The tenth International Festival of Science and Education was held on May 12 and 13, 2018 on the central campus of the University of Novi Sad. This year’s festival was dedicated to the 240th anniversary of the establishment of Norma – the School for the Education of Serbian Teachers, founded in 1778 in Sombor, which is considered as one of the most significant predecessors of the present-day University of Novi Sad.
After two successful meetings, 4th Meeting of Higher Education Institutions Consortium and 5th China-CEEC Education Policy Dialogue, which were held in September 2017 in Novi Sad, Serbia, this year the 6th China-CEEC Education Policy Dialogue of the Ministers of Education and the 5th meeting of China-CEEC Higher Education Institutions Consortium will be held on 28-29 May 2018 in Shenzhen, China. The Consortium meeting will be dedicated to the cooperation and joint capacity building activities in the field of higher education, science and innovation.
The delegation from the state of Germany Baden-Württemberg visited the University of Novi Sad on April 17, 2018. The delegation which included representatives of the state and prestigious higher education, scientific and art institutions was led by Minister President of Baden-Württemberg Mr. Winfried Kretschmann.
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.
Inter-regional Conference on Migrations was held in the Rectorate of the University of Novi Sad on February 22, 2018. The conference was organized by the Center for Strategic and Advanced Studies of the University of Novi Sad and it was dedicated to the topic of migrations from the point of view of two regions, the Adriatic-Ionian and the Balkan region, as well as to the improvement of the cooperation among the University of Novi Sad, the University of Trieste and the University of Bologna in this field.
A follow-up meeting was held at the Rectorate of the University of Novi Sad on December 27, 2017 on improving the study conditions and employability of students with disabilities at the University of Novi Sad. The keynote speeches were delivered at the gathering by: Prof. Dr. Biljana Abramović, Vice-Rector for Education at the University of Novi Sad, Prof. Dr. Pavle Milenković, Coordinator of the Erasmus+ project Trans2Work at the University, Prof. Dr. Jasmina Klemenović, Coordinator of the Center for Student Support at the Faculty of Philosophy, and Stefan Savić, Mentor for Students with Disabilities.
The New Year's concert of the University of Novi Sad was held on 27 December 2017 in the Amphitheatre of the Rectorate. The concert was performed by the Novi Sad String Quartet, made of: Prof. Zoran Krajišnik, Petar Popović, Luka Jezdić and Stavan Jović.