The origin of the University of Belgrade can be tracked down to the beginning of the 19th century, when Dositej Obradović founded the College in 1808.
The following types and levels of studies are realized at the University of Belgrade: undergraduate academic studies, undergraduate professional studies, graduate academic studies, specialized academic studies, specialized professional studies, doctoral academic studies and multidisciplinary studies.
University of Belgrade within has 31 faculties organised in 4 groups: social sciences and humanities, medical sciences, sciences and matemathics and technology and engineering sciences.
Teachers and associates of the University of Belgrade are the largest part of the scientific potential of the Republic of Serbia. Apart from their research projects whose immediate objective is to improve the system of education and modernize educational process, the University staff implements a considerable number of projects from the republic Programme of Scientific Research and the Programme of Technological Development.
In order to create a professional university service to support students and recent graduates in developing practical knowledge and skills, or continuing education upon graduation and to connect them to the business community, the Foundation of Crown Prince Alexander for Culture and Education in cooperation with the University of Belgrade and the University of Nottingham has initiated the establishment of the Centre for Career Development.
There are 11 student residencies in Belgrade, including Studentski Grad, which, in addition to dormitories and a restaurant, has two libraries, a cinema and a theater building, conference halls and an open stage for summer concerts. Student residencies are vibrant places, where you can live, eat, study and meet new friends and colleagues.
University Library "Svetozar Markovic" is the oldest and biggest university library in Serbia. Its collection consists of 1.5 million objects and tens of thousands of electronic books and papers are also accessible in the library. Five reading rooms, computer reading rooms and free courses on library services and search of electronic resources are available for users.