The Researchers Report 2012 Country Profile: former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The 2012 Researchers Report prepared by Deloitte Consulting for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation looks at the extent to which those prerequisites are already met, since a full understanding of the researcher profession in its complexity is indispensable for sound decision and policy-making. The report (see link below) is accompanied by country fiches - of which we present here the ones prepared for the Western Balkan countries.

In the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Ministry of Education and Science is fully responsible for the development and administration of national R&D funding as well as for research and education policy. The ministry’s Department of Science and Technology Development decides on the promotion of education and science, the development of the national science system, the technological development and international scientific-technical cooperation.

The government developed the ‘Higher Education for All’ policy, as part of the Programme of the Government 2008-2012. The goal is for 25% of the population to receive higher education by 2012. To achieve this strategic goal and enable a larger group of students to enrol at universities, in 2008 the government opened a new university in Shtip, as well as new faculties in bigger cities with decreased or no tuition fees4.


Document type
  • Report


Publication Year


Republic of North Macedonia
Geographical focus
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Danaja Lorencic on December 21, 2012
Modified on December 24, 2012