Singidunum University

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Singidunum University
Универзитет Сингидунум
Univerzitet Singidunum
Singidunum University logo.svg
Established 2005
Type Private
Rector prof. Milovan Stanišić, PhD
Students 10 000
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Website www.singidunum.ac.rs

Singidunum University (Serbian: Универзитет Сингидунум / Univerzitet Singidunum) is a private university in Belgrade, Serbia. The first of the faculties, the integral part of the university, was founded in 1999,[1] while the university itself was established in 2005[1] following the decision issued by the Council for University Education Development of the Republic of Serbia.[2] Singidunum University offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programmes in the fields of social sciences, formal sciences and applied sciences.[3]

Singidunum University is established in accordance with the Bologna Process education model by means of implementing the European Credit Transfer System (ETCS). Also, the appropriate curricula and degree structure have been created on the bases of both, well-known models of European faculties and colleges, and the best practices of Serbian national faculties.

Study programs[edit]

Singidunum University has been accredited by the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance of the Republic of Serbia for the following study programmes:

Undergraduate studies:

  • Business Economics
  • Marketing and Trade
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Informatics and Computer Science
  • Engineering Management
  • Electrical and Computing Engineering

Master studies:

  • Business Economics
  • Marketing and Trade
  • Business Systems in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Contemporary IT
  • Engineering Management
  • Electrical and Computing Engineering

PhD studies:

  • Finance and Banking
  • Tourism Management
  • Advanced Sequrity Systems
  • Engineering Systems in Management
  • Electrical and Computing Engineering

Full-time studies[edit]

  • Three- or four-year undergraduate studies: Bachelor’s degree
  • One- or two-year graduate studies: Master’s degree
  • Three-year postgraduate studies: PhD degree

Distance learning system (DLS) studies[edit]

  • Four-year undergraduate studies: Bachelor’s degree

At Singidunum University, DLS studies are organized in DLS centres in cities of Novi Sad, Nis and Subotica

Faculties and departments[edit]

Faculties in the integrated school[edit]

  • Faculty of Business – Department of Business Economics
  • Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management - Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Faculty of Informatics and Computing - Department of Informatics and Computing
  • Faculty of Technical Sciences - Department of Technical Sciences

Member faculties[edit]

The Singidunum University Institute was founded as part of the integrated university, with the purpose of carrying out scientific and research work, taking part in Tempus and similar programmes, etc.[4]

Joint studies with Lincoln University[edit]

Singidunum University and Lincoln University, California, USA, have had a well-established cooperation for over five years, successfully organizing joint undergraduate and postgraduate studies in English language in Belgrade. Upon the completion of the programmes, students are awarded Lincoln University degrees — Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Master of Business Administration (MBA) in their respective fields.

University management[edit]

Professor Milovan Stanišić, PhD Rector
Professor Emeritus Slobodan Unković, PhD Director of the Department of Postgraduate Studies and International Cooperation
Professor Mladen Veinović, PhD Vice-Rector
Professor Danijel Cvjetićanin, PhD Faculty of Business, Department of Business Economics(DPE)
Professor Krunoslav Čačić, PhD Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management (DTHM)
Professor Dragan Cvetković, PhD Faculty of Informatics and Computing, Department of Informatics and Computing (DIR)
Professor Miroslav Lutovac, PhD Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Technical Sciences (DT)
Professor Olivera Nikolić, PhD Faculty of Business in Valjevo (PFV)
Professor Ana Trbović, PhD Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration (FEFA)
Professor Nada Popović Perišić, PhD Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK)
Professor Gordana Dražić, PhD Faculty of Applied Ecology (FUTURA)
Professor Milan Milosavljević, PhD Department of Foreign Studies

All activities at the University are regulated by means of the internal governing bodies: the University Council, Senate, and Collegium.[5]

Student life[edit]

There are about 10,000 students at the university. The university has 12.000 m2 of good-quality premises, equipped with state-of-the-art information technology and Internet infrastructure, audio-visual and other facilities required for successful teaching: 10 lecture theatres, 20 lecture rooms, 5 computer and Internet centres, foreign languages centre, library, staff consultation rooms, bank, students’ cafe and other facilities.[6]

  • Student Service Centre is a central info center for the current and future students, providing them with all needed information regarding the study process, admission and all other activities taking place at the University.
  • Career Centre is established with the aim of providing the students the assistance through individual and group cancelling programmes to develop skills for effective and efficient job search.

Students take active part in the university activities by means of Student Parliament and Student Vice-Rector.[5]

Publishing activities[edit]

Singidunum University has a well-established publishing sector, issuing course books and textbooks for all scientific disciplines that are part of the curricula of the study programmes.

Apart from that, the university publishes Singidunum Scientific Journal of Applied Sciences, a journal of theory and practice presenting new work in the fields of finance, economics, management, informatics and computing, tourism and hospitality management, etc.

Certificates[6][edit]

Through the cooperation with many well known institutions, the university offers possibility of obtaining internationally recognized certificates:

The following language certificates can be obtained at the university’s Language Centre:

  • ESOL certificates in cooperation with the British Council
  • DELE certificates in cooperation with the Institute Cervantes
  • PLIDA certificates in cooperation with the Dante Alighieri Society

International cooperation[edit]

The following are some of the educational institutions and universities from Europe and the USA that Singidunum University has established cooperation with:

  • Lincoln University, USA
  • University of Cambridge, Great Britain
  • Huron University, Great Britain
  • Bocconi University, Italy
  • Ca’ Foscari University, Italy
  • Bologna University, Italy
  • University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Corvinus University, Hungary
  • University of Primorska, Slovenia
  • Sinergija University, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • The Mediterranean University, Montenegro

Other[edit]

Singidunum University is

  • Member of the Conference of the Universities of Serbia (KONUS)
  • Associated member of World Tourism Organization UNWTO

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.eng.singidunum.ac.rs/index.php?PAGE=2
  2. ^ Decision No. 612-00-663/2004-04, The Council for University Education Development of the Republic of Serbia
  3. ^ In accordance with the permit No. 612-00-2065/2008-12 issued by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia
  4. ^ Activities of the Institute are defined by the University Statute
  5. ^ a b As per the University Statute
  6. ^ a b Official data published on Singidunum University website

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