The Branch of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Novi Sad was founded by merging the Vojvodina Academy of Sciences and Arts (founded in 1979) and the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts on 29 July 1992, after the law on Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts had been passed. All members of the Vojvodina Academy (32) joined the Serbian Academy in the same rank and as members of the Branch continued working on the same projects and programmes as before. The Branch has its Executive Council and the Assembly through which, in most cases, it autonomously decides about the plan and programme of its activities.
The Branch is situated in the Platoneum building, the legacy of Bishop Platon Atanacković, which represents an important cultural heritage as this is where the first Serbian Reading Room in Novi Sad, Matica srpska and other educational and cultural institutions of Vojvodina used to be located earlier.
Today, the Branch is the main supporter of a number of scientific projects being realised together with the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts or independently. Its activity is also reflected through the organisation of scientific and cultural events and exhibitions, through international cooperation and cooperation with the scientific and educational institutions in Novi Sad and Vojvodina, and especially through cooperation with the regional academies of sciences.
Text is taken from: www.ogranak.sanu.ac.rs