History of SUT

History of SUT

The State University of Tetova is open and accessible to all those who as students, teachers or associates, with their intellectual and moral qualities, in the defined environment of university autonomy as an allegation of academic freedom of individual expression and prove the skills and qualities, give their contribution in the field of education, science, and professionalism.  

“State University of Tetova has a short history but a long past”

This institution was founded on December 17th 1994 as an initiative of Albanian intellectuals, NGOs and various apolitical associations and all enthusiasts of higher education in the country and beyond. 

From this perspective, the activity, the development of the SUT can be divided into two periods:

-Period: 1994-2003 is the historical time of the creation of the University of Tetova

-Period: 2004-2010 is the period of institutional development of the University and the time of academic and physical modernization

The University, from the state of emergency, began to move toward academic, conceptual and institutional reform. The result of this unsparing activity and dimensioning is the new physiognomy of SUT. 

Therefore, SUT is affirmed as a reformed higher education institution, as a single public center in Albanian language in Macedonia for training, specialization and scientific research. SUT is a member of European University Association.

Today SUT is structured into 11 faculties, 35 study programs, 93 fields of study and 3 scientific research institutes.

Teaching scientific process  

The academic staff consists of 273 full professors and 355 associate professors engaged, or for one academic year, with progressive growth trend. 

Regarding the ​​teaching-educational process, the University pays special attention to the implementation of the Bologna reforms and reforms in the field of professional and scientific research, even though this component is still far from the targets of SUT compared with developed countries. These researches are carried out through joint projects thanks to Erasmus, DAAD, Tempus projects etc. for research and development. Relying on European standards, the academic research quality is on the increase.  

Next period will be the period that would give origin to SUT:

- The University Campus (where all faculties will concentrate in one place). The Campus will comprise: a building for the accommodation of undergraduate students, master students, doctoral students, specializing students, visiting professors and other guests, a student dormitory, a student canteen, sports arena, university library, modern computer center, construction of laboratories.

- Implementation of Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ECTS as a credit accumulation system and as a credit transfer system,  

-Imperative for the implementation of ECTS will be mobility of students in order the students have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge at other universities who are signatories of the European Magna Carta

- Internationalization and integration of our University in all European university forums, i.e. in contemporary universities’ family. In this context, the cooperation with universities in the region and beyond has tripled.

- Enhancement of scientific-research work despite the academic one, will give a boost to the dimensioning of academic process that takes place at the university.  

-Offer and development of E-learning - learning via the Internet, electronic audio books, will increase the quality of teaching and learning

- Putting into operation the audio-visual gadgets already provided, in order to implement the method of "distance learning" with which the students in special classrooms will be able to attend lectures from distance  

- Completion of academic facilities and equipping of laboratories with the most modern equipment,

- Development and implementation of multiple projects within Institutes which represent integral unit of the University such as Institute of Ecology and Technology, Institute of Albanian Language and Culture "Josif Bageri" etc.
Intensive connection with European educational and research programs (TEMPUS, DAAD, USAID, SOROS, NATO, EU, Embassies of different countries) are priorities drawn up with the University Strategy.
- Dispersion of study programs in other cities, a process that will be compatible with those of high schools, with the sole purpose for the studies to be closer to the students.

The work and achievement level of the work done so far makes us feel proud, but also to be more vigilant in undertaking activities that will orient the university toward contemporary academic institutions. The Rectorate and the academic staff, first of all, bear historical responsibility for creating new systems of values, especially in education, science and culture which repres

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