- Novi Sad is the second largest city in the Republic of Serbia, the capital of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and the administrative center of the South Bačka District. It is located in the southern portion of the Pannonian Plain on the border of the Bačka and Srem geographical regions. Lying on the banks of the Danube river, the city faces the northern slopes of Fruška Gora. Ninety million years ago, Fruška gora mountain was an island in Pannonian sea. When the sea went dry, the island remained without its aquatic neighbor and became the only mountain in the Vojvodina flat. Novi Sad has a population of 300,000+ citizens. Moreover, Novi Sad is multicultural city with 26 ethnic groups and six official languages.
- Novi Sad is an open and tolerant city with friendly people who are proud of their cultural and religious diversity. Among the other town symbols, there are a neo-gothic Catholic church standing proud in the main square, a pink-hued Orthodox Bishop’s palace, and the majestic Synagogue of Novi Sad. There are many cultural institutions in Novi Sad (Cultural Center of Novi Sad, Cultural Centre of Vojvodina “Miloš Crnjanski”), theatres (Serbian National Theatre, Újvidéki színház), galleries (Gallery of Matica Srpska, Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection, The Gallery of Fine Arts – Gift Collection of Rajko Mamuzić), Matica Srpska Library, founded in 1826 is one of the oldest in the region, museums (Museum of Vojvodina, City Museum of Novi Sad), archives (Archive of Vojvodina, Historical Archive of the Novi Sad City) etc. Novi Sad is famous for its festivals: EXIT – held every year on the Petrovaradin Fortress since 2000, Yugoslav Theatre Festival Sterijino Pozorje established in 1956, NOMUS – Novi Sad Music Festivities founded in 1975, Novi Sad Jazz Festival since 1999, etc.
- Novi Sad is also well known as university city with beautiful campus. The University of Novi Sad, with around 50,000 students and 5,000 employees, is one of the largest educational and research centers in Central Europe. It belongs to the group of comprehensive universities, which are characterized by providing nearly all fields of science and higher education. Its Faculties and Institutes are situated in four historic cities of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, in the north of the Republic of Serbia: Novi Sad, Subotica, Sombor and Zrenjanin.
- The new Central Building of the University of Novi Sad (http://www.uns.ac.rs/index.php/en/) will be the conference venue.
- The Central Building of the University of Novi Sad provides space for top-quality organization of different kinds of events (conferences, congresses, seminars, presentations, corporate events, etc). It comprises three small (30, 50, and 60 seats) and one grand conference room/amphitheatre (190 seats), a multifunctional entrance hall and a small restaurant.
- Name: Hotel Putnik – https://www.hotelputnik.rs/index.php?langiso3=GBR
- Type: Hotel
- Cost: Single room – 45 Euros per day (breakfast included), Double room – 55 Euros per day (breakfast included)
- 1.1 km away from conference venue, bus lines 4, 8, 9
- Name: Hotel Vojvodina – https://www.hotelvojvodina.rs/index.php?langiso3=GBR
- Type: Hotel
- Cost: Single room – 30 Euros per day (breakfast 3 Euros), Double room – 40 Euros per day (breakfast 3 Euros per person)
- 1.3 km away from conference venue, bus lines 4, 8
- Name: Hotel Park – http://www.hotelparkns.com/en/
- Type: Hotel
- Cost: Single room – 55 Euros per day (breakfast included), Double room 60 Euros per day (breakfast included)
- 2.7 km away from conference venue, bus line 9
- Name: Hotel Aleksandar – https://hotel-aleksandar.rs/en/
- Type: Hotel
- Cost: Single room – 45 Euros per day (breakfast included), Double room 60 Euros per day (breakfast included)
- 2.2 km away from conference venue, bus lines 4, 9
- Name: City Hostel – https://cityhostel.rs/en/
- Type: Hostel
- Cost: Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room – 10 Euros per day, Double room 60 Euros per day (breakfast included)
- 600m away from conference venue, no bus lines
More hotels can be found using http://booking.com.
- Getting To Novi Sad:
- Novi Sad is 80km from Belgrade Airport and 270km from Budapest (Hungary) Airport. There are also small airports at Osijek (Croatia) and Timisoara (Romania) which are 100km and 150km far away from Novi Sad. It is possible to use public transport: train or bus. Also it is possible to organize transport from airports to hotel addresses by taxi, van, or bus which is not expensive. Price for a taxi from Belgrade Airport to Novi Sad is around 30 Euros per car for one direction.
- Getting Around Novi Sad:
- Novi Sad is not a big city, there is no metro system, only taxi services and public bus service which is well organized (http://www.gspns.co.rs/?selected_lang=eng). Moreover, a lot of destinations can be reached by foot. Also, a bike could be rented at very affordable prices (http://nsbike.rs/).
|#||Title||First name||Last name||Affiliation||Country|
|1||Prof. Dr.||Dragan||Ivanovic||University of Novi Sad||Serbia|
|2||Prof. Dr.||Lidija||Ivanovic||University of Novi Sad||Serbia|
|3||MR||RHODA OMOLARA||ADESIOYE||UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN||Nigeria|
|4||Dragan||Nikolic||EBSCO Information Services||Serbia|
|5||Mrs||Kamani||Perera||Chartered Institute of Personnel Management||Sri Lanka|
|6||Dr.||Joel||Azzopardi||University of Malta||Malta|
|7||Dr.||Emmanuel||Eseyin||Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research||Nigeria|