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The University of Novi Sad, 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, characterized by providing nearly all fields of science and higher education. The University of Novi Sad offers around 400 accredited study programs at the Bachelor, Master, Specialist, and Doctoral studies at its Faculties and 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 continuous modernization of the educational offer.
The University of Novi Sad has a well-developed research infrastructure and great potential for innovation. The Central Library and the Faculty and Institute libraries offer a rich array of publications covering all relevant scientific areas and enabling access to extensive electronic databases. Resulting from a special agreement on cooperation, researchers, professors, and students have access to the Matica Srpska Library, the oldest Serbian scientific and cultural institution, founded in 1826, which offers more than three million publications. The University encompasses around 250 laboratories. Of particular significance to the strengthening of innovativeness is the Technology Park of the University of Novi Sad. With the Faculty of Technical Sciences' support, 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 received numerous international and national awards for the best technological innovations.
There are several accredited centers 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 most significant potential in biotechnologies. Its project ANTARES was best ranked in Europe in 2016 within the program Horizon 2020. Students of the University of Novi Sad achieve impressive results in several fields. The teams of the Faculty of Law have been among the best in Europe for decades. In 2009, they won first place in the moot court competition, organized by the University of Leiden (The Netherlands) at the International Court of Justice in the Hague. They have accomplished similar success, on a global scale, in 2016. The students from the Faculty of Technical Sciences, which continue the tradition of the famous Yugoslav school of robotics, have also been among the best in Europe. They won the 2nd and third places in Paris in 2016 at the contest organized by EUROBOT. The students of the Academy of Arts and the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education acquire numerous awards at national and international competitions.
The University of Novi Sad connects people, space, and time. Its Faculties and Institutes are situated in four historic cities of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, in the north of the Republic of Serbia. The seat of the University is in Novi Sad, in the central campus situated on the bank of the river Danube, in the vicinity of the famous Petrovaradin Fortress, built in the 18th century, and the old city center. The following units are also situated at the same location: Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Faculty of Technology, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, Scientific Institute of Food Technologies, and the Department of the Faculty of Economics, whose headquarters is in Subotica. The Faculty of Medicine, Academy of Arts, and the Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment are located in other parts of the city for practical purposes. The Faculty of Economics, the Faculty of Civil Engineering, and the Teachers' Training Faculty in the Hungarian Language are situated in Subotica. Sombor is the Faculty of Education seat, and Zrenjanin is the Technical Faculty seat "Mihajlo Pupin." All these institutions are accredited.
Since 2016, the University of Novi Sad has been the headquarters of the Alliance of State Universities of the Republic of Serbia, which comprises all universities founded by the State, as well as the seat of the Doctoral School of Mathematics, which connects, on the national level, leading mathematicians from several universities in the Republic of Serbia. The Center for Strategic holds an essential role in creating the future of the University of Novi Sad and Advanced Studies, established in 2016. Students of the University of Novi Sad have at their disposal specialized services that provide healthcare, accommodation, and food. The Institute provides medical services for Student Healthcare, comprising units for specialist medical care, counseling, and laboratory diagnostics. The Student Center provides accommodation and food. The level of services that are provided is following the standards adopted in developed European countries.

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