On January 25, 2018, the Italian Embassy in Belgrade awarded the medal Ordine della Stella d’Italia to the Director of the “Mihajlo Pupin” Institute of the University of Belgrade and Vice-President of the Association of Italian and Serbian Scientists and Scholars, Prof. Dr. Sanja Vraneš for her personal achievements to strengthen the friendship and cooperation between Italy and Serbia in the field of science and applied technologies. The medal Ordine della Stella d’Italia is awarded to those individuals that have shown exceptional merit in promoting and strengthening friendship and cooperation between Italy and Serbia.
Prof. Dr. Sanja Vraneš has an excellent knowledge of the Italian language and has always been committed to the strengthening of cooperation in the field of science and applied technologies between Italy and Serbia. During her esteemed career she has developed cooperation with more than 15 of the most important Italian universities, with the CNR, with the ICS-UNIDO Center in Trieste and with other major Italian associations and companies that are leaders in the implementation of modern technologies. Over the years, the “Mihajlo Pupin” Institute has realized more than 40 projects with these partners.