University of Novi Sad

University of Novi Sad is educational, scientific and art institution, founded in 1960, and it is the only state university in AP Vojvodina. It comprises 14 faculties and two research and developmental institutes and plays an important role on the Novi Sad and Vojvodina social life. With more than 50.000 students and 5.000 employees, it is one of the largest educational and research centers in Central Europe. It offers around 400 accredited study programs at the level of Bachelor, Master, Specialist and Doctoral studies.

It is a comprehensive, internationally oriented educational and research centre. The higher education based on scientific research is a permanent University orientation, together with its openness to new ideas and different modes of cooperation on the national and international level.

The University also reflects the multiethnic society of Vojvodina considering the fact that four faculties provide lectures in national minority languages.

The University of Novi Sad promotes all aspects of academic and scientific cooperation with neighboring universities through numerous bilateral and multilateral agreements, conferences, exchanges, summer schools, joint projects, etc. Having invested considerable efforts toward 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, both in region and on the map of universities in Europe.

University campus is a unique place gathering almost all of the faculties in one place. Located by the Danube River, near the town centre, this purposely built complex is unique in comparison with other state universities in the country.

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Faculty of Sciences

The Faculty of Sciences is an educational and scientific institution providing teaching and scientific research activities within the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, informatics, geography, tourism and environmental protection at five departments:

  • Department of Biology and Ecology,
  • Department of Physics,
  • Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management,
  • Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Environmental Protection and
  • Department of Mathematics and Informatics.

The Faculty was established in 1969, but research in sciences and mathematics began long before that. Today the educational process of the Faculty is organized at Bachelor, Master, Specialist and Doctoral levels of study. The accreditation has been obtained for almost 50 study programmes. Teaching is provided for about 5000 students. There are over 600 employees, with 400 members of the teaching staff. Some of our outstanding professors are members of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Vojvodina Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Teaching and scientific activities are held in six lecture halls, 65 classrooms and more than 70 laboratories and rooms, on the total area of over 23.000 m2. Well-equipped research laboratories are a basis for the scientific activity of the Faculty, which is achieved through a host of national and international projects. Special attention is paid to the cooperation with the industry through joint projects, organization of seminars, workshops and courses.

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Department of Biology and Ecology

The Department of Biology and Ecology belongs to Faculty of Sciences and its main activity is to educate experts in biology (research oriented professionals, as well as secondary and elementary school teachers) and ecology.

Considering the fact that biology makes a basic or complementary field of science in a large number of scientific research fields, it is extremely important to educate experts in biology and its specific sub-fields who can operate as unique technological units in research and development laboratories of various institutions as well as perform work as basic experts in this field.

The teaching process is conducted through lectures and practical classes in amphitheaters with modern equipment, classrooms suitable for practical work and laboratories. Our Department features a rich collection of plant and animal material available to students for educational and research purposes. A compulsory part of studying biology and ecology comprises field work when students collect plant and animal material and learn how to recognize and classify it in the process of creating their own collections.

The teaching and scientific staff of the Department participate in research projects at an international, national, and local level with basic and applied research being carried out in all biological disciplines.

University of Novi Sad participates in European scholarship programs so our students also have access to European mobility programs at all academic levels of study. Scholarship programs of Erasmus Mundus, JoinEUSEE, and Campus Europea attract the highest interest. Through various programs our students get an opportunity to attend specialized courses or gain scholarships from a large number of European universities with the unanimous support of the Department.

Our students are gathered within the Scientific and Research Society of Biology and Ecology Students “Josif Pančić“ which was established more than 30 years ago. Interested students are given an opportunity to learn about the principles and methods of scientific and research work within the Society, participate actively in scientific paper writing, implementing ideas and presenting the achieved results.

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Botanical Society “Andreas Wolny”

The Botanical Society “Andreas Wolny” was founded 2012 as a result of long efforts to unite experienced botanists and admirers of botany in one organization. The Society gathers members who are professionally or amateurishly engaged in any aspect of botany.

Main goals of the Society are education and work with biology students and young people interested in botany, expanding the consciousness about importance of plants’ preservation and improvement in collecting of plants, research of flora and vegetation and raising public awareness about significance of botany in nature and environment conservation.

However, main idea is to contribute to popularization of neglected, botanical disciplines, to improve botanical researches in this area, and to facilitate nature conservation and environmental protection.

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Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province

The Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province was founded 1966. Today, it works as an expert institution and performs acts of protection of the nature and natural resources on the territory of AP of Vojvodina. The main aims and tasks of the Institute are collecting and processing data on nature and natural values, following the conditions and estimated level of nature conservation and the degree of vulnerability of the objects of geoheritage, wild species and their habitats, types of habitats, ecosystems, ecologically significant areas, protected areas, ecological corridors, ecological networks and regions. Also, the Institue is raising public awareness on nature and informing the public about natural values, nature conservation, its vulnerability, factors and consequences of endangerment. In the Institute, there is a Natural History Museum Collection which covers 800 m2 and consists of more than 25.000 museum units. The Institute is member of Internationl Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and cooperate with numerous international organizations.

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