Since its foundation to date, the Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (IZIIS) as a unit of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje has continuously been educating staff from the country and abroad in the fields related to development and advancement of modern technology for control and reduction of the seismic risk. Today, IZIIS can rightfully be proud of the fact that the first master studies in the Republic of N. Macedonia were organized and realized in IZIIS in 1965. This type of studies was the first of its kind in Europe.
Presently, the Institute represents an internationally recognized and respected scientific institution that is unique in this field in the region. An institution that has continuously been educating young scientific staff in specific and complex fields as are earthquake engineering and engineering seismology. These scientific fields also integrate within themselves a wide spectrum of engineering sub-fields as are structural engineering, design of seismically safe and stable structures (buildings, bridges, dams, infrastructural systems, special structures), specific problems in geotechnical engineering, seismic hazard assessment, preparedness for management of disasters caused by earthquakes and alike. The study programmes of the first and the third cycle of studies that are realized at IZIIS are designed based on own experience and the experience of other universities worldwide, particularly countries with developed earthquake engineering, offering to young scientific-research staff responses and solutions in these complex fields, creating at the same time space for their future advancement.
The master and doctoral studies at IZIIS are accredited and are completely realized in Macedonian and English language.
The Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology has continuously been holding training courses, seminars and other trainings adapted to different target groups.