University of Belgrade

UNIFood Conference
October 5-6 2018 University of Belgrade 210th Anniverrsary


210th Anniverrsary

About University of Belgrade

Two centuries ago, on September 13th 1808, the first lessons started at the back then called Great School, today the University of Belgrade, founded by one of the leading regional intellectuals and philosophers of the time – Dositej Obradović. Since then, the University of Belgrade celebrates September 13th as the Day of the University.

This year we are especially honored to contribute to our 210th anniversary by hosting an international conference on the best practices and the latest trends in Food Science and Technology – UNIFOOD on October 5th and 6th, 2018. The topic of the conference, apart from being one of the most important segments of industry and trade, has also significantly contributed to the reputation and the ranking of the University of Belgrade in the global academic community. Namely, the University of Belgrade has been ranked amongst the top 300 universities in the world (2017), at possibly the most prestigious global ranking list published by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and carried out by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, better known as the Shanghai List. More specifically, when it comes to the individual academic and scientific areas, it has been ranked 35th in the world in the field of Food Science and Technology specifically. Furthermore, the University of Belgrade has been highly ranked in another 17 scientific fields.

For these impressive results in global ranking, the University of Belgrade owes its gratitude to its teachers and researchers and their devoted and diligent work at all times.

As for the field of Food Science and Technology, the University of Belgrade is proud of the internal collaboration of its scientists and an interdisciplinary approach that contributed to the results. With pride and gratitude we mention the following member institutions of the University of Belgrade: Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Chemistry, Institute for Biological Research "Siniša Stanković", Institute for Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy – IHTM, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Biology, Institute for Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Institute for Medical Research, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, Vinča Institute for Nuclear Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty for Physical Chemistry.

As scientific and research results increase their value when transferred to industry, from where they contribute the entire society, the University of Belgrade supports such strivings and puts its Third Mission into an action through the UB Center for Transfer of Technology, which helps businesses and companies connect with educational and research facilities to the benefit of both sides.

We hope that the Unifood Conference will engage not only academics, but also the stakeholders from all the relevant industries and business sectors, serving as a meeting point and a platform for proliferation of new ideas and development of new partnerships.

The University of Belgrade consists of 31 faculties and 11 institutes, whose more than 100.000 students and 5000 teaching and research staff work in more than 350 study programs across numerous academic fields. Being one of the largest universities in the wider region, and top-ranked at global lists, the University of Belgrade has highly developed International Cooperation. With partners across the globe, more than 250 active bilateral agreements, more than 200 Erasmus+ agreements, and memberships in various international universities networks, it offers its students and partners a comprehensive offer for international experience and cooperation.

During the two centuries of its existence the University of Belgrade has served its people, and its former students and teachers have greatly contributed to the development of cultural, scientific, educational, political and economic life of our country. Furthermore, we still proudly remember the students and professors of the University of Belgrade who left a significant mark in the Yugoslav struggle against fascism. After the war the University saw rapid expansion and grew into one of the largest universities in the Balkans. Under its auspices, almost all state universities in Serbia were founded, as well as a number of universities in the region.