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Depatment of geotechnical engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Belgrade and the Serbian Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering are organizing a lecture on the topic "The role of numerical simulations of mechanized tunnel excavation - Fundamentals & Application" on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The lecturer and guest of the Faculty will be Professor Tom Schanz, full professor and head of the Department of Funding, Mechanics of Soil and Mechanics of Ruhr-Universität Bochum Ruhr University of Bochum.

We invite all interested parties to attend this lecture.


More information and a brief summary of the lecture can be found at the following link.


Dear Sir/Madam,

It is my pleasure to invite you to invited lecture by Dr. Kasper Kok  from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.


Scenarios to explore the future and support management and decision making: Concepts, methods, and towards scenarios for the future of Serbia

The lecture will be held on 28.09.2017 at 12 o’clock at Ceremony Hall at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University Of Belgrade.



Milan Kilibarda,

Vice dean for reserch,

Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University Of Belgrade


Scenarios to explore the future and support management and decision making:

Concepts, methods, and towards scenarios for the future of Serbia

With the increasing speed of change and the increased connectedness between (complex) social and biophysical systems, the future has become increasingly uncertain. In face of such unknown future changes of important drivers such as climate, land use change, population growth and migration, and economic development, scenarios are a very good tool to structure uncertainties. Scenario development and scenario planning have become very popular methods over the last decades. This has resulting in a wealth of qualitative and quantitative scenarios at many different scales, from global to (very) local. They have become particularly popular in integrating socio-economic and biophysical changes, by linking participatory methods that include stakeholders and quantitative models that formalise scientific knowledge. Yet, the wealth of scenarios is very unevenly spread, thematically and geographically, with a strong bias towards climate change in the EU, the US, and Australia. I want to start the process of integrated scenario development for Serbia, both quantitatively by applying a land use change model (CLUE), and qualitatively by developing socio-economic futures. The presentation will present some of the possible initiatives in more detail, and joint activities that might be part of the scenario development process.


Dr. Kasper Kok is Assistant Professor at the Soil Geography and Landscape group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and he holds a PhD in land use modelling. His current work focuses on developing integrated, multi-scale scenarios, both by linking participatory and model-based knowledge and by combining socio-economic and biophysical factors. Topics include climate change (mitigation and adaptation), biodiversity, water, and land use. His interests are in further exploring the potential of ecosystem services and nature-based solutions in discussing future trade-offs between social, economic, and environmental issues with a large range of stakeholders by using a range of participatory methods and tools in combination with land use modelling. He has been involved in a large number of international and EC-funded (FP6, FP7, and H2020) projects that dealt with stakeholder participation, ecosystem services, environmental issues, and/or integrated scenarios. His publication list includes 200+ scientific publications, with 66 published in peer-reviewed international journals. He will be on sabbatical in Serbia from mids of July until the beginning of November 2017.

The lecture will be held at the Ceremony hall of the Faculty of Civil Engineering on September the 28th 2017. at 12h.






FIB, the International Federation for Structural Concrete is launching its International Young Members branch and inviting you to a meeting in Madrid, April 21-23. All students, researchers and young engineers interested in concrete structures are welcom to attend.

You can find more details on the following link.

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