Tender for new FON building amid dispute over minister’s doctorate

NEWS 05.11.2019 17:26
Source: N1

The Belgrade University Faculty of Organizational Sciences (FON) will get a new building by September 2021, the eKapija portal said on Tuesday.

It said that the Serbian government’s Office for the Management of Public Investments has published an international public procurement tender for the construction of a new building for the FON.

According to the tender, the expected starting date for the construction is January 2020 with the building to be completed by the end of August 2021. The Office invited offers to be submitted by 11:00 am on November 13, 2019.

The FON has been in the focus of public attention for months following claims of plagiarism against Finance Minister Sinisa Mali whose doctoral studies were completed at the FON. Mali’s doctoral thesis has been disputed, drawing protests from Belgrade University students. A FON committee recently ruled on the thesis and the university ethics committee is expected to take a stand later this month.