We are pleased to announce that we have received the Awards for Scientific Excellence for the results of the year 2021. The Awards for Scientific Excellences are given by Provincial Secretariat for Higher Education, Scientific and Research Activity of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Republic of Serbia.
The Awards for Scientific Excellence are given to researchers working in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and the only criterion for being awarded is the number of citations. There are 22 defined fields and subfields of research and in each subfield, three awards are given.
Our research area is natural and mathematical sciences, subfield physics, chemistry, and physical geography. In this subfield, considering the year 2021 and the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Sanja is the second most cited researcher and Stevan is the third most cited researcher.
It is exciting and important to note that we were the youngest reward recipients. Most awarded scientists are of the rank of full and associate professor. Of 52 awarded scientists, only six assistant professors were awarded. Also, it is interesting to consider the overall number of citations received for the year 2021, where we are the fourth and the fifth most cited researcher from Vojvodina, Republic of Serbia. The list goes as follows:
Dr. Sergej Ostojić, Full Professor, 2680 citations
Dr. Slobodan Marković, Full Professor, 1146 citations
Dr. Dejan Stojanović, Associate Research Professor, 589 citations
Dr. Sanja Armaković, Assistant Professor, 570 citations
Dr. Stevan Armaković, Assistant Professor, 542 citations
We are using this opportunity to congratulate all of the recipients of this prestigious reward, established last year, thanks to the initiative of several renowned scientists from the University of Novi Sad.
Head of the Provincial Secretariat for Higher Education, Scientific and Research Activity, Prof. Zoran Milošević gave an interesting speech emphasizing the importance of gender equality in science and the necessity of faculties to recognize their employees with the highest scientific contributions. Academician Prof. Dr. Teodor Atanacković was one of the reward’s initiators and gave a brief speech emphasizing the importance of recognizing the scientists with recognizable results. The most cited researcher from Vojvodina, Prof. Dr. Sergej Ostojić, also gave an interesting speech emphasizing the difference between quantitative and qualitative results. As Prof. Dr. Ostojić noted, “as the number of published papers increased, the quality of research seems to be decreased”.
Sanja’s certificate for the scientific excellence
Stevan’s certificate for the scientific excellence