Faculty of Sciences is an educational and scientific institution providing teaching and scientific research activities within the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, informatics, geography, tourism and environmental protection at five departments:
- Department of Biology and Ecology,
- Department of Physics,
- Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management,
- Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Environmental Protection and
- Department of Mathematics and Informatics.
The Faculty was established in 1969, but research in sciences and mathematics began long before that.
Today the educational process of the Faculty is organized at bachelor, master and doctoral levels of study in the fields of: biology, ecology, environmental protection, physics, astronomy, geography, tourism, hotel management, chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics and informatics. The Faculty introduced vocational studies in optometry in 2007.
The studies are organized in three cycles – bachelor, master and doctoral studies, leading to Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and PhD degrees. The accreditation has been obtained for more than 50 study programmes.
This is a very big and complex faculty comprising six thousand students, professors, teaching and research assistants and administration staff. Teaching is provided for about 4,500 students at the bachelor level.
There are over 600 employees, with 400 members of the teaching staff. Some of our outstanding professors are members of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Vojvodina Academy of Sciences and Arts, and they have also been participating in executive government bodies of the Province and holding Rector and Vice-rector positions at the University of Novi Sad.
Teaching and scientific activities are held in six lecture halls, 65 classrooms and more than 70 laboratories and rooms, on the total area of over 23,000 m2. Well-equipped research laboratories are a basis for the scientific activity of the Faculty, which is achieved through a host of national and international projects. Each department has its own library with tens of thousands of books and several hundred journals. Special attention is paid to the cooperation with the industry through joint projects, organization of seminars, workshops and courses.