Max van der Stoel Institute (MVDSI) is a scientific institute within South East European University focusing on inter-disciplinary fields of social sciences and information and communication technologies.

Established as an scientific-academic unit of the university on March 2012, Max van der Stoel Scientific Institute was named according to the name of the former OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Max van der Stoel (1924-2011) who used to be very active in the region with his diplomatic efforts on conflict prevention and as one of the main initiators for establishing the South East European University in North Macedonia.

The Institute’s key activity is research (development and implementation of the research projects). The institute includes the following research groups: Distributed Systems and Data Science Group (DSG), Social Sciences Group (SSG) and Environment and Health Group (EHG).

MVDSI is located at the South East European University (SEEU), a private-public, not for profit higher education institution, consisting of faculties, centres and institutes as its integral part, specialized in socio-economic and technological sciences. SEEU is the first university in North Macedonia to obtain the EU Commission’s “HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R)” badge.

We are grateful for funding from South East European University, European Commission and from other EU and USA institutions.

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23 August 2021

We are kick-starting the project on "Air Quality Monitoring" with the University of Birmingham (UK) and IOM !

19 August 2021

MVDSI project portfolio presented at SEEU staff training week !

14 July 2021

MVDSI wins the first bilateral project (ESPLORADO) from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs !

8 April 2021

Veli Kreci and Mennan Selimi from SEEU selected in the Program Committee of Horizon Europe Programme for North Macedonia !

15 March 2021

We have a new intern at MVDSI ! Welcome Bedria !

8 March 2021

Kick-off meeting of the Erasmus+ STAND project was held !

3 March 2021

A delegation from the National Agency for European Study Programs and Mobility visited MVDSI !

22 February 2021

Pajtim Thaci from MVDSI defended his PhD thesis ! Congrats Pajtim !

18 February 2021

Albulena Halili from the MVDSI participated in a webinar on Kosovo elections organized by the Institute of Central Europe, Lublin, Poland.

2 February 2021

Fjollë Caka from the MVDSI is selected as a 2021 Climate Ambassador of the Global Youth Climate Network ! Congrats Fjollë !

30 November 2020

We got a second Open Call grant from the H2020 Fed4Fire+ project! [More].

1 October 2020

New members joined the Institute. Welcome Afrim, Irena and Lenart !

15 September 2020

We are the winners of 5 Erasmus+ project grants ! [More].

10 September 2020

Fjollë Caka addressed the issue of urban inequality at Green Fest ! [More].

5 April 2020

A book has been published as a result of RoMigSc Erasmus+ project [More].

25 February 2020

New paper accepted at IEEE/ACM CCGrid (CORE Rank A conference) to be held in Melbourne, Australia.

20 January 2020

We got the Outstanding Poster Paper Award at IEEE GCCE conference in Japan !

24 December 2019

Lecture on Artificial Intelligence by Dr. Mentar Mahmudi ! [More].

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