ΤΟΜΕΑΣ ΗΛΕΚΤΡΟΛΟΓΩΝ ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΩΝ ΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΙΚΗΣ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΟΥ ΑΓΙΩΝ ΚΥΡΙΛΛΟΥ & ΜΕΘΟΔΙΟΥ ΤΩΝ ΣΚΟΠΙΩΝ (FEEIT/UKIM)
The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (UKIM) is the first state University in the Republic of North Macedonia, founded in 1949, initially with three faculties. At the moment, the University represents a functional community of 23 faculties, 5 research institutes, and 12 other scientific institutions as associate members. Its activities are stipulated by the Law on Higher Education and the Statute of the University.
The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University develops study programmes in all scientific fields – natural sciences and mathematics, technical and technological sciences, medical sciences and health, biotechnical sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts. Except for the faculties, the research work is also carried out in the independent research institutes as an integral part of the University.
Nowadays, the story of UKIM through figures is as follows: over 60,000 enrolled students from Republic of North Macedonia in undergraduate and postgraduate studies, as well as over 700 foreign students. The doctoral studies are realized within the School of Doctoral Studies, with a total of over 700 students. Over 3,100 teaching, research, associate, as well as administrative staff participate in the implementation of the teaching and scientific process at the faculties and institutes.
The University has produced around 150,000 graduated high-professional staff (with obtained Bachelor's degree); 10,000 candidates have obtained Master’s and Specialist's degree, and around 4,000 candidates have obtained the doctoral degree in all teaching and scientific fields.
A part of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies (FEEIT) is the most prestigious higher education institution in the country providing four years of undergraduate study in 7 study programs (power engineering and management, power systems, power automation and renewable energy sources, control system engineering and robotics, computer technologies, hardware engineering and electronics, telecommunication); Master full-time studies strongly oriented towards research, development and application, in cooperation with companies and universities worldwide organized in 19 study programs; and PhD studies in two study programs: Electrical engineering and information technologies and Metrology.
The Faculty achieves continued success in national and international scientific research. It strives for permanent technological innovation, quality and creativity in the student curricula, and it accomplishes continual education of professional, creative and entrepreneurial individuals, who work successfully in their professional fields, create new jobs, affirm new opportunities and discover new horizons.
The Department of Automation and Control System Engineering is a part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies. It employs 3 professors, 3 assistant professors, and 4 teaching and research assistants, and covers modern fields such as cyber-physical systems and Industry 4.0 by presenting a number of courses dealing with modern control systems, robotics, industrial automation, artificial intelligence, etc., at the graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels at the Faculty.
The Department is also a regular and active contributor to the development of macedonian education and industry. Its members have engaged in and have completed many domestic and international scientific, research and application projects, as part of programmes such as FP7, Horizon 2020, IPA, Erasmus+, and many more European and worldwide initiatives.
Some of most significant results have been the development of SCADA for the hydro-system Zletovica, the implementation of a distributed control system for hydro-system Strezevo, the design of control and monitoring system for water distribution network in Probistip, revision and supervision of several international projects for the building and automation of new railway sections in the country, the design and production of robotic kits and programmable logic control kits for elementary schools and vocational high schools, and the development of cloud-based Europe-wide remote access infrastructure for education in microelectronics.