Novi Sad is a city in northern Serbia on the banks of the Danube River. Standing atop a riverside bluff, much of Petrovaradin Fortress dates to the 17th and 18th centuries, with an iconic clock tower and a network of tunnels. Across the river is the old quarter, Stari Grad, site of the Gothic Revival Name of Mary Church and the neo-Renaissance City Hall.
The University of Novi Sad (UNS) was founded in 1960. It is the only state university in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, comprising 14 faculties and 2 research and developmental institutes. With 5000 staff and more than 50.000 students University of Novi Sad is the second biggest University in Serbia and reputable educational and scientific institutions providing teaching and research. Being the regional stronghold in education and research, UNS naturally attract the best students and the best researchers. University is multidisciplinary, committed to excellence, and produce well-qualified and competent graduates, who find their place in the labor market. UNS showed great success in application of scientific results in practice, which was reflected through FP7 and H2020 grants, which considerably built institutional capacity to administrate and implement very demanding scientific projects. UNS is internationally well-networked university, already involved in ERA and EHEA whose researchers publish in leading journals and are part of many international consortia. UNS especially nurtures innovations in science, is experienced in spinning off new businesses, and is the owner of recognized national and international patents.