2008

 

The Position of the Presidency of the SASA Regarding the Initiative for Establishing the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Vojvodina

The Executive Board of the SASA Presidency, with the consent of the Branch of SASA in Novi Sad, took a tough stand whereby it disputes the founding of ASAV based on the proposed document of the Statute of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.

We sent this document in due course, on 29th September 2008, to the Government of the Republic of Serbia, National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and Coordination Body of the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina to draft the Statute.

At the third session, held on 27th November 2008, the Presidency of SASA reiterated the stand of the Executive Board, and upon the motion, Department of Social Sciences decided to dispute formation of another “Academy of Sciences and Arts” in the territory of the Republic of Serbia. Elsewhere in the world, the Academies of Sciences and Arts are national institutions; therefore, it is commonplace that every country has a single (state or royal) Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Since the Academy is primarily a scientific institution, it can be established only by a state authority that disposes of the competence in the field of science. The Autonomous Province of Vojvodina does not have such competence at its disposal, since Article 283, Paragraph 2, of the Constitution of Serbia does not foresee this. In other words, regulation of science, including the establishment of the Academy of Sciences and Arts is under the exclusive competence of the Republic of Serbia, not of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. Hence, by virtue of Article 29, Item 10, the draft of the Statute of Vojvodina, titled “Science, Innovation and Technological Development”, attempts are being made at establishing the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Vojvodina by usurped competence (Article 17 and Article 34, Paragraph 17).

The Serbian Academy of Sciences (and Arts) exists for 167 years already, as the supreme scientific institution of the Serbian state. For the purpose of steady development of science in Serbia, in 1992, SASA formed its Branch in Novi Sad and another two Centers in Kragujevac and Niš in cooperation with the Universities of these cities. Thus, the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts has been facilitating a uniform development throughout the entire territory of the Republic of Serbia. Both the Branch in Novi Sad and the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts include, through the members and research projects, representatives of all relevant national minorities that live in the territory of the Republic of Serbia.

 

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    Wednesday, December 24, 2008
  • The Position of the Presidency of the SASA Regarding the Initiative for Establishing the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Vojvodina
    Wednesday, December 10, 2008
  • VINČA - PREHISTORIC METROPOLIS
    Friday, November 14, 2008
  • The SASA Institute of Musicology
    Thursday, November 6, 2008
  • Program Presentation “CULTURE 2007-2013”
    Tuesday, November 4, 2008
  • DELEGATION OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION VISITING SASA
    Monday, November 3, 2008
  • Awarding the Price of the Library “Djordje Jovanović” to academician Svetozar Koljević for his book “Challenges of Babylon”
    Monday, October 20, 2008
  • The Conference “Initiators of the International Cooperation within the Field of Scientific Research”
    Monday, October 13, 2008
  • The Regular Meeting of CEEN In Podgorica on October 10th and 11th 2008
    Friday, October 10, 2008
  • Research on the Serbian cemetery in Szentendre
    Tuesday, September 2, 2008
  • SASA Digitalization Team
    Thursday, August 28, 2008
  • Donation by the Hellenic Republic
    Thursday, July 31, 2008
  • Announcement
    Friday, July 11, 2008
  • Professor Steven Quorri visiting the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Art
    Tuesday, June 24, 2008
  • Regular Annual SASA Assembly
    Thursday, June 5, 2008
  • Scholarships from the Rajko and May Djermanović Fund for Specialist and Research Training in Sweden
    Monday, June 2, 2008
  • Official delivery of the awards from the Branko Čopić Foundation for the works published in 2007
    Thursday, May 15, 2008
  • On the Visit to the Austrian Academy of Science by SASA President Nikola Hajdin
    Wednesday, May 14, 2008
  • Official opening of the memorial bronze plaque in memory of the academician JOVAN KARAMATA
    Wednesday, April 23, 2008
  • Participation of the SASA Delegation at the General Assembly of ALLEA
    Wednesday, April 16, 2008
  • SASA delegation at the CEEN meeting in Sofia
    Friday, April 4, 2008
  • Demolition of the House of Veljko Petrović in Sombor
    Monday, March 10, 2008
  • On the Occasion of Election of the Vice President of the SASA from among the Members of the Departments of Mathematics, Physics and Geo-Sciences, Chemical and Biological, Technical and Medical Sciences 
    Thursday, February 28, 2008
  • Announcement by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts Regarding the Illegal Proclamation of Independence of Kosovo and Metohija 
    Monday, February 18, 2008
  • Visit
    Friday, February 8, 2008
  • Public announcement 
    Wednesday, January 23, 2008
  • University delegation visiting SASA
    Friday, January 11, 2008