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  1. Vukić Marija
  2. Dragović Svetomir
  3. Đukić Dragutin
  4. Isajev Vasilije
  5. Kastori Rudolf
  6. Kovačević Petar
  7. Knežević Desimir
  8. Malešević Miroslav
  9. Rakonjac Ljubinko
  10. Sekulić Radosav
  11. Škorić Dragan


  1. Videnović Živorad
  2. Janković Božilo
  3. Jevtić Stojan
  4. Popović Vladan
  5. Počuča Nikola



  1. Adžić Nikola
  2. Pejović Ljubomir
  3. Spalević Velibor


Vukić Marija

1951, Brvenik, Srbija

Mrs. Vukić graduated at the Faculty for Technology and Metallurgy in Belgrade, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Group for Technological Control in 1975 and she obtained his Master degree in 1988 in the field of instrumental analytics. She received her PhD in 1996 from the Faculty of Physical Chemistry in Belgrade in the field of solid state physics.
She worked in the Laboratory of the Institute for Research and Development of Mine "Kišnica and Novo Brdo" (Kosovo and Metohija) in the period 1975-1989. years (Chief of the Department of Instrumental analytics and Head of Laboratory). Since 1989 was a lecturer in General Chemistry at the Faculty of Mining and Metallurgy, University of Priština and in the period 1992-1995. years was a visiting professor for the Electrochemistry and Electrometallurgy. In the period 1992-2006. years in the Traffic Institute CIP (Belgrade) workd as a leading designer in the Group for Technological Research and founder/coordinator of the Group for Environmental Protection. From 2006 she becomes advisor to the Director General of the Institute "Kirilo Savić". After his retirement in 2010 she worked as an "independent expert" by the International Consortium COWI and TRADEMCO (a leading expert of EP on the project PPF3 FOR SERBIA IPA 2008) and the Ministry of EP (member of Technical Commissions). Since 2013 she has been working in the Research and Development Center "ALFATEC" as head of the Department for Emergency Situations. She was a member of scientific councils of institutes and RDC and the Board of Directors of the Institute "K. Savić ". She was mentor for two master's theses and two doctoral dissertations.

As a senior research associate acquired scientific research experience (seven projects financed by The Ministry of Sciences and technology of Serbia and National Investment Plan) and the inventor's experience (two patents). Author of more than 100 scientific and professional publications and two technical solutions. She is the founder of an international conference TOMUR (Transport of Dangerous Goods and risk management), and editor of the international monograph. She has experience in the field of standardization and accreditation for ISO 14001 (Member of the Commission for Standards of the Federal Bureau of Standards, JUAT technical expert and YUQS auditor). As a member of the International Working group of experts "The waste from the exploitation of the ship" to the Danube Commission (Budapest) contributed to the adoption of the standard of the "Danube recommendations". As a licensee of Serbian Chamber of Engineers and project manager has prepared more than 150 environmental impact assessment studies, technological projects, accident prevention policies, safety reports and accidents protection plans. Reviewer experience acquired as a member of the Commission of the Ministry of Construction (technical control of technical documentation) and the technical committee of the Ministry of Environmental protection (technical inspection of facilities for obtaining the license and assessment documents for Seveso installations risk management).
She is a corresponding member of the Engineering Academy of Serbia, member of Association of Engineers and Technicians of Serbia, the Belgrade Association of Engineers and a number of professional organizations. She received orders and annual awards


Dragović Svetomir

1936, Andrijevica, Crna Gora

Mr. Dragović graduated from Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Skopje in 1961. In order to do a scientific research and for further professional improvement in 1965 he enrolled postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad, a group for scientific field «Irrigation of agricultural crops” and he finished it in 1968. In 1970 he did doctorate in scientific field “Irrigation of agricultural crops”.
Since 1994 he has been full professor of the irrigation of agricultural crops at the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad.
He participated in and he was also a manager of many national research projects, funded by the government of Yugoslavia and Serbia, as well as several international projects. The most significant international project was in the scientific technological cooperation between the United States and Yugoslavia, in the field of water resources (1985-1991), which was funded by the federal government of the United States.
He published 256 research papers and about 30 expertise in the field of land science, land reclamation, and the majority of research papers are written in the field of irrigation which is the field he focused on. He also published a large number of books independently or in a cooperation with other authors. The most significant is a monograph “Irrigation” as well as “Irrigation in crop production”. He participated in a large number of national and international conferences in the field of land science and irrigation with the invited papers or a paper of his own choice.


Đukić Dragutin

1952, Kolašin, Crna Gora

He graduated from the Faculty of Science in Novi Sad (1976), received his master's degree from the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad (1982), and his PhD thesis from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Belgrade (1987).
From 1979 until his retirement, he worked at the Faculty of Agronomy in Čačak. In order to improve further, he stayed in several domestic and foreign scientific research institutions. In different periods, he performed the duties of vice-dean, dean, vice-rector, head of the department, vice-president and general secretary of the Balkan Science Center of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
So far, he has published over 380 scientific papers and books and is the author of several technical and technological solutions.
He is the editor or member of the editorial board of several domestic (Acta Agriculturae Serbica, Melioracije, Ecomed, .....) and foreign (Journal of Central European of Agriculturae, Izvestija - MSHA, Bulgarian Agriculturae Science) journal.
He was elected a full member of the International Academy of Informatization in 1999, and a full member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences in 2001. He won a gold medal with the image of K. A. Timiryazev for his contribution to the establishment and development of teaching and learning cooperation between the Russian State Agricultural University (RGAU) - Moscow Agricultural Academy (MSHA) and the Faculty of Agronomy, University of Kragujevac and is also the winner of the Kliment Arkadyevich Timiryazev Gold Medal for his contribution to agricultural science and education by the Federal State Educational Association of the Russian State Agricultural University - MSHA "K. A. Timiryazev” (2009).
He is the winner of the "December Award" of the City of Čačak (2014) and the "Vuk Award" of the Cultural and Educational Association of Serbia (2015), the Diploma of the first degree laureate in the nomination Ecological Education and Culture, Certificate of Appreciation for the contribution to the development of Ecological Biotechnology by the State Duma of the Russian Federation and the Medal of Merit.


Isajev Vasilije

1947, Beograd

Mr. Isajev graduated at the Faculty of Forestry in Belgrade, Department of Forestry in 1970. He become Doctor of Science at the Faculty of Forestry in Belgrade in Genetics with Plant breeding in 1987.
Mr. Isajev worked at Institute of Forestry and Wood Industry from 1971 till 1974. At Faculty of Forestry in Belgrade he has been working since 1975. He also lectured a course in Plant Breeding from 1978 till 1984 at Faculty of Agriculture - Institute of Pomiculture, Viniculture and Horticulture in Novi Sad. He is professor at the Faculty of Forestry in Belgrade elected for course - teaching and workshop - Seed Sciences, Nursery Production and Afforestation. At Faculty of Forestry in Banja Luka, he was invited professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding and Seed Sciences, Nursery Production and Afforestation. At Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies, University in Belgrade, he has been invited professor of Pollution and Bioindications of Environmental Hazards on the degree program Environment Control, since 1992.
The most important scientific results: so far published 226 scientific papers in Serbia- Serbian and foreign periodicals, five auxiliary text book and three monograph, two innovations studies of the methods of establishing seed orchard of establishing seed orchards of tree species. Ha was Coordinator of the two Projects, financed by The Ministry of Sciences and technology of Serbia. At the Federal Ministry of Agriculture he is president of the Commission for recognition, adaptation and protection of forest tree cultivars and he is also National coordinator for the realisation of the European program of forest genetics resources "EUFORGEN" in the region of FR Yugoslavia.


Kastori Rudolf

1935, Karlovac, Hrvatska

Mr. Kastori graduated from Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad in 1958. In 1960, he was appointed assistant in the course 'Plant Nutrition' at the same faculty and in 1963, he obtained the Ph.D. degree in plant mineral nutrition at Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad. He was full professor in the course 'Protection of Agro ecosystem'.
At the beginning of his scientific work, he was focused on agrochemical aspects of plant nutrition and he took his Ph.D. degree from that subject. During the post-doctoral training in Germany he studied the uptake and metabolism of phenols and the effect of boron on lignin synthesis. Later on he dealt with the effects of biotic and abiotic factors on the uptake, accumulation and distribution of biogenous macro- and microelements, effects of macro- and microelements on physiological processes, anatomy and morphology of plants, genetic specificity of mineral nutrition and ionic regulation of some metabolic processes.
Kastori is principal author or co-author of 335 scientific papers, 36 technical papers, 27 books of which some had several reprints, two textbooks, several chapters in monographs, and more than 300 popular articles. He was editor and co-author of four monographs and editor of 17 books. At Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad, prof. Kastori was Vice Dean for Academic Affairs in two terms, from 1979 to 1983, and Head of the Chair for Soil and Plant Nutrition from 1979 to 1999. From 1989 to 2002, he was Deputy Director for Science and Academic Affairs of Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in Novi Sad.
He received numerous awards for success in scientific and teaching work, some of which are: Matica Srpska Medal and Diploma, October Award of the City of Novi Sad, Julius-Kühn-Plakette der Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg, DDR, Memorial Medal of Agricultural University of Brno, CZ, Golden Plaque of Professors and Scientists of Serbia for Life Achievement etc. Prof. Kastori is foreign member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences and full member of Academy of Sciences and Arts of Vojvodina.


Kovačević Petar

1935, Dojran, Makedonija


Knežević Desimir

1957, Gunjičići, Pljevlja, Republika Crna Gora

He finished elementary school and high school in Kraljevo. He graduated in biology at the Faculty of Science and Mathematics in Kragujevac in 1981, and completed his postgraduate studies in biology, majoring in genetics, at the Faculty of Science and Technology in Belgrade in 1984. He defended his doctoral dissertation in the field of genetics at the Faculty of Science in Novi Sad in 1992. He taught biology at the Gymnasium in Prokuplje (1981-1985), and then worked at the Institute for Small Grains (1985-2005), which was part of the Institute for Research in Agriculture "Serbia", Belgrade, and earned degrees research associate (1993), senior research associate (1996) and scientific advisor (1999). He was the head of the science department and a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute. He studied the inheritance and variability of wheat traits by determining allelogens for seed storage proteins and identifying genotypes.

He improved his knowledge in the USA, USSR, Germany, Russia and achieved cooperation with scientists from over 20 countries. He was elected as an associate professor (2004) and full professor in the narrower scientific field of genetics and breeding of organisms (2009) at the Faculty of Agriculture in Lešak, University of Priština temporary seatttled in Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia, where he taught until his retirement (2023). He was a professor at doctoral studies at the Faculty of Environmental Protection in Sremska Kamenica (2010-2012) and the Faculty of Agriculture in Banja Luka (2013-2023). He was the leader of 16 and a participant in the implementation of 29 international/national scientific projects. He was a mentor for five and a member of the evaluation and defense committees for 15 doctoral dissertations and for more than 30 master's theses and final theses at MAS and OAS.

He is the author/co-author of two textbooks, one practicum, 11 realized varieties of wheat and barley and over 700 scientific papers, of which 468 papers and 251 abstracts of papers in international and national journals, proceedings and books of abstracts. The papers were cited over 2,300 times by December 2023. By invitation, he had 20 introductory and plenary presentations, and was a member of the scientific and organizational committee at more than 60 international and national scientific meetings.
In addition to his activities in research and teaching, he was an editor and reviewer of numerous publications, a member of the editorial boards of several journals, as well as a member of various scientific professional national and international societies in the field of biology and agriculture. He served as head and deputy head of the Biotechnical Department, SANU Center at the University of Kragujevac (2004-2011); member of the Council of the Faculty of Agriculture in Lešak; He was a member of the review committee at the national board for accreditation and quality assurance in higher education and a member of the Parent Board for Biotechnology and Agriculture of the Republic of Serbia (2017-2021).


Malešević Miroslav

1947, Ruma

Mr. Malešević graduated from Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad - field crops department in 1969. He finished his post-graduate study in 1973 and presented his Masters Thesis in 1976. After that he started his Doctoral Thesis from the field of wheat growing. Using results of a 15-year-long research he received his PhD in 1990.
His scientific research and teaching activities began when he started working at the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad in 1970. He was a teaching assistant for field crops agronomy, simultaneously participating in research projects. Mr. Malesevic transferred to Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in 1972, but remained engaged in teaching activities. He was a research assistant for 15 years and during this period he gained respect in the scientific and expert community due to the results of his research and the research of team he worked with. He has participated in breeding efforts and creation of wheat and barley varieties and he is a co-author of 32 wheat varieties and 13 barley varieties. In 1999 he was appointed Principal Research Fellow for the field of Field Crops Agronomy – Small Grains Growing Technology. He was appointed associate professor in 2000 and full professor in 2006 for Field Crops Agronomy. In the period from 1971 to 2009 he published 410 original research and technical articles as the only author or as a co-author, while 42 of these articles are of international significance. Mr Malesevic also participated in the production of 16 monographs writing certain chapters with his associates.
Among the most important research results are the following: Research on the varietals specificity in wheat, barley, oat and other small grains in the field of nitrogen nutrition, volume of vegetation area, planting density and date, research on the parameters for the exact determination of wheat and other small grains demands for nitrogen (N-min method), research on mathematical models for prognosis of small grains yield, application of mineral fertilizers and other agronomical measures when growing small grains, research on the interaction of small grains species with agro-ecological conditions of the locality, especially with climatic factors from the viewpoint of global climate changes, research on changes in grain quality of small grains under the influence of agronomical measures and their growing in organic production.
He was manager and coordinator of several scientific projects financed by the Ministry of Science and Technology in the field of small grains.


Rakonjac Ljubinko

1963, Sjenica

He holds B.Sc. in forestry obtained from Faculty of Forestry of University of Belgrade, Department of Forestry in 1988, M.Sc. obtained in 1993 and PhD obtained in 2002. The key areas of his scientific and research work are forest phytocoenology, ecology of forests and forest habitats, afforestation techniques and technology, selection of species and other systematic categories for afforestation, environmental protection and improvement of the environment, strategic documents in forestry, phytocoenological nomenclature, sustainable development, projects and actions, and the role of forestry in reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
He has been employed by Institute of Forestry in Belgrade, Department of Forest Establishment, Silviculture and Ecology since 1990. He holds an academic title Principal Research Fellow. He has been the Director of Institute of Forestry since 2004. From 2002 to 2004 he was employed by Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection as the Deputy Minister for strategic planning and sustainable development. Currently, he is a Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia, the President of the Board for Environmental Protection and a Member of the Board for Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management.
In his scientific research work so far, over 300 scientific papers were published in domestic and foreign scientific journals or presented in various international scientific conferences by him. He is the author or co-author of a large number of monographic publications and chapters in monographs, one technological solution and one small patent. He was the editor or member of editorial boards of several scientific journals and proceedings from international scientific conferences in the field of forestry. He was the organizer of several international scientific conferences. He was the manager of over 10 and a participant in realization of over 70 national and international projects, 3 out of which were scientific research projects funded by Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.
He is a member of the Management Board of the Association of Forestry Engineers and Technicians of Serbia, member of the Management Board of Forestry Chamber, member of IUFRO, EFI, and Serbian Genetic Society. He is a signatory of the Memorandum of Understanding for developing a partnership for „Cooperation in forestry science in general and for strengthening the capacities of education, training and research in Forest policy and economics in particular in Europe“, FOPER.


Sekulić Radosav

1940, Trstenik

Mr. Sekulić graduated in 1964 at the Plant Protection Department of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University in Novi Sad. Having completed the basic studies he enrolled and completed the post-graduate studies in the field of phytopharmacy and later on in the field of entomology. He defended his master thesis in 1973. In 1987, he defended his PhD thesis in the field of agricultural entomology.
Prof. Sekulic started his professional career at the Institute for Entomology as an expert associate in the Institute for Plant Protection of the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad. In 1989 he became a full-time professor in the same subject. He worked at the Faculty of Agriculture until 1997. After that he accepted the invitation and started working in the Institute for Plant Protection of the Scientific Institute for Field and Vegetable Crops in Novi Sad as the Head of the Institute and scientific advisor, where he stayed until 2005. At the University and at the Faculty he executed several functions - President of the Education-scientific Council of the Faculty, member of Human Resources Committee, Head of the Plant Protection Department, member of the Education-scientific Council of the University, Head of the Institute for Plant Protection in the Scientific Institute for Field and Vegetable Crops etc. The basis of prof. Sekulic’s scientific activity is made up of researches of soil entomofauna in wheat, maize, sugar beet, soya, sunflower, Alfa-Alfa and other crops that are grown in Vojvodina, as well as the study of biology, ecology, detrimental effects, fluctuations in number and possibilities of integrated eradication of economically significant harmful species. And research of phytopharmacological value of insecticides and their reduced application.
Until today, he has published, independently or as co-author, more than 120 scientific papers.. Prof. Sekulic has been constantly leading projects and sub-projects related to studies of sugar beet pests and pests of other crops aiming at their rational and environmentally friendly eradication. He also participated and managed the implementation of the Yugoslav-American and Yugoslav-German projects.
In the recognition of his work, he has been awarded the First May Prize of the Chamber of Economy of Vojvodina and Golden plaque for life achievement in educational and scientific-research work of the University in Novi Sad.


Škorić Dragan

1937, Korenica, Hrvatska

In 1963, he graduated from the Novi Sad Faculty of Agriculture with field crops as his main subject. Prof. Škorić got his MSc degree in Plant Genetics and Breeding at the Novi Sad Faculty of Agriculture in 1968 and defended his PhD thesis on sunflower genetics and breeding at the same faculty in 1975. In 1978, prof. Škorić became Assistant Professor of Plant Breeding and Seed Science at the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad. In 1983, he was elected Associate Professor in the same subject, while in 1990 he received full professorship.
From 1980 until his retirement in 2006, he was Head of the Oil Crops Department of the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in Novi Sad. He has also served two terms as President of the Institute’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the Council for Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and has been member of this body in its previous two terms as well. Between 2003 and 2006, prof. Škorić was Director of the National Biotechnology and Agroindustry Program. He has also been Corresponding Member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA) in Belgrade since 2003. In 2009, he was elected Full Member of SASA. At the SASA, he is President of the Committee for Serbian Flora and Plant Life.
Since 1989, he has been Coordinator of the FAO European Cooperative Research Network on Sunflower (Rome, Italy). For FAO (Rome), he has completed studies on the advancement of oil crops production in India and Sudan. The Indian Ministry of Science appointed him as an official evaluator of their national sunflower program.
He was the leader of the sunflower breeding program within a project on the advancement of oil crops in Iran carried out from 1970 to 1978. Between 1972 and 1991, Prof. Škorić led three joint joint projects with USDA-ARS (U.S.A.) and has also participated in two more such projects. He also led a sunflower wild species project carried out jointly with INRA, France and actively participated in the realization of 13 domestic research projects.
Prof. Škorić has achieved globally important results in the fields of sunflower genetics, breeding, and seed science. He has published two books in the English language and two in Serbian and has authored or co-authored six book chapters and 310 scientific papers in total. He has presented his papers on more than 50 international scientific gatherings and has appeared as an invited speaker in over 20 countries.
Prof. Škorić's work has won him a number of domestic and international awards. The most important among them are the Pustovoit Award, given by the International Sunflower Association for outstanding contribution to the development of science (1988).


Videnović Živorad

1946, Knjaževac

Mr. Videnović enrolled the Faculty of Agriculture in Zemun in academic year 1966/1967, and in 1970 he graduated from the Department of Crop Sciences. He completed post-graduate studies at the Department for Ecology and Agro-techniques of Wheat, at the same Faculty. In 1975, defended his master’s thesis, while in 1982 he defended his doctoral dissertation thus acquiring the degree of Doctor of Agricultural Science.
Mr. Videnović has been employed in the Corn Institute “Zemun Polje“ since 1971 where he has been engaged in the scientific and research work in the field of agro-techniques of maize. He has held various executive positions in the Corn Institute “Zemun Polje“: Chief of the Laboratory for Argo-techniques,Assistant Director of the Department for Scientific and Research Work, Assistant Director of the Corn Institute “Zemun Polje” General Director of the Corn Institute “Zemun Polje”. Since 2002, he has been an Advisor to the General Director of the Corn Institute “Zemun Polje” for coordination of business operations with the Russian Federation and Ukraine. In 1984, he was engaged for three months as an expert in the FAO Project:
“Improvements in maize production in Mozambique“.
Mr. Videnović has to date published 165 scientific and professional papers either as the only author or in cooperation with other authors. In 2000, he was elected a member of the Ukrainian Academy of Agricultural Sciences.


Janković Božilo

1927, Leskovac

In 1951 Mr Janković got a degree at the Faculty of Agriculture in Zagreb, on the Department for Wine Growing and Wine Production. He has worked in Agricultural Company “Čoka” from Čoka, as Assistant Manager for the cellar and vineyards and in “Enological Station” in Vrsac, where he stayed till 1993. From 1972 to 1988 he was the Director of “Enological Station”, spending there four full terms of office and twice being an Acting Director for one year.
In “Enological Station” he worked as an analyst controlling unfermented grape juice, wine, alcoholic beverages and other products of wine industry and upon expansion of activities of the laboratory he was engaged in the control of numerous other plant products and raw materials used in the process of their production.
During his career he made a close study of over 300 analytical methods and a number of them introduced into the routine everyday procedure of the Station. He has published about 30 expert papers, composed by himself only or in cooperation with his associates from the Station in the domestic professional magazines and he also participated in numerous expert seminars and congresses presenting papers from the field of wine production and wine growing. During his long career he participated in solving problems technologically and financially significant for production companies (wine cellars, breweries, producers of strong alcoholic beverages). On several occasions he mediated in international disputes concerning export of wine and strong alcoholic beverages.
He has been awarded numerous awards and scrolls of honours by the organizers of these tasting events for the special contribution within the area of improvement and development of wine producing and wine growing industry in Vojvodina and Serbia, as well as for the great contribution in wine growing and producing science and technology.


Jevtić Stojan

1949, Rekovac

In 1972 Mr. Jevtić completed his graduate studies at the Faculty of Agriculture – Department of Agroeconomics, Zemun. He took his postgraduate studies in the period 1972-1976 at the Department of Organization and Economics of Agricultural Companies and received his master degree. He received his Ph.D. in 1980 at the Faculty of Organizational Studies, Belgrade University.
He became the trainee assistant at the Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Agreoeconomics, Zemun, in 1974. After appointment for assistant in 1978, he was responsible for practical work in Cybernetics at the Department for Agroeconomics of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade. After being appointment for a docent for a course in Cybernetics in 1981 until the end of semesters 1985/1986 he was a lecturer at the Department for Agroeconomics of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade.
In summer semester 2003/2004 Stojan Jevtić was entrusted to conduct curriculum and exams in Informatics in Forestry at the Department for Forestry of the Faculty of Forestry, which he successfully performed.
As Director of Development Sector of Agrobanka, Belgrade, specialized bank for agriculture, and later as its Vice-president, he was responsible for agricultural development in Serbia, and participated directly in the creation of agrarian policy and numerous agricultural development projects, which contributed to the modernization and accelerated development of agriculture.
While Mr. Jeftić was the Director of the Agricultural Research Institute “Serbia” in Belgrade (1989-1999), considerable results were achieved in terms of organizational and financial strengthening of the Institute and its promotion. From 2000 to 2001 he was the Deputy to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management in Interim Government.
From. 2003 to 2004 he was the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management.
In April 2005 he was for the first time appointed for Vice-president of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and he has been on the position until today. In 2007 he held the position of Acting President of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.
He published 93 bibliographic units and he was the project manager for four research projects.


Popović Vladan

1979, Nova Varoš

He graduated from the Faculty of Forestry, majoring in forestry, in 2005. He defended his master's thesis entitled "The Basis of Typological Definition of the Rogot Forest Complex" 2009 at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade.
The Ph.D. thesis entitled "Evaluation of the genetic potential of Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich.) in the seed stand near Bačka Palanka" Dr Vladan Popović defended in 2014 at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade.
He is a senior research associate specializing in seed production, nursery production, and afforestation. Key areas of his scientific research are genetics and breeding of woody plants, conservation of forest genetic resources, preservation of biodiversity of woody species, the impact of climate change on woody species, production of reproductive material, and afforestation.
From 2005 to 2011, he was a forestry vocational teacher at the Technical School in Kragujevac (Secondary school). Since 2011, he has been employed at the Institute of Forestry in Belgrade, at the Department for Breeding, Seed Production, and Nursery. From 2014 to 2020, he held the position of Assistant Director for International Cooperation, and from 2020 he held the position of Assistant Director for Science.
He is a member of the following organizations: the Serbian Genetic Society, the Association of Forestry Engineers and Technicians of Serbia, the Scientific and Professional Society "Reforesta," and the Chamber of Forestry Engineers of Serbia. He is the vice president of the Section for Breeding of Organisms of the Serbian Genetic Society.
As a project head or a researcher, he participated in numerous domestic and international projects in the field of biodiversity conservation, the adaptive potential of woody species in light of climate change, the preservation of forest genetic resources, afforestation, and the production of seeds and planting material.
In his scientific research work, he has published over 125 original scientific papers in domestic and foreign scientific journals. He is the author of monograph chapters and the inventor of three registered small patents.
As the mentor, he is developing two doctoral dissertations at the Faculty of Forestry and the Faculty of Biology, both at the University of Belgrade. He was also a member of several Committees for promoting researchers in scientific and research positions


Počuča Nikola

1946, Divoselo, Hrvatska

Graduated from the Faculty of food technology and biotechnology in Zagreb, first on Analytics of food products and then on Food engineering. In 1984 he completes his Magister degree on the same faculty. Following his graduation, he works on projects, studies and construction of facilities in Gospić, as well as on plans to develop the region. Mr. Počuča was a CEO of multiple successful companies, and from 1987 till 1990 the director of Food technology institute in Zagreb, where he also takes part in the forming of the Food-biotechnological Institute, in which he stays as one of the directors. He is a member of multiple institutes and companies, both domestic and foreign. Registered as a researcher in the Republic committee for science, technology and informatics (during the Federal republic of Croatia). He has also taken part in teaching activities. Mr. Počuča made technological and technical solutions for cleaning waste waters in eight Bulgarian cities, has worked for the “International Group” company in Sofia, has made multiple projects for producing wood pellets, has been the coauthor on the international project “Development of primary waste selection in the region of Morava (Čačak, Ivanjica, Lučani)“. He has been an expert witness in more than 50 cases of industrial accidents as well as general and fire safety in both the industry and environment. Also, Mr. Počuča has worked on a substantial amount of technological solutions and the introduction of small and medium companies into the business. Mr. Počuča is an author and coauthor on 27 scientific, professional and research articles, 14 books and monographies, 142 of professional studies and projects, from which only a few specific are mentioned here: „A study of identification and measurement of waste water load in the city of Bjelovar“, „The standardization of the food quality control method“, „Models of organized collecting, selecting and recycling of household – communal waste“, „Waste water treatment of industrial waters and settled areas using modern technologies“, „Using biomass as an option to reduce the energy dependent CO2 emission“. He had lived and worked in Zagreb up until 1991, a then moved to Belgrade.


Adžić Nikola

1938, Plužine, Crna Gora

In 1962 Mr. Adžić graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina. In 1976 he was awarded a Master’s degree and in 1982 he received Ph.D. at the same Faculty.
From 1970 he has worked at the Biotechnical Institute, earlier known as the Institute for Agriculture in Podgorica, first as an expert in agriculture, then as senior adviser, and finally as an advisor in the filed of scientific research on cattle. Now he is Professor at the Faculty of Biotechnical studies in Podgorica.
Working at the Institute, he held the position of a Deputy-Head and Head of the Institute for cattle breeding and in the Republic Administration for Selection in the field of cattle breeding. In addition to this, he also took an active part in management boards of different institutions and professional associations at the republic and ex-state level (Institute, the University of Montenegro, Ministry for Education and Science, Ministry for Agriculture, Chamber of Economy, Association of Engineers and Technicians). He was a Chairman of the Executive Board of the University in Montenegro and the Chairman of the ex-Yugoslavian board for breeding sheep and goats, Editor-in-chief and/or member of Editorial boards in many professional magazines (Agriculture and Forestry), Editor of Almanacs of Biotechnical Institute and Proceedings from many scientific and professional conferences in the field of agriculture, editor of many books on different topics related to agriculture, appointed expert for cattle breeding at many institutions and state bodies at the republic and ex-state level, including Ministries for science and development and for agriculture.
Prof. Adžić held positions as a Head and/or a Manager of many studies and development programs at the republic, municipal and/or regional level. He did numerous works of different context and dozens of development projects of enterprises. Now he participates in work on the Encyclopedia of Montenegro and he is one of the two coordinators on a long-term multidisciplinary project on “Piva and the Pivljans” aiming at publishing a multi volume work under the given title.
For his work he has been awarded by Order of Merit to the Nation with Silver Rays and numerous professional and state recognitions.


Pejović Ljubomir

1941, Podgorica, Crna Gora

Mr. Pejović graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture, Novi Sad in 1966. He obtained his Master degree in 1975 and PhD degree in 1982 from the same Faculty.
He has worked at the Institute for Agriculture in Podgorica, now Biotechnical Institute first as research assistant than as senior adviser. He had been a chief of the Institute for grape and fruit growing. Since 1992 he has been Director of this Institute.
He is author and co-author of numerous scientific and research papers, studies, projects and reviews. He has worked on production of new grape varieties, and alone or in a cooperation with other researches he has created somewhere around 20 new varieties.
Mr. Pejović has participated at scientific meetings and congresses in the country and abroad and as an expert in this field he has been appointed a member of several Commissions at republic and state level.
For his work He has been awarded numerous awards and recognitions.


Spalević Velibor

1970, Berane, Crna Gora

Doctor of Biotechnical Sciences in the field of water and soil science. He studied, obtained his master's degree (1999) and his doctorate (2011) at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Belgrade. On several occasions (34), he attended international professional training courses in the field of biotechnical sciences, environmental protection and project management. The most important training courses were in Austria, Belgium, Greece, Israel, Iran, Italy, and at the Cornell University (USA), where he did part of his doctoral research under the mentorship of Harold van Es, professor of Soil and Water Management and President of the Soil Science Society of America. Professor Spalevic has been at the University of Montenegro since 1995. In the period 2001-2013 he managed the projects of the European Commission for Montenegro and Serbia (105 international projects), and he was also the director of the UN IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development (2016-2018). In 2018, he was elected assistant professor at UCG (docent), and in 2020, associate professor at the University of Business Academy in Novi Sad. Professor Spalevic was Editor-in-Chief of the SCOPUS database journal "Agriculture and Forestry" (Montenegro) for the period 2005-2013 and the founder of the scientific journal "Agrofor" (Republika Srpska). He is a member of numerous international scientific associations, scientific committees of international conferences. Velibor Spalevic is the President of the Young Scientists Forum of the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC) for the period 2020-2022, and a member of the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), Chairman of one of the EGU committees. By 2021, he published 350 scientific results and held 10 plenary presentations at international conferences. Mentor and co-mentor to students at the universities of Ghent (Belgium), Alfenas (Brazil), Novi Sad (Serbia), and at the University of Montenegro. He was awarded at the University of Montenegro (2019) for contribution to the development of science in Montenegro.