activities from Europe and the world. It has presided over the Danube Rectors’ Conference in 2010 and is a member of many other international organizations, such as the European University Association, European University Foundation, Balkan Universities Network, the Alpe Adria Initiative Universities’ Network etc.
The University of Novi Sad is actively involved in the implementation of the Priority 7 of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), i.e. the Danube Strategy. This EUSDR Priority Area is dedicated to the development of the knowledge society through research, education and information technologies. The Rector of the University Professor Miroslav Vesković and the President of the Slovak Academy of Sciences jointly coordinate the implementation of this Priority. It is a comprehensive University, which was founded on 28 June 1960. Today it comprises 14 faculties located in the four major towns of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina: Novi Sad, Subotica, Zrenjanin, and Sombor.
The University of Novi Sad is the second largest among eight state universities in Serbia. The main University Campus, covering an area of 259,807m², provides the University of Novi Sad with a unique and beautiful setting in the region and the city of Novi Sad. In addition to the administrative building, the university campus comprises the faculties, the Student centre with two Student Dormitories and the Central Student Cafeteria, an Apartment Hotel for temporary accommodation of young teaching fellows and research assistants, the Student health centre and the Centre for Physical Education. Having invested considerable efforts in intensifying international cooperation and participating in the process of university reforms in Europe, the University of Novi Sad has come to be recognized as a reform-oriented university in the region and on the map of universities in Europe.
More info about Univeristy of Novi Sad available at Official website
The City of Novi Sad is the administrative, economic, cultural, scientific and touristic centre of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, stretched along the fruitful Pannonian Basin. It is the second largest city in Serbia, with between 300 and 400 thousand citizens. Novi Sad lies on the Danube River waterway and it is located on the 1,225th kilometer of the Danube flow. The river Danube gives specific and recognizable character to the City. The city Quay alongside the Danube brushes the edges of the University of Novi Sad campus and is loved by the people of Novi Sad for the walks and recreational activities.