Historical overview

At the end of the 50s of the XX century in Serbia there grew the needs for the human resources with the high school education. Namely, in 1958 at 55 employees in electrical industry there was one engineer, and by the perspective developmental plan of electrical industry in Yugoslavia, it was predicted to employ 45000 in 1960 and 1961, and 80000 workers in 197. Concerning the fact that in the NR of Serbia at that time the engineering of low currents were educated only at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade it was decided to form other university centers. City of Niš, as one of the biggest centers in the Republic of Serbia, with the developed industry and wide network of various cultural, educational, medical and other institutions, had an excellent possibility of establishing a faculty and university. Therefore, the Executive Council of NR Serbia on 18th May, 1960, came up with a decision to establish three faculties in Niš: the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Law and Economics and the Technical Faculty, all within the University of Belgrade.

On 1st October 1960, the work of the Technical Faculty in Niš officially began. It comprised: the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Civil Engineering, the Department of Architecture and the Department of Electronics. The Electronics Department was established with the significant support of Zavod RR (now the Electronic Industry in Niš) headed by the director Vladimir Jasić, who together with Dr. Dušan Mitrović, professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade greatly assisted the founding of this department. For the needs of the Department of Electronics Zavodi RR within their factories assigned one part of their building. That year 129 full-time students and 134 part-time students were enrolled. The first teachers were mostly part-time professors of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade, and the first full-time teacher at the Department of Electronics was elected only in June 1961.

Soon after the establishment of the Department of electronics the necessary instruments were acquired and the models for demonstration and laboratory practice were made. The multi-level education meant that the vocational subjects were moved into the earlier years of studies. The library of the Department of Electronics was established as an external part of the Technical Faculty Library. When the building of the Technical building was completed in 1964 the students of the first years attended the lectures and practice work in the new premises of the Technical Faculty.

The Electronics Department of the Technical Faculty in Niš grew into the Faculty of Electronic Engineering. In October 1968 the Council of University in Niš formed the Scientific Commission for the establishing of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš. The members of the Scientific Commission were: Dr. Tihomir Aleksić, Vice-rector of the University of Niš, Dr. Branko Raković, full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade, Dr. Momčilo Ristić, associate professor at the Technical Faculty in Niš, Dr. Jovan Surutka, associate professor of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade and Dr. Jovan Petrić, associate professor of the Technical Faculty in Niš. It should be stressed that the mentioned members of the Scientific Commission later became the teaching staff of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, either as full-time or part-time teachers. They significantly assisted the development of the Faculty by forming and improving their own human resources and by developing scientific and research work. The Scientific Commission successfully completed all preparations for work, so in the school year of 1968/69 the Faculty of Electronic Engineering started to work as an independent faculty.

The Faculty of Electronic Engineering was officially founded on 23rd November, 1968, when the General Assembly of the SR Serbia enacted the Law on the Establishing of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš. In the 1968/69 school year, 269 full-time and 27 part-time students were enrolled. They attended the lectures and practice work in the building of the Technical Faculty.

The first full-time teachers and associates of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering were elected on 1st April, 1969. They were: Tihomir Aleksić, full professor, Sava Aćimović, associate professor, Bogosav Kovačević, associate professor, Petar Madić, associate professor, Jovan Petrić, associate professor, Aleksandar Vorgučić, assistant professor, Ilija Hadžinešić, assistant professor, Slobodan Lazović, assistant professor, Dragutin Veličković, teaching assistant, Božidar Đurić, teaching assistant, Branimir Đorđević, teaching assistant, Lazar Đorđević, teaching assistant, Milan Jevtić, teaching assistant, Dragiša Krstić, teaching assistant, Jelena Lazović, teaching assistant and Radmila Petković, teaching assistant.

With the help of the Electronic Industry and High School Education Council, in 1972 the laboratories were built for the needs of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering as an appendix of the Technical Faculty. In 1971 the electronic computing center began to work. It had IBM 1130 computer that was also used for the scientific and research work of the teachers and associates and for the students practice. For the occasion of the Day of the Faculty on 23rd November, 1983 a new computer center was opened. It had a DPS 6/92 system of the EI-Honeywell which was acquired with the help of the City of Niš and the EI-Niš.

A significant date in the history of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering surely is 24th June, 1982, the day of the opening of the new faculty building with four amphitheaters, 40 classrooms, 30 laboratories, computer center, foreign language classroom, library, contemporary measurement and computing equipment for teaching and scientific research, students club, etc.

The scientific and research work at the Faculty constantly developed. It is proved by the huge number of the published works of the teachers and associates, realized projects, contracts with economy sector, the courses of knowledge upgrading, etc. Being well equipped and having experts for the teaching staff, the Faculty managed to realize a large number of diverse scientific and developing projects for the industry sector. Also, the Faculty organized many international scientific conferences that gained significant recognition at the hierarchy of international scientific meetings.

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