Singidunum University

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Singidunum University
Универзитет Сингидунум
Univerzitet Singidunum
Singidunum University logo.svg
Motto Knowledge is valuable, join the best.
Type Private
Established 17 January 2005; 12 years ago (2005-01-17)
President prof. Milovan Stanišić, PhD
Rector prof. Mladen Veinović, PhD
Students 12,000
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Website www.singidunum.ac.rs

Singidunum University (Serbian: Универзитет Сингидунум / Univerzitet Singidunum) is a higher education institution which offers undergraduate, master and doctoral academics studies in three scientific fields – social sciences and humanities; technical sciences; and natural sciences and mathematics.[1]

The first faculty was founded in 1999, and the University itself was established on 17 January 2005. Singidunum University now consists of nine faculties.[2] The University is organized according to the principles of the Bologna Declaration (Bologna Process) education model and it applies the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The curricula and study programmes were designed in line with respectable European universities and colleges models, whilst relying on Serbian education system best practices.

Organization[edit]

Integrated faculties[edit]

Faculties with special legal entities status[edit]

Singidunum University Institute, as a part of the integrated university, is dedicated to scientific research, participation in Erasmus+ programmes and international projects.[3]

Studies[edit]

Singidunum University was accredited by the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance for the study programmes.[4]

Academic studies of the following levels are realized:

  • Bachelor studies, duration – four years
  • Master studies, duration – one to two years
  • Doctorate studies, duration – three years

Study programmes per faculties[edit]

Faculty of Business in Belgrade[edit]

Study programme Business Economics

Options:

  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Finance and Banking
  • Marketing and Management
  • Human Resources Management

Study programme Anglistics

Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management[edit]

Study programme Tourism and Hospitality

Options:

  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Food Economics

Faculty of Informatics and Computing[edit]

Study programme Informatics and Computer Science

Study programme Information Technologies

Faculty of Technical Sciences[edit]

Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Study programme Engineering Management

Study programme Software and information Engineering

Options:

  • Electronic Communications
  • Software Engineering
  • Energy Efficiency

Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Management[edit]

Study programme Physical Education and Sport

Study programme Sport Management

Singidunum University Center Novi Sad[edit]

Study programme Business Economics

Study programme Tourism and Hospitality

Options:

  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Food Economics

Study programme Informatics and Computer Science

Study programme Information Technologies

Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Study programme Software and information Engineering

Study programme Physical Education and Sport

Study programme Sport Management

Study programme Anglistics

Singidunum University Center Niš[edit]

Study programme Business Economics

Study programme Tourism and Hospitality

Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Joint studies of Singidunum University and IMC Krems University from Austria[edit]

IMC University and Singidunum University cooperate in organization of Austrian-Serbian programme of undergraduate studies in the field of tourism management. Lectures are taught in English, with textbooks and literature in English, according to the study program of IMC University, ensuring that the knowledge of Austrian-Serbian programme graduates in Serbia is equal to the knowledge of students who graduate from the IMC University in Austria, and that all conditions for learning and professional development are in line with the European standards.

Management[edit]

Name: Position:
Prof. Milovan Stanišić, PhD President
Prof. Mladen Veinović, PhD Rector
Prof. Slobodan Unković, PhD Professor Emeritus
Prof. Goranka Knežević, PhD Acting Dean, Faculty of Business
Prof. Slobodan Čerović, PhD Dean, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Prof. Dragan Cvetković, PhD Dean, Faculty of Informatics and Computing
Prof. Milan Milosavljević, PhD Dean, Faculty of Technical Sciences
Prof. Olivera Nikolić, PhD President, Faculty of Health, Legal and Business Studies in Valjevo
Prof. Branka Stamatović-Gajić, PhD Dean, Faculty of Health, Legal and Business Studies in Valjevo
Prof. Predrag Nemec, PhD Acting Dean, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Management
Prof. Nada Popović Perišić, PhD Dean, Faculty of Media and Communications
Prof. Jordan Aleksić, PhD Dean, Faculty of Applied Ecology (FUTURA)
Prof. Marija Kostić, PhD Director of Department for Foreign Studies

All activities of Singidunum University are regulated by internal governing bodies: the University Council, the Rector’s Collegium, the University Senate and the Elective Council.[5]

Students[edit]

Around 12,000 students are currently enrolled at Singidunum University. The University has 20,000 m2 of high quality space, equipped with modern computer and internet infrastructure, audio-visual and other equipment necessary for efficient educational activities: 20 amphitheatres, 50 lecture halls, and 14 computer rooms. Internet access is available in the entire area of Singidunum University, where the centre for foreign languages, the library, offices for consultations, a bank and a student café are located as well.[6]

The Student Service of Singidunum University represents an info centre where students can get information regarding the studies and other activities at the University.

Career Center provides assistance to students in developing skills for effective and efficient job search through specific individual and group counselling programs.

Students are actively involved in the work of the University through the Student Parliament and the President of the Student Parliament.[5]

Publishing[edit]

Singidunum University has developed its own university press. All textbooks and manuals for scientific disciplines included in the curricula are published within the university.

The University also publishes scientific journal The European Journal of Applied Economics. The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia has ranked it, in the classification for 2013, as the scientific journal of national importance (M52). The journal is published twice a year and it is dedicated to scientific papers in the field of economics, management, tourism, information technology and law. The journal is available in electronic format on the portal www.journal.singidunum.ac.rs.[7]

Certificates[edit]

Various internationally recognized certificates[6] can be acquired at Singidunum University, such as:

Within the Centre for Foreign Languages at Singidunum University,[8] the following certificates can be obtained:

  • ESOL[9] Certificate in English, in cooperation with the British Council
  • DELE[10] Certificate in Spanish, in cooperation with the Cervantes Institute
  • PLIDA[11] Certificate in Italian, in cooperation with the Dante Alighieri Society

International cooperation[edit]

Singidunum University has developed successful cooperation with educational institutions worldwide.

Current collaborating institutions:

  • Lincoln University, USA
  • IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • Huron University, UK
  • Bocconi University, Italy
  • Ca' Foscari University, Italy
  • University of Bologna, 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
  • University Mediteran, Montenegro

Previous collaborating institutions:

  • Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  • Budha School of Creative Studies
  • Cyprus University of Technology
  • D.A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, Svishtov, Bulgaria
  • Dalian Neusoft Institute of Information, China
  • Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Romania
  • Faculty of Law from Cluj-Napoca of Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Romania
  • Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Guandarma University, Indonesia
  • Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy
  • Hellenic American University, USA
  • Herzing University, USA
  • Italian Cultural Institute in Belgrade
  • Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Turkey
  • Kauno Kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
  • Liepaja University, Latvia
  • Moscow Institute of Linguistics, Russia
  • Obuda University Budapest, Hungary
  • Open University of Cyprus
  • Opole University of Technology, Poland
  • Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
  • Richmond The American International University in London, UK
  • Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • Russian State University of Trade and Economics
  • St.Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
  • Technical University of Crete, Cyprus
  • Technical University of Hamburg, Germany
  • The University of Basilicata (Università degli Studi della Basilicata), Italy
  • Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
  • University American College, Skopje
  • University College of Enterprise and Administration, Lublin, Poland
  • University of Applied Sciences IMC Krems, Austria
  • University of National and World Economy, Sofia
  • University of Primorska, Slovenia
  • University of Tartu, Estonia
  • University of Tourism and Management, Skopje
  • University Sinergija, Bijeljina
  • Varna University of Management, Bulgaria
  • Wrocław University of Economics, Poland

Additional information[edit]

The University is also a Member of Conference of Universities of Serbia (Konferencija univerziteta Srbije - KONUS), Association of Universities of Serbia (Zajednica univerziteta Srbije - ZUS), an Associate Member of the World Tourism Organization UNWTO and a Winner of several IT Globus awards.

Controversies[edit]

The work the University and its employees has always been transparent and under scrutiny of the public and the media.

References[edit]

  1. ^ In accordance with the permit No. 612-00-2065/2008-12 issued by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia
  2. ^ Decision no. 612-00-663 / 2004-04 of the Republic Council for the Development of University Education
  3. ^ Activities of the Singidunum University Institute are defined by the Statute of the University
  4. ^ Based on the Accreditation Certificate no. 612-00-976/2008-04 of the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance.
  5. ^ a b According to the Statute of Singidunum University
  6. ^ a b Official data published on the website of the University
  7. ^ The European Journal of Applied Economics
  8. ^ Centre for Foreign Languages
  9. ^ English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  10. ^ Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE)
  11. ^ Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri (PLIDA)

Eternal links[edit]

Singidunum University

See also[edit]