The Researchers Report 2012 Country Profile: Serbia

The 2012 Researchers Report prepared by Deloitte Consulting for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation looks at the extent to which those prerequisites are already met, since a full understanding of the researcher profession in its complexity is indispensable for sound decision and policy-making. The report (see link below) is accompanied by country fiches - of which we present here the ones prepared for the Western Balkan countries.

The Republic of Serbia is an associate country of the European Union and by signing the Memorandum of Understanding in 2007, Serbian candidates acquired access to European funding, for instance under the 7th Framework Programme. The Serbian research system is centralised and governed by the Ministry of Education and Science (MES). The MES was established in March 2011 and is the legal successor of the previous Ministry of Science and Technological Development.

In the Republic of Serbia, some EUR 60 million has been allocated to establish Centres of Excellence in priority research fields, such as:

− Energy and environment (national energy institute and national laboratories for water, soil and air quality);
− Materials science (National Physics, Materials Science and Nanotechnology Laboratory – using the current Institute of Physics infrastructure);
− Agriculture and food (Centre of excellence in Novi Sad using the capacities of the Institute for food technologies)


Document type
  • Report


Publication Year


Geographical focus
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Danaja Lorencic on December 21, 2012
Modified on December 24, 2012