Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences

The Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences was founded in 1946 as the first institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences. The first Scientific Council consisted of academics: Milutin Milanković, Bogdan Gavrilović, Anton Bilimović, Vojislav Mišković, Nikola Saltikov, Jovan Karamata and Radivoj Kašanin. In 2021, the Institute was declared National institute the Republic of Serbia by the decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

The Mathematical Institute SANU is an institutional member of the European Mathematical Society, employing 80 researchers (55 PhDs) from Belgrade, Novi Sad and Niš. The institute realizes scientific research activities in mathematics, mechanics and computer science. Associates of the Institute are engaged in international and domestic projects. Active and implemented projects, as well as other ongoing activities, are presented on the Institute’s website,

The institute is organized into three sectors – for mathematics, mechanics and computer sciences and applied mathematics. The colloquia of the same name, as well as 15 seminars, have regular weekly sessions transmitted via a virtual conference system. The Institute publishes, independently, or as a co-publisher, five journals and the series of thematic collection of papers titled Zbornik radova. The journal Publications de l’Institut Mathematique has been published regularly since 1932. Titles of interest for the popularization of mathematics are included in the series Special Editions.

The library of the Institute is the largest mathematical library in the region and is available to the entire mathematical community. The electronic repository deposits scholarly papers of the Institute’s associates and is available at The Institute has developed publicly available software systems that are among the largest European repositories in their respective categories: the Digital National Library of Serbia, the eLib database, containing complete volumes of 21 Serbian mathematical journals, as well as the Catalogue of Immovable Cultural Monuments.

Special attention is devoted to the popularization of mathematical sciences. The Institute is the initiator of the manifestation May, the Month of Mathematics, the biggest festival of its kind in Serbia. Cooperation with state institutions and companies is achieved through multidisciplinary research in the areas of information security, optimization and digitization.

Address: Knez Mihailova 36, P.O. Box 367, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Telephone: +381 011 2630-170, 2180-591, 2630-485
Fax: +381 011 2186-105