South East European University

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South East European University
Universiteti i Evropës Juglindore; Универзитет на Југоисточна Европа
South East European University logo.svg
University's logo
Latin: Universitas Evropae Orientalis Meridionalis
TypePrivate-public nonprofit university
Established2001
RectorAcad. Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti
Location,
CampusTetovo and Skopje
Websitewww.seeu.edu.mk

South East European University (SEEU) is an internationally recognized private-public nonprofit higher education institution officially inaugurated in 2001 upon initiative of former top-level Dutch diplomat and OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities HE Max van der Stoel and is located in Tetovo, Republic of North Macedonia with a branch campus in Skopje.[1]

Since its establishment the university has succeeded in combining the best of European and U.S. experience and has continued to benefit from countless academic collaborations sponsored by the European Commission and USAID, among other donors.[2]

During the opening ceremony former Swedish diplomat HE Rolf Ekéus stated: “Today is a good day for Europe. At a time when good news is in short supply, it is heartening to see that progress can be made towards building peace among people. […] In the future, people will think of Tetovo as the site of a [renowned] multi-lingual university”.[3]

The university is an associate member of the European University Association[4] and the Balkan Universities Network.[5]

Project initiation, funding and supervision[edit]

The praise for the establishment of the South East European University (SEEU) has been given to former Dutch diplomat HE Max van der Stoel who initiated the venture of launching a globally recognized university and higher education excellence center with a European orientation in the region since the late 1990s.[6]

Max van der Stoel, who has also been the first Chairman of the University’s International Advisory Board, stressed the European orientation of the University by saying: “We know the wish of the population of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to have increasingly close relations with countries of the European Union and to have education at a standard recognized by European academic institutions”.[7]

Funds for the project were sought from the international community, while the local government provided the land where the university is situated.[8]

The running of the project has been overseen since its beginning by both an international and a national advisory board.[9]

Faculties and study programmes[edit]

South East European University (SEEU) offers courses and programmes leading to internationally recognized higher education degrees at bachelor, master and doctorate levels in several areas of study.[10]

Study programmes are offered in three languages: English, Albanian and Macedonian.[11]

The university is constituted of five faculties:[12]

  • Law
  • Public Administration and Political Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Languages, Cultures and Communications
  • Contemporary Sciences and Technologies

Rankings[edit]

The university ranks regularly among the top higher education institutions in the region and worldwide.[13]

Professors, lecturers and fellows[edit]

Since its founding the university has had among its ranks countless prominent visiting and permanent international professors, lecturers and fellows alongside the local academic staff.[14]

Students and alumni[edit]

The university has a considerable number of international students and alumni[15] and participates to different global academic exchange initiatives such as the Erasmus Programme.[16]

Admissions[edit]

South East European University (SEEU) has a selective admission policy based on students’ previous academic record and grades.[17][18]

University Board[edit]

The University Board is currently composed of a total of nine members:[19]

  • Dennis Farrington
  • Judithanne Scourfield McLaughlan
  • Pavel Zgaga
  • Veronika Kareva
  • Elena Dumova-Jovanoska
  • Agon Demjaha
  • Nebi Hoxha
  • Nasir Selimi
  • Azir Aliu

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South East European University opens in Tetovo | OSCE". www.osce.org. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  2. ^ "South East European University - History of SEEU". South East European University. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  3. ^ "South East European University opens in Tetovo | OSCE". www.osce.org. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  4. ^ "EUA". eua.eu. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Balkan Universities Association". www.baunas.org. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  6. ^ "South East European University opens in Tetovo | OSCE". www.osce.org. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  7. ^ "South East European University opens in Tetovo | OSCE". www.osce.org. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  8. ^ "South East European University opens in Tetovo | OSCE". www.osce.org. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  9. ^ "South East European University opens in Tetovo | OSCE". www.osce.org. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  10. ^ "South East European University | Ranking & Review". www.4icu.org. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  11. ^ "South East European University". South East European University. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  12. ^ "South East European University - Faculties". South East European University. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Macedonia | Ranking Web of Universities: More than 28000 institutions ranked". www.webometrics.info. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  14. ^ "South East European University opens in Tetovo | OSCE". www.osce.org. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  15. ^ "South East European University | Ranking & Review". www.4icu.org. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  16. ^ "South East European University opens in Tetovo | OSCE". www.osce.org. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  17. ^ "South East European University - Admission Requirements". South East European University. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  18. ^ "South East European University | Ranking & Review". www.4icu.org. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  19. ^ "South East European University - University Board". South East European University. Retrieved 24 July 2019.

Coordinates: 41°59′09″N 20°57′40″E / 41.98583°N 20.96111°E / 41.98583; 20.96111