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Rector Dika: International Community Assesses that South East European University is a Successful Brand that should be Cultivated

“This year, the University Board approved the Development Strategy called 4.0. This Strategic Plan is a confirmation of our aspiration to continue to be the leader of advanced trends of higher education, so that we remain producers of knowledge and competences comparable to Western European universities," said Prof. Dr. Zamir Dika in his traditional year-end press briefing with journalists, held on Tuesday (26 December 2017) at South East European University (SEEU).

“The strongest confirmation came from the international external evaluation of SEE University, conducted by the European Universities Association, who in their report concluded that South East European University is a successful brand that should be cultivated,” he noted.

In the context of internationalization, Rector Dika said that SEEU this year has realized about 50 international mobility opportunities for students and academic staff, and that SEE University is discussing current issues with international partners. This was confirmed through many public discussions and lectures, such as with the Ambassadors of the U.S.A.; the E.U.; France; Germany; Italy; the Netherlands; Poland; the United Kingdom; and the OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities.

“This dialogue with the founders of the University is a confirmation of the aspiration and the alignment of our standards with international standards,” said Rector Dika.

According to the Rector, 23% of students this year at SEEU are enrolled in study programmes that are offered in the English language. Additionally, the value of the University continued to be recognized this year by subventions from the state budget.

“Thus, financial sustainability continued to be secured with the support of the state budget, with 10% financing of joint activities. Our University continues to be one of the most productive regional co-operators with the business community. This is done through the specialized study programmes, which are implemented directly with companies from the region, and which provide student scholarships; and through the Business Development Centre, through which we are implementing projects to increase the performance of businesses,” said Rector Dika.

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