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The roots of Serbian technical civilization began in the Middle Ages during the Nemanjic era. The beginnings of engineering are in mining and metallurgical endeavors such as the significant Novo Brdo mine and the construction of magnificent sacral and other structures.

The restoration of the Serbian state after centuries of Ottoman rule and the creation of a modern state in the 19th century also revived engineering in Serbia. The engineers were then predominantly educated in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and in France. As early as 1868, on February 3, the "Technical Company" was founded, which is the forerunner of today's Union of Engineers and Technicians of Serbia.

The Engineering Association has been through a variety of phases for its 150 years, but it has been constantly active and socially recognizable. Many notable engineers and scientists of all professions have been and are now active members. The first president was Emilijan Josimovic, an architect and urban planner, and a prominent honorary member, Nikola Tesla.

A very important moment in the work and affirmation of the Association was the construction of the building of the Engineers' Home of Serbia in 1936 and the new Home of Engineers "Nikola Tesla" in 1967. Funds for the construction of the homes were provided by engineers, businessmen and benefactors, whereby engineering intelligence expressed the importance and will to gather and act through the form of associations and alliances as an expression of professional, scientific and intellectual, and critical engagement.

Today, the Association has over forty professional, multidisciplinary, thematic, city and regional members. It includes the Development Center as well as the Serbian Academy of Engineering. Activities are diverse: gatherings, debates, conferences, publishing, collaboration with other professions and associations, holding professional exams, exhibitions, working with students, high school students, young researchers.

The membership of the Association is made up of thousands of engineers from all cities and municipalities in Serbia. The Association and its members are non-governmental organizations, which self-finance from their activities and membership fees.

The importance and role of the Association in society is great both in Serbia and in the wider European and world engineering community, as evidenced by the forms of membership in international, related organizations, and in the domestic environment through the affirmation of knowledge and cooperation with other associations, state bodies, industry , education and especially the number and quality of its members.