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The Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab was opened at SEEU

The Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab was opened (on 22nd December 2020) at the South East European University with a solemn event. This is the first laboratory of this nature supported by NATO SPS projects and is equipped with the most modern tools in this field.

The opening of this laboratory was made possible by NATO and the Crisis Management Center of the Republic of North Macedonia and will operate within the Faculty of Contemporary Sciences and Technologies.

In his address speech, SEEU Rector, Acad. Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti, thanked the Crisis Management Center and NATO for the support provided.

"With the opening of this laboratory, SEEU proves the intention to have a social impact in all areas, especially in the practical application of high technology in teaching. The laboratory will have a multidimensional function, especially in providing training and raising new staff profiles that will help the country in the EU integration process." said Rector Bexheti.

Director of the Crisis Management Center--Stojance Angelov and Head of International Cooperation Department at Crisis Management Center--Dr. Urim Vejseli, were also present at the opening ceremony.

Through the online platform the event was greeted by the Deputy Ambassador --Jennifer R. Littlejohn, Chief of NATO SPS Department --Dr. Deniz Beten, NATO SPS Department, Program Coordinator --Dr. Ejup Turmus, and Dr. Stephanie Foster from MIT Lincoln Lab.

This project is a continuation of the research work on the NICS project of our university staff: Prof. Dr. Visar Shehu, Prof. Dr. Adrian Besimi and Prof. Dr. Agron Çaushi.

The laboratory will be used to train and create the necessary staff for institutions and other stakeholders dealing with crisis management. The laboratory will also be at the service of the SEEU community, which can be used during the teaching and research process.