Welcome to Serbian ESUO Web page!
The European Synchrotron and FEL user organisation (ESUO) represents about 30.000 users of the European synchrotrons and FEL light sources.
At present 30 European countries (including Turkey and Israel) are ESUO members and are represented by delegates. The general missions of ESUO are to coordinate the synchrotron and FEL radiation user activities in Europe and to provide support to the users in order to get access to synchrotron and FEL beamlines in Europe.
ESUO-Serbia has been established in 2018 as a section of Optical Society of Serbia (OSS). OSS is voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit, professional organization established in 2011 to foster research in optics, photonics and related disciplines. Having a growing community in Serbia whose research has been linked to large facilities such as synchrotrons and FELs, triggered a need to set up the ESO-Serbia section and to incorporate into European Research Area.
Serbian ESUO community
Education and research in Serbia are regulated by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development
There are 17 universities in Serbia (eight public universities and nine private universities with a total number of 116 accredited faculties). The scientific work is also organized within 83 research institutes among which are 15 centers of excellence. The total number of students attending the public and private universities as well as faculties of vocational studies exceeds 200,000.
Public universities in Serbia are: the University of Belgrade (the oldest one, founded in 1808, and largest university with approximately 80,000 undergraduates and graduates), University of Novi Sad (1960; 45,000), University of Niš (1965; 27,000), University of Kragujevac (1976; 14,000), University of Priština – Kosovska Mitrovica, Public University of Novi Pazar. Largest private universities include Megatrend University and Singidunum University, both in Belgrade, and Educons University in Novi Sad. University of Belgrade is placed in 301–400 bracket on 2014 Shanghai Ranking of World Universities with the disciplines of physics and mathematics in 151-200 place
In science collaboration Serbia is included in Joint Research Centre-JRC; European co-operation in the field of scientific and technical research – COST; EUREKA; Framework Programmes – from FP5 to Horizon 2020; Central European Initiative – CEI; Research Infrastructure CERIC-ERIC. It maintains bilateral scientific and exchange collaboration with several European countries.
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