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Eight years ago, when our company recognized a mismatch between the supply and demand of personnel in the labour market, we launched our Energy of Knowledge programme, aiming to improve the situation and provide new, quality staff for our needs, but also for the needs of the labour market as a whole. The biggest shortage of staff was in the field of natural and technical sciences, and the work technology and methodology needed to be modernized in order to improve the curriculum and create more modern working conditions.
Since then, we have refurbished and equipped more than 60 classrooms and labs at faculties and schools across Serbia. To date, we have awarded scholarships to more than 100 students in Serbia and the Russian Federation, and upon graduation, we employ these scholarship holders at NIS.
We continuously cooperate with educational institutions and scientific societies in our and other countries. This way, by investing in the education system and supporting the most successful young talents, we are able to provide quality professionals who are critical to the development of our company.
Through our Energy of Knowledge, we’re not only awarding scholarships to students through individual programmes, but also collaborate with schools, scientific societies, faculties and universities in Serbia, the region and the Russian Federation.
Cooperation with higher education institutions includes cooperation with faculties which are of interest to our company’s activities, i.e. scholarships for students at these faculties, guest lectures from faculty professors and NIS’ experts, internships for NIS scholarship holders and students from these faculties, field visits to our company, realization of joint scientific and research projects.
Within our cooperation with secondary schools and professional scientific societies, we support the organization of all levels of competitions in the field of natural sciences (mathematics, physics and chemistry) and the Russian language.
In 2016, we became the ﬁrst company to proudly receive the prestigious St. Sava Award from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia for our contribution to education in Serbia. We are recognized as a company which, through its investments within the Energy of Knowledge corporate programme, has contributed to the improvement of education conditions in educational institutions throughout Serbia.