Tetovo, Macedonia
Tetovo, Macedonia

South East European University , is a university located in Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia, with a branch campus in Skopje. It is the first private-public not for profit university in Macedonia. It was founded in October 2001 and is a member of the Balkan Universities Network and an associate member of the European University Association. SEEU is a recognized and accredited autonomous higher education institution which was established by an agreement between international donors, the government of the Republic of Macedonia and the local academic community. Its principal original aim was to offer for the first time in Macedonia the opportunity for speakers of the Albanian language to participate in accredited higher education in the Albanian language, while being open to all. The President of the Republic of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov awarded “The Order of Merit for Macedonia”to the South East European Universityon Friday 18 November 2011, in a solemn ceremony. On this occasion President Ivanov said that SEEU became a strong promoter of tolerance, respect for multilingual and cultural diversity in teaching and research, developing curricula with an international perspective, and that it contributes significantly to the progress of scientific thought and interethnic understanding. SEEU today concentrates on offering high quality higher education and research opportunities in three languages with increasing concentration on subjects taught in English at both first and second cycle. Moreover, in the first national ranking of universities in the Republic of Macedonia, in February 2012, SEEU was ranked second out of nineteen higher education institutions according to a ranking system conducted by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in collaboration with the country’s Ministry of Education and Science. This ranking supports SEEU’s objective of pursuing excellence and equality in higher education. SEEU is the largest private-public not for profit university, with the highest number of students in Macedonia. It has many established links with universities in Europe, the United States and elsewhere. Wikipedia.


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Ramadani V.,South East European University | Hisrich R.D.,Thunderbird School of Global Management | Gerguri-Rashiti S.,Middle East College
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development | Year: 2015

Female entrepreneurship is a growing trend in transition economies. This article focuses on female entrepreneurs in Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo (hereinafter ALMAKOS) and provides an understanding of current motives, problems and perspectives of female entrepreneurs in this region. Surveys were conducted during the period of January-March 2014 (Macedonia) and May-June 2014 (Albania and Kosovo), to complement secondary sources. The results are reported in terms of the female entrepreneur's personal characteristics, motives for starting a business, the characteristics of their business and operations, the size of the business they run, revenues, their family status, management problems in starting or maintaining their businesses and their self-perceived required competences. Copyright © 2015 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: HEALTH-2007-3.2-7 | Award Amount: 3.61M | Year: 2009

Urban health is important due urbanisation and requires specific information not captured by national datasets. The EURO-URHIS (www.urhis.eu) project funded by DG SANCO, identified urban health indicators and their availability. EURO-URHIS 2 aims to develop methodology and validated tools useful to policy makers at all levels to make health gains via evidence based policy decisions for urban populations. The objectives are to collect data at UA level; provide tools for evidence based policy; develop methods for cross-sectional and longitudinal assessment for urban population health including all relevant determinants of health; validate these tools and methods by using existing population-based registries and databases; apply the tools in the field and ensuring they are easy and intuitive to use by policy makers. The data will be collected using surveys of existing sources; priorities of policy makers in terms of policies and interventions for their urban area and a lifestyle/environment individual survey. The strategy will be formulated, piloted, translated and disseminated. Data collected will be validated and analysed to develop the specific tools for policy makers to use. The meta-data collected will form the context to investigating trends in policy, major health problems and investigating the link between the two. Differences in health indicators could be compared for benchmarking and to make changes. The opinions of policy makers regarding the tools will also be evaluated. We will collaborate with policy-makers, researchers and civil society through a number of activities including consultation during the development stage, through training workshops and the conference. Dissemination will be multi-modal co-ordinated through websites in formats adapted to different user-groups. Training of doctoral and post-doctoral students will ensure future researchers interested in this expanding field. At all stages, stakeholders will be consulted.


Ladas A.,South East European University | Frantzidis C.,Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | Bamidis P.,Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | Vivas A.B.,South East European University
International Journal of Psychophysiology | Year: 2014

We investigated the relationship between dopamine activity (DA), as measured by Eye Blink Rate (EBR), and cognitive function in old adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and healthy controls. Research has been inconclusive so far about the factors responsible for the transition from MCI to dementia. However, some studies suggest that cortical hyperexcitability in very early stages of pathological aging may progressively lead to cell death, and thus to Alzheimer's disease. Hence, we speculated that a dysfunction of DA activity, as measured by EBR, may characterize people with MCI, and account for their poor cognitive function. Thirty three (33) healthy and thirty six (36) old adults with MCI (Mean age. =. 67.52 y.o.) participated in this study. The EBR was recorded under resting conditions, using two gold skin electrodes above and below the left eye. Cognitive function was assessed with a battery of neuropsychological tests. Participants with MCI showed significantly higher EBR than the healthy controls. Also, EBR was negatively related to scores on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test (MoCA) test. We propose that abnormally increased dopamine activity, as indexed by relatively high EBR, may be partially responsible for the neurotransmitter imbalance in the central nervous system of people with MCI, and the overall impaired cognitive performance. In addition, this finding suggests that an abnormally high EBR may be a potential biomarker of the transition from healthy aging to dementia. © 2013 .


Kadriu A.,South East European University
Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces, ITI | Year: 2013

This paper presents a research done about a model of tagging for Albanian texts, using the NLTK toolkit. The model uses cascading of three taggers with backoff. We use a dictionary of around 32000 words, together their correspondent POS tags and a set of regular expressions rules too. A lemmatize module is implemented in order to convert nouns and verbs to their lemma. The text is tagged initially with a unigram tagger based on the dictionary. This is used as a baseline tagger for a regular expressions tagger. A correction is made for not correct lemmatized words, creating a third lookup tagger. This tagger will be used with the first and second tagger as backoff. © 2013 SRCE University Computing Centre, University of Zagreb.


Kadriu A.,South East European University
Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces, ITI | Year: 2013

The research presented in this paper is about detecting collaborative networks inside the structure of a research social network. As case study we consider ResearchGate and SEE University academic staff. First we describe the methodology used to crawl and create an academic-academic network depending from their fields of interest. We then calculate and discuss four social network analysis centrality measures (closeness, betweenness, degree, and PageRank) for entities in this network. In addition to these metrics, we have also investigated grouping of individuals, based on automatic clustering depending from their reciprocal relationships. © 2013 SRCE University Computing Centre, University of Zagreb.


Fetaji B.,South East European University | Fetaji M.,South East European University
Proceedings of the European Computing Conference, ECC '11 | Year: 2011

The focus of this research study was the investigation and analyses of the feasibility of m-learning by doing a review of published research in the past decade (2000 - 2010) on successful m-learning projects and m-learning in general as well as analyses of advantages and the pitfalls and issues. Based on this analyses provided are recommendations for improving m-learning in general. Findings are presented and recommendations for approaching and improving m-learning are discussed.


Ajdari J.,South East European University
Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces, ITI | Year: 2010

Wavelet transformation, especially discrete wavelet transformation (DWT) is an important problem for many applications. This paper describes a parallel implementation of Daubechies wavelet transformation, with four filter coefficients. Both the theoretical and experimental analysis of parallel implementation in a cluster environment are also described. Implementation is based on linear array architecture and for experimental results a simple cluster computer is used. The programming language used is C++ with LAM MPI paradigm. The results show the impact of computation and communication on the parallel implementation. A comparison of parallel and sequential implementations of the algorithm is presented.


Kourtesis D.,South East European University | Paraskakis I.,South East European University
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2012

The CAST project is putting forward a novel ecosystem-oriented model for developing and deploying enterprise applications on future cloud application platforms. One of the most fundamental challenges that this model is raising concerns how to support platform governance. In this demonstration, we present the registry and repository solution that was created to address the platform's requirements with respect to centrally-exercised management and quality assurance. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.


Rexhepi S.,South East European University
Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems | Year: 2013

Retrospective analysis shows that since 1990’s, ex-socialist economies were in transition. This process was multidimensional and had deep roots. In most transition economies, output (GDP) is determined by the availability of labour, capital and their productivity (TFP). Hence, these indicators are not generating the business cycles, which is typical for market economies in the long-term. At this point, it is vital to understand the reasons of low-level of capital accumulation in transition economies in order to find opportunities to make better use of physical, human and social capital. Furthermore, it is observed that in these economies, institutions needed to be re-established or the rules of the game needed to be changed to regulate incentive structures that will lead to growth. The main objective of this research is to identify the peculiarity of economic growth in Macedonia and to examine if achieving smart growth in long-term is possible; which is supported by fundamental notions of sustainable development. © 2013, International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems SDEWES. All rights reserved.


Ferati M.,South East European University
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series | Year: 2013

To easily revisit websites of interest, users typically use the browser's bookmarking feature. Due to technological barriers to access the web, however, the blind and visually impaired users make a little use of this feature. To further investigate such claim, we conducted a survey with 12 blind and visually impaired K-12 students. The results of the interview show that students have no or limited use of the bookmarking service. The main reason is found to be the small number of websites they visit, thus not having the need to bookmark them. Another reason is the difficulty to create and also access the created bookmarks. An interesting result from the survey is that blind and visually impaired like to share the websites they use. To take advantage of this, we propose a solution that will combine the bookmarking and sharing features using a "bag" metaphor, which enriched with non-speech sounds, could encourage blind and visually impaired students browse larger number and more diverse websites. Copyright 2013 ACM.

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