//US Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes visited the University of Tetova

US Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes visited the University of Tetova

2019-12-04T12:19:19+00:00 December 04, 2019|
The US Ambassador to our country, Her Excellency Kate Marie Byrnes, today visited the University of Tetova. At UT, the US Ambassador was received by the Rector, Prof. Dr. Vullnet Ameti, who thanked her for choosing our University, to give a lecture on integration. He said that the University of Tetova and the Albanian people in the Republic of North Macedonia are grateful to the United States of America for their role and contribution they have given in support of our University since the first steps of its foundation, as well as for the their commitment over the years to promoting democracy and genuine academic values through the US Embassy in our country. “I am profoundly glad that today, together with professors and students, we have the honor of hosting the United States’ Ambassador to our country, Mrs. Kate Marie Byrnes. The visit of Madam Ambassador to our institution, takes place during a special month for the University of Tetova, as December is the month of UT’s founding, it is the month of the anniversary of this institution, already proven in its educational and scientific activity.
So today, with this significant activity, during which, we will attend the Ambassador’s lecture, we begin with our official agenda for marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of the University of Tetova. On this occassion, we reaffirm the 25-year partnership between UT and USA, and the excellent cooperation in the field of education, science, and technology.
The students, professors, and the whole staff of the University, are grateful to the United States of America for their contribution to this institution, since the very first steps towards its founding, as well as for their commitment to promoting democracy and genuine academic values.
As the leaders of this University, we have worked incessantly to nourish this friendship, to safeguard it, in order to open the way for genuine collaboration with American universities, with well-known American professors, teaching at our faculties, as well as for cooperation on some international scientific projects in various fields”- said the Rector of the UT, Prof. Dr. Vullnet Ameti.
He further emphasized in his speech the fruitful cooperation between us and the serious institutional partnership, today we are enjoying the results of the joint projects with the University of Northern Illinois, such as the full operationalization of the Center for Peace and Transcultural Management, and the accreditation of the second cycle study program for Business Administration, a program that is managed and coordinated between our academic units, the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tetova, and the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Northern Illinois.
The cooperation based on the American government program, Fulbright, continues to result as quite successful, through which, every academic year, our faculties’ study programs become enriched with academic and scientific staff from the most prestigious American universities.
Furthermore, through the so-called Fulbright Specialist Program, we are privileged to welcome professionals, who come to share their expertise and strenthen bridges between our institutions.
Another significant aspect to be emphasized is the other US government program, the Peace Corps, through which, the successfuly accomplished mission by American volunteers at our university, has proven benefitial to the wider community as well.
Through such projects, we work towards the promotion of pro-western values, free speech, protection of peace through the educational model, and are committed to deepen the scientific studies and prepare the successful leaders, who would be capable of leading enterprises and different companies, which operate in the gobal labor market.
To us, the management, professors, and students of this University, unforgettable remains the contribution of the United States of America, which is linked to the most cruical moments of the existence of this institution of higher education.
We believe that the role of Her Excellency, the US Ambassador to our country, will be cruical for the field of education, the political and public life, as well as for the peace and stability of our country and the whole region, – said the Rector of the UT, Prof. Dr. Vullnet Ameti.
While the Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes, in her lecture in front of the students, was focused on young people, who are the future of a country and as such should raise their voice for change for a brighter future. After the lecture, students had the opportunity to ask various questions about Macedonia’s future in the Euro-Atlantic structures, the problem of youth emigration. US Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes appealed students to make efforts to create real opportunities in their hometown. “Create opportunities in your country. It is normal for young people to move around the world for new experiences but we are interested in serving our community, family and the state where we live. The real answer is to find a way to create opportunities for all young people to find and build your life here”, – said Kate Marie Byrnes.
In appreciation for the support and visit to UT, the Rector, Prof. Dr. Vullnet Ameti, to the US Ambassador bestowed the portrait of the founder and the first historic Rector of UT, Prof. Dr. Fadil Sulejmani.