BOSTON UNIVERSITY IT STUDIES TO START NEXT YEAR
Boston University, which is ranked among the 50 leading universities in the globe, will open a program of post-graduate studies in the field of information technologies in Macedonia on January 25, 2010.
The lectures, the marking and the complete education system would be conducted on-line by Boston University professors, but also through visits to Macedonia. Students will have the same treatment and conditions as their colleagues in USA, whereas the diploma would be equivalent to the US post-graduates.
The cost for the MA course is US$22,250, which is by 34 percent lower from the one in USA, since living costs have been deduced.
The program is realized upon the initiative of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who signed a memorandum of understanding with the Boston University during last year's visit to the US.
Boston University professor Ljubomir Citkusev, who was personally engaged and contributed to the project's realization, presented the post-graduate studies on Friday.
Prime Minister Gruevski stressed the Government's vision to make Macedonia a regional IT center, thus boosting the country's economy.
"This is an exceptional opportunity for all IT experts from Macedonia and the region to obtain the MA degree from the Boston University, meaning an impetus for competitiveness of our university education, larger quality and developed educational programs", stated PM Gruevski.
Minister for Information Society Ivo Ivanovski emphasized that the study program is created in line with US market economy.
"This means that University students will acquire knowledge for the future. This diploma opens many doors", added Ivanovski.
The Boston University was established in 1839 and was the first that opened all departments for female students, all religions and races. It has 33,000 students at over 4,000 faculties. Four Nobel Prize laureates are currently employed as professors at the University