The Mayor of Novi Sad, Milan Đurić, attended “Vega IT Radnički" building ceremonial opening along with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Miloš Vučević. The world-renowned company "Vega IT" is behind “Vega Properties Radnički" doo and is now the owner of the former Radnički University. This company purchased the Radnički University building at a public auction at the end of 2020 after it was destroyed in a fire in 2000. The building features 13 storeys and 6,500 square meters of workspace for an extra 550 people, with a total investment value of 17 million euros.

- I take pride in having been a member of the team under the direction of Miloš Vučević, Novi Sad Mayor at the time the building was bought. After starting the extremely difficult reconstruction process two years ago, the Radnički University building was finally opened and is currently one of the "Vega IT" company's office buildings. The structure is very useful and has a lovely exterior, but what matters most is what's inside and who occupies it. Beginning with two visionaries, Mr. Popović and Mr. Ostojić, who were both former Faculty of Technical Sciences students, and combining their knowledge, skills, and friendship, they created this incredibly successful company. Today, hundreds of people work in this state-of-the-art factory of IT knowledge and skills. This building is just another obvious example of the new energy that has undoubtedly arrived in our city, which has been growing faster than ever in the last ten years - Mayor Đurić said, adding that the City also funded the landscaping of the 500 square meters of the plateau in front of the building, which took place during the construction of this smart, green building.

Miloš Vučević, the Deputy Prime Minister, congratulated everyone involved in the former Radnički University rebuilding project.

- This building was a symbol of the industrialization at the time, of the former educational cycle, public and social life, so I think and I am sure that this rebuilt, renovated, fundamentally new building will also be a symbol, not only of one private company and not only of one type of economy, but will have wider social significance - Minister Vučević stated.
Over the course of two years, the building's exterior renovation was finished. The Novi Sad-based architectural company "Kuzmanov and partners" came up with the idea for the building's exterior. The interior was in charge of the "Synthesis Quatro" studio, and work is still being done on a few floors.

- Apart from serving as a hub for cutting-edge software development and innovation, our vision has always been for this facility to be accessible to all Novi Sad residents, allowing them to take advantage of a wide range of cultural offerings. This will indeed be the case. Particular gratitude is due to the City of Novi Sad and the provincial authorities, with whom we collaborated very well over the course of the two years that the restoration was underway - co-founder Vladan Ostojić of "Vega IT" pointed out.

Novi Sad, 11th January 2024