“St. Kliment Ohridski” University – Bitola, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality – Ohrid
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
St. Kliment Ohridski“ University - Bitola (UKLO) is the second oldest state university in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the most important higher education institution in the south-western region of our country. It is seated in Bitola, but some of its 12 higher-education and scientific-research units (UKLO structure: 10 faculties, 1 higher vocational school and 1 scientific research institute) are located in other cities.
Since its foundation UKLO has provided higher education for over 30.000 graduates. Currently operating with about 12.000 students in the three cycles of education system and with approximately 2.500 newly enrolled per academic year. UKLO is among the medium-sized, comprehensive universities and offers a range of studies in the area of Economics, Biotechnical and Technical Sciences and ICT, Tourism, Education, Health Care, Law Studies and Security.
In a rapidly changing world, UKLO strives to keep up with the latest trends in the area of internationalization involving bilateral cooperation agreements with renowned universities worldwide, entering relations of cooperation for the purpose of realization of international academic and scientific-research projects, participation in EU-funded programs (TEMPUS, ERASMUS, ERASMUS MUNDUS, FP-7, CEEPUS, IPA-CBC, etc). Also, the functioning of UKLO, through its constituent units, and taking into consideration the increased number of doctoral dissertations, is to a certain degree built upon the principle of bringing together the two fundamental activities – academic and scientific-research.
Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality in Ohrid (FTU) is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the field of tourism on the Balkans with more than 45 years (since 1970) research and educational experience. The Faculty is one of the founders of UKLO and has been its member since 1979. FTU offers three cycles of studies in tourism – Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level of education.