Ss. Cyril and Methodius University


The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje is the first state University in the Republic  of Macedonia, founded in 1949, initially with three faculties: the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.

At the moment, the University represents a functional community of 23 faculties, 5 research institutes and 11 accompanying members. Its activities are stipulated by the Law on Higher Education and the Statute of the University.

The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University develops study programmes in all scientific fields – natural sciences and mathematics, tecnical and technological sciences, medical sciences and health, biotechnical sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts. Except for the faculties, the research work, also is carried out in the independent research institutes as an integral part of the University.

Nowadays, the illustration of UKIM through figures is as follows: around 50.000 enrolled students from Republic of Macedonia in all cycles of studies, as well as over 700 foreign students; over 2.700 teaching, research and associate academic staff at the faculties and at the institutes; over 126.000 graduated high-professional staff (with obtained Bachelor degree); over 5,300 candidates obtained Master’s degree; and around 3,200 doctors of science in all teaching and scientific fields.

The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University’s mission is to be:

  • an autonomous, scientific and higher educational university which provides teaching, scholar and applied activities in technical, natural sciences and mathematics, bio-technical, artistic, medical and social sciences;
  • a university dedicated to the cherishing as well as international recognition of the traditional features and values the Macedonian people (the Macedonian language, history, literature and culture) and at the same time to the nurturing of the cultural values of the other ethnic communities in the Republic of Macedonia;
  • a university open to all students on the basis of equality and their academic results regardless of their ideological, political, cultural and social origin;
  • a university that coordinates its academic offer to the needs of the social surrounding, and has continuously dynamic relation towards it;
  • a university that creates stimulative environment for its employees, providing them a progress of their abilities in order to accomplish its mission;
  • a university which develops long-life and continuing education;
  • a university determined to achieve the European norms and standards in all spheres of its activities.

Source: UKIM

  • Higher Education
Republic of North Macedonia
Contact details
Phone:++389 2 3293293
Fax:++389 2 3293202
Address:Bul. Krste Misirkov bb, 1000 Skopje
Country:Republic of North Macedonia
Geographical focus
  • International; Other
  • Republic of North Macedonia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Elke Dall on February 13, 2007
Modified on October 5, 2016