The Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (formerly, Institute for General and Engineering Seismology) was established within the frames of the University in Skopje, presently, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University (, in Skopje on May 27, 1965 (Resolution no. 01-2/1)

upon the recommendation of the International Consultation Board, the resolutions adopted by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and the city of Skopje, with UNESCO support.

The initial mandate of the Institute was to supervise and assist the reconstruction and the rebuilding of the city of Skopje after the catastrophic earthquake of 1963 and enable continuous research in the field of seismology and earthquake engineering, permanent collection and updating of seismological and other relevant data and their implementation in the process of design and planning of the city as well as regular master and doctoral studies, training of professionals, civil engineers, architects and planners for the purpose of advancement of planning and design by application of the most recent techniques, methods and procedures.