Chairman of the Assembly of the City of Nis


M.S Rade Rajkovic

Rade Rajkovic

He was born on June 24th, 1970 in Nis.

He finished elementary school and the two years of vocational education in Nis, and the third and the fourth year of high school of Medicine-Pharmacy technician Department in Leskovac.

In 1999 He graduated from the Faculty of Technology in Leskovac with the average mark of 10 at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.

In 2012, he was attained Master’s Degree in Microbiology Sciences at the State University of Skopje “St. Cyril and Methodius”.

During his studies, he held several managerial positions in the student organizations, of which the most important were: President of the Student Association of the Faculty of Technology, Chairman of the Union of Students of the University of Nis (from 1996 to 1998), and in 1997, he was elected  President of the Student Association of Serbia.

Rade Rajkovic has been a participant and organizer of many student events at home and abroad; as a student representative of the former Yugoslavia, he took part in the World Congress of students in Belgium. As a member of the Board of the Student Center Nis, Student Health Center and the Student Resorts of Serbia, he actively participated in their work and improved the quality of their services.

By the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia in August 1999, and at the proposal of the Student organizations from Niš, he was appointed Director of the Students’ Cultural Center Nis. At that point, within a short period time, he managed to make the Students’ Cultural Center Nis one of the most important cultural institutions in the south of Serbia. During that period Students’ Cultural Center Nis received the award “Zlatni znak” (“Golden Sign”) – the highest award of the University of Nis.

In November 2005, by the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, he was appointed Director of the Student Center Nis. For the results achieved in 2008, Student Center Nis received the National Business Excellence Award in the field of “leadership and resources” by the Fund for Quality Culture and Excellence, by the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and by the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development of the Republic of Serbia. In 2014, the Center for Economic Analysis ranked the Student Center Nis among the most successful companies in Serbia.

Within the previous work in the student institutions, as a director, he was primarily guided by students’ interests, i.e. by the interests of the service users and the employees, strictly respecting the current legal framework and regulations. He improved his professional career by participating in numerous trainings thus acquiring relevant certificates from a wide range of areas, such as education, management, environmental protection, food quality and safety, etc.

Heretofore, he received the numerous awards and recognitions, and some of the most important are:

  • Saint Sava award of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia for a special contribution to the development of education;
  • Golden State Choral Trophy of the International Choral Festival;
  • “City of Nis Manager” for the exceptional achievements in the production and improvement of the economy;
  • Golden plaque Award from the Association of Independent Entrepreneurs and Craftsmen;
  • Memorial holder of the Hilandar monastery;
  • Oscar award for Quality, the National Business Excellence Award in Serbia in the field of “leadership and resources;

As a participant of the war in 1999, he was assigned the Award for Bravery and the achievements in building and strengthening the combat readiness of the Yugoslav Army in the defense of the homeland against NATO aggression.

Rade Rajkovic is the Chairman of the Movement of Socialists Party – Nis City Board.

He is married and has two daughters.