We Work Together!

active research groups

Researchers in our institute collaborate with university and industry partners to advance specialised fields of knowledge. These collaborative endeavors take shape through the presence of active research groups, which include:

To learn more about our projects visit the projects page!



The Institute’s key activity is research (development and implementation of the research projects).

where it all began…

Our portfolio

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.



We are looking for motivated PhD, Master and Bachelor students to join the team (see openings) !

The team

Veli Kreci

Full Professor, Head of  MVDSI

Mennan Selimi

Associate Professor, Head of DSG

Albulena Halili

Research Associate/ Assistant Professor

Edlira Palloshi Disha


Afrim Tresi

Research Unit Coordinator

Irena Gjerasimovska

Coordinator Assistant

Go to about us to learn more…

Green & Sustainable

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 express our gratitude for the financial support received from South East European University, the European Commission, as well as various institutions in the EU and USA.