The high-level delegation of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) visited the University of Novi Sad on March 28, 2018 and it included Ms. Charlotte L. Warakaulle, Director for International Relations at CERN, Professor Eckhard Elsen, Director for Research and Computing at CERN, Professor Peter Levai, a delegate to the CERN Council for Hungary and Director-General of the Wigner Institute, Professor Emmanuel Tsesmelis, Head of Associate Member and Non-Member State Relations, and Mr. Andrzej Charkiewicz, Resources Manager of CMS. The gathering was also attended by Dr. Saša Lazović, Assistant Minister for Technological Development, Technology Transfer and Innovation System at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, and members of the Committee of the Republic of Serbia for relations with CERN: Prof. Dr. Petar Adžić, Dr. Aleksandar Bogojević, Prof. Dr. Đorđe Šijački and Dr. Aleksandar Belić, as well as Industrial Liaison Officer for CERN Mr. Đorđe Vuković.
The guests were received at the Rectorate of the University of Novi Sad by Rector Prof. Dr. Dušan Nikolić together with Vice-Rectors Prof. Dr. Saša Orlović, Prof. Dr. Snežana Smederevac, and Prof. Dr. Biljana Abramović. The meeting was also attended by Prof. Dr. Milica Pavkov Hrvojević, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Prof. Dr. Dragan Šešlija, Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Technical Sciences.
The high-level delegation of CERN has made a longer visit to Serbia in order to ascertain whether our country meets the requirements for a full membership in this organization. The delegation entitled CERN Task Force, following the instructions by the Council and Director-General of CERN, is analyzing the participation of our country to date in this largest scientific organization in Europe and will give recommendations for a full membership. In addition, cooperation with the University of Novi Sad was discussed at the meeting held at the Rectorate of the University of Novi Sad.
The CERN delegation subsequently visited the Faculty of Sciences, the Faculty of Technical Sciences and the company RT-RK.