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University of Kragujevac
Универзитет у Крагуејвцу
Univerzitet u Крагуејвцу
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Established 1976
Type Public
Rector Miloš Đuran
Faculty 1,000
Students 14,000
Location City of Kragujevac, Serbia
Campus Urban
Website www.kg.ac.rs
University of Kragujevac

The University of Kragujevac (Serbian: Универзитет у Крагујевцу / Univerzitet u Kragujevcu) is a university located in Kragujevac, Serbia. It was founded in 1976 and is organized in 11 Faculties.

History

The University of Kragujevac was founded on May 21, 1976, which is the same date when in 1838 Prince Miloš Obrenović set up the Licej, the first institution of higher education in Serbia. When Belgrade became the capital, most of the ministries moved there along with the Licej. In 1863 it was renamed into the Great School and in 1905 it eventually became the University of Belgrade.

The University of Kragujevac was established as a result of a formal recognition of the need in the community to provide a scholarly environment for prospective academics and to encourage and support research activities. At its opening the University of Kragujevac incorporated originally incorporatedfive faculties (Mechanical Engineering, Economics, Law, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, and Medicine; as weel as the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Kraljevo plus two research institutes: Small Grains Research Institute in Kragujevac and Fruit Research Institute in Čačak.

Today the University of Kragujevac has grown into a modern educational and research center embracing almost all major areas of teaching and research, presently comprising 11 faculties with a student population of 14,000 and an academic staff of 1,000. The faculties are spread over five towns of the Central Serbia region which covers an area populated by 2,500,000 people. The University of Kragujevac offers a wide range of areas of study at the undergraduate and advanced levels. To date, 18,000 students have been graduated from the University, 600 have earned their master’s degree and 300 successfully defended their doctoral dissertation.

Organization

The University of Kragujevac comprises eleven faculties. Six of them are located in Kragujevac and five others in four neighboring towns:

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