Among the distinguished guests were the Ambassador of Hungary to Macedonia, H.E. Jozsef Bencze, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of RM, Safet Neziri, Mayor of the Municipality of Gostivar, Rufi Osmani and other distinguished guests.
The Rector of SEEU Prof. Dr. Zamir Dika, in his commencement address to the students said “I want to remind you that today we celebrate together the success of trip with many challenges and difficulties, but also with many beautiful moments that we spent together”.
Also, the Rector in his message to the students further said: "I want to say that this society urgently needs staff who are prepared to help in the development of society; for staff who have acquired knowledge and skills necessary for problem solving; for staff who are not afraid to face the challenges, therefore equipped with the entrepreneur mentality; for staff who have the intellectual courage and are educated in a spirit where ethnic, language and cultural differences know how to turn into advantages. South East European University has all the prerequisites to play a key role in challenging the academic progress in the country and region, knowing that the students are the main product of this university and is expected for them to be generators of progress. Their knowledge and intellectual potential will give the deserved response to the challenges of the time”.
The president of the Board, Dennis Farrington said, “as some of you know, I have been involved in this unique institution for over twelve years, and it always gives me great pleasure to see our plans translated into reality”.
“Serious economic, environmental and other problems are with us every day, and seem set to get worse. We all look to the new generation to create the conditions in which unnecessary barriers to free movement and lack of mutual respect are things of the past”, said among other President Farrington.
The Deputy Minister of Education and Science of RM, Safet Neziri, in his commencement address said that that the work of your university is a success story of higher education in Macedonia, but also European success story, by marking the academic progress and education for future generations. The quality knowledge you have acquired in this university have prepared you to meet the needs of the labour market in Macedonia and the region.
The Ambassador of Hungary in Macedonia Jozsef Bencze, said in his speech “when I was invited to this ceremony by the university leadership to greet 700 new graduates, I was convinced that South-East European University not only has excellent teaching – but more importantly – also has outstanding studying capacities. I was also extremely proud to learn that your distinguished school is a partner oftwo Hungarian Universities – University of Szeged and University of Pécs –within the framework of an academic TEMPUS cooperation project.”