Merve Evliyaoglu, 23 years old, from Turkey has very special love for Macedonia. Although she has grown up in Turkey, and currently lives and works in Istanbul in the public prosecutor office, she has many friends in Skopje and great memories of MIT University where she has recently graduated.
Her decision to study abroad was brought on more or less the same reasons that are shared by young people at her age: seeking new challenges, something new and different, but solid enough to be able to build up her career and future on it. That’s why, she has chosen MIT University. As she says: “I loved that place from the very first time I entered there. I got European treatment and educational curricula for great prize. As a bonus, I got many friends and supporters that made me feel as I am at home while I was in Macedonia.“
Merve studied at the Faculty of Security and Financial Control. She is especially impressed by the program and the expertize of the academic staff in this specific field. “I never thought it would be possible to find such multidimensional program from this field on the Balkan“- she says. Recently after graduating, she came back home and got her dream job easily: “The most important thing I got from MIT University-Skopje is the practical knowledge and the skills I gained. That made me very competitive on the labor market “ – she says.
Ilija Shivachev, age 24, was a student of the first generation at the Faculty of management. Soon after graduation, he became part of University administration. He is taking care of prospective and current students, and he is more than happy to speak about his experience.
“Being part of MIT team is the best thing that could ever happen to me. After finishing high school, I was looking for something different and unique, something that goes out of the frame and provides you with skills for the real life. Although we were the first generation of students enrolled, none of us has ever regretted for the educational choice we made. The skills gained and the trust that was built during the studies culminated with the possibility that was offered to me and one of my colleagues- to join MIT crew and the possibility to become part of rapidly evolving institution.“
MIT University is recognized for the specific programs its faculties offer: one of them is certainly the possibility to study at the Faculty of Ecological Resources Management. Simona Avramovska, a 20 years old student from Skopje, took that challenge. “It is awesome “- she says. “Finally, I can put my love for nature and ecology in something practical, avant-garde and profitable “. She is especially satisfied of the positive environment at university, as well as the attitudes and values of MIT team: supporting, creative and innovative knowledge for catalyzing positive personal and societal change. Additionally, university’s management set the work of MIT team on the principles of accessibility of education and dedication and care for students as a primary goal.
For the last six year, MIT University – Skopje has experienced galloping development. Starting pretty modestly, nowadays this modern private university is offering more than 30 programs on 8 faculties: Faculty of legal sciences, international relations and diplomacy; Faculty of Management; Faculty of Architecture; Faculty of Tourism; Faculty of Computer Science and Technology; Faculty of Psychology; Faculty of Ecological Resources Management; Faculty of Security, Criminology and Financial Control. This year, a very unique opportunity is provided for those students who seek additional challenges: possibility to study at Aeronautical College.
MIT University offers possibility for high specialization in different areas, as well as personalization of the program for every student through large list of modules and elective courses. Each of the 8 faculties is organizing a wide range of activities for the first and second cycle of studies. The University Career Center is working full time and facilitates student’s communication with prospective employers. Besides that, Career Center constantly organizes vocational and skill trainings. Additionally, Erasmus office and UNESCO Youth Club are functioning as separate organizational forms. Four students from MIT University will start the next semester on different European universities thanks to Erasmus office.
The university has its own laboratories, as well as capacities for practical work for the most of the programs available. University has worked with many Macedonian and foreign students, and witnessed their successful careers, creating very supportive Alumni network.
In case you have any dilemmas about your prospective academic career, university motto “ study with the best“ should encourage you enough to take a decision to be part of Macedonian academic institution with international atmosphere and quality .