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Education and Science

Education is understood to involve organized and sustained communication designed to bring about learning. The statistical surveys on education provide data on the primary, secondary schools and universities, as well as data on students and teaching staff in educational institutions according to various characteristics.

Scientific - research activity constitutes research which contributes to the development of scientific thought and raises the scientific level in all areas and fields of science, contributes to the international transfer of knowledge, technologies and skills for the overall development of the Republic of Macedonia.

The surveys in primary and secondary education are conducted every year, with reference period at the beginning and at the end of the school year.

The surveys in higher education and science are carried out annually.
 
 





Key Indicators
 
  Number of regular elementary schools  ( year. 2016/2017) : 993 Number of Schools  

  Number of regular secondary schools  ( year 2016/2017) : 132 Number of Schools  

  Number of students in the regular elementary schools  ( year 2016/2017) : 192 715 Number of Persons  

  Number of students in the regular secondary schools  ( year 2016/2017) : 76 394 Number of Persons  

  Number of teachers in the regular elementary schools  ( year 2016/2017) : 17 887 Number of Persons  

  Number of teachers in the regular secondary schools  ( year 2016/2017) : 7420 Number of Persons  

  Enrolled students at higher schools and faculties  ( year 2015/2016) : 59865  

  Number of graduated students at higher schools and faculties - first cycle of studies  ( 2015) : 8458  

  Number of persons who obtained the title "Master of Science" and "Specialist"  ( 2016) : 2021  

  Number of persons who have obtained the title "Doctor of Science"  ( 2016) : 197  

  Number of research organizations  ( 2015) : 116  

  Number of teachers and supporting staff in the tertiary education institutions  ( year 2015/2016) : 3980  

Time Series



Terms and explanations

A school is each school unit, regardless of whether it is an independent school, district school or class sections at another regular school.

Faculty is a tertiary education institution performing educational, scientific, research or applied activity in one or several related scientific or vocational spheres.

Higher school is a tertiary education institution that performs tertiary education activity for vocational and educational studies in one or several subject matter spheres.

Pupil is a person who has completed school and obtained a degree in a certain area.

Students are persons that are continuing with their education at the tertiary education institutions in the Republic of Macedonia as full-time or part-time students, after completing their upper secondary education and fulfilling the conditions for enrolling at the tertiary education institutions.

The title Master of Science is obtained by the person who has completed university education, postgraduate studies and has passed the master's thesis.

The title Specialist is obtained by the person who has completed university education, postgraduate studies of at least one year of duration and has passed the specialist's thesis. The specialization in medical sciences is not considered as specialization, because it means broadening the vocational knowledge, but not acquiring scientific title.

The title Doctor of Science is obtained by the person who has completed university education, first and second cycle, and has passed the doctoral dissertation.

Teacher is a person who carries out educational work in a school, according to a curriculum.

Teachers and supporting staff in the tertiary education institutions are the persons who perform educational activities. According to the academic titles they are:
- full professors, associate professors, docents (at faculties);
- senior lecturers, lecturers and professors at higher school (at higher schools).


 


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