Geochemical Characterization of Solid Pollutant Material


Full name
Mr. Vladica Cvetković
Name of your institution
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Mining and Geology
Institutions’s country
Institution’s address
Djusina 7, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Are you responsible on behalf of the institution
Your position in the institution
  • Other: professor
Your telephone number
+381 11 3219101
Your email address
Institution's website address


Research infrastrcture website
Organisation / institution type of RI
  • University/Higher education

Main scientificdomain: Environmental – marine and earth sciences

Category: Other Environmental science RI

Other scientific and technological domains served by RI
  • Environmental, Marine and Earth Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Material Sciences, Chemistry and Nanotechnologies
RI type
  • Single-sited
Short description

Faculty of Mining and Geology is an educational and scientific institution within the University of Belgrade. It educates professionals in undergraduate, specialist, master's and doctoral studies. In addition to that it fosters knowledge innovation, professional education and development, as well as scientific research.

Faculty of Mining and Geology in Belgrade is the only college in the country that trains engineers in two different areas: geology and mining. For years, our academic programs have been aligned with teaching programs of the world's most esteemed faculties and universities of the same or similar orientation. Our studies are multidisciplinary and specific – they prepare young students for a variety of tasks in practice and real life.

Today, Faculty of Mining and Geology meets the standards of modern higher education and gives young people the opportunity to get a great education for different positions within the mining and geological engineering profession thanks to excellent teachers, internationally recognized experts and by means of modern equipment and literature. Attending any of our courses in either Mining or Geology department opens up an ideal opportunity for those who love nature and the challenge to explore it.


Years in operation
  • More than 25 years
In which year the latest upgrade was performed?
Comment on cooperation
For further strengthening of international cooperation, participation in bilateral projects or collaborative projects through FP7 is seen as a main tool. Also, need for additional assistance in establishing partnerships with regional and EU partners has been indicated, emphasizing that it is needed to allocate money for the purpose timely, if any progress in this respect is to take place. As for the ongoing cooperation, the cooperation of the faculty as a whole has been described. Also, there exist major plans for future activities with regards to the specific infrastructure. At the moment, there is no clearly defined strategic approach or policy to attract researchers from EU member states or from other countries. Still, it is clearly stated that no specific requirements other than sharing the same scientific interests are required from the researchers the institution cooperate with. As possibilities for cooperation, bilateral projects, joint projects, joint PhD studies, participation in projects coordinated by RI from EU are mentioned. The institution has experienced different ways of international cooperation. However, the volume of that cooperation must be larger, and data on access to infrastructure granted support that statement.
List of international co-operation agreements and partnerships which exist and partnerships which exist at organisational level for this RI, between different organisations in different European countries (please give up to 5 examples over the last 5 years)
Current main partners are from Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Switzerland, and in future, it is planned to enhance cooperation with the researchers from Germany, Netherlands and Slovenia, as well as from the countries of the WB region, such as FYR of Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.



Main sources of funding for setting up RI or important equipment
  • National public funding
  • National public-private funding
  • Multinational/international public funding
  • Multinational/international public-private funding
Main sources of funding for operational costs
  • National public funding
  • National public-private funding
  • Multinational/international public funding
  • Multinational/international public-private funding


Main international structured co-operation research projects. Please highlighting the recognition of this Research Infrastructure at international level (give up to 5 examples from the last 5 years)
Speaking of experiences, the institution is at the beginning of the implementation of a FP7 project. In general, both success and difficulties occur.


Research services provided to users and researchers
Faculty of Mining and Geology has been operating within University of Belgrade for several decades. However, Geo-chemical characterization of solid pollutant material department center will start with its work in the field of environmental sciences during 2009. Its most important equipment is scanning electron microscope equipped with an EDS analytical technique. This equipment is used for mineralogical and chemical characterization of natural and industrial solid material, with special emphasis on solid pollutants. It is a governmental institution, supported mostly by public partnership, and is going to be of, as stated, regional importance. Its main activities are aimed at will be a center for geochemical characterization of solid pollutant materials.

Entry created by Elke Dall on February 17, 2010
Modified on October 16, 2012