University of Belgrade

The University of Belgrade (Serbian: Универзитет у Београду / Univerzitet u Beogradu) is a public university in Serbia. It is the oldest and largest university in Serbia.

University of Belgrade
Универзитет у Београду
Univerzitet u Beogradu
Former name
Visoka škola or Grande école
Established1808; 213 years ago (1808)[2]
Academic affiliation
Budget159.15 million (2020, planned; public funding)[3]
RectorIvanka Popović
Academic staff
4,834 (2018–19)[4]
Administrative staff
3,724 (2016–17)[2]
Students97,696 (2018–19)[5][4]
Undergraduates76,414 (2018–19)[4]
Postgraduates14,591 (2018–19)[4]
6,691 (2018–19)[4]
Address, ,
44°49′07″N 20°27′27″E
Colorsred and blue
University rankings
Global – Overall
ARWU World[6]401-500 (2019)
QS World[7]801-1000 (2019)
THE World[8]801-1000 (2019)
USNWR Global[9]419 (2020)

Founded in 1808 as the Belgrade Higher School in revolutionary Serbia, by 1838 it merged [citation needed] with the Kragujevac-based departments into a single university. The University has around 97,700 enrolled students and over 4,800 members of academic staff.[4] Since its founding, the University has educated more than 378,000 bachelors, around 25,100 magisters, 29,000 specialists and 14,670 doctors.[2] The University comprises 31 faculties, 12 research institutes, the university library, and 9 university centres. The faculties are organized into 4 groups: social sciences and humanities; medical sciences; natural sciences and mathematics; and technological sciences.

On the prestigious Shanghai Ranking (ARWU), the University of Belgrade ranks between 401st and 500th place, according to the most recent (2018) global ranking. In 2014, it ranked 151-200, specifically in the areas of mathematics and physics.