Human Resources

The quality of intellectual capital in the city of Nis lays in the education system producing highly educated people who become easy learners, multi-lingual and IT proficient. At especially high level the technical sciences education is placed and this is seen in extremely high scores in international competitions in mathematics, physics and IT their students have achieved numerous times.

All high schools are located in the city center. There are 4 high schools, 2 artistic schools, technical, economic, commercial, school of tourism and hospitality, administrative, medical and school of manufacturing and food processing. They are attended by approximately 15,000 students.

There are 1 502 teachers and lecturers employed at thirteen faculties at the University of Nis, which was established in 1 965. There are 26 272 students at the University out of which 433 are foreign. The number of graduate students since the founding of the University of Nis has reached 41 000 in different majors out of which 1 869 graduate students also obtained a master’s degree while 1 085 students obtained PhDs.

Over the past ten years, approximately 3 000 students a year graduated from elementary schools, 4 000 students from secondary and 1 500 students graduated from the University of Nis, the second largest in Serbia.
More detailed information regarding the University of Nis can be found on the following website


Along with the 13 faculties of the University of Nis, the number of private faculties keeps increasing. Currently, there are 7 private faculties and they all provide contemporary knowledge to students in the city of Nis. In addition to formal education, there are numerous different forms of education offered in private companies (languages and computers courses), civil society (communication, participation, project management) and through different projects (corporate governance, business, management, agriculture, etc.).

Like most countries in transition in Central and Eastern Europe, Serbia has nurtured close relations for decades and was connected in one way or another to Western economies. The list of companies which local partners have good relations with are Siemens, Motorola, General Motors, Fiat, IKEA and many others. During the years of intensive cooperation with the West, Serbian work force has been trained and has adopted the technological know-how as well as high criteria for control standards. With extensive experience in production and management, local workers require minimal training to master new technologies and learn assembly processes. Skillfulness of the local workforce has shown through a significant increase in productivity over the years.

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