Strategic partners

The Institute of Physics fosters cooperation with related scientific research and educational institutions.

The Institute of Physics fosters cooperation with related scientific research and educational institutions. By cultivating the spirit of superior fundamental and applied research, it recognizes similar ideas in other institutions in the country and abroad, thus building cooperation. The Institute’s researchers cooperate with their colleagues and research teams from other domestic scientific organizations, and they also promote and strengthen ties with numerous universities and laboratories in the world. The researchers cooperate with colleagues abroad through international projects and study visits; some of these institutions they cooperate with are long term and traditional partners of the Institute itself.

Identifying excellent scientific institutions in the country and connecting with them is also one of the goals set by the Institute. Strategic partnerships representing the formalization of cooperation with selected institutions and their involvement in the work of the Verrocchio Centre play an important role in the establishment of these ties. A strategic partnership includes a spectrum of joint activities, which are supposed to boost the development of education, strengthen scientific and creative work, and capacity for innovation growth.

Domestic partners

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Belgrade is a national institute of the Republic of Serbia and one of the most important sciences for the development of mechanical sciences and industry in the country. It is the oldest and the greatest higher education institution in Serbia in this field. The modern Faculty of Mechanical Engineering was founded in 1948, although its foundations can be traced as far back as 1873, which represents the beginning of mechanical sciences studies at the higher level. Nowadays, the Faculty carries out educational, scientific and research activities, and around 400 students graduate from this faculty annually. There are 25 departments, five laboratories, the Centre for Fire Protection Technologies and the Innovation Centre. Within science research activities, the Faculty conducts research independently or in cooperation with other scientific and expert organizations and participates in domestic and international research projects. The dean of the Faculty is Vladimir Popović, PhD, a full professor.

Foreign partners

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, is the biggest research centre on elementary particles. It is situated in the vicinity of Geneva, founded by the European Council for Nuclear Research in 1954, with the aim of solving fundamental questions on the origin and composition of the universe. These ideas have brought together researchers from entire Europe, as well as the other parts of the world, therefore CERN consists of 23 member states, but it cooperates with numerous states in different ways. Serbia has been a full member since 2019, which additionally enhances the long-term tradition of cooperation of domestic researchers with this renowned research laboratory.

The Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics, INFN, was established in 1951, with the goal of the advancement of research in the field of nuclear physics, which had had a lasting tradition in this country. The first Italian electron accelerator was built in the Institute, as well as other devices significant to the research of elementary particles. The Institute has its branches at various Italian universities and in four national laboratories, and it promotes cooperation with the domestic academic community.

German Electron Synchrotron, DESY, is a national research centre located in Hamburg and Zeuthen and it operates particle accelerators. The Centre is focused on fundamental science, and the main research fields are particle physics and the physics of high energies, photonics and accelerator development. It participates in numerous international projects, and foreign researchers get the opportunity to work in the facilities of this German research centre.