University of Ss Cyril and Methodius Skopje

University of Ss Cyril and Methodius Skopje
Bul. Goce Delcev bb, 1000 Skopje
Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering FINKI
Prof. D-r Dimitar Trajanov
Rudjer Boskovic 16, 1000 Skopje

Institution Background

The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje is the first state University in the Republic  of Macedonia, founded in 1949, initially with three faculties: the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. At the moment, the University represents a functional community of 23 faculties, 5 research institutes and 11 accompanying members.

Nowadays, the illustration of UKIM through figures is as follows: around 50.000 enrolled students from Republic of Macedonia in all cycles of studies, as well as over 700 foreign students; over 2.700 teaching, research and associate academic staff at the faculties and at the institutes; over 126.000 graduated high-professional staff (with obtained Bachelor degree); over 5,300 candidates obtained Master’s degree; and around 3,300 doctors of science in all teaching and scientific fields.


Research Group Background

The Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje has been the leading institution in Macedonia regarding the establishment and popularization of the high performance and Grid computing. The Faculty has been approved by the Ministry of science and education to operate the National HPC cluster (, currently one of the largest computing resource in the whole Balkan region. Also, it has been nominated by the Minister as the coordinator of all national HPC activities and has been given the authorization to be the country’s representative in international HPC projects and initiatives. With its participation in several major eInfrastructure projects (GEANT, EGI InSpire, PRACE, …), the staff of FCSE gained valuable experience in these fields.


Major Interest in Action Scientific Topics

The main interests of the research group are focused, but not limited to:

–       HPC architectures and infrastructure

–       Data center infrastructure and planning

–       Green HPC and green computing

–       Application support for non-IT applications (computational physics, computational chemistry, life sciences…)

–       Parallel programming

–       Data management in parallel and distributed systems

–       Cloud computing