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“Education produces good citizens and is capable of bringing any desired change in the human mind and society.”

Armend Kadriu, Co-Founder

Who We Are

The International University of Struga is a higher educational institution accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Macedonia.

We began our journey as “Euro College” in the academic year 2007/2008 with four faculties, which were: the Faculty of Economic Sciences, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Information Technology and the Faculty of Political Sciences.However, we continued to be a university unafraid to do things  differently and in response to the challenges of the day.Therefore in 2008 we gained accreditation for two new institutes, the Institute for European studies and International Politics and the Institute for Economic Development and Ecological Management, by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia. This was one of the main reasons why we decided to change the name of the University and rebrand it into “International University of Struga.”

Encouraged by the support of many domestic and foreign institutions, keeping the clear vision and mission, the International university of Struga is constantly developing and evolving in its desire to become a global university.We continue to invest in our students,staff,alumni.

Today, the IUS is the first private university in the Balkans officially accepted as a full right member of the European Association of Universities-EAU. The EAU membership is one of the biggest benefits which also provide the biggest professional and academic advancement of the IUS in the development of the higher education not only in Macedonia but also in the region.

Our Mission

The main goal of the International University of Struga is to cultivate the region’s most competent graduates,students who are internationally qualified; who can think independently and creatively. The International University of Struga owes to the possibility to work and to help students by using creative strategies; the latest upgraded technology, new teaching methods and practicing the theoretical knowledge in the everyday life.Our mission is to educate individuals who appreciate ethical values,and who can, with their self-confidence and creativity, take on leadership positions anywhere in the world.As we mentioned ethical values is important to us.Therefore, our students are the best example of a multiethnic mutual cooperation; they are a model showing how to link different cultures and respecting all of them at the same time.

The International University of Struga is committed to global progress, prosperity, diversification, social responsibility and local functioning.

The International University of Struga simply aims to raise the bar in for higher education not only in Macedonia but also in the region.

The International University of  Struga is a higher educational institution accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Macedonia. Within the university are accredited the following faculties: the Faculty of Economic Sciences, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Information Technology and the Faculty of Political Sciences.

We began as “Euro College in the academic year 2007/2008 and in 2008 we gained accreditation for two new institutes, the Institute for European studies and International Politics and the Institute for Economic Development and Ecological Management, by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia. This was one of the main reasons why we decided to change the name of the University and rebrand it into “International University of Struga.”

Encouraged by the support of many domestic and foreign institutions, keeping the clear vision and mission, we continue to step forward regardless of the difficulties.  We were supported by the British University- “Kensington College of Business,” the reputed and recognized consulting group “Hy Grade”, the research center “European Business Competence License” (EBCL), the “British Business Group” (whose task is studying the specific industrial standards). A significant support came from the College of London – “London City College”, institutions, with whom the cooperation still continues.

Today, the IUS is the first private university in the Balkans officially accepted as a full right member of the European Association of Universities-EAU. The EAU membership is one of the biggest benefits which also provide the biggest professional and academic advancement of the IUS in the development of the higher education not only in RM but also in the region.

Respected,

Welcome to the “International University of Struga”, a modern, European University, which offers contemporary education to the citizens of Republic of Macedonia as well as to the students from the region.

The opening of this University is one of the most important historical events for the town, for Republic of Macedonia as well as for the Balkan. This University will help to the citizens of Struga, the Macedonian citizen and the citizens from the region to realize their dreams; furthermore it will develop Struga into the “Strasbourg of the Balkans”.

There are four faculties at Bachelor level within the university, as following: the Faculty of Economics, the Faculty of Political Sciences, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Information technology. Also, there are two institutes functioning within the University as following: the Institute of Europeanism and International Policy and the Institute of Economical development and Ecological Management. This formation makes the International University of Struga a higher educational centre which completes serious scientific researches.

The courses implemented at the International University of Struga are in accordance with the latest and the most modern study programs. These programs are results of the mutual cooperation between eminent individuals and experts in their fields, people coming not only from Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo but also experts from all over Europe and the USA.

Besides the fact that the International University of Struga implements the latest educational programs and curricula’s, it also works with a highly qualified academic staff and the most eminent experts, people who are experts in their fields- Masters and Doctors of Science  with high scientific knowledge, experiences and achievements. This serves as a guarantee for the quality of the lectures, the efficient transfer of the knowledge in order to create professional and perspective future graduates.

Apart from the undergraduate studies (Bachelor level) there are three accredited postgraduate programs within the University. The lecturers teaching at the post graduate studies are eminent experts from different countries of the region.

The teaching process at the International University of Struga is conducted under the most contemporary conditions in modern and equipped classrooms, a rich library with many headings on Macedonian, Albanian, English, French, German, Italian and Turkish language.  We also have electronic library that has many headlines discussing the general national situation in Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, the Balkans, Europe, the Euro-Atlantic area and the international organizations. The library also offers headings from the fields of security, economy, headlines elaborating various civilizations and the process of integration in general, as well as a very rich fund of headings for information technology. The University also possesses relaxation rooms.

The International University of Struga is situated on the cost of the Ohrid Lake, one of the most attractive locations on the Balkans. Knowing this we can undoubtedly confirm that our University has the most modern and the most beautiful location in the region.

The latest challenge of the modern world is the human resource management. The era we live in, the goals we strive to achieve and the perspectives we tend towards are achievable faster and better with capable, well trained people as leaders, managers, administrators. We are all faced with the need for progress; in order to have progress one must possess a top quality. The high quality requires creation of institutions, the formed institutions need well trained people, for successful training we need modern and contemporary capacities- This is a huge vision and mission of the International University of Struga.

Dear citizens, parents, teachers, professors and students visit our premises and become part of the International University of Struga because our University makes the promises a reality, opens new and gives one very important perspective in your life, it stimulates you to be creative, active, motivated, courageous well trained and hard working individual ready to face the world.

 

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Armen Kadriu

Rector of the International University of Struga

The International University of Struga is a highly qualified University which is fully devoted to the education and profesional development of its students. The International University of Struga throughout its undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the field of marketing and financial management, diplomacy and international relations, information technology, law sciences, English language and communicative sciences, offers a possibility for stimulating intellectual curiosity, rational thinking, introducing of wide spectrum of scientific disciplines and professional fields.

The International University of Struga owes to the possibility to work and to help students by using creative strategies; the latest upgraded technology, new teaching methods and practicing the theoretical knowledge in the everyday life. Our students are the best example of a multiethnic mutual cooperation; they are a model showing how to link different cultures and respecting all of them at the same time.

The International University of Struga is committed to global progress, prosperity, diversification, social responsibility and local functioning. Its work is directed to creation of an envinronment where the students and the staff will be able to improve and develop their intellectual and professional talents without any limitation.

The academic and administration staff of the International University of Struga are committed to successful achievement of its primar goal – joining  the group of high educational institutions of South-East Europe. The University will tend to treat friendly relation with the students by integrating the systems of teaching, mentoring and the scientific research in one unit.

The International University of Struga is completely devoted to the education of its students in the part of the  undergraduate studies as well as in the part of the  post graduate studies. The IUS is a modern educational institution which is dignified with intellectual and cultural diversity and its main goal is to contribute into the regional development; it is a place where every student has an opportunity to accomplish his desires and ambitions for development and improvement.

The University aims to provide solid basics of knowledge, working habits and skills to its graduated students, that are necessary for achieving not only individual but also social improvement and development of the place they live and work in.

There are six main goals on which is based the strategic plan of the International University of Struga those are:

Creating a strong theorethical advancement.

Recruiting, retaining and advancing an administration and academic staff, possesing extraordinary skills and capabilities.

Integrating and rising the diversity by cohesing different cultures as well as developing teaching curruculas, programs and scientific research activities.

Creating an educational environment that prepares our students to be global citizens.

Strengthening the regional development support as well as providing research activities that will improve that development.

Permanent improvement and development of the teaching process quality, regarding the staff qualfications as well as the economic conditions.

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