This year we celebrate a great jubilee - the establishment of the first Department of Mathematics.The first Department of Mathematics was founded on 20th December 1873, within the Natural Science Section of the Faculty of Philosophy on "Velika Škola".
Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, officially exists as independent science and education institution since 1995.
"Velika škola" was founded in 1808. in Belgrade when Serbs were engaged in liberation wars and uprisings so as to create a nation state.
After the Turks had burned down the magnificent Library of the School in Belgrade (1813), a retreat to Kragujevac ensued.
"Velika škola” was reopened under the new name of "Licej" in 1838. in Kragujevac, which was the capital of the liberated part of Serbia. This year is taken to be the founding year of Belgrade University.