Jovan Cvijić


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International Cooperation Office

International Cooperation Office of the Geographical Institute ”Jovan Cvijić” of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA) is responsible for the management of projects and programmes and all forms of cooperation with international, as well as national partners.

International Cooperation Office of the Geographical Institute ”Jovan Cvijić” of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA)


Cooperation in the Republic of Serbia

Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” signed an agreement on scientific and technical cooperation with the Military Geographical Institute(, 20.01.2014, Belgrade.

We are pleased to announce that on 20 January 2014 in the Military Geographical Institute an agreement was signed on scientific cooperation between the Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” SASA and the Military Geographical Institute. The agreement was signed by the Director of the Geographical Institute SASA, Milan Radovanović and the Chief of the MGI Col. doc. Dr. Stevan Radojčić.

The signing was attended by Ilija Todorov, chief of the intelligence and reconnaissance activities of the Serbian Army and Dr. Rajko Bukvić and Dr. Mirčeta Vemić, board members of the Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić", SASA.

Although the cooperation between these two institutions existed before, especially in the field of cartography, there is a need for expanding the interface between the activities of these two institutions, which initiated the improvement of the earlier agreement on cooperation.

The aim of this agreement is the development of scientific and technical relations, the organization of joint research programs in the field of terrain and cabinet research, development of new research methods, scientific internships of researchers and professional staff, and the exchange of teaching experiences.

Agreement signing



International cooperation

The first official visit of the Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the State University in Saransk (Russian Federation) to our Institute. This visit was used for an exchange of information on the work of both institutions and planning for future cooperation. It was agreed to exchange publications, frames of joint application to the Russian and international funds, as well as frameworks for individual field research in Russia and Serbia in the field of economic geography.

Date: July 27th, 2015


Tatjana A. Salimova, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the State University in Saransk and Milan Radovanovic, Ph.D., Director of the Institute



Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijic” SASA signed in 2013 Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation with the Faculty of Environment and Science of the Natural Environment of the Technical University of Cvolen, Slovakia ( This agreement constitutes the consent and mutual willingness to participate in future joint projects, exchange of scientific staff, teachers, students and doctoral students, participation in conferences and meetings, as well as cooperation on a common issue of scientific papers and monographs, etc.



In the period 20-30 August 2013, a group of professors and students of the Faculty of Geography of Moscow State University "MV Lomonosov" ( stayed at the Petnica Research Station in the co-organisation of the Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” SASA. On this occasion, Russian students of the “Department for the Rational Use of Nature”, together with Professors Dr. Sergei Kirilov and Dr. Jelena Vorobejskaja, and colleagues of the Institute of Geography, were given several joint lectures in several geographic disciplines. In addition to lectures, scientific excursions to the National Park "Tara", Natural Monument "Djavolja Varoš", Petnica cave and monasteries near Valjevo were organised. After returning to Belgrade, Dimitrije Stefanović, the Secretary General of the SASA, received the guests from Russia together with the colleagues from the Institute.




Geographical Institute "Jovan Cvijic" signed an agreement on international scientific cooperation with Faculty of Geography of Lomonosov Moscow State University ( on May 13th 2013, in Moscow, including: the possibility of the common applying for future scientific projects, exchange of lecturers and students, co-publishing and the common organization of international conferences.

Photos of signatories




International Conference “150th Anniversary of Jovan Cvijić's Birth”, October, 12-14th, 2015, Belgrade, Serbia.

Third announcement

In the year 2015, we celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of renowned Serbian geographer Jovan Cvijić (1865–1927).

To celebrate this significant anniversary, the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijic” SASA and Belgrade City Museum organized the International Conference aimed at commemorating Cvijić’s scientific work and social engagement.

II International Conference "Natural disasters - links between science and practice", 23-24. April 2015, in Saransk, Russia was sucessfully held

With great pleasure we inform you that the conference organized by the Russian Geographical Society, the Government of the Republic of Mordovia, N.A. Ogarev Mordovskog National University and the Geographical Institute "Jovan Cvijić" SASA, was held from 23 to 24 April 2015.

Scientific cooperation

The first official visit of the Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the State University in Saransk (Russian Federation) to our Institute, July 27th, 2015, Belgrade, Serbia

Participation in international symposia

Milan Radovanović, Ph.D, International conference - Байкальский международный экологический форум „Чистая планета“, October 3-4th, 2015, Irkutsk, Russia

Vlasta Kokotović Kanazir, MSc, Milena Panić, MSc, Marija Drobnjaković, MSc, Jovana Todorić, MSc, had participated in scientific conference “Society and Space”, September 25-26th, 2015, Novi Sad and Belgrade, Serbia

Jovana Todorić, MSc, have participated in scientific international conference “EUGEO” Budapest 2015, August 30th - September 2th, 2015, Budapest, Hungary

Marija Drobnjaković, MSc, have participated in scientific workshop “Depopulation of Rural Areas in Central/Eastern Europe: Causes, consequences and solutions”, June 11-13th, 2015, Görlitz, Germany

Milan Radovanović, PhD, Željko Bjeljac, PhD, Ana Petrović, PhD, Darko Vuković, PhD, Milan Milenković, PhD, Suzana Lović, II International Conference “Natural disasters - links between science and practice“, April 23-24th, 2015, in Saransk, Russia

Željko Bjeljac, PhD, and Marko D. Petrović, PhD, International scientific-practical conference “Sustainable Development of Tourism Market: International Practice and Russian Experience”, April 16th, 2015, Stavropol, Russia

Scientific conference with international participation “The Planning and Normative Spatial and the Environment Protection”, April 16-18th, 2015, Subotica - Palić, Serbia

New publications


Recent journals (No. 65-2), (No. 65-1), (No. 64-3), (No. 64-2), (No. 64-1), (No. 63-4), (No. 63-3), (No. 63-2), (No. 63-1)

Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” of the Serbian Academy of Sciences & Arts has entered into an electronic licensing relationship with EBSCO Information Services, the world's most prolific aggregator of full text journals, magazines and other sources. The full text of the Journal of the Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijic” SASA will be found on EBSCO's academic databases within the coming months. April 6th, 2015.

Education – Seminars

Natural disasters and teaching geography

Education – Promotions

Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijic” SASA participated at the event “Researchers' Night”, which was held in Delta City, Belgrade, Serbia.

Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijic” SASA participated at the VI Eurasian Economic Youth Forum, which was held in Yekaterinburg, Russia, April 21 - 23rd, 2015.

Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijic” SASA participated at the First International Workshop “Danube Future”, which was held in Klagenfurt, Austria, April 8-10th, 2015.

Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” SASA, participated in the Third Regional Education Fair, interactive setting: “3D Relief of Serbia” and lecture: “Torrential Floods as Natural Disasters in Serbia”, which was held in the period 12-13th March 2015 in Ćuprija, Serbia

Zeljko Bjeljac, PhD, Senior Research Assistant of the Geographical Institute won the award for the best individual in the field of event tourism for 2014. This prestigious award was presented within the VIII Meeting of Event Organizers on 11 February 2015.

Željko Bjeljac, PhD, was a guest on the show “Guestbook” on television RTS 2, where he spoke on the topic of event tourism in Serbia and activities on the development of the Regulations on the categorization of events. The show was aired on Saturday, January 31st, 2015, Belgrade, Serbia.