Professor Dejan Madić, PhD, full professor at the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education
Scientific field of research: Basic scientific disciplines in sport and physical education.
Dejan Madić, PhD is oriented towards the study and analysis of physical activity (physical exercise) and its influence on man (morphological characteristics, motor skills, cognitive abilities, conative characteristics, sociological characteristics and functional abilities), with particular emphasis on the development of children and youth, as well as improvement of the quality of life of adults and the elderly. The nature of this work focuses on the pedagogical process of transferring knowledge, highlighting these areas to the wider population of children, youth and professionals in sports and physical education.
Professional career at the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education of the University of Novi Sad:
Assistant Trainee (1991-1995); Assistant (1995-2000); Assistant Professor (2000-2005), Associate Professor (2006-2011); Full Professor (since 2011).
He teaches the following subjects at the doctoral study level at the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education: Physical exercise sciences and Kinanthropological analysis of sports activities; at the level of master graduate academic studies: Kinanthropological analysis of sports; at the level of undergraduate academic studies: Development gymnastics, School gymnastics, and Theory and methodology of sports gymnastics.
Specialisation and study visits abroad: National Gymnasium Centre Rakovski, Sofia (Bulgaria), 15 days, in 2002; University of Physical Education and Sports, Beijing (China), 20 days, in 1999; Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, Athens (Greece), 7 days, in 2015; Foro Italico University (Rome), 7 days, in 2015.
Management and organisational activities at the Faculty, University, national and international organisations and bodies: Member of the Senate of the University of Novi Sad, Member of the Committee for Quality and Internal Evaluation of the University of Novi Sad, Member of the Council of the University of Novi Sad, Member of the Expert Council of the ACIMSI University in Novi Sad, Head of the Commission for Accreditation of the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education in Novi Sad, Vice-Dean of Academic Affairs at the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education in Novi Sad, Dean of the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education in Novi Sad,
He is a member of the European Non-Governmental Sports Organization (ENGSO, Working Group for Child and Youth Sport, an organisation that is an official sports advisor in the Council of Europe), the Olympic Committee of Serbia (Programme Commission, the Olympic Values Committee), the Anthropological Society of Yugoslavia and Serbia, Society of Teachers of Physical Education of Novi Sad, Vojvodina and Serbia.
He was engaged as a consultant for education reform (segment for physical education) in the Ministry of Education of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, a member of the Working Group for drafting the Law on Sports of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, the Coordinator for School Sports of the Commission for Development of Strategy for the Development of Sport in Vojvodina of the Secretariat for Sports and Youth of AP Vojvodina.
Dr Dejan Madić has led or been involved in the following scientific projects:
Domestic projects: Experimental model for training educators to monitor motor skills and physical growth and development of children and youth (Provincial Secretariat for Sports and Youth, Project Number: 116-451-01392 / 2008/01); Possibilities for improving the intellectual, motor and cardio-respiratory abilities of children through kinesiological activities (Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, Project Number: 179011); Inclusive teaching of physical education within schools in Vojvodina: challenges and perspectives (Provincial Secretariat for Science and Technological Development, Project Number: 114-451-2441/2011); Active schools (Provincial Secretariat for Sports and Youth, Project Number: 116-401-914/2014).
European projects: Project manager of IPA Cross Border Programme Serbia – Bosnia and Herzegovina Project Improving testing abilities on postural and spinal column status – SpineLab (2013-2014), www.ipaspinelab.com (Project Number: ЕU-IPA 2013/323-164; 2013 – 2016); Researcher and expert in the Tempus project Sport professions: Education, Development, Employment in the Balkan Region – SPEED, http://tempus-speed.eu/ (Project Number: 544362 - TEMPUS - 1 - 2013 - 1 - IT - TEMPUS JPCR.2015-2016); Erasmus + KA1 projects: “Aurel Vlaicu” - University of Arad, Romania; Foro Italico University of Rome, Rome, Italy; University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia; West University of Timisoara, Romania; Erasmus + KA2 projects: Competencies in Sport – Action against violence and exclusion – SAVE, Partner (Coordinator University Lithuania); Establishing Doctoral Studies in Sport Education and Pedagogy using QA instruments – EDSSE, Partner (Coordinator: University Lithuania); Interreg Programme: Sm@rt - Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Higher Education – ADRION, Partner; an application for the Horizon 2020 project is currently being coordinated by the Faculty of Sports from Portugal (Sandra Pais).
Professor Dejan Madić published more than 200 scientific articles in international and national journals and conference proceedings. He is a reviewer in the international journal Acta Peadiatrica, Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, International Journal Archive of sport and exercise disease and Journal of the Anthropological Society of Serbia.
He is the current member of the Basic Scientific Committee for Sociology, Psychology, Pedagogy and Philosophy at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development
Professional career in sports:
As an athlete, Dejan Madić was a member of the Yugoslav national team (SFRJ), champion of Yugoslavia, a winner of the Yugoslav Cup with GC “Vojvodina” of Novi Sad and a winner of two bronze medals at Balkan championships.
As a sports pedagogue and a trainer of female juniors and seniors, Dejan Madić won seven senior state champion titles, numerous junior, cadet and pioneer national champion titles, and a third place on the balance beam at the Balkan Championship as well. Furthermore, he participated with his gymnasts at the European Championships in Birmingham, 1996; Paris, 2000; Patras, 2002; Amsterdam, 2004; and at the World Championships Tianjin, 1999, and Los Angeles, 2003. He was awarded with the prize Jovan Mikić Spartak, the highest recognition in the field of sports in Vojvodina, the May Award of the Sport Association of Serbia in Novi Sad, the Plaque of the Gymnastics Federation of Yugoslavia for the best sports pedagogue and trainer of female juniors and seniors from 1995 to 2007 by the Gymnastics Association of Serbia.
Prof. Dr. Dejan Madić is married to Erika and he is a father of four boys.