Strategy and Action Plan


       The development of this Strategy was initiated by Prof. Dr. Nikola Jankulovski, Rector of Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. There were multiple reasons behind its development and adoption.

       First of all, planning is a conscientious human activity typical of all successful, organized and efficient systems made and managed by man. Planning makes it possible to set goals, to define the activities required to attain those goals, as well as to organize their timely completion. In addition, planning also provides the basis to be used in the monitoring of the gradual achievement of the goals set and the undertaking of corrective actions, if needed.

       Secondly, all eminent universities in the world develop and publish their strategies. These strategies have both internal and external objectives: on one hand, the University Units and their employees have the mission, vision and strategic goals the University aspires to on their minds at all times and embed them in their own plans and programs; on the other, the public, students and other stakeholders will have the possibility of recognizing the perspectives of the University and choose their own relationship with the institution on such basis. At the same time, it was the lack of strategic planning that stood out as one of the weaknesses in the international evaluations of the University in the past; therefore, the development of this Strategy will eliminate this deficiency as well.  

       Finally, the development of this Strategy and the manner in which this was done aim at the creation of a cohesive nucleus, around which the interests of all units of the University and all of the employees will align and onto which they will build. The Strategy is to provide a long-term perspective and direction for all entities forming a part of the University, so that they may base their own actions on the mutually set goals and tasks. Finally, the plan designed in this way is expected to take the rate of integration of the University to the next level and to provide the basis for greater cooperation and coordination between some of its units.


       The Action Plan for Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (UKIM) is an operationalization of the objectives contained in the Strategic Plan and Work Program of the Rector of Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje for the 2019-2023 period. Simultaneously, it is a continuation of activities for strengthening and development of University’s integrative functions in the most important segments of its activity.

       The activities and tasks planned are presented according to the objectives set in the respective activity areas, including the implementer and dynamics of their implementation.