The labor market and educational institutions

The labor force in Novi Sad is generally highly educated, with a good professional knowledge and a good command of foreign languages as well as the competitive costs.

Registered employment in the City of Novi Sad, 2016

Employees of legal entities

116.496

Employees as private entrepreneurs and persons employed by them

20.228

Registered individual farmers

887

Total

137.611

                                                                                                                                              Source: The Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia

Employees of legal entities, entrepreneurs and their employees, employment by sector, 2016

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

1.457

Mining

889

Manufacturing

15.983

Electricity, gas and steam supply

2.601

Water supply and wastewater management

2.403

Construction

7.691

Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles

25.254

Transport and storage

7.554

Accommodation and food services

4.705

Information and communication

7.579

Financial activities and insurance activities

4.935

Real estate

612

Professional, scientific and technical innovation activities

8.586

Administrative and support service activities

8.693

Public administration and compulsory social security

7.978

Education

10.356

Health and social protection

13.280

Arts, entertainment and recreation

3.056

Other Service Activities

3.112

                                                                                                                                                 Source: The Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia

The average salary paid in the period January-December 2017 amounted to 74.720,00 RSD, while the average salary paid without taxes and contributions in the same period amounted to 54.357,00 RSD.

The total number of unemployed persons at the end of 2017 amounted to 16.774, while the unemployment rate was 10,9%. 

Number of unemployed by level of education, balance as of 31st December 2017

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII-1

VII-2

VIII

Total

3.028

568

2.508

4.892

120

1.347

4.229

58

24

16.774

Number of unemployed by age, balance as of 30th June 2017

15-19

20-24

25-29

30-34

35-39

40-44

45-49

50+

Total

214

1.028

2.313

2.222

2.122

1.976

1.875

5.024

16.774

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Source: National Employment Service

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD

University of Novi Sad organizes and conducts academic and vocational studies of different levels and constantly works on advancing of the education system. This process is greatly facilitated by its excellent cooperation with the international university centers. In 2010 The University of Novi Sad celebrated half a century of its existence. The University of Novi Sad is the second largest university center in Serbia, comprising 14 faculties, with 9 faculties seated in Novi Sad:

  • Faculty of Philosophy;
  • Faculty of Agriculture;
  • Faculty of Technology;
  • Faculty of Law;
  • Faculty of Technical Sciences;
  • Faculty of Sciences;
  • Faculty of Sport and Physical Education;
  • Faculty of Medicine;
  • Academy of Arts;
  • Department of the Faculty of Economics (The Faculty is seated in Subotica).

The total number of students in academic year 2016/2017. is 50.741. 

For more information, please visit the website of the University of Novi Sad: http://www.uns.ac.rs/en/

COLLEGES OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES

Higher education in vocational studies in Novi Sad is carried out in three colleges of vocational studies: College of Technical Vocational Studies in Novi Sad, College of Business Vocational Studies in Novi Sad and Preschool Teacher Training College in Novi Sad.

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The network of secondary schools consists of four grammar schools, eight vocational schools (school of agriculture, school of mechanical engineering, school of eletrical engineering, two secondary technical schools, school of transport, medical school and school of economics), three schools for art education (music school, ballet school and school of design) and one school for children with disabilities. The secondary schools, according to the data at the start of  2016/2017 school year, are attended by 15.527 students.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

There are 34 regular elementary schools for education of students between the first and eigth grade, there are three art schools for children of the elementary school age (two music schools and one ballet school), school for children with disabilities, school for elementary education of adults and the program for seventh-grade and eighth-grade elementary school students who are talented at mathematics. In the 2016/2017 academic year, there are 30,119 students in elementary schools.