A one-day online scientific conference Panel Session on Resilient City and Smart Development, organized by the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture – BUCEA and the University of Mostar (SUM), was held under the 5th China-CEEC Capital Mayors Forum & the 5th BRAUIC Conference on November 19, 2021. The conference was organized under the auspices of the Belt and Road Architectural University International Consortium (BRAUIC), in which the University of Novi Sad actively participates, and which brings together a large number of universities from the People's Republic of China, Europe and Asia.
The University of Novi Sad is one of the founding institutions of the newly formed Alliance of Universities of Artistic Education (UNIART), which brought together representatives of universities from the region, wider Europe and the People's Republic of China who have art education in their education systems.
Students who are planning their Erasmus+ mobility at the University of Novi Sad (UNS) from 2021/2022, are invited to start using the the Online Learning Agreement (OLA) platform (https://learning-agreement.eu/) and get in touch through the ErasmusDashboard system with the relevant academic coordinators at UNS.
The University of Novi Sad has been ranked among the best universities in the world on the recently published Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022 by subject. The new THE rankings by different subjects for 2022 were published in September 2021 for four subject areas so far. According to the newly published results, the University of Novi Sad has been ranked in the field of Phycology for the first time, with the rank 501+, as the only university from the Republic of Serbia to be ranked in this scientific field. Beside Phycology, UNS has been ranked in other three subject areas for the upcoming year as well, where it has maintained last year rankings: Clinical & Health (601+), Life sciences (801+) and Physical sciences (801 – 1000).
The inauguration ceremony of the new Honorary Doctor of the University of Novi Sad Prof. Dr. Miklos Kasler, Minister of Human Resources of Hungary and the former director of the Hungarian National Institute of Oncology, was held at the University Rectorate, on June 28th 2021. The event served as an opening ceremony for the official celebration of the University Day that was organized later the same day.
Thanks to the initiative of the University of Novi Sad students, who are active members of the AEGEE Novi Sad Branch, the city of Novi Sad will be the host of the news General Assembly – Agora of this youth organization that will be organized in spring 2022. It is the largest and the most significant event of this organization that will gather over 800 young people from all parts of Europe in Novi Sad in 2022.
At the 22nd session, held May 14, 2021, the Council of the University of Novi Sad elected Prof. Dr. Dejan Madić, full professor at the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education, as the new rector of the University of Novi Sad. Professor Madić will take office on October 1, 2021, serving for the three-year mandate until September 30th, 2024. The newly elected rector has been a member of the current University leadership, serving as the Vice-Rector for International Affairs.
The European Commission has announced the new Erasmus+ General Call for Proposals for 2021. The status of the Republic of Serbia as a program country will continue under the new program, which means that institutions and organizations will have the opportunity to fully participate in all parts of the Erasmus+ program as coordinators or partners.
The University of Novi Sad has been granted one more Horizon 2020 project, entitled “Embedding RRI in Western Balkan Countries: Enhancement of Self-Sustaining R&I Ecosystems”, with acronym WBC-RRI.NET (no. 101006279). The WBC-RRI.NET project aims to further boost Research and Innovation (R&I) in the Western Balkan countries (WBCs) by adopting a sustainable development framework based on Responsible Research and Innovation principles (RRI) at the local level.
In the latest procedure for awarding the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, the European Commission made a decision that the University of Novi Sad will be awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027 quality certificate (ECHE), based on the positive evaluation of the application that was submitted earlier this year. Thus, the University gained the right to participate in further funding provided by the European Union through various programmes in the field of higher education.
With the aim to intensify and enrich the quality of educational and scientific cooperation between the University of Novi Sad and the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA), the two universities organized an online signing ceremony of the bilateral Agreement on Cooperation on December 16, 2020.