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Niš police arrested the driver

A man (81) who was knocked down yesterday by a motorcyclist while crossing the road on Zoran Đinđić Boulevard, near the Puppet Theater, died in the Niš University Clinical Center despite the efforts of doctors. It is Dr. Mile Novaković.

As the media reported, the Honda motorcycle driver I.J. he bumped into Novaković while walking. The unfortunate man died last night around 8:30 p.m.

The police in Nis arrested the driver.

Professor Dr. Mile Novaković, who was the director of “Niteks” for more than 25 years, died yesterday at the age of 81. The news about the tragic death of Professor Novakovic was announced on Facebook by his son Prof. Dr. Igor Novakovic, President of the SPS City Committee in Nis.

Professor Mile Novaković, Ph.D., was a doctor of technical sciences, a graduate engineer of technology. He was a full professor at the University of Niš. From 1975 to 2000, he held the position of general director of Niteks. year, when that company was considered an industrial giant in the former Yugoslavia. At one time, he was a deputy of the SPS, a regular member of the Academy of Computer Sciences (Kiev, Ukraine) as well as the president of the Assembly of the Association of Creators of Niš. After retirement, he was the editor of the “Economy” chapter in the Encyclopedia of “Notable Persons of Niš”. Professor Novaković was seriously injured yesterday when a motorcyclist ran into him while crossing Zoran Đinđiđ Boulevard. The accident happened at 1:30 p.m., and he was admitted to the Emergency Center with severe head injuries, as a result of which he died.

The commemorative gathering will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of the University of Niš. The funeral is on Thursday, May 25, 2023. at 12:00 p.m. at the New Cemetery in Niš.


Dr. Mile K. Novaković was born on February 9, 1942, in the village of Sijarina, in a middle-class, prosperous family. He finished elementary school in Sijarinska Banja as a student of his generation, and then entered and graduated from the famous Leskovac Real Gymnasium, with excellent results and reputation as one of the best students of his generation. Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy in Belgrade, chemistry department, enrolled in 1960/61. and finished his studies in record time in 1964 with an excellent grade point average. He enrolled in postgraduate studies in 1970 at the Department of Organic Chemistry of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy in Belgrade. He finished his studies in 1974 with an excellent average grade during his studies and in the defense of his master’s thesis. In 1977, he defended his doctoral dissertation in front of a committee of distinguished professors of organic chemistry at the University of Belgrade and obtained the title of Doctor of Technical Sciences.

He established a working relationship in 1964 with the Nis textile industry Niteks in Nis. In 1967, he became the head of the Laboratory at Nitex, in 1969, director of the development sector, in 1970, assistant to the technical director, in 1971, manager of chemical technologies, and in 1975, in a referendum, the first organized in the Yugoslav economy, with 99.9% of the votes of the employed workers, he was elected general director of Nitex. He remained in this position until October 5, 2000, when due to the well-known political turmoil in Serbia, he submitted his irrevocable resignation.

For 26 years of great efforts and efforts of several thousand Nitex workers, under the leadership of prof. Novaković, from a factory with low technological references and scarce knowledge, a factory with strong technological potential and programmatic determinations was created, with all the attributes of European market flexibility. Every pebble of that grandiose mosaic of success is the work of prof. Novaković, a mature and determined man to invest the entire creative powers of his personality in achieving his goals. Knowing that those who think in days – sow grass, who in years – plant trees, and who in centuries – invest in people, in the early 1980s, Niteks opened its factory gates wide to young, highly educated experts in electronics, mechanical engineering, textile technology, economics and marketing. . Knowledge, state-of-the-art technology, programs suitable for the age in which we live and create, rich experience and hard work have resulted in the impressive dynamic development of Nitex, which, according to the analyzes of the world’s most famous institutes, Deloitte Touch, has been declared as one of the strongest textile factories in Europe, staffed and ready for third millennium.

In parallel with his work at the factory, engineer Mile Novaković was selected as an assistant in Chemistry in the newly established Faculty of Philosophy in Niš in 1971, and in 1977 as an assistant professor in the Higher Organic Chemistry of the same faculty. After the establishment of the Faculty of Technology in Leskovac of the University of Nis in 1980, he was elected as an associate professor in the subject Chemistry of paints and auxiliary agents. In 1986, he was elected as a full professor at the Faculty of Technology for the narrower scientific field of Theory and Technology of Dyeing and Printing.

He published two capital textbooks on chemical textile technology with a total of 1400 pages, an original scientific work – a monograph of international importance. He also published a monograph of national importance, over 120 scientific and professional works from the 5S1 list, of international and national importance, in the country and abroad, over 20 original technical solutions, two patents, 25 projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Serbia. Scientific papers have been cited in ten of the most respected journals in the field of chemical technology and textiles. He was a mentor during the preparation of about 100 graduate theses at the Faculty of Philosophy and Technology, four master’s theses and three doctoral dissertations.

In the course of his work, he attended specialist studies in the world’s most famous institutions and companies for the production of paints, chemicals and auxiliaries: Niopik in Moscow, Du Pont in America, Siba in Switzerland, Waweg in Germany, YSY in England, Shemapol in the Czech Republic, Siech in Poland, Heberlein in Switzerland, Manchester in England, Dr. Bohme in Germany. In 1988, he was elected a regular member of the International Academy of Computer Sciences, based in Kyiv.

On the occasion of the celebration of 100 years of existence of Niteks, which was attended by the highest representatives of the political, economic and scientific corps of Serbia, including ministers of science, economy, culture and representatives of business partners from the country and abroad, about prof. Novaković was chosen by academician Kanazir, prof. Dr. Džokić, Academician Vladimir Pantić, marked immeasurable contributions to the giant development of Niteks. This ceremony was also attended by the descendants of the industrialist Mita Ristic, who were impressed by the welcome and what was created on the banks of Nišava, on 13 ha of refined space. (more in the Editorial Board chapter, EZLN first edition).

As the crown of his 44 years of overall scientific and economic creativity, he published in 2001 a romanticized autobiography called Cradle of High Hills,

During his 36-year work at Nitex and 40-year work at the University of Niš, he was elected: councilor of the Niš City Assembly; for a member of the Council of the University of Niš, the Scientific Committee for writing the Encyclopedia of Niš, the Council for the Development of the City of Niš; Education Council of Serbia; Member of the Committee for Technical Development at the Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia and Yugoslavia, member of the Main Board of the SPS. He was also elected as a member of the Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 1997-2000, and as the president of the Assembly of the Creators Association of Niš Car Konstantin.

For his contribution to the overall development of our society, he was awarded: Niteks’ highest award: Zlatna prelja on the occasion of Niteks’ 100 years of existence; The May Day Award of the City Trade Union Council; Poster of the University of Niš; By the statue of Emperor Constantine of the Nišava District; Order of Military Merit with Silver Swords; with the May award of SO Medveđa; With the May award of SO Sokobanja; October award of the city of Niš for 1981; Republic Day, the highest award of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce; Award for Manager of the Year 1999 of the Chamber of Commerce of Yugoslavia; Order of Labor with a golden wreath; Order of Merit for the People with silver rays; with the title of manager of Yugoslavia for 1995; the title of manager of the Balkans and the Black Sea region for 1999; the highest recognition of the Federation of Trade Unions of Serbia, the Golden Placard.

He is married, he has a wife, Ljiljana, a high school teacher, a son, Igor, and a daughter, Natalija, professors at the University of Nis.

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