Defence University Units

Rector of the University of Defense, Lieutenant General PhD Goran Radovanović, participates in the work of the 50th Conference of Commanders, which is organized by NATO Defense College in Rome and the Danish Royal College of Defense in Copenhagen from 12 to 14 October 2021.
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Аbout University of Defence

The University of Defense was established by the decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, on 24 February 2011. The University of Defense is an independent higher education institution in charge of higher military education through first, second and third degree studies in several scientific fields within educational and scientific fields and special training programs in accordance with the work permit, founding act, Law on Higher Education and Law on military education. In addition to providing higher education, the University of Defense also performs scientific research work through basic, applied and developmental research that is in the function of improving, upgrading and modernizing education in the defense system. The University of Defense is a member of the Conference of Serbian Universities.

Mission of the University of Defence

„To build the capacities to educate cadets for the rank of officer through synthesis of military education system and scientific research, provide lifelong learning and professional development for officers of the Serbian Armed Forces and develop a scientific approach to phenomena that have a bearing on the defense of the Republic of Serbia.”

Foreword by the Rector

The University Rector represents the University, in accordance with the Law and Statute of the University of Defense. The Rector, as the highest authority of the University stays on top of all its activities. The Rector is nominated from the pool of full-time professors affiliated with the units of higher education constituting the University. The Rector is appointed by the President of the Republic, based on the proposal by the Minister of Defense, in accordance with the Law on the Armed Forces of Serbia. The Rector remains in office for three years, with a possibility of being re-appointed. The Rector is independent in performing work falling within his/her remit and answers to the University Board and the Minister of Defense for his/her work and the work of the Rector’s Office.
Lieutenant General
Goran Radovanović, PhD