STEMbox: open your eyes and see diversity!

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  • A BEST Symposium on Education is an event where students discuss educational topics, together with university and other field experts. Students have the chance to identify current problems and propose innovative solutions, with the aim of defining the future of higher education in Europe. The gathered opinions are disseminated through scientific work and presented at conferences to universities, companies and higher education institutions representatives.

  • So, are you interested in shaping the future of higher education?
  • Are you considering yourself to be an independent thinker?
  • Then let's think independently together!

The BEST Symposium on Education in Skopje, "STEMbox: open your eyes and see diversity", will give you the opportunity to express your ideas on educational matters through discussions, workshops, sharing sessions and lectures. Together with professors, field experts and other european student participants you will tackle the topic of diversity in STEM education, emphasizing on race and ethnic diversity.

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*This schedule is subject to change. Changes, if necessary, will be announced.

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BEST, Board of European Students of Technology, is an international non-profit and non-political student organization, organized and run entirely by students. BEST connects students from 96 technical universities in 33 countries in a network that is maintained through numerous joint projects, interests and friendships. Every year it organizes over 120 international courses, seminars and conferences in which students from different countries learn and exchange experiences and ideas. Our priority is to offer quality and to assist students in Europe, and to do everything we can combine the triangle "students - university - companies".

BEST - Skopje is a full member of the great European family BEST. Thus, students of Ss. "Cyril and Methodius" University in Skopje have the right to use the services of BEST, including the participation of free academic events organized by other local BEST groups.

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Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. It is the country's political, cultural, economic, and academic center. It was known in the Roman period under the name Scupi. The territory of Skopje has been inhabited since at least 4000 BC; remains of Neolithic settlements have been found within the old Kale Fortress that overlooks the modern city centre The city of Skopje comprises two artificial lakes, located on the Treska. The lake Matka is the result of the construction of a dam in the Matka Canyon in the 1930s, and the Treska lake was dug for leisure purpose in 1978. Three small natural lakes can be found near Smiljkovci, on the northeastern edge of the urban area.


Situated on the shores of Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid is one of the oldest human settlements in Europe. Built mainly between the 7th and 19th centuries, it has the oldest Slav monastery (St Pantelejmon) and more than 800 Byzantine-style icons dating from the 11th to the end of the 14th century. Ohrid is Macedonia's prime destination, with its atmospheric old quarter with beautiful churches along a graceful hill, topped by a medieval castle overlooking serene, 34km-long Lake Ohrid. Nearby, mountainous Galičica National Park offers pristine nature, while secluded beaches dot the lake's eastern shore. Lake Ohrid, 300m deep and three million years old, shared by Macedonia (two-thirds) and Albania (one-third), is among Europe's deepest and oldest.