(English) Participants

  1. Faculty of Electrical Engineering – University of Ljubljana
  2. Military Academy “General Mihailo Apostolski” – Skopje, associate member of University “GoceDelchev”-Shtip
  3. Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering – University Sts. Cyril and Methodius-Skopje
  4. Medical Faculty – University of Ljubljana

   Faculty of Electrical Engineering – University of Ljubljana

University of Ljubljana is one of the three universities in Slovenia. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE) was founded in 1919 as a unit of the Technical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana. The main mission of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering is the education of electrical engineering experts. The field of electrical engineering has come a long way from being simply the science of electrical current and voltage. Today, alongside electronics and power engineering, the Faculty is also active in the fields of telecommunications and automation. All fields are integrated with computer and IT sciences, including the most up-to-date communications tools, Internet developments and multimedia solutions.

Regular undergraduate studies consist of the university and higher professional education study programme (1st cycle Bologna programme). Upon completion, graduates can continue their studies in the Masters programme (2nd cycle Bologna programme), as well as a doctoral study programme (3rd cycle Bologna programme). Besides these study programmes the Faculty of Electrical Engineering also provides further professional training and supplementary education for experts from various technical fields. For these purposes it organises and implements shorter seminars of a few days’ duration. Special attention is devoted to the education of junior researchers who – under the guidance of university professors – are introduced to research and teaching work.

To date, over 10,450 engineers, diploma engineers and university diploma engineers have completed undergraduate studies within the Faculty. Postgraduate studies have been completed by over 1,050 Masters students and 550 Doctoral students. Each year approximately 750 students enrol into Year 1 of all study programmes. On an annual basis we see undergraduate studies being completed by 280 students and postgraduate studies being completed by 80 students.

The research activities of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering are very diverse. There are 34 active research labs at the faculty, undertaking 15 research programmes, 1 infrastructure programme and 40 research projects of the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS); i.e. 17 fundamental projects, 15 applicative projects, 5 sub-doctoral projects, and 3 target development projects. The Faculty also participates in 23 bilateral projects with 13 countries and 103 commercial projects for domestic and foreign companies. The Faculty is included in 3 Centres of Excellence (CO BIK, NAMASTE and VESOLJE) and 5 Competence Centres. Furthermore the Faculty participates in 11 projects of the European Communities 7th Framework Programme and 3 projects of the Tempus programmes. In 2011, the Faculty acquired 11 new mentorship positions for junior researchers.

The Digital Signal, Image and Video Processing Laboratory (LDOS) at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering has a highly experienced team of researchers. The laboratory is organised into several research groups. Head of the Laboratory is Prof. Jurij F. Tasič.

Research, development and projects

The main research area is multimedia signal processing with emphasis on image and video processing, coding, visual object segmentation, tracking, and recognition. Real-time and parallel algorithm implementations are also investigated. However, through intensive involvement in international R&D projects during the last decade, the team’s profile has changed. A lot of research effort is now dedicated to content search and retrieval mechanisms. It is based on content descriptors and semantic knowledge representations, supported by personalization algorithms and adaptive user interfaces. The Laboratory is one of the leading developers of new interactive multimedia services for the emerging fields of interactive television, peer-to-peer networks, distributed multimedia databases, remote video surveillance and medical teleconsulting. Our list of expertise includes networking, content search and storage in distributed systems, interactive television technologies (TV-Anytime, MPEG 21), personalized multimedia content retrieval, tele- medical applications, pattern recognition and intelligent systems and other multimedia related technologies.

During the last 10 years the Laboratory has been participating in several international consortia, conducting applied industrial research with research partners that include Philips, Nokia, BBC, NOB, IMEC, RAI, Optibase and Fraunhofer Institute.

   Military Academy “General MihailoApostolski” – Skopje, associate member of University “GoceDelchev”-Shtip

Military Academy is military educational, scientific and research institution for university level education. It educates personnel for the Army of the Republic of Macedonia, system for crisis management and system for protection and rescue in the Republic of Macedonia. It is also open for education of foreign cadets/students according to the bilateral agreements.

Military Academy is in the organizational structure of the Ministry of Defense, and is associated member of the State University “Goce Delcev – Stip”.

Military academy is founded by the Law and functions in accordance to the Law for High education and the Law for scientific-research work in Republic of Macedonia. It is accredited by the Ministry of education according to the European credit transfer system, as a high educational and scientific institution. It offers university studies in three cycles (the first cycle finishes by awarding a bachelor degree, the second cycle includes master studies and specializations, and the third cycle PhD).

The University diploma of completed undergraduate studies at the Military Academy is verified in the country, which provides cadets and students with relevant positions for further education within the educational system of Republic of Macedonia and other countries members of the Bologna’s process.

1. Organization of the Military Academy is very similar to organizations of other military academies in NATO member countries. It is created in order to realize the model of education and training of officers in ARM given in the Concept for officer’s core development in ARM. (According the new projections there will be 55 employees. No new employments are considered and the manning will be only with already employed Ministry of Defense and the Army of Republic of Macedonia.). For the realization of the Curriculum the faculty staff of the Military Academy includes:

  • Teachers who are employed at the Military Academy.
  • Professors from the Public Universities in the Republic of Macedonia.
  • Army officers from MoD and ARM.
  • Specialists for certain technical and military disciplines.

The teachers at the Military Academy are elected through an open competition in accordance with the Law on Higher Education in Republic of Macedonia.

2. The Military Academy Curricula are based on the needs of the defence forces, the national defence strategy, the latest developments in military education, and the models of military education used in several NATO-member countries. In the process for development of these curricula we use experiences and models of several NATO countries (USA, France, Slovakia, Italy, and Bulgaria).

The curriculum for undergraduate studies (I cycle of university study) and post graduate studies (II and III cycle of university study) is the core of the educational process at the Military academy.

3. The undergraduate studies curriculum (I cycle of university study) for the cadets (officer candidates in ARM) aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • to acquire fundamental knowledge of humanitarian, mathematical, natural, technical and military science;
  • to acquire wide general and technical culture and instruction for further schooling and self education;
  • to develop skills for using computers;
  • to develop good foreign language knowledge(English + one optional foreign language);
  • to develop high level of military knowledge at a tactical level;
  • to develop physical and mental readiness; and
  • to train to carry out the first command duties in ARM units.

Participation of different scientific fields in the structure of the undergraduate studies curriculum during the 8 semesters described in percentage is as follows:

  1. Humanistic sciences and foreign languages – 37 %
  2. Natural and Mathematical sciences – 8 %
  3. Technical science (general -13,28% and military 9,76 %) – 13 %
  4. Military sciences (general, military techniques and tactics) – 22 %
  5. Practical Forms of Education (military training- A + physical training- A) – 20 %

Through the academic programme the cadets acquire fundamental professional knowledge in different scientific areas towards a degree for completed higher education.

The military and physical education programmes offer practical military knowledge, skills, habits, and physical readiness for future military duties.

The vocational orientation is acquired through optional subjects in year 3 and 4 and through special branch training.

Specialist training, such as military and physical training, is conducted during the winter months between the semesters and during the summer in all four years of study. This means that there are 20% from the total number ofteaching hours in all four years of study.

   Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering – University Sts. Cyril and Methodius

The Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (FCSE) within the UKIM, is the largest and most prestigious faculty in the field of computer science and technologies in Macedonia, and among the largest faculties in that field in the region. FCSE teaching staff consists of 38 professors and 40 associates. These include many “best in field” personal, such as the most referenced scientist in Macedonia, the most influential professor in ICT industry in Macedonia, etc. As a result, only this year 750 students has enrolled at 8 different modules (majors) with more than 20 profiles (minors) in the first year of undergraduate studies. The total number of students enrolled at FCSE is more than 3000, of these 2600 undergraduate students, more than 400 master students and 100 PhD students. These figures make FCSE the largest technical faculty in R. Macedonia. Those facts, with combination with HD video conferencing resources that are on FSCE disposal, ease intensive collaboration with foreign Universities and companies including possibility to invite different highly specialized lectures when needed.

FCSE has the largest super-computer in Macedonia. Also, at FCSE there are a 12 computer labs with more than 200 work stations that are used for teaching. In addition to these laboratories at FCSE possess many varied research laboratories:

  • Grid, Parallel and Distributed Processing Laboratory
  • Advanced Web Technologies Laboratory
  • System on Chip Design Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Internet and Innovative Technologies
  • Intelligent Robotics Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Mobile and Pervasive Semantic Experience
  • Software Engineering Laboratory
  • Information Systems, Multimedia and Visualization Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Mobile and Multimedia (Ubiquitous) Applications
  • SMART center: The Classroom of the 21st Century
  • CISCO Computer Networks laboratory
  • CUDA Teaching Center by NVIDIA
  • FORTINET Network Security Laboratory
  • NOKIA research center
  • Social Innovation HUB (supported by UNDP)

Ongoing projects within FCSE are:

International projects

  • EURAXESS TOP II
  • Software Engineering: Computer Science Education and Research Cooperation
  • ICT COST Action IC1205, Computational Social Choice (ICT COST Action IC1205)
  • Learning from Massive, Incompletely annotated, and Structured Data
  • Multimedia information retrieval (COST MUMIA EU Action IC1002)
  • Quality of Experience in Multimedia (COST QUALINET EU Action IC1003)
  • EUROWEB European Research and Educational Collaboration with Western Balkans (EUROWEB)
  • Algorithms, Architectures and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments (AAPELE) (ICT COST Action IC1303)
  • Network for Sustainable Ultrascale Computing (NESUS) (ICT COST Action IC1305)
  • Integrating Biometrics and Forensics for the Digital Age (ICT COST Action IC1106 )
  • Fostering knowledge about the relationship between Information and Communication Technologies and Public Spaces supported by strategies to improve their use and attractiveness (CYBERPARKS) (COST TU1306)

Few past international projects:

  • Video Conferencing Educational Services – ViCES (144650-TEMPUS-2008-IT-JPGR)
  • Innovations and knowledge management for student services (Tempus JPGR 511342 – iKnow)
  • Supermodeling by combining imperfect models
  • German-Macedonian Initiative on Advanced Audio and Speech Signal Processing (GMI-ASP) (HO 1674/12-1)
  • High-Performance Computing Infrastructure for South East Europe’s Research Communities (HP-SEE)
  • Smart Grids (COST IntelliCIS EU Action IC0806)

   Medical Faculty – University of Ljubljana

Faculty of Medicine (FM) is one of the 27 th Faculties at University of Ljubljana. It is divided into division on undergraduate and postgraduate studies as well as on a section for general medicine and dental medicine. Both segments, undergraduate and postgraduate education programs are extended for students. Undergraduate study of medicine and medical dentistry is carried out in accordance with the national program of higher education, and lasts for 6 years.

Classes take place in the teaching and research institutions. Graduates earned the title of doctor of medicine and doctor of dental medicine. MF carried out post-graduate programs leading to specialization, master’s degree and doctorate of science. In addition, the FM is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate programs at other universities and colleges of the University of Ljubljana. MF carries out scientific research programs as a condition of educational work and scientific work in accordance with the program of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Participating in domestic and foreign scientific projects. MF is involved in international cooperation programs of medical disciplines.