University of Novi Sad

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University of Novi Sad
Универзитет у Новом Саду
Univerzitet u Novom Sadu
University of Novi Sad
Latin: Universitas Studiorum Neoplantensis
Established 1960
Type State
Rector Dušan Nikolić, Ph.D.
Academic staff
Students 50.358
Location Novi Sad, Serbia
Campus University campus

The University of Novi Sad (Serbian: Универзитет у Новом Саду / Univerzitet u Novom Sadu) is a university located in Novi Sad, the capital of the Serbian province of Vojvodina and the second largest city in Serbia.

The University of Novi Sad is the second largest among six state universities in Serbia, behind the University of Belgrade. Having invested considerable efforts in intensifying international cooperation and participating in the process of university reforms in Europe, the University of Novi Sad has come to be recognized as a reform-oriented university in the region and on the map of universities in Europe.


Novi Sad and Vojvodina have always been major centers of culture and education in Serbia. Although the contemporary University of Novi Sad was established in 1960 with its modern campus, Novi Sad and the whole region have a record of education starting from the 11th century with religious seminaries.


The University campus is located in the downtown district. Covering an area of 256,807 m², it is situated on the left bank of the Danube river near Novi Sad's city centre and Liman I neighborhood. In addition to the administrative building, the university campus includes the faculties, the Student Cultural Centre, two student dormitories with a cafeteria, an apartment hotel for temporary accommodation of teaching fellows and research assistants, the Student Health Centre, and the Centre for Physical Education.


The administrative bodies are the Rector and the University Council. The professional University body is the Senate and its subordinated Councils. The University is composed of 14 faculties located in the four cities of Vojvodina: Novi Sad, Subotica, Zrenjanin, and Sombor. The University comprises the following faculties in order of their founding:

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One of student dormitories , Nikola Tesla


Student life


About 58% of students at undergraduate studies are women, with 1,200 at postgraduate master’s and specialist studies and 2,374 attained doctoral degrees (32% women).[citation needed]

Noted alumni

Well-known University of Novi Sad alumni include the governor of the National Bank of Serbia Jorgovanka Tabaković, Serbian Minister of Industry Predrag Bubalo, Serbian Minister of Agriculture Saša Dragin, Serbian Diaspora Minister Vojislav Vukčević, Serbian Minister of Education Slobodan Vuksanović, President of the Government of Vojvodina Bojan Pajtić, President of the Assembly of Vojvodina Nenad Čanak, President of Republika Srpska Milan Jelić, Mayor of Novi Sad Maja Gojković, Serbian Ambassador to Israel Mile Isakov, and Hungarian politicians in Serbia Attila Juhász and István Pásztor.

Among the best-known musicians are pianists Rita Kinka, Mladen Čolić and Ratimir Martinović, flutist Sanja Stijačić, and composer Mitar Subotić. Writers include Serbian poets and novelists Dragomir Dujmov, Mihajlo Kažić and Jovan Zivlak, American Slavist Wayles Browne, Bulgarian linguist Lyubomir Miletich, Croatian-American writer Josip Novakovich, as well as Serbian-Canadian mathematician and computer scientist Ivan Stojmenovic.

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