The School of Higher Technical Professional Education in Novi Sad (VTSNS), in the northern Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, was founded in 1959. The VTSNS is public high educational institution, financing from the budget of the Republic of Serbia and the income from tuition fees. Today it is a modern school of vocational studies, with 34 professors / lecturers and 9 assistants employed on full-time basis, complemented by 14 lecturers and 7 assistants on part-time basis. The VTSNS is amongst the leaders of vocational HE in Serbia, offerring 13 three-year Bachelor and 7 one-year vocational Specialist programmes in the areas of engineering, technology and applied art&design. The intake is around 500 undergraduate and 120 specialist postgraduate students per annum. An integral part of the VTSNS is the Institute for protection technologies, which is the primary channel of school’s successful collaboration with industry, where the VTSNS is the leader in Serbian vocational HE. Since 2006, the final year students
undertake 2-month placement, aiming to make their Bachelor project as practical as possible. The VTSNS was coordinating institution for one regional Tempus project no. 158781 successfully finished.