Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts’ (MASA) objectives are to survey the cultural heritage and natural resources, to assist in the planning of a national policy regarding the sciences and arts, to stimulate, co-ordinate, organise and conduct scientific and scholarly research and to promote artistic achievements.

The organisational structure of the Academy includes the Presidency, five departments, five research centres, two technical units and the Academy's Secretariat. In mobility related projects the MASA participates through its Research Center for Energy, Informatics and Materials (RCEIM). MASA has been active in this field with the start of the WEB-MOB (Development of researchers’ mobility policy guidelines for the region of Western Balkans) project, continuing on with the I-SEEMob (Enhancing inter-sectoral mobility of researchers in South-Eastern Europe) project. As of March 2011, MASA also became the BHO for EURAXESS MK, further expanding its expertise and research into the field of mobility.

Key personnel:

Ljupco Kocarev is Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia and Researcher at the BioCircuits Institute, UC San Diego, La Jolla, USA. His scientific interests include nonlinear systems and circuits, coding and information theory, computer and complex networks, cryptography, bioinformatics and computational biology. He has coauthored more than 100 journal papers in more than 20 different international peer-reviewed journals ranging from mathematics to physics and from electrical engineering to computer sciences. According to the Science Citation Index, his work has been cited more than 5000 times. He is a member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Fellow of IEEE.

Prof. Natasa Markovska, BSc. EE, MSc. EE, DSc. Eng., Senior Researcher. Team Leader for the I-SEEMob project. At present, she is an Associate Professor and a Senior Scientific Collaborator at RCEIM-MASA. She is leading/participating in several research projects related to energy strategies, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, as well as the environmental impacts of various energy technologies, including greenhouse gases emissions and climate change mitigation options. She was a national team leader under WEB-MOB project. She is the Chair of the National Committee on Climate Change and National Focal Point of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Neda Kocareva holds a BA in International Security and Conflict Resolution, with an emphasis in Environment and Security from San Diego State University, in San Diego, California, USA. She is currently finishing her thesis work for a M.Sc in Land Management from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. She has been working for MANU since 2006 when she did her first internship while working on the WEB-MOB project. After completing her studies she continued her work on ISEE-Mob project, and is now the assistant project manager of EURAXESS MK. She is also leading MANU in adapting to the principles of the European Charter for Researchers & Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

Igor Trpevski holds a M.Sc Degree in Computer Science from the Faculty for electrical engineering and information technologies, University of St. Cyril & Methodius, Skopje. He is a researcher at the Macedonian Academy of sciences and Arts as part of the FP6 project Diagnosing vulnerability, emergent phenomena and volatility in manmade networks (MANMADE), the EU FP7 project Supermodelling by combining imperfect models (SUMO) and a part of the EU FP7 project EURAXESS T.O.P. II.