With more than 50,000 students and 5,000 employees, is one of the largest educational and research centers in Central Europe. It belongs to the group of comprehensive universities, which are characterized by providing nearly all fields of science and higher education.
The University of Novi Sad offers around 400 accredited study programs at the level of Bachelor, Master, Specialist and Doctoral studies, carried out at its Faculties and within its Centers for Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies. The study programs are modern and up-to-date with the latest developments in science and research. Along with the Faculties and Centers, two Scientific Institutes have a significant role in creating a solid scientific base for the process of continuous modernization of the educational offer.
The University of Novi Sad has a well-developed research infrastructure and great potential for innovation. The University encompasses around 250 laboratories. Of special significance to the strengthening of innovativeness is the Technology Park of the University of Novi Sad. With the support of the Faculty of Technical Sciences, around 140 start-up and spin-off companies have been founded, mainly in the IT sector, employing young engineers who graduated from the University of Novi Sad. Some of these companies implement projects for large international corporations and have contributed to Novi Sad becoming recognized internationally as a “Software Valley”. Project teams and prominent researchers from the University of Novi Sad have been the recipients of numerous international and national awards for best technical innovations.
There are several accredited center of excellence at the University of Novi Sad. The BioSense Institute, formed within the Faculty of Technical Sciences, was proclaimed by the European Union as one of the thirty research institutions in Europe with the greatest potential in the field of biotechnologies. Its project ANTARES was best ranked in Europe in 2016 within the program Horizon 2020.
The Faculty of Technical Sciences was established in Novi Sad, in May, 1960. It consists of 13 departments, 10 administrative services and 31 research centers. With over 14.000 students and 1.250 employees, covering the area of over 33. 000 m2 divided into 8 buildings, the Faculty ranks among the largest and most developed faculties in the region.
Rapid response in generating new technologies and the need to renovate the existing ones as well as the intensive growth of the economy and the social sector, demand the corresponding development of research work, research-oriented faculty and the effective centers for transforming the knowledge into purposeful technologies. This presumes:
- Intensive development of knowledge
- High quality of the educational process
- Flexible curricula
- New, functional relationship faculty – enterprise.
Consequently, the activities of the Faculty of Technical Sciences have been divided in the following manner:
- Research and development
- Applied research (cooperation with industry)
As a result of continuous successful performance in all activities, the Faculty of Technical Sciences has been issued the certificates EN ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2009 and OHSAS 18001:2007 and is accredited as a research and scientific institution, which confirms the high quality of its work.
Finally, when it comes to cooperation with the industry, very supportive entrepreneurial environment at the Faculty, highly skilled employees, transfer and commercialization of knowledge at the Faculty resulted in creation of more than 140 SMEs with annual turnover of over 100 million Euros. In addition to this, there are more than 300 cooperation agreements signed not only with companies from Serbia and the region, but also with leading international firms such as SIEMENS, TOSHIBA, FESTO and others.