About the University
   
The University of Novi Sad 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 now the second largest among six 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. 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.


Facts and Figures (2013/14 school year)
Number of students at I level of studies
43.770
Number of students at II and III level of studies
6.588
Number of employees
5.097
Number of teaching staff
3.711
Number of non-teaching staff
1.255
Number of foreign teaching staff
131
Number of study programmes
359
University of Novi Sad
Historical background
Educational activities in Vojvodina and Novi Sad have a tradition of more than a few hundred years: 11th century -  Roman Catholic Latin school in Bač, 12th century -  Roman Catholic Latin school in Titel.
 
From the middle of the 16th century until the end of the 17th (the period of Turkish occupation) centres of learning were founded, as follows: 1573 – Monastery school in Hopovo, 1607 – Monastery school in Kovilj, 1621 – Monastery school in Bođani, 1687 – Roman Catholic monastery schools in Subotica and Sombor, 1606 – Serbian public school in Vršac, 1618 – Serbian public school in Veliki Bečkerek, 1703 – Schools in Petrovaradin and Sremska Kamenica, The Rumanians founded their first schools close to Orthodox churches, in 1736 in Veliko Središte, First Ruthenian schools were founded in 1753 in Ruski Krstur and in 1765 in Kucura, Oldest Slovakian schools were established in 1770 in Bački Petrovac, in 1780 in Gložan and in 1785 in Kisač, 1726 – Slavic Latin school in Sremski Karlovci, at the level of lower secondary school, 1794 – Serbian Orthodox Seminary in Sremski Karlovci, training priests and teachers, 1791 – First Serbian grammar school – »Gymnasium« in Sremski Karlovci 1778 – Teacher Training school in Sombor, developed from the courses given by Avram Mrazović, 1810 – Serbian Orthodox Grammar School in Novi Sad, 1881 – Women's teacher training school in Subotica, 1881 – Lower school for tradesmen  and merchants in Novi Sad, 1885 – School of commerce in Sombor, 1895 – School of commerce in Veliki Bečkerek, 1906 – School of commerce in Subotica, 1920 – Faculty of Law in Subotica, 1947 – Teachers’ college in Novi Sad, 1954 – First faculties in Novi Sad were opened.
Founding of the University
The University of Novi Sad was founded on June 28, 1960. and it represents an autonomous institution for education, science and arts. The University is comprised of 14 faculties located in the four major cities of the autonomous Province of Vojvodina: Novi Sad, Subotica, Zrenjanin, Sombor.
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Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad (1954)

Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad (1954)

Faculty of Law in Novi Sad (1959)

Faculty of Technology in Novi Sad (1959)

Faculty of Economics in Subotica (1960)

Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad (1960)

Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad (1960)

Faculty of Sciences in Novi Sad (1969)

Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (1974)

Faculty of Civil Engineering in Subotica (1974)

'Mihajlo Pupin' Technical Faculty in Zrenjanin (1974)

Faculty of Sport and Physical Education in Novi Sad (1974)

Faculty of Education in Sombor (1993)

Teachers' Training Faculty in Hungarian in Subotica (2006)

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In December 2007, University reached a decision to include two institutes into its organization:
- Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment
- Institute of Food Technology
Location of the University
The University is situated on the University campus (totals 259,807 square meters) on the left bank of the Danube river near Novi Sad's city centre. 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.

There are also many other scientific, professional, cultural, information, sports and similar student organizations. The student square on the University campus adds to the attractive surroundings.

 
Out of 14 faculties of the University of Novi Sad, 9 are seated in Novi Sad. Seven of them operate in modern buildings built on the University Campus: the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Technology, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Technical Sciences, the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education. The Faculty of Medicine is located on the grounds of the Clinical Center, while the Academy of Arts is housed partially in the immediate city center and partially in the Petrovaradin Fortress.

Four faculties are situated elsewhere: The Faculties of Economics, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Teachers' Training Faculty in Hungarian are in Subotica, the "Mihajlo Pupin" Technical
Faculty is in Zrenjanin, and the Faculty of Education is in Sombor.

Organization and Management of the University
Apart from faculties, which are legal entities, the University also comprises higher education units without the capacity of being a legal entity – Teachers’ Training Faculty in Hungarian in Subotica as well as the Association of University Centres for Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies and Developmental Research – ACIMSI.

Organizational units within the University without the status of a legal entity are the following:
1) University Rectorate;
2) Central Library;
3) Centre for Information Technologies – CIT – UNS;
4) Quality Centre;
5) Centre for Student Activities;
6) University Secretariat.

The University administrative bodies are: the Rector and the University Council. The professional University body is  the Senate with its auxiliary expert organs: The Expert Councils for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies and commissions and boards for specific questions concerning educational and scientific activity.

The Rector convenes the Collegium of the University, a consulting body for surveying questions and making policy decisions within the range of the Rector's responsibility, and for developing mutual cooperation and coordination among the faculties. The Collegium consists of the Rector, Vice-Rectors, Secretary General and the Deans of all of the faculties comprising the University.

Expert positions at the University are filled by officers employed in  the Expert Offices.

The University Council appoints permanent boards for special issues under its authority, as well as auxiliary expert and advisory bodies.

The University Council appoints permanent boards such as:

1) Strategic Development Board
2) University Campus Maintenance and Development Board
3) Statutory Board
4) Financial Board
5) Board of Entrepreneurial Activities Control and Improvement
6) Capital Investment Board

Senate is the highest expert body of the University.

In the decision-making process regarding the issues of quality assurance, study programmes revision, study efficiency analysis and ECTS credits allocation, there are 5 student representatives appointed by the University Student Parliament who participate in the work of the Senate.

Auxiliary bodies of the Senate are the following:

1) Board for Harmonization of Standards in the field of Education and Development of ECTS Credit System
2) Board for Integrated Scientific Work and International Cooperation
3) Board for Quality Assurance and Internal Evaluation
4) Board for Establishing Equality in Teaching Process
5) Board for Ethical Issues
6) expert councils.

The Senate comprises 5 expert councils, taking into account that all scientific fields are involved within the following expert councils:

1) Expert Council for Natural Sciences and Mathematics
2) Expert Council for Social Sciences and Humanities
3) Expert Council for Medical Sciences
4) Expert Council for Technical and Technological Sciences
5) Expert Council for Arts

University Student Parliament is a body through which students exercise their rights and protect their interests at the University.

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Professors, Teaching Associates and Researchers

Teaching at the University and at  the faculties is entrusted to professors  and teaching associates who hold academic titles prescribed by law. Scientific and artistic activities are taught by researchers and art associatesholding corresponding titles prescribed by law. The University monitors  the advancement of its professorial staff and takes measures for their further advancement. It participates in the procedure for awarding doctorate degrees at the faculties and take measures for improving the financial status of professors, teaching associates and researchers. The University confers doctorates in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary fields, and honorary doctorates. The Rector of the University officially confers the doctorate degree on candidates who have acquired their doctorates at the University and its faculties.

The University devotes special attention to young lectures and researchers. To create the best possible conditions for their work and development, the University provides temporary housing for about 150 young lecturers and scientists, together with their families, in two halls of residence built specifically for them.

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