Professor & Doctor Honoris Causa

Professor Honoris Causa and Doctor Honoris Causa at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University 

Higher education in North Macedonia has a key role to play in promoting peace, regional cooperation and European integration across south-east Europe. A variety of mechanisms are now in place to encourage this process, capacity building, confidence and  cooperation across the region.

University is proud to recognize its long tradition of established procedure for awarding the prestigious titles of Professor Honoris Causa and Doctor Honoris Causa to renowned academics and individuals who gave valuable contribution towards the development of the education and research thus promoting the Macedonian science, tradition and culture on  international level.

During the 1970s the University become internationally well known for its achievements and in 1974 was awarded the first Doctor Honoris Causa title in economics and political sciences to  Edmond Lebirton from Belgium.
Since then, as a result of the intensive and successful cooperation with the universities, institutions and individuals worldwide, as a token of gratitude,  52 honorary titles were conferred to acclaimed scholars and renowned public figures such as: Rober Badenter, Paris Sorbonne; maestro Zubin Mehta; the poet Husto Horhe Padron, Spain; Romano Prodi, President of the EU Commission; Camil Idris, President of the Intellectual Property Organization... The list is long. In future the University will put efforts in continuing this program and  building its large family of friends and supporters of the Macedonian education and science.


  1. Edmond Labirton, President of the Government in Belgium, Belgium (1974).
  2. Prof. Sinisa Stankovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia (1974).
  3. Prof. Boris Stojcev, University of Toronto, Canada (1982).
  4. Stojan Hristov, writer and publicist, USA (1985).
  5. Prof. Blaze Koneski, Ss. ”Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje, North Macedonia (1991).
  6. Prof. Robert Badinter, University of Paris, France (1996).
  7. Prof. Zuzana Topolinjska, Institute for Polish language, Polish Academy of sciences and arts, Poland (1996).
  8. Prof. Rina Usikova, Lomonosov University in Moscow, Russian Federation (1996).
  9. Prof. Nulo Minisi, Oriental University Institute in Naples, Italy (1998).
  10. Prof. Michael Berger, University Heinrich-Heine in Dusseldorf, Germany (1999).
  11. Dr Mario Soares, Ambassador of R. Portugal in Republic of North Macedonia, Portugal (1999).
  12. Prof. Georgi Soptrajanov, Ss. ”Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje, North Macedonia (1999)
  13. Prof. Ilija Orovcanec, Ss. ”Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje, North Macedonia (2000)
  14. Dr Otto von Habsburg, European Parliament, Austria (2000).
  15. Prof. Vlogimjez Pjanka, University of Vienna, Austria (2000)
  16. Dr Faustino Troni, Ambassador of R. Italy in Republic of North Macedonia, Italy (2000)
  17. Prof. Evgenij Aleksievic Suhanov, Lomonosov University in Moscow, Russia (2000)
  18. Prof. Wolf Oschlies, University of Giessen, Germany (2003).
  19. Prof. Radomir Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia (2005).
  20. Prof. Gerson Volpin, University of Haifa, Israel (2005).
  21. Prof. Stanislav Gajda, Opole University, Poland (2005).
  22. Prof. Isak Adizes, Adizes Institute in Los Angeles, USA (2005)
  23. Prof. Margaret Reid, Ss. ”Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje, Great Britain (2005).
  24. Prof. Husto Horhe Padron, poet, Spain (2005)
  25. Prof. Mihajlo Dika, University of Zagreb, Croatia (2005).
  26. Prof. Ivan Kalcev, Ss. “Climent Ohridski” University in Sofia, Bulgaria (2006).
  27. Prof. Trajko Stamatovski, Institute for Macedonian language “Krste Petkov Misirkov”, North Macedonia (2006)
  28. Prof. Kamil Idris, World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland (2007).
  29. Prof. Victor A. Freedman, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA ( 2007).
  30. Prof. Wilfred Zin, Technical University of Vienna, Austria (2007).
  31. Vlatko Stefanovski, musician, North Macedonia (2007).
  32. Maestro Zubin Mehta, conductor and musician, Israel (2007).
  33. Prof. Milan Pogacnik, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2007).
  34. Prof. Emil Erjavec, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2008).
  35. Prof. Boris Pavlovski, University of Zagreb, Croatia (2008).
  36. Giovanni Fiori, Johnson’s Control International, USA (2008).
  37. John Bart, Johnson’s Control International, USA (2008).
  38. Prof. Henrik Zebrovski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland (2008).
  39. Prof. Miroljub Stojanovic, University of Nis, Serbia (2008).


  1. Prof. Masanuri Izumi, University of Tohoku, Sendai, Japan (1994).
  2. Prof. Ray Claff, Berkeley University, California, USA (1994).
  3. Prof. Jack Baukamp, University of Darmstadt, Germany (1994).
  4. Prof. Stephen Batalden, State University of Arizona, USA (1995).
  5. Prof. Harold Drac, University of Toronto, Canada (1996).
  6. M.A. Graham Reid, Ss. “Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje, Great Britain (1996).
  7. Prof. Horst Klinkman, Clinic in Rostock, Germany (1997).
  8. Prof. Robert Lodenkemper, University in Berlin, Germany (1998).
  9. Prof. Gert Kunkel, University in Berlin, Germany (1998).
  10. Prof. Ron Rosenfild, University of Portland, USA (1999).
  11. Prof. Josef Braida, State University of Arizona, USA (2000).
  12. Prof. Andrej Shitula, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland (2000).
  13. Prof. Ivan Dorovski, University of Brno, Czech Republic (2000).
  14. Prof. Kshishtov Wroclawski, University of Warsaw, Poland (2000).
  15. Prof. Jean Luis Ditman, University of Strasbourg, France (2000).
  16. Prof. Predrag Kalicanin, University of Belgrade, Serbia (2000).
  17. Prof. Dusan Hadzi, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2000).
  18. Prof. Dushka Simova Tosic, University of Belgrade, Serbia (2000).
  19. Prof. Ralph Herbert Garr, Saint George Clinic in Leipzig, Germany (2001).
  20. Prof. Milan Mojasevic, University of Belgrade, Serbia (2001).
  21. Prof. Branislav Gorgevic, University of Belgrade, Serbia (2003).
  22. Prof. Peter Hugo Howard, University of Southampton, England (2003).
  23. Prof. Romano Prodi, European Commission, Italy, 2003.
  24. Prof. Vitan Stefanov, Ss. ”Climent Ohridski” University in Sofia, Bulgaria (2005).
  25. Prof. Jakob Izbicki, University of Hamburg, Germany (2006).
  26. Prof. John Mann, Colombia University, USA (2007).
  27. Prof. Tilman Druke, “Rene Descartes” University in Paris, France (2007).
  28. Prof. Gunter Schmidt, Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany (2007).
  29. Prof. Bjarne Fjalland, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2007).
  30. Prof. Daniel Rukavina, University of Rieka, Croatia (2007).
  31. Prof. Atila Hincal, Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey (2008).
  32. Prof. Marian Nezgoda, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland (2008).
  33. Prof. Hans Conrad Miller Hermenlink, University of Wurzburg, Germany (2008).
  34. Prof. Philip Genti, Columbia University, USA (2008).