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The Thirteenth Cohort of SEEU Students Graduated

On Friday (26th May 2017), at South East European University (SEEU), the thirteenth cohort of SEEU students graduated.

This year's ceremony was honoured by the presence of the Minister of Education of RM, Mr. Pishtar Lutfiu; the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Wouter Plomp; representatives of the American Embassy in Macedonia; the former President of Croatia, Ivo Josipoviq; and other guests.

“Today, I will not speak about the common journey you shared during your studies at the University, but I will focus on the future, on the challenges that await you and the burden of hope that (without your fault) you will carry with you for a better future”, said the Rector of SEEU, Prof. Dr. Zamir Dika.

“We have designed and provided knowledge for you, and helped you to develop skills and competences in order to be able to create and operate in such contexts. An interactive approach, problem-solving skills, and focus on critical thinking will be the tools that you take from this university to help you find solutions to our challenges. The entrepreneurial spirit and the sense of social responsibility for your learning will be prerequisites for making necessary changes in this social system that now has shifted from Western European standards”, Dika added.

The Minister of Education and Science of R. Macedonia, Mr. Pishtar Lutfiu, said that he felt honoured to be part of the graduation ceremony, first as a former student of this University, and secondly as the Minister of Education.

“Today you have completed a long journey for you and tomorrow will begin another equally important journey. Your success further elevates the name of this University, so feel proud that your diploma will bear the seal of one of the best universities in the country and in the region” Minister Lutfiu noted.

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Wouter Plomp, said that as the Ambassador of the Netherlands, he feels proud that he speaks at this institution, which is part of the legacy of Mr. Max van der Stoel.

“It is always a pleasure for me when I am addressing young people, because in your faces I see the future, not only of Macedonia, but also the future of Europe, our joint future. The pleasure is even bigger when I speak to young people who have reached a very important milestone in their lives, such as this one – obtaining your university degrees”, noted H.E. Plomp.

On behalf of the best students of this generation Florina Hasani and Biljana Pavlovska addressed the audience.

For the artistic part of the ceremony the well known band Elita 5, the Choir of Tetova, and a well-known string quartet from Skopje were engaged.