On December 1, 2022, the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Novi Sad organized a celebration of its 68th anniversarywork. In their welcoming speeches, the president of the Faculty Council, Prof. Dr. Jasmina Grković Major, Vice-Rector for international cooperation of the University of Novi Sad, Prof. Dr. Sabina Halupka Rešetar and Provincial Secretary for higher education and scientific research, Prof. Dr. Zoran Milošević, highlighted not only the importance of humanities and social sciences today, but also the importance of being human and philanthropic. The dean, Prof. Dr. Ivana Živančević Sekeruš, presented the news and most important achievements of the Faculty in the post-pandemic period.
The dean then presented a certificate of thanks to His Excellency Raúl Bartolomé Molina, the Ambassador of Spain to Serbia, to whom the Faculty publicly thanked for the long-term and continuous support to the activities of the Spanish Language Chair, and the subsequent establishment of the Center for Ibero-American Studies, as well as the wholehearted support for the establishment of the Department of Italian and Ibero-American Studies and its activities.
The dean presented a certificate of appreciation to the former student Jelena Mirić gave her constructive contribution to the work of the faculty as Student Vice-Dean in two terms and who found the will and time to assist in numerous extracurricular activities and cultural events organized by the Faculty. The Faculty also thanked her for her social activism through the "Women's Initiative" in the fight against menstrual poverty in Serbia and for providing sanitary napkins for another school year for all female students of the Faculty of Philosophy. And finally, we owe gratitude to Jelena Mirić for promoting her home institution in the best possible way, through caring for others, and for being so receptive to the values we strive to nurture.
For more than a decade, the Faculty has nurtured a fine tradition of awarding its best young researchers or doctoral students. The awards were presented by last year's winners Velimir Mladenović and Aleksandar Ostojić. This year, the best young researcher in the field of humanities is Sanja Perić, M.A., and the best young researchers in the field of social sciences are Dr. Jovana Škorić and Dr. Aleksandar Tomašević.
The best undergraduate students who completed their studies within the deadline with the highest average and then enrolled in an M.A. programme were presented with awards by the Vice-Deans of the Faculty of Philosophy, Prof. Dr. Olivera Knežević Florić, Prof. Dr. Jasmina Kodžopeljić and Prof. Dr. Zoran Paunović.
The best students of the Faculty of Philosophy for the academic year of 2021/2022 year are: Marija Marković, Nataša Progomelja, Svetlana Knežević, Virag Kinga Moric, Milica Šijaković, Helena Ćetojević, Jana Jovanov, Slavica Ostojić, Suzana Milošević, Nevena Grozdanovski, Andrea Stoiljković, Teodora Striber, Dijana Dacin, Marija Ćirić and Nina Basta.
Traditionally, as part of the anniversary celebration, The Faculty of Philosophy organizes the International Interdisciplinary Symposium Encounter of Cultures, which brought together this year over 60 participants from Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia, Greece, North Macedonia and Colombia, who in their presentations within eight thematic sessions presented the results of their research in the fields of social sciences and humanities.
The celebration programme this year also featured two exhibitions organized by the Faculty Library. In the exhibition hall on the first floor, the interactive exhibition In Search of Lost Taste: Deep Layers of the Soul Soil is set up on the occasion of the centenary of the death of Marcel Proust, while the electronic exhibition The works of Vasko Popa marks the centenary of the birth of this famous Serbian poet.
The Faculty Day celebration programme began on November 30 with a concert by the Pneuma Quartet, which performed compositions by young Serbian composers and paid tribute to the famous writer Milorad Pavić, former professor and dean of the Faculty, on the occasion of marking the day of his death (November 30). The concert is a gift to the Faculty and its students from the citizens' association "Danube Sonata".