Novi Sad was proclaimed as the European Youth Capital for 2019 at the ceremony held in Varna on 16th November 2016. The European Youth Capital title will facilitate the implementation of multi-faceted cultural, social and other youth-related programmes, the development of a youth policy, as well as the application of innovative ideas and projects, encouraging young people to actively participate in the society.
International students from the European Union countries are studying at the University of Novi Sad during the winter semester of 2016/2017 through Erasmus+ and Erasmus Mundus mobility programmes. They are spending one or two semesters at one of the Faculties of the University of Novi Sad, and will afterwards return to their home universities which will recognize their credits earned during their mobilities. In addition to international students supported by the European Commission funds, mobilities are also realized at the University of Novi Sad by means of the CEEPUS and Campus Europae programmes as well as bilateral agreements at the faculty level.
The Tempus project SIPUS, coordinated by the University of Novi Sad from December 2013 until December 2016, organises the final Consortium Meeting of its partner institutions at the University of Pécs, Hungary, on 7- 8 November 2016.
The Rector’s wine of the University of Novi Sad was proclaimed the best in the category of red wines at the International University Wine Competition, held on 19th and 20th September at the University of Maribor, in the respective city in Slovenia with a long-established wine tradition, which is also widely known for the oldest grapevine in the world growing on its bank of the Drava River.
The eminent Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokio, Hiroya Fujisaki, held a lecture entitled Physiology, Physics and Mathematics in the Process of Fundamental Frequency Contour Generation at the amphitheatre of the Rectorate of the University of Novi Sad on 30th September 2016.
Assistant Professor Jelena Molnar Lazić, PhD, from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Novi Sad is the laureate of the Danubius Young Scientist Award, as a representative of the Republic of Serbia.
Competing with 24,000 Higher Education Institutions worldwide, the University of Novi Sad was ranked 886 in the latest edition of the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities in July 2016, thereby finding itself in the company of the top one thousand prestigious universities in the world based on their visibility, web presence, openness, and excellence.
Honouring the students who won the first place in the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition in the Hague, the University of Novi Sad organized a formal reception for the winning team. The reception was held on 3rd June at 10 a.m. in the hall of the Central University Building, and the winning team was welcomed by Rector of the University of Novi Sad, Professor Dušan Nikolić, PhD. In addition to Rector of the University of Novi Sad, Professor Dušan Nikolić, PhD, the attendees were also addressed by: Assistant Professor Bojan Tubić, PhD, one of the winning team’s mentors, Teaching Assistant Stefan Samardžić, the team coach, as well as by the student Stefan Radojčić.
Architecture and engineering portal Gradnja.rs, organized the selection of the most beautiful buildings in Novi Sad built in the last 25 years. After a month of voting and 19,707 points the citizens have decided that the most beautiful building in Novi Sad is the Rectorate Building (Dr Zoran Đinđić 1), which was carried out by project architects: Darko Reba, Igor Maraš, Atanacković Jelena, Milica Kostreš, Marko Todorov and Marija Dorić.