Defence University Units

Minister of Defence Miloš Vučević attended today the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Defence University of the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Oil Industry NIS JSC in the Rector’s Office of the Defence University.
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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.”

Rector’s foreword


The University of Defence was founded on 24 February, 2011, with the intention of uniting the education and training of cadets for officer rank, continuing education and professional development of Serbian Armed Forces officers, as well as scientific research activities aimed at developing a scientific approach to phenomena of importance for the defence of Serbia, into a functional whole, of national importance.

Although one of the youngest universities founded by the Republic of Serbia, the University of Defence nurtures the traditions of Serbian military education, which last for almost two centuries, during which officers participated in writing our history and built their knowledge and skills, and often lives, into the foundations of our state. At the same time, the University of Defence is an institution that follows the latest trends in the education of officers and the development of military sciences, in order to provide the Serbian Armed Forces with high quality officer personnel. The combination of the tradition of Serbian military education, nurturing the values of the officer profession and the development of a modern teaching and educational and scientific research process, is a platform on which the University of Defence carries out its mission.
Brigadier General
Boban Djorovic, PhD