The organisation and implementation of mobility programmes in which the University of Novi Sad participates, is a coordinated work and responsibility of the central International Relations Office, the international offices and officers at the faculty level, the nominated administrative and academic coordinators for Erasmus+, and the ESN buddy network.
The division of tasks and responsibilities of coordination with regards to academic mobility at UNS is done in the following way:
International Relations Office at central level: Main coordination of all activities related to mobility programmes. International Relations Officers at faculty level / Administrative coordinators: Coordination of administrative tasks assigned to a particular faculty, assistance with enrolment, support with faculty-related mobility documents and issues. Academic coordinators: Academic decision-making with regards to mobility; assistance with learning agreements, academic advice, academic recognition. Buddy network (ESN): Working with the central IRO in providing practical help with accommodation, visa, and other related issues to incoming students and in the promotion of mobility programmes.
IRO central office, with IRO officers at faculty level:
Implementation of the University Internationalisation Strategy in accordance with the internal University rules, regulations and procedures.
Development and management of institutional partnerships and collaborations.
Preparation of Inter-institutional and other bilateral agreements for the approval of academic decision-makers and UNS leadership.
Development and management of opportunities for student and staff mobility.
Promotion of student and staff mobility to and from foreign institutions (events such as Info days for local students and Welcome days for foreign students)
Advising of local and international students on documentation necessary to apply for available grants and calls.
Preparation of Erasmus+ calls and communication with foreign partners.
Academic (ECTS) Coordinator – a person nominated to the University, and authorised by the faculty, to sign documents on mobility, conduct proceedings with regards to academic recognition of mobility periods in accordance with the Regulations on Student Mobility and Academic Recognition of Mobility Periods. The relevant coordinators are selected by each faculty/department in order to support the programme through academically-related activities.
ESN - Buddy Network Novi Sad has been an official member since 2007, but was re-established as a section in 2012 and began working actively on a local, national and international level. The ESN supports activities for outgoing and incoming students in the following way:
Promoting student mobility
Helping students find suitable programs for studying abroad
Organizing educational events which prepare students to apply for student exchange programs
Connecting students with other outgoing students as well as with ESN sections of the countries they are planning to study in
Raising socio-cultural awareness
Teaching students to function in an intercultural environment
Organizing social events which allow them to connect with foreign students
Helping local students who have completed their mobility to reintegrate upon their return to Novi Sad
Promoting the city of Novi Sad on an international level
Encouraging foreign students to choose Novi Sad as their Erasmus+ destination
Helping foreign exchange students find suitable programs for their exchange
Helping foreign exchange students find suitable accommodation in Novi Sad
Preparing foreign students for life and studying in Novi Sad
Helping foreign students integrate into Serbian society
Raising socio-cultural awareness
Organizing educational events that foreign students can benefit from
Organizing social events which present foreign students with the opportunity to meet one another as well as Serbian students