With around 50,000 students and 5,000 employees, the University of Novi Sad is one of the largest educational and research centres in Central Europe. It belongs to the group of comprehensive universities, characterized by providing nearly all fields of science and higher education. The University of Novi Sad offers 350 accredited study programs at the Bachelor, Master, Specialist and Doctoral studies at its Faculties and within the University Center for Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies and Research. The study programs are modern and up-to-date with the latest developments in science and research. Along with the Faculties and the Center, three Scientific Institutes have a significant role in creating a solid scientific base for the continuous modernization of the educational offer.
The University of Novi Sad has a well-developed research infrastructure and great potential for innovation. The Central Library and the Faculty and Institute libraries offer a rich array of publications covering all relevant scientific areas and enabling access to large electronic databases. Resulting from a special agreement on cooperation, researchers, professors and students have access to the Matica Srpska Library, the oldest Serbian scientific and cultural institution founded in 1826, which offers more than three million publications. The University encompasses around 250 laboratories. Of special significance to the strengthening of innovativeness is the Technology Park of the University of Novi Sad. With the Faculty of Technical Sciences' support, around 140 start-up and spin-off companies have been founded, mainly in the IT sector, employing young engineers who graduated from the University of Novi Sad. Some of these companies implement projects for large international corporations and have contributed to Novi Sad becoming recognized internationally as a “Software Valley”. Project teams and prominent researchers from the University of Novi Sad have received numerous international and national awards for the best technological innovations.