University “St Kliment Ohridski” – Bitola 

International Scientific Conference

The Role of Higher Education in Society Advancement

24 – 26 September 2021

–          In cooperation with Hanns Seidel Foundation  –

We are glad to invite to participate in the First International Scientific Conference The Role of the Higher Education in Society Advancement, organized by University “St Kliment Ohridski” – Bitola and financially supported by Hanns Seidel Foundation, which will be held in Ohrid, 24 – 26 September, 2021.

The Conference covers a range of scientific areas, categorized into five general topics and a number of specific ones:


Research-based higher education

Higher education for a knowledge-based society

Post-COVID transformation of higher education, scientific and social paradigm

Quality assurance in higher education

Linking academia and industry for development of technology and innovations  



Information technologies as a tool in democratization of society

The role of ITs and the digitalization in the development of society

Natural sciences in higher education


Technical sciences, technology and innovations as driving forces of social development

Sustainable food technologies

Recent development in Biotechnology


Innovations in medical and health sciences for improving the quality of life

The role of the health worker in preventing, diagnosing and treatment of diseases

The international exchange and its impact on the education/training of health professionals


Sustainable system of food production, food safety and food quality management

Ways to improve agricultural production and agrifood industry

Veterinary medicine in function of public health



Social sciences in function of current social developments

Higher education and scientific research as agents of knowledge-based economy

Democracy, rule of law and human rights

The challenges of teacher-training institutions in contemporary circumstances


The place of humanities in the knowledge-based society of today

Inclusive higher education for inclusive society

Important dates

Abstract submission: 30/06/2021 extended to 31/07/2021

Notification of acceptance: 31/07/2021

Full paper submission: 31/08/2021

Conference dates: 24-26/09/2021

Conference fee*

Participant – 50 EUR

PhD student – 25 EUR

*The payment is to be completed after the received notification of acceptance, but not later than the submission of full papers deadline in order to register for the Conference. Full papers will be published in a special edition of the University scientific journal Horizons and will be available online (, whereas the participant fee will be partly used to cover the expenses for Conference materials and the Gala Dinner.

Conference location

Hotels Metropol, Bellevue, Ohrid (