Mitko Bogdanoski the new dean of the Military Academy, taking over the position from Orce Popovski

As of today, the new dean of the Military Academy is Colonel Mitko Bogdanoski, professor at the academy and current vice dean for finance, investment and international cooperation. Bogdanoski took over the position of dean of the Military Academy “General Mihailo Apostolski” from Colonel Orce Popovski, who has successfully run the academy for the last eight years.

At today’s handover, Minister Radmila Shekerinska and Deputy Minister Bashkim Hasani thanked the current dean for all his efforts, and wished the newly appointed dean a successful tenure.

“The military academy is an institution that nurtures and upgrades the knowledge and skills of military officers, future commanders and senior leaders, a place that has proven capabilities that allow theory to be combined with practical work”, said Hasani.

He added that the academy is not only a national, but also a regional capacity that continuously strengthens its cooperation with the military educational institutions of NATO member states.

“Today, the Military Academy is established in a higher education and scientific-research institution not only of local, but also of regional character. As part of NATO, we are strengthening cooperation and adapting to the curricula and plans with the military educational institutions of other NATO members”, said the Deputy Minister.

The newly appointed dean, Bogdanoski said that the academy will continue to upgrade its capabilities and the quality of education according to modern trends.

“In order to improve the quality of education, various programs supported by NATO and the EU will be used, including the NATO Peace and Security Program, the ERASMUS+ program, as well as the implementation of various activities in cooperation with the European College of Security and Defence where the Military Academy recently became an associate member and has already started implementing joint activities”, said Colonel Bogdanoski.

The current dean of the Academy, Colonel Popovski said that for the past eight years as a dean the focus had been on improving the staff, establishing the Academy internationally and raising the standard of living and work of the cadets. He informed that the academic staff has increased by 50 percent, and the Academy has developed cooperation with the University of Norwich, the Austrian Military Academy, and the academies in Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia.

Colonel Bogdanoski is a full professor at the Military Academy “General Mihailo Apostolski” in Skopje and a visiting professor at several other universities. He graduated from the Military Academy “General Mihailo Apostolski” in Skopje, and received his MA and PhD at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, at the University “St. Cyril and Methodius”. His research interests are in the fields of cyber security, information technology, the use of cyberspace and technologies by terrorist and criminal organizations, hybrid threats, electronic and cyber warfare, and telecommunications. He is the author of more than 100 publications, and is a member of several international institutes, organizations and associations.

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