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About the MA programs

The Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities from Skopje is committed to the long terms goals of the EU Modernisation and Internationalisation Agenda for Higher Education, and to the philosophy and the overarching aims of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. We believe that higher education serves to critically reflect upon our social and economic realities and to reinvent their possibilities by way of forging new horizons of scientific, theoretical and academic vision. The transformative relationship to the current social and economic realities should be grounded in scientific rigor, applied research and reliable data. In other words, scientific innovation in the social sciences and humanities and the applied and policy oriented research are integrally linked with the higher education. This is the philosophy and the core policy statement of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Skopje. We are committed to international excellence which is fostered through fora such as summers schools (in political sciences, philosophy, and other, primarily interdisciplinary areas), numerous academic internships of young researchers from throughout Europe, symposiums, international publications including the journal “Identities,” and other forms of collaboration. Our international partnerships are also endorsing the main value pillars of the Erasmus program, namely staff and student mobility, innovation in teaching and learning, research and innovation combined with advanced capacity-building for the faculty and staff.

The Institute holds an Erasmus Charter Award of European Higher Education Institutions (Erasmus Charter Award of European Higher Education Institutions). Please, see our Erasmus Policy Statement here: (Erasmus Policy Statement) Also, the Institute is member of of the European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centers (European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centers). The Institute is proud to present here (Memorandum of Understanding) the Memorandum of Understanding it has cosigned with the University of Utrecht. The Institute of social sciences and humanities – Skopje is member of the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs). Also the Institute have singed inter-institutional agreements with the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at Justus Liebig University, Gießen, Germany, Department of Gender Studies at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary and the Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies at University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece within the Erasmus+ Programme framework. ISSH-S will be welcoming and sending students and lecturers from/to these institutions.

A brochure of the MA study programs offered by the Institute