Dušan Nikolić, Ph.D., Full Professor

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Dušan Nikolić, Ph.D., Full Professor

Dr. Dušan Nikolić is a full professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Novi Sad (Serbia). He is a doctor honoris causa and an honorary professor of the University of Pecs (Hungary).
He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Novi Sad in 1986 and completed his Magister studies at the same Faculty in 1990 with the thesis entitled Legal Regulation and Protection of Cybernetic Functions. In 1994 he won his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade, with his Ph.D. thesis entitled The Notion of a Civil-law Sanction, which was defended with the highest distinction (summa cum laude).
At the Faculty of Law of the University of Novi Sad, he has been teaching Introduction to Civil Law (since 1995) and Real Property Law (since 1995), at the undergraduate study programme level. From 1995 to 2000 and during 2003, he taught Law of Obligations. At the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Novi Sad he taught Environmental Law. At the doctoral studies level, he has been teaching the following subjects: System of Private Law, Private Law in the European Union and Law of Urbanism, Architecture and Civil Engineering, all since 2008.
As a researcher and a visiting professor, he stayed at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva (Switzerland), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg (Germany) and the Faculty of Law of the University of Maribor (Slovenia).  Within inter-university cooperation, he visited numerous scientific and higher education institutions in almost all parts of the world. Upon invitation, he held lectures at the magister and doctoral studies level at several foreign universities.
He actively participated in work of several national and international organizations and associations. He was a coordinator of the Organization of Young Researchers of Vojvodina (1986-1988), a member of the Presidency of the Yugoslav Association of Medical Law (1997-1999), a member of the steering cometee of the Central and Eastern European University Network-CEEUN, headquartered in Venice (2003-2005). He has been a member of: the International Academy of Comparative Law (Académie internationale de droit comparé) headquartered in Paris (since 2007), the Commission on Environment and Energy of the International Chamber of Commerce, headquartered in Paris (since 2007), the Presidency of the Association of Lawyers of Serbia (since 2011), the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, (since 2012), the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists (since 2015). He is an honorary vice-president of the International Association of Sports Law, headquartered in Athens (since 2008) and а fellow of the European Law Institute, headquartered in Vienna (since 2014). He has been a member of the steering board of UNIADRION group of universities, headquartered in Ancona (since 2016) and a member of the Scientific Society of Serbia (since 2017).
He participated in many scientific conferences in country and abroad. He presented national reports for Serbia at the General Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law in Utrecht (2006), Washington (2010) and Vienna (2014). As a member of the delegation of the International Chamber of Commerce, he participated in several international high-ranking meetings on sustainable development, climate change and environmental protection, organized by the United Nations.
He was a member of several scientific and professional bodies of the Republic of Serbia: the Commission for Accreditation of Institutions of Higher Education (2003), Working group for drafting the Code of Ownership and other Property Rights (2005-2009), National Scientific Council of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (2008-2010), National Council for Higher Education (2011--2014 and, 2015), working group within the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia, for drafting the Law on Science and Research (2018).
As a judge of the Court of Honor of the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Novi Sad (1996-1998) and as a judge of the Court of Honor of the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia (1998-2000), he participated in a creation of a legal practice.
As a chosen arbiter he participated in dispute resolution proceedings before the International Trade Arbitration. On several occasions, he was a consultant of the Constitutional Court of Serbia.
At the Faculty of Law of the University of Novi Sad, he performed the following duties: a member of the Teaching and Scientific Council (in several mandates), a member of the Senate (in several mandates), an Acting dean (2000), a Dean (2002–2004), a President of the Working group for preparation of the Institution and Study Programs for Accreditation (2007), a Coordinator of doctoral studies (2008-2010).
At the University of Novi Sad, he performed the following duties: a member of the Council (in several mandates), a member of the Senate (in several mandates), a member of the Council of Experts for Multidisciplinary Studies, a President of the Committee for statutory issues. From 2015 to 2018, he was the Rector (i.e. President) of the University of Novi Sad.
At Matica srpska, the oldest cultural and scientific institution of the Serbian people (etsablished in 1826), he was a member of the Department for Humanities (2005-2008) and the Secretary-General (2008-2012).
He has been actively participating in the shaping of several periodicals as: a member of the publishing council of the international journal Transition Studies Review, Venice–Vienna (2003–2005), a member of the editorial board of the international journal Sports Law Review, Athens (since 2006), a founder and a editor-in-chief of the international journal European Lawyer Journal, Novi Sad (since 2006), a member of the scientific council of the journal Analele Universitatii de vest din Timişoara – seria Drept, Timisoara (since 2007), a member of the editorial board of the Zbornik Matice srpske za društvene nauke (Journal of Matica srpska for Humanities), Novi Sad (2008–2010), a member of the publishing council of the journal Revista de Dreptul Proprietatii Intelectuale, Bucharest (since 2008), a member of the editorial board of the international journal Nova pravna revija (New Law Review), Sarajevo (since 2010), a member of the scientific council of the journal Societas et iurisprudentia, Trnava (since 2013), and a member of the scientific council of the journal Forum Iuris Europaeum, Trnava (since 2015).
He was a coordinator of several scientific and development projects.
He authored and coauthored 15 books and about 200 other scientific papers.
According to national criteria, scientific work of professor Nikolić is ranked in the top category in the field of Humanities (A1).

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