The University of Belgrade (UB) is the oldest and the largest university in Serbia, founded in 1905 from its predecessor a Higher School founded in 1808. UB consists of 31 schools, 11 research institutes, and 13 centres. As the largest learning community in this part of Europe, with 355 study programs (96 undergraduate, 6 undivided, 141 master, 77 doctoral studies, 26 academic and 9 professional specializations),99,335 students (of which 4,363 international) and 6,174 academic and research staff, numerous publications and scientific and research projects, the UB has unique responsibilities and opportunities toward the society. UB has the bilateral agreements of cooperation concluded with more than 180 universities on every continent, membership in the European University Association (EUA), the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA), the Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN), the Danube Rectors' Conference (DRC), the University Network of the Adriatic and Ionian Basin (UNIADRION), Association des Universites Francophones (AUF) and others. In 2008, UB became an active partner in the ERASMUS MUNDUS cooperation scheme. It takes active part in European programs (Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, TEMPUS, FP7, CIP, LLP, Erasmus Mundus, EUREKA, COST, IPA etc.) as a grant holder and partner in many projects. Having signed the Bologna Declaration, UB has shown its commitment to joining European Higher Education Area.
Project will be implemented by Faculty of Agriculture (FA). The main mission of FA is formulation and implementation of high-quality academic study programs at all levels of study, development of relevant scientific research, as well as, the implementation of the acquired knowledge and skills in agriculture, food technology, and other related industries and society as a whole. FA has experience in TEMPUS, WUS, ERASMUS and in EU scientific projects (FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020). There are staff for international relations experienced to coordinate and administrate the project activities both, incoming and outgoing students’ needs. 25 teaching staff is carried out research programmes and educating bachelor, master and PhD students in plant health. Every year, about 4 PhD students finish their PhD study related to plant health.
Role in the project:
As partner on the project the UB will be responsible together with the partner from University of Osijek (FAZOS) for WP 1 (Review the existing PhD study programs). UB will have members in all WPs and will actively contribute in the activities all WPs. UB will actively participate in PhD students and staff mobility by sending teachers and PhD students to partner institutions to conduct investigation, take courses or have a short term training at host institution or by accepting incoming students and staff to conduct a part of their investigation or train UB teachers or students.
Key staff involved in the project: