Diaspora Day 2016 Programme

Diaspora Day in Belgrade
Open day for students from the Diaspora
Venue: Singidunum University, 32 Danijelova Street, Belgrade

July 7th, 2016: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremony and Plenary Session

  • Prof. Milovan Stanišić, PhD, President of Singidunum University: Opening Address
  • Prof. Slavka Drašković, PhD, Singidunum University, Board Member of Studenica Foundation USA: Diaspora Days at the University
  • Nikola Lončar, Filadelfija, Philadelphia, President of the Tesla Science Foundation: Nikola Tesla as a Unifier of the Serbian National Corpus; Tesla Talk Project
  • Miloš Rastović, Pittsburgh, Member of the Board of Directors of the Serb National Federation: 200 Years of the Diaspora; “Saving for Education” Project
  • Mirjana Samardžija, San Francisco, Director and Vice-president of Studenica Foundation, USA: The Motherland and the Diaspora: The Jewish Diaspora and Opportunities in Serbia
  • Aleksandar Jakovljević, Germany, President of the Organisation of Serbian Students Abroad (OSSI): The Diaspora Youth

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Break
12.15 p.m. – 01.15 p.m. – Panel: The Youth, Cultural-business Environment and Education

  • Andrijana Jevtić; Darko Vasić; Vladan Ristić and scholarship holders of Studenica Foundation: Presentation of the Project: Meet Your Roots – Meet Serbia
  • Srđan Mijalković, President of SCS “Prosvjeta” Austria; Marko Sarić, Wienna University: “Prosvjeta” and Education in Serbia and Austria
  • Marija Kufner, Canada, master student: The Youth, Cultural-business Environment and Education: Serbia and Canada
  • Tamara Hadži Pavlović, Australia: The Youth, Cultural-Business Environment and Education: Serbia and Australia
  • Đurađ Caranović, USA: Education and the Potential of Private Entrepreneurship: Serbia and the Diaspora


01:15 p.m. – 02:30 p.m. – Diaspora, Youth and Return to the Motherland

  • Stana Đuran: Working in Serbia and the USA and Opportunities for Going Abroad and Returning to the Motherland
  • Aleksandar Jakovljević, Germany: The Youth and Return to the Motherland
  • Teodora Borikić, member of the National AISEC team, Serbia: Cooperation Between Students in Serbia and Diaspora: Student Exchange
  • Luka Živković, President of the Student Association of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Serbia: Real-Life Examples of Cooperation Between Students in Serbia and Diaspora
  • Kyle Driebeek, Julian Driebeek, USA: Tesla Years

02:30 p.m. – 02:45 p.m. – Break

02:45 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks

Official Opening of the Exhibition on Nikola Tesla in Belgrade


During Diaspora Day, scheduled for July 07, 2016, Student Service staff at Singidunum University (32 Danijelova Street) will give all relevant information and special promotional materials to young visitors, students and Diaspora members.

Welcome! We look forward to seeing you soon in Belgrade!


Link to photos of Diaspora Day 2016.