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International Students’ Day
Singidunum University organized International Students’ Day event on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Our students from around the world presented cultures, traditions, customs and gastronomy of the countries where they were born and grew up. The event took place in the University hall in Kumodraška Street. Our students coming from Libya, Nigeria, Angola, China, Austria, Russia, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Qatar, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Greece, Cyprus, the United States and Montenegro presented their countries. Prof. Mladen Veinović, Rector, opened the manifestation by greeting the students from all continents. Prof. Veinović warmly welcomed them, ensuring that they would get high-quality knowledge and skills at Singidunum, and hoped that they would find time to make new friends and take nice memories of Belgrade and Serbia back to their home countries. Prof. Marija Kostic, PhD, Director of Department for Foreign Studies and Bojana Feršiši, Student Services Associate, addressed the students and handed them certificates of achievement for successful organization and management of this event. Students of the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management organized, for their colleagues who study in English, a tour of the Avala Mountain, Avala Tower and the Monument to the Unknown Soldier. The International Students' Day photos can be viewed on the official Facebook page of Singidunum University. . Natasa Paunović, first year student and a member of the Press Club of the University, is the author of the photos.
Qatar’s Ambassador to Serbia visits Singidunum University
His Excellency Mubarak Fahad J.M. Al-Thani has made a visit to Singidunum University on February 3, 2017. The Ambassador of the State of Qatar was received by President of Singidunum University Prof. Milovan Stanišić, PhD, Rector Prof. Mladen Veinović, PhD, and Director of Department for Foreign Studies Prof. Marija Kostić, PhD. During the visit, much attention was devoted to the accredited study programs in English taught at Singidunum University. The Ambassador kindly invited our professors and students to present Singidunum University at an upcoming education fair to be organized in the State of Qatar. Cooperation in education between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Serbia will continue to develop through official state bodies.
Interview with Prof. Milovan Stanišić, PhD, in CorD magazine
Prof. Milovan Stanišić, PhD, President of Singidunum University was interviewed by journalists of Alliance International Media - CorD magazine, a regional leader in business publications. The interview was published in the publication titled “ Human Resources Dual and Vocational Education Training ”. You can access the complete issue of “ Human Resources Dual and Vocational Education Training ” by clicking here.
Professors from Poland visit the University
Prof. Michal Biernacki, PhD, and Prof. Piotr Luty, PhD, professors of the Faculty for Management, Computer Science and Finance of Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland, visited Singidunum University on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The Letter of Intent for academic cooperation between the Universities was signed on this occasion, and it was agreed on further arrangements to enable mobility of students and professors within the Erasmus + Program in the following year. The professors from Poland participated at the international scientific conference FINIZ 2016 and they will presented the following papers: Piotr Luty, PhD “The Analysis of Mergers and Acquisitions in Serbia and Poland in the period 2005-2014: a Sectorial Approach” Michal Biernacki, PhD “Cost of Physical Distribution as a Component of Customer Service Cost, in the Practice of Companies in the Lower Silesia Region” Rector Prof. Mladen Veinović, PhD, and Prof. Marija Kostić, PhD, Director of Department for International Studies, as well as members of the International Office, attended the meeting with the guests from Poland.
Training of the Italian company OmnitechIT
The official training of the Italian company OmnitechIT named "Identity and Access Management" was held at Singidunum University from 5th till 29th July for selected students of the study programme Informatics and Computing. The training was held in English, with a four-week programme: Week Subject Trainer Support Trainer 1 General IT/Business Dunja Pesic Luis Cartin 1 General IAM Dunja Pesic   2 IM/CA Dunja Pesic Silvia Nestola 3 ISAM/IBM Dunja Pesic Renato Campus 4 ISIM/IBM Dunja Pesic Renato Campus The following students attended the programme: Birtašević Nikola Cako Sandra Devečerski Ivan Gdhaib Nur Krečković Milija Kunjadić-Ćulibrk Kristina Lazić Nikola Migrić Igor Milosavljević Nikola Milošević Igor Nedeljković Strahinja Nikić Bogdan Ostojić Lana Pajić Dušan Tmušić Marko   The students were given official participation certificates of course attendance by the rector of Singidunum University, professor Mladen Veinovic, PhD, and by Mr Paolo Bruni from the company OmnitechIT Managing Partner. The best students will continue their training for internship starting from September 5th, 2016. This training is one of the first steps in the cooperation of the Italian company OmnitechIT and Singidunum University. The mutual company OmnitechIT Serbia which is currently being founded will be placed in Technological park in Zvezdara, Belgrade. The founders’ agreement will be signed by the President of Singidunum University, professor Milovan Stanisic, PhD, and CEO of OmnitechIT, Mr Roberto Mignemi. Trainings at different levels and lengths for around 20 students from Singidunum University are planned biannually. The trainings will be held in Belgrade and Rome, after which students will gain the first titles such as junior consultant for information systems security. Apart from consulting, the development of specific solutions and integration of professional security systems for big organizations, banks and other institutions in Serbia, eastern Europe and Russian market is planned.
Ambassador of Canada in Belgrade visits Singidunum University
We would like to invite you to attend a lecture given by his Excellency, Mr. Philip Pinnington, the Ambassador of Canada to Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro. The lecture shall be held on  Tuesday, May 10, 2016  at 03:00 p.m  at Singidunum University, 261 Kumodraška Street (amphitheatre 047) . The topic of the lecture:  Canada’s Social Diversity: Strengths and Challenges. Mr.Pinnington is a career diplomat who has been serving with the Canadian Foreign Ministry since 1986. He has also served at Barbados, Ireland and Belgium, and was the political advisor of the Canadian mission to NATO. In Ottawa, Mr. Pinnington has served in many different capacities, namely as deputy director of the International Crime Division, deputy director of the Assignments Division, director of the Bilateral Relations and Operations Division in the Europe and Eurasia Bureau etc.  He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Toronto. He is married to Erica Pinnington and has three adult children.
Third international scientific conference Sinteza held at Singiunum University
The third international scientific conference SINTEZA 2016 was held on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Singidunum University in Belgrade. The emphasis of this year’s conference was on ICT and E-business related research. The speakers at the opening ceremony were: Prof. Mladen Veinović, rector of Singidunum University; Professor Branko Kovacevic, a full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade and a longstanding friend of Singidunum University; Mr. Roberto Mignemi, a co-owner and CEO of the Italian company Omnitech IT; Mr. Deasún Ó Conchúir, PhD, Collaboration consultant and trainer at Scaterwork GmbH , Switzerland   Sinteza 2016 provides an ideal platform for the exchange of information and dissemination of best practices, advancements in the state-of-the art and technical improvements in the domain of ICT and E-business related research in today's ubiquitous and virtual environment. This year's scientific committee comprises 28 professors from the country and 40 professors from 37 reputable Universities worldwide. The overall statistical data on the conference are as follows: The number of submitted papers: 125 The number of submitted full papers: 111 The number of accepted papers: 102 The number of rejected papers: 9 The number of papers according to their related field: The Internet and Development Perspectives: 16 Advanced Computing and Cloud Computing: 7 Cryptography and Security: 13 Energy Efficiency and Distributed Systems :2 Geographic Information Systems: 3 Advanced Engineering Systems: 19 ICT in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching:11 E-business, banking, commerce, marketing: 33 E-governance: 7 ICT in Tourism and Hospitality: 12 ICT in Physical Education and Sport Science: 2 Out of the total number of papers, 44 is from Singidunum University, while other submissions came from reputable institutions in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Libya, Greece, Lithuania, Germany, Norway, Romania, Switzerland and  United Arab Emirates. The Conference Proceedings are currently being prepared and shall soon be available on the conference website , as well as all relevant post-conference information. 
International students  at Singidunum University
As a highly innovative and competitive higher education institution, Singidunum University advocates intercultural awareness and mutual understanding among students coming from different cultural and social backgrounds.  One of such initiatives was the International day, which was organized on April 11, 2016, at a university building at 261 Kumodraška Street. International students  enrolled in study  programmes in English at Singidunum University delivered riveting presentations to their Serbian colleagues on  their cultural traits, tradition, customs  and gastronomic heritage. A great majority of them was from Libya, Great Britain, Nigeria, Angola, Romania, China, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Belarus, Qatar, Zimbabwe and Montenegro. Prof. Mladen Veinovic, PhD, rector of Singidunum  University addressed the attendees of this gathering. He extended a warm welcome to all international students at Singidunum University, and told them that they have made the right choice and that they will acquire necessary skills and knowledge at Singidunum University. He also emphasized that they should take this opportunity to learn more about Serbian cultural and historical heritage, establish contacts and friendships with their colleagues from Serbia, and pass along their positive impressions of Belgrade and Serbia. Upon the official ceremony, an open-top bus tour around Belgrade was organized for all international students at Singidunum University. They were accompanied by their colleagues from the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, who have shown them the most interesting and famous Belgrade attractions, including St. Sava temple, Kalemegdan fortress, Knez Mihailova Street, Skadarlija etc. This sightseeing tour was supported by  IDEA . Please visit the official Facebook page of Singidunum University to download photos taken during the International day.
3rd International Scientific Conference Sinteza 2016
We are pleased to inform you that the most innovative papers presented at this year’s international scientific conference SINTEZA will be recommended for publication in Serbian Journal of Electrical Engineering (M24). The authors of the selected papers are obliged to submit an extended version of their paper that will be thoroughly reviewed in accordance with the criteria outlined by the editorial board of the journal. The papers that successfully undergo the review process shall appear in a regular issue of the journal.   We would also like to remind you to submit full papers to the 3rd International Scientific Conference on ICT and e-Business Related Research (SINTEZA 2016), which will take place on 22-23 April 2016, at Singidunum University in Belgrade (Serbia), via the conference online submission portal: http://sinteza.singidunum.ac.rs/submit   The Conference provides an excellent forum for scientists, researchers and industry practitioners to present and discuss the latest advancement as well as future directions and trends in IT and e-Business-Related research in today's ubiquitous and virtual environment.   Authors are invited to submit full papers describing original research in areas including, but not limited to:   The Internet and Development Perspectives Advanced Computing and Cloud Computing Cryptography and Security Energy Efficiency and Distributed Systems e-Business e-Banking e-Commerce e-Marketing e-Governance ICT in Tourism & Hospitality Geographic Information Systems Advanced Engineering Systems ICT in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning ICT in Physical Education and Sport Science       IMPORTANT DATES:   Deadline for full paper submission: 21 March 2016 Notification of paper acceptance: 10 April 2016 Deadline for poster submission: 15 April 2016 Conference date: 22 April 2016.     All papers should be written in English, the official language of the conference. After receiving a positive review, the submitted papers will be published and made publicly available via the conference portal. Each paper will be assigned itsDOI number, reference on Google Scholar, and Conference Proceedings will have an ISBN number.   Please note that only papers presented at the conference will be published in the Conference Proceedings.   Should you require any additional information about the conference, please visit our conference website: http://sinteza.singidunum.ac.rs   We apologize if you received multiple copies of this newsletter. Please feel free to distribute it to those who might be interested.   We look forward to receiving your submissions soon.
Cooperation between Singidunum University and University Herzing
Singidunum University initiated negotiations with the prestigious USA Herzing University over the conduction of a joint study program. Such a concept of studying would enable our students to attend the first study years here in Serbia and final ones in one of Herzing University campuses in the States.     Herzing University was founded back in 1965; nowadays it runs more than 50 study programs on 11 locations throughout the United States of America.
Sipus Consortium meeting held at Singidunum University
As a consortium member of SIPUS project ''Strengthening of Internationalization Policies at Universities in Serbia'', Singidunum University had the opportunity to host the second consortium meeting on November 19-20, 201, at its premises at Kumodraška 261.     The SIPUS project addresses the process of internationalization of Serbian HE as one that requires immediate national and institutional response and joint action. Enabling national HE bodies and HEIs to strategically manage internationalization in the provision of education, research, mobility and services registered are regarded to be the Project’s overall objective and the main underpinning of Serbia’s accountable and complementary role in EHEA and ERA. This consortium meeting gathered representatives from the University of Novi Sad, as a project coordinator, as well as numerous representatives from other foreign and local partner institutions, including: University of Belgrade, University of Niš, University of Kragujevac, State University of Novi Pazar, Singidunum University, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, National Council for HE, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, NIS, Balkan Idea Novi Sad, University of Ghent (Belgium), University of Graz (Austria), University of Alicante (Spain), University of Pecs (Hungary), WUS Austria.     During the first day of the consortium meeting, the participants had the opportunity to discuss all previous and ongoing project activities within each work package, and give suggestions and conclusions concerning the future pace of the project. The second day was devoted to financial issues and reports of all project partners. The final segment of the meeting included media conference for all attendees of the consortium meeting.
Student exchange program with Varna University of Management, Bulgaria
Singidunum University announces Call for participation in Erasmus + student mobility program with Varna University of Management in Bulgaria, during the period February-May 2016 .   Eligible candidates should meet the following criteria: They should be enrolled in the second, third or fourth year of undergraduate academic studies at the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management and Faculty of Business; They should have a minimum GPA of 8.50 ; They should have working and functional knowledge of English (minimum B1 according to CEFR, it is desirable that the candidate possesses some of the internationally recognized language certificates); They should be the citizens of the Republic of Serbia; They should not be older than 30 at the time of mobility.   All interested candidates can submit their applications via email to apetrovic@singidunum.ac.rs and mdjurdjevic@singidunum.ac.rs , no later than Friday, November 27th, 2015 .   Pursuant to the previously specified criteria, the highest-ranking candidates will have an interview in English with the representatives of Singidunum University International Office.   For further information, please contact us: 011/30 93 209
Cooperation with Universities in Nordic and Baltic Countries
Contact seminar and higher education fair was organized on November 03, 2015 at hotel Metropol in Belgrade on the initiative of Erasmus+ office in Serbia and national agencies in Nordic and Baltic countries with the aim of establishing and strengthening of cooperation between higher education institutions in Serbia and Western Balkan region and universities in Nordic and Baltic countries. Participants from Serbia and WB region had the opportunity to become more conversant with the education systems, curricula and teaching methods implemented at the higher education institutions in Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and mobility opportunities for cooperation under Erasmus+ programme.     The members of Singidunum University International Office and PR & Marketing Service have taken part in this fair and presented study options available at Singidunum University for incoming students as well as possibilities for cooperation with the institutions in the Nordic and Baltic countries.   Jolanta Valiaugiene, Head of the International Office at Kauno Kolegija University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania, visited Singidunum University on November 04, 2015 and met with the University management to discuss possible opportunities for future cooperation. Upon successful exchange of experiences and best practices in the domain of internalization and international cooperation, an Intern-institutional agreement was signed between Singidunum University and Kauno Kolegija University of Applied Sciences for the purpose of student and teaching staff exchange.
Studies in English
The new academic year for students enrolled in study programmes in English at Singidunum University officially started on October 12, 2015.     Singidunum University has so far admitted considerable number of students from around 40 countries worldwide. This year’s generation of first-year students attending study programmes in English also includes students from Morocco, Zimbabwe, Holland, Nigeria, Romania and Columbia.     Prof. Marija Kostic, Head of the Department for Foreign Studies, Ana Petrovic, a member of Singidunum University International Office, and our student Marina Roncevic, addressed the students attending the reception ceremony and wished them a warm welcome and successful start of studies.     All study programmes (both in English and Serbian) available at Singidunum University have been accredited, which has resulted in a greater number of incoming students from Serbia and abroad who wish to study in an intercultural setting.   Photos taken during the welcome reception for students enrolled in our study programmes in English can be downloaded from our Facebook page or Singidunum University gallery .
Freshmen reception ceremony at Singidunum University
Formal reception ceremony was held at Singidunum University for all first-year students enroled in the academic year 2015/2016.   Prof. Milovan Stanišić, rector of Singidunum University, prof. Mladen Veinović, vice-rector, deans and vice-deans of the respective integrated faculties, have addressed the students.   The first-year students at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, Faculty of Informatics and Computing, Faculty of Business in Belgrade, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management and Faculty of Physical Culture and Sports Management have attended the reception ceremony.     Jelena Popović, Tamara Tanasić and Aleksandar Nikezić, as the most successful students at Singidunum University, had the opportunity to extend a warm welcome to their younger colleagues.     The freshmen reception ceremony was also held at Singidunum University centers in Nis and Novi Sad, in the presence of numerous professors and students.     Please visit the offical Singidunum University Facebook page to download the photos taken at the reception ceremony. You can download the video from the reception ceremony at Singidunum University youtube chanel .
SITCON 2015 Conference held at Singidunum University
The first international scientific conference in the field of tourism and hospitality entitled SITCON-2015 (Singidunum International Tourism Conference) was held on September 25, 2015., under the auspices of Singidunum University in Belgrade.   Introductory speakers at the plenary session were: prof. Milovan Stanišić, rector of Singidunum University; prof. Slobodan Unković, emeritus; prof. Lukrecija Djeri, State Secretary at the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications; and Mrs. Gordana Plamenac, CEO of the National Tourism Organization of Serbia.     Upon the opening ceremony, Larry Dwyer, a professor at the School of Marketing of New South Wales, Australia and professor Christian Maurer from IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria, delivered compelling and interesting introductory lectures. The remaining part of the conference was carried out through three parallel sessions, during which around 46 scientific papers were presented.     Over 130 professors, scientific workers, tourism and hospitality experts, students and representatives of the tourism industry attended SITCON 2015. The conference has also drawn a considerable number of teachers from vocational secondary schools, based on the accreditation issued by the Institute for Advancing Education and Upbringing of the Republic of Serbia, by which SITCON 2015 is recognized as a valid form of professional training.     The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Singidunum University in Belgrade and University American College, Skopje, Macedonia, was performed during the conference plenary session.   The photos from the first international scientific conference in the field of tourism and hospitality SITCON 2015 can be downloaded at the SITCON 2015 photo gallery or the official University Facebook page .
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