Energy of Knowledge In 2012, “Naftna industrija Srbije” launched the “Energy of Knowledge” programme, wishing to improve the education system and provide personnel for their needs, as it has recognized the discrepancy between the supply and demand of human resources on the labour market. The lack of professional staff in the field of natural and technical sciences has been recognized, as well as the necessity to modernise the technologies and methodology of work, with the aim of improving the curriculum and creating more modern working conditions. For the seventh year, NIS has been investing in the future and educating new quality employees through scholarships for the best students in Serbia and abroad and continuous cooperation with educational institutions and scientific societies in Serbia and abroad. As we pay special attention to young people joining our company and want to attract competent young experts, we have launched a major project entitled Energy of Knowledge. By investing in the education system, supporting the most successful students and promoting science, NIS obtains quality experts, necessary for the long-term development of the company. Areas of cooperation through the Energy of Knowledge programme include cooperation with schools and scientific societies in Serbia, cooperation with universities and faculties in Serbia, the region and the Russian Federation, and individual programmes – scholarships for students. Cooperation with higher education institutions includes cooperation with faculties which are of interest for the company’s activities, including scholarships for students at these faculties, guest lectures from faculty professors and experts from NIS, field visits to the Company, and joint scientific and research projects. Within its cooperation with secondary schools, NIS supports the organisation of all levels of competitions in the field of natural sciences (mathematics, physics and chemistry) and Russian. In 2016, NIS became the ﬁrst company to receive the prestigious “St Sava Award” for its contribution to education in Serbia. This was awarded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. We are recognised as a company which, through its investments within the Energy of Knowledge corporate programme, has contributed to improving the educational environment in institutions throughout Serbia.