The importance of research at the Faculty of Medicine University of Belgrade can hardly be overemphasized. Numerous investigations in the fields of basic, clinical, applied and epidemiological medicine are constantly carried out. The emphasis is on collaboration between basic and clinical researchers, especially regarding multidisciplinary approach to the investigations of various diseases. This integrative approach is a leading principle in the development of both molecular and translational medicine which should enable transfer of knowledge obtained in basic disciplines to clinical practice, including new diagnostics and therapeutic procedures.
Many laboratories at the Faculty of Medicine are specialized in experimental research in various scientific disciplines. It is important to note that in the last decade Faculty provided funds, with the essential support of the Ministry of education, science and technological development of the Republic of Serbia, for purchasing new equipment and adapting the existing labs that significantly improved the research infrastructure.
The majority of research projects at the Faculty of Medicine are funded by the Ministry of education, science and technological development of the Republic of Serbia. Fifty five professors of our Faculty coordinate national projects that represent more than 50% of all projects in the field of medical sciences.
In previous calls of EU Framework programs (FP5, FP6 and FP7), researchers from the Faculty successfully participated in 8 projects funded through Framework program scheme. At the moment, Faculty of Medicine is partner in 1 ongoing FP project, 2 Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project and 1 NIH project.
The basic requirement for academic career development is a sound publication record, as well as teaching excellence which stems from the translation of scientific knowledge into lecturing. Indeed, a survey of the Web of Science indicates over 675 papers published by researchers from the Faculty in the academic 2012/2013, with cumulative impact factor more than 1600. Scientific contribution of researchers at Faculty of Medicine during 2011. played an important role in the positioning of University of Belgrade amongst the top 500 universities in the world, according to the most recent ranking carried out by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, better known as the Shanghai List. And, notably, ten acting professors of the Faculty of Medicine Belgrade obtained highest academic and professional honor by being elected members of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.