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ISDRIM Sustainability outcomes, problems, new organization at university and faculty levels, future of international cooperation. UKLO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS –transitional period Steps for adaptation to the new ways in University International communication

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ISDRIM Sustainability outcomes, problems, new organization at university and faculty levels, future of international cooperation


Steps for adaptation to the new ways in University International communication

Redefining of some previous University bilateral agreements for cooperation

Intensifying the International cooperation with EU universities and other world universities (USA, Australia…)

Participation in related PHARE TEMPUS Projects


Some important events/dates for UKLO International cooperationAccess in the existing EU programs – PHARE, TEMPUS,Multi country (after the established membership of MKD in the Council of Europe-1996)Active participation in TEMPUS Program: JEP-s, Compact measures,SCM, Individual mobility projects (1996-2007)Reactivated membership in EU(2003)Republic of Macedonia signs the Bologna Declaration - 1995


As a very important advantage UKLO can consider

the experience gained from 3 Tempus projects carried from

University central level

AC_JEP- 14359-1999: Modernization of Public Administration and Public policy in Macedonia

Administration and management of the universities in Macedonia and especiallyISdRIM (Integration and structuring of the IR cooperation in the universities in Macedonia) project dedicated to the modernization and restructuring of the traditional forms of University International cooperation


After ISdRIM

  • Redefined activities of the Central IR Office
  • Established network between the central and institutional level
  • Improved communications between IR offices at the universities in Macedonia
  • Introduction of the principles for transparency, information and communication for the main IR initiatives and activities at central and institutional level

Central IR Office

Redefined activities and responsibilities/1

Bilateral cooperation




Administrative follow-up


agreements for bilateral cooperation

Implementing the established procedures for bilateral cooperation (action plans,programs, organization of bilateral meetings)

Realization, follow-up and evaluation of the realized bilateral cooperation


Central IR Office

Redefined activities and responsibilities/2

Project cooperation


opportunities for project cooperation and participation in international programs


the relevant structures (the managing team of the University, the faculty coordinators/cells for IR) about the possibilities for project cooperation


Adequate procedure for follow-up the project cooperation:

(starting with letters of support true realization of the project activities until implementation and dissemination of the project results)


logistic/administrative support in designing applications

Coordination between the partners and the projects carriers

Monitoring the sustainability of the project


Central IR Office

Redefined activities and responsibilities/3

Incoming and outgoing nobilities


administrative support of the concept for student mobility within the frames of the European programs (Socrates/Erazmus/Leonardo etc.)

Identifying/ Exploring opportunities for certain exchange programs, professional studies (specialization, postgraduate and doctoral studies), study visits, summer seminars and schools for students and teaching staff

Organizing study visits for the academic staff at foreign universities

Initiating and supporting the visiting professors\' and students\' stays from foreign universities at UKLO and vice-versa

Establishing a network for information exchange concerning nobilities


Central IR Office

Redefined activities and responsibilities/3

Follow-up the Bologna action lines and its impact on the activities of the IR office

Promotion of the necessary European higher education dimensions especially in the development of the study programs, institutional cooperation, mobility schemes and integrated study, training and research programs

Intensifying regional cooperation

Undertaking initiatives for regional network connection

Undertaking initiatives for joint diplomas

Organizing regional mobility, round tables, conferences and other forms


IR Management and organizationInternational cooperation at the university level is the responsibility of the Rector.Central levelCurrent Organization form : Central Office at University level with main logistic provided by 2 International Relations officer in charge of international and public relations activitiesInstitutional levelOrganization form: Coordinator (if exist) or contact persons (active academic staff running international projects)


Present and future IR orientationInternationalization- strategic goal of UKLORegional cooperation – seen as a very important step in all international activitiesEstablishment of new partnerships with foreign universities and especially universities from the RegionProviding opportunities (facilities and other logistics) in order to establish a good practice in student exchange programs