Research in Serbia

The quality of Serbian universities is widely recognised, as evidenced by the prestigious world ranking lists of higher education institutions. According to the latest ranking of universities around the world (2018) on the Shanghai ranking list (, the University of Belgrade is placed among the best 400 universities in the world. Considering the subject rankings of the same list, in the field of Food Science and Technology, the University of Belgrade is ranked as 43rd best university in the world and 20th in Europe, and the University of Novi Sad is among the best 150. Additionally, in the field of Mathematics, the University of Belgrade is the top 300, while the University of Kragujevac and the University of Niš are among the best 500. The University of Belgrade is also ranked in the field of Agriculture among the best 300 universities in the world.

Other global university rankings, such as URAP (University Ranking by Academic Performance), which rates academic quality of 2500 best universities, features the University of Belgrade as 256th, and the University of Novi Sad as 880th in the overall ranking. Similarly, in CWTS Leiden Ranking, those two universities are among top 700 (Belgrade is 149th and Novi Sad 697th) and they also have notable places in various subject fields, such as Mathematics, Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Biomedical and Medical Sciences.

Scientific research

The Republic of Serbia is an Associate Member in the pre-stage to Membership of CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research), the largest and one of the most important particle physics laboratory in the world. At the moment, there are four scientific institutions from Serbia actively participating in CERN projects and experiments, of which three are a part of the University of Belgrade (Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Institute of Physics and Faculty of Physics) and one of the University of Novi Sad (Faculty of Natural Sciences).

Researcher mobility

To learn more about the mobility opporunities for scientific researchers in Serbia visit the website of the Euraxess Centre in Serbia: