Science and Research

None of the defining issues of our time – such as environmental issues, climate change, global pollution, hazards and accidents, or how to rebuild after COVID-19 – can be addressed without recognising that research and education is part of the solution. As one of the leading higher education institutions in the region dedicated to research in occupational and environmental safety, the Faculty undertakes research that addresses these issues on a global scale. 
We aim to be competitive in a number of research fields, such as: occupational safety, environmental protection, environmental management, fire protection, emergency management, etc. 
In the past few decades, the Faculty of Occupational Safety participated in various scientific projects funded by the Serbian Ministry of Science and other national Ministries. We have also participated in projects financed by the EU programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Eramsus+), Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA funds), etc.




Scientific projects financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development for the period 2011-2020...

ERASMUS + Ongoing Projects

About SETOF project: Land degradation, especially physical degradation, with soil erosion as the most common degradation process, is a significant problem for the conservation of resources and has a large negative effect. One of the consequences of soil erosion is the occurrence of torrential floods. The floods that occurred in the last time, again point to the need to improve the education of professionals who will enable better prevention of torrential floods. The field of soil erosion control and protection against torrential floods are not included in the study process at all the faculties of forestry and other related faculties of the universities in Serbia and B&H. For these reasons, there is a need for the development of a new master and improvement of the existing bachelor curriculum by introducing new subjects or by changing the syllabuses of existing subjects...

The project is designed to ensure high-level preparedness, boost closer cooperation and exchange of know-how and best practices in the field of forest fire (FF) prevention and management by the specialized national and educational institutions of Bulgaria and Serbia. This will be achieved by joint development and synchronized application of specific requirements, maps, procedures and trainings that enhance the coordination and management of collective reactions in emergency situations in the cross-border (CB) area...

Project Title: Acoustic Multi-Functional Composites for Environmental Risks and Health Hazards Reduction  

SPS Project ID Number: G6006 Project duration: 36 months (may 01, 2023 - may 01, 2026)

ERASMUS+ ONGOING PROJECTS REVIEW OF PROJECTS (KA2) Reference Number: 598241-EPP-1-2018-1-RS-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP Project Title: Strengthening Educational Ccapacities by Building Competences and Cooperation in the Field of Noise and Vibration Engineering (SENVIBE) Project Coordinator: University of Novi Sad, Serbia Project Website:

REVIEW OF PROJECT NATRISK Reference Number: 573806-EPP-1-2016-1-RS-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP Project Title: Development of master curricula for natural disasters risk management in Western Balkan countries (NatRisk) Project Coordinator: University of Nis, Serbia Project Website:

IPA Cross-Border Co-operation programme review of Projects

The cross border municipalities are less attractive for investments due to their remoteness from the Capital and big industrial centers. The GDP is lower than national GDP and unemployment rate is higher. Despite the above negative facts the cross border regions are rich of natural resources. The area around river basin of Nisava, Erma and Struma as well as Vlasina Lake and Pchelina artificial lake is water rich and with beautiful nature. The most suitable economic sectors for development in these regions are: tourism, light industry and renewable energy. The current project is aimed to boost any small hydro power projects in the region and especially those for hydraulic screw drive power developments...

The project and the partnership are structured in a way to address in the most effective and efficient way the indicated needs. Involvement of expert organizations as partners guarantees focused and solution oriented approach while the involvement of direct beneficiaries from 11 municipalities in CBR ensures sustainability of the project results. The foreseen biomass potential assessments (AT2,3) and subsequent bilingual study “Biomass Potentials in CB Region” and biomass maps (AT4) will provide real, terrain data about biomass potentials in Pilot areas. Two planned trainings (AT6 and 7) will be directed to two main targeted groups: I/1-3 from 3.4 in AF and II/4-5 from 3.4 in AF...

Concerning all mentioned issues above, with overall aim to strengthen territorial cohesion of the CB region, project proposal contains activities which are designed to link and network CB region on institutional and educational level, exchange experience and jointly increase economic syner. Proposed project activities and networking of different types of institutions, will help to improve the capacity to make use of common regional potential for improving regional well being. Dealing with huge procent of unemployement in the cross border region, partner institutions will create career advising points which will help to fill the gap between labor market supply and demands...

University of Niš
Faculty of Occupational Safety

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