University of Belgrade • Belgrade, Serbia
The University of Belgrade is a state university which is considered one of the greatest contributions of the European peopled to the world's cultural heritage. It is the oldest, as well as the largest, university in Serbia and also one of the most important educational and research centres in South Eastern Europe. The school is known for its programmes in the fields of higher education and scientific research. The school was founded 1808 as the “Belgrade Higher School in revolutionary Serbia“ by Dositej Obradovic, and has been offering excellent education ever since. During its 200 years of existence, the school has trained students that have made great contributions the the development of cultural, scientific, educational, political, as well as economical life of Serbia. The University of Belgrade is preparing its students for high level positions by offering tradition-heavy courses, while still adapting to today's challenges. Today, 75,000 students are enrolled in degree programmes at University of Belgrade; many of them being international students. The faculty is made up of more than 6,400 academic staff. Since its founding, the university has educated over 378,000 bachelors, about 25,100 masters, 29,000 specialists and approximately 15,000 doctors, who can vouch for the outstanding quality of the school's courses. The school is constantly ranked between 201st and 300th in the most recent global rankings by Shanghai Ranking (ARWU). In 2014, it ranked 151st to 200th, particularly in the fields of mathematics and physics. The facilities on campus are numerous- 31 faculties, 12 research institutes, the university library, as well as 9 university centres are part of the campus. The faculties are divided into 4 areas: social sciences and humanities, medical sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and technological sciences. The university welcomes international students who want to get superior education and exceptional knowledge, so that they are well-prepared for their future careers.