On Tuesday (12April) the South East European University, in its regular Senate meeting, promoted two of its international staff members, Dr. Dennis Farrington and Dr. Paul Foster to the teaching-scientific title, Associate Professor. Five other academic staff gained the teaching-scientific title of Assistant Professor (Docent) in different fields such as, Computer Sciences, Law, Public Administration and Political Sciences and Business and Economics.
In the same meeting the Senate approved the Call for New Student Enrolment in the Academic Year 2011/12, for the first and second cycle of studies at SEEU Faculties. In the academic year 2011/12 full-time studies, SEEU foresees the enrolment of approximately 1300 students in the first cycle of studies in the five faculties of SEEU: Law, Business and Economics, Public Administration and Political Sciences, Contemporary Sciences and Technologies and Languages, Cultures and Communication. Moreover, the SEEU Senate foresees a novelty for the next academic year: the option of ‘on-line’ studies.
According to the Rector, Prof. Dr. Zamir Dika, the South East European University has managed to develop into a special academic environment for studying, by exchanging intensive experiences with its international university partners and active participation in different trainings and professional development. “Our study programmes contain in themselves, the American pragmatism and excellence, especially in business and computer science, but also values and tradition of European civilization in the programs with direct public interest. As a new university, we had the chance to start by following with the fundamental recommendations of the reforming spirit of higher education in Europe, expressed through the Bologna Process,” said among others, Rector Dika. All these trends we see as a serious effort to provide our students with knowledge, competencies and skills necessary for global market. SEEU’s Rector strongly believes in these trends, which have initiated a wide debate about the role of universities in the third millennium, since the traditional and collective approach has distanced universities from the real needs of society and industry.