A Word From The President Of University Council
Novi Sad, or “Serbian Athens”, as they also call it, is a city with a long tradition and exceptional cultural and educational potential. First schools were opened in monasteries in the vicinity of Novi Sad and date back to the 16th and 17th century.
With comprehensive society development and inevitable changes that followed, first the state and then also private universities started to emerge in our country. University Business Academy in Novi Sad is the first private university in Vojvodina to get accredited. It was founded in 2000 and received official recognition on the form of accreditation on June 11, 2009.
As industry had to introduce the necessary standards in order to become competitive with the developed industrial countries of the European Union and the world in general, so do the universities in Serbia now have to follow the same quality standards, already existing in the European higher education area. We are currently involved in the accreditation process, as an official proof that a higher education institution meets the clearly defined standards, norms and criteria. Thus, all HE institutions, state and private alike have to justify their existence. In addition to the provision of high quality education for students, accreditation should also enable smooth transition and mobility of our students at all study levels, with countries that are the signatories of the Bologna Declaration.
As a young university, we have already made significant progress: all faculties within the University have harmonized their operation with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. Significant quality changes have taken place in the structure of the University, including, but not limited to the introduction of new teaching curricula, hiring teachers, opening new teaching facilities, purchase of new equipment, development of cooperation with other universities, in the home country and abroad, increase in the total number of employees, opening of libraries, reading rooms and laboratories, purchase of the most up-to-date audio-visual and laboratory equipment, as well as the opening of computer labs. Cooperation agreements have been signed in the field of education and science with HEIs from the following countries: Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Hungary, Macedonia and many others- 33 in total. Results of this collaboration with foreign higher education institutions include joint study programs, international projects within the framework of new programs of the European Union (IPA projects, Tempus projects and others) and student mobility in the European higher education area.
We wish you academic success and a pleasant time studying at our university!