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Parliament adopts law on establishment of Damjan Gruev University in Skopje

MPs at a session on Tuesday passed a law on the establishment of Damjan Gruev University for National Defense, Security and Peace in Skopje.

Deputy Minister of Education and Science Spiro Ristovski said the main idea behind the setting up of the university was to boost the quality of higher education, first and foremost in several areas deemed of ‘exceptional significance for the overall progress of Macedonia.’

The university is planned to start operating in 2016-2017 academic year. The Military Academy, the Air Force School and the Institute of Command and HQ Functions, which are already functional, are going to be integrated into the new university.

Professors from abroad are mainly hired to teach at the university and classes will be largely held in English. “The intention is to focus on improving the quality of education while at the same time avoiding hyper-production of graduates,” Deputy Minister Spirovski said.

VMRO-DPMNE Ilija Dimovski stated the Damjan Gruev University for National Defense, Security and Peace was being established in an effort to improve the state of play in higher education.

The bill on the establishment of Damjan Gruev University was initially withdrawn and then re-introduced, and envisages three more faculties than initially planned to be set up – namely faculties of economics, construction engineering and architecture.