FEIT Celebrated its 65th Anniversary

Објавено: June 20, 2024

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies (FEEIT) at the “Ss Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje celebrated 65 years since its founding. At a solemn ceremony organized under the motto “65 Years of Educational and Scientific Excellence,” the academic pursuit of continuous progress, scientific development, support for innovation, technology transfer, collaboration with industry, and the pride that the Faculty is home to generations of young and inspirational students who have proven to be key players in significant societal processes in the country and beyond was showcased. Additionally, at the ceremony, 124 new engineers and 56 master graduates were promoted. FEEIT’s activities focus on creating new-era engineers ready to lead the process of energy, green, and digital transition, similar to how previous generations were pioneers in building the country’s basic infrastructure.

“During these six and a half decades, our faculty has established itself as a leading educational and scientific-research institution both locally and regionally. Today, we celebrate not only our anniversary, but also our journey filled with numerous achievements, hard work, and challenges. Since its founding 65 years ago, the Faculty has enabled new technologies to penetrate our society and improve the quality of life in the country. From 1959 to today, FEEIT has evolved into a pillar of education, knowledge, innovation, and projects, a center of excellence, a proven and reliable partner of the local and international industry, and an institution that creates generations of engineers and scientists,” said Prof. Vladimir Atanasovski, Dean of FEEIT.

According to him, by applying the knowledge acquired at FEEIT, Macedonian engineers continue to create and enhance the country’s key infrastructure, which is the foundation for the development of industry, economy, and society as a whole. Electrical and information technology engineers from FEEIT are the bearers of today’s technological renaissance.

“FEEIT will continue on the path of excellence in the development of electrical engineering and information technologies. Our vision for the future is clear: to remain a leader in education and research, to expand our influence, and to continue contributing to technological and social progress. Looking towards the future, I am confident that we will continue to build the path of success with joint efforts, dedication, and passion,” Atanasovski added.

The goal of education is to train professionals who will be competitive in the labor market and contribute to the collective Macedonian success with their individual achievements, said Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, President of the Republic of North Macedonia.

“If we don’t invest in their present, we can’t invest in their future or the economic future of our country. I am pleased to say that FEEIT, as a member of UKIM, has made a significant contribution to modernizing the educational process, creating technological leaders, and strengthening ties with the Macedonian economy,” said Siljanovska-Davkova.

FEEIT has always been a beacon of excellence, a place where minds are nurtured, creativity is encouraged, and the boundaries of the possible are pushed. “From its inception, the vision has been clear: to cultivate a space where curiosity meets expertise, where students transform into leaders, and where ideas evolve into foundational technology,” highlighted Prof. Biljana Angelova, Rector of “Ss Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje.

According to her, despite all tangible achievements, the spirit of this academic community is distinguished by its fostering and nurturing of boundless enthusiasm and the constant quest for knowledge among its students, who are the heart of this institution. They come with dreams and leave as innovators and experts ready to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

In these 65 years, the Faculty can boast with nearly 11,000 graduated engineers, 1,300 master graduates, and 170 PhDs. Currently, it has 1,500 active students working under the mentorship of about 100 teachers and researchers in 20 modernly equipped laboratories. The Faculty collaborates with more than 50 international universities and participates in numerous European and national projects. Over the past 65 years, FEEIT has hosted numerous scientific conferences and symposia and is the only faculty with internationally accredited study programs in the first cycle, according to the German accreditation body for engineering programs, ASIIN. For years, FEEIT has implemented the ISO quality management system. In 2018, the Center for Technology Transfer and Innovations – INNOFEIT was established, which collaborates with many domestic and international companies. This Center has the exclusive status of a fully operational digital innovation hub in North Macedonia.