Solidarity with Boris Kagarlitsky

The Sociological Scientific Society of Serbia strongly protests against the repression suffered by the Russian sociologist Boris Kagarlitsky, recently sentenced to five years in prison by Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian regime …


Mission and Vision


The Sociological Scientific Society of Serbia (SSSS) is a non-governmental and non-profit association whose goal is to contribute to the development of sociology as a scientific discipline.

SSSS promotes and develops research, teaching and professional work within the field of sociology, both nationally and in the broader region, fostering practical application of sociological insights with a view to solving diverse social issues.


Through facilitating the networking of researchers in the country and the broader region, the SSSS specifically promotes the growth of scientific critical thought on society and the factors that influence social life.

History of the Association

The Sociological Scientific Society of Serbia (SNDS) is the successor to a federal association of sociologists which operated on the territory of the second and third Yugoslavias. In October 1945, at the initiative of professors from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade, the Yugoslav Sociology Society (JDS) was founded, with headquarters in Belgrade and with Professor Oleg Mandić, from the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb, as its president.

Owing to the sociologists’ continuous work on developing international cooperation as a prerequisite for improving scientific communication, the association became a member of the International Sociological Association (ISA) in 1958. Following a regrouping of the philosophers and sociologists into separate associations in 1960, the Yugoslav Sociological Association (JUS) was founded. As originally specified in the statute, association headquarters was in Belgrade; however, sociologists from Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia alternated in the role of president.