Welcome to the website of our faculty. I would kindly ask you to carefully read these words, as well as other facts about the Faculty of Geoeconomics (GEF), where you can successfully study, acquire numerous skills and gain the latest knowledge about the world that we live in and that changes so quickly.
Faculty of Geoeconomics is a relatively young educational and scientific higher education institution, which has become recognizable in the education system of the Republic of Serbia since 1999, but also in wider national, regional and international frameworks. Our faculty is fully accredited, and that information can be easily checked on our website, as well as the website of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.
I would like underline that GEF educational programs are original and multidisciplinary in nature and that, accordingly, our students acquire high quality and applicable knowledge, gaining a diploma of an economist who is at the same time prepared to get involved into contemporary and dynamic international economic, political and cultural relationships.
The GEF study program provides theoretical, contextual and practical knowledge in the area of the economy of the region. The specificity of the program is reflected in the macroeconomic and multidisciplinary approach to the study of different regions. In addition to economics as the basic scientific discipline, this concept of studying introduces students to the study of geographical, historical, cultural and linguistic characteristics of a region, including their international position. Furthermore, it is important to note that the regional level of analysis is complemented both with global and national themes and specificities.
On the one hand, in practice this means that the regions are viewed in a wider context of international economic and political relations, and that within a region itself, the position and socio-economic development of individual national economies is studied. Starting from the above mentioned methodological concepts and approaches, the structure of the overall GEF study program is defined at all three levels of education.
Recognizing the fact that competition among higher education institutions educating economists in the Republic of Serbia is constantly increasing, the long-term strategy of our faculty focuses on improving the curriculum, introducing content and methodological innovations, and ensuring adequate quality control of teaching, professor and all other associates in charge of the realization of curricular and extra-curricular activities. In addition to that, GEF has achieved a high degree of internationalization of its programs as well as teaching staff and scientific research activities. In this context, I note that the international affirmation of GEF is a proof of our quality pedagogical and scientific research work. The faculty has established cooperation in the region, the European Union, Russia, China, Latin America and Asia. As the only Serbian educational and scientific research institution specializing in the field of regional and geoeconomic studies, GEF is internationally accepted and recognized. This means that our students participate in exchange programs in many countries, take part in international student workshops, and volunteer at scientific conferences of European and world importance (CEISAL Scientific Forum, XVIII Congress of the International Federation for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean – FIEALC, the round table entitled “Serbia on the Road to the EU”, etc.)
A special place in the above mentioned strategy is given to our students, with whom we have established excellent cooperation so far – needless to say that their activity and presence must remain very important in all domains of the faculty work. Finally, I would like to emphasize that present and prospective GEF student have on their disposal excellent conditions for studying, communication with professors and assistants, as well as students’ and other services at the faculty and the university.
Prof. dr Slobodan S. Pajović