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OKTA will grant scholarships to 10 students at UKIM

OKTA will grant scholarships to 10 students at UKIM

(Skopje, 19.09.2017) - Ten students from UKIM will receive a full scholarship for postgraduate studies from OKTA. With the memorandum of cooperation signed today between the company and the University "St. Cyril and Methodius ", the details regarding the awarding of scholarships are defined. As part of its socially responsible practice, OKTA will award scholarships to those students who, in addition to meeting the primary requirements listed in the second cycle studies competition published by the University "St. Cyril and Methodius ", will be distinguished by their knowledge and skills, in accordance with the Faculty they are registered at. With this step, OKTA once again emphasizes the importance of continuous investing in education and intellectual development of young people.

“Education is the core of the advancement of a community, and the effects and results of building highly qualified personnel are visible over a longer period of time. The goal and the common vision for this cooperation is to build personnel who will be ready to make important strategic decisions and will be the driving force for the development of the country. In OKTA, we’ve been continuously investing in education, research and innovation, so by awarding these 10 scholarships we expect to initiate new scientific research projects that will have positive effects on various areas of importance for the whole community," stated Ioannis Geroulanos, Chief Executive Officer of OKTA.

According to the conditions and criteria defined in this memorandum, the candidates who apply for the second cycle of one year studies for the 2017/2018 academic year, in the first enrollment period, will have the right to receive a scholarship at the already open competition of UKIM, which will last until October 9, 2017. Scholarship will be awarded to students from five faculties from UKIM. Two scholarships will be awarded to the Faculty of Economics for the study program MBA management. For the students from the Mechanical Faculty, three scholarships will be awarded for the following programs Industrial Engineering and Management, Materials, Welding and Structural Engineering and Sustainable Energy and Environment (in English). Two scholarships will be awarded for the students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies for the study programs Renewable Energy and Power Systems, whereas two scholarships will be granted for the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy for the programs Quality Management and Design and Management of Technological Processes. One scholarship will be awarded for the students from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Institute of Chemistry, for the study program Applied Chemistry.

“Today's signing of the Memorandum for us is an event of particular importance, because in this way the relationship between the university, the business sector and the society is being built and strengthened. We are even more pleased by the fact that the initiative for awarding these scholarships to these faculties originated from the company itself. In this way, the company symbolically reflected its needs and personnel priorities. Thus, the University "St. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, as the most significant part of the entire educational system in the Republic, as a vital center for creation of high quality professional staff, will continue to meet the high standards for creating highly professional staff with the aim of their inclusion in the labor market and at the same time will follow the needs of the economy.”, stated professor Dr. Nikola Jankulovski, Rector of UKIM.

With the signing of the memorandum, the long-standing cooperation between the University and OKTA continues, which was carried out through the implementation of the regular program for internships, as well as the support of the company for the various activities related to the promotion of the teaching process.