The Government set up Thursday the National Council on University Education and Academic Research, an independent authority working on the provision, assessment, development and enhancement of the quality of university education and academic research in the country.
The National Council is set to annually inform the Parliament and the Government on its draft-measures, decisions and recommendations for improvements in the sector. The body is set up in line with the Law on University Education and is comprised of 15 members – 12 professors, one member from the Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts (MANU), one from the business community and one student representative.
“You will face numerous and various challenges that include quality of university education and research, benefits for students and business community, qualifications, study programmes. Your expertise and competence should ensure the application of policies that will put university education in the service of society and its development,” said Minister of Education and Science Mila Carovska.