Biography of the Director of the Agency for Implementaiton of the Language – Ylber Sela, PhD

Ylber Sela is the first Director of the Agency for Implementation of the Language. In this position he comes after a large experience in the sphere of civil society and in the university.

He completed his primary and secondary education at hometown, and undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Vienna, Austria. He graduated and postgraduated for Political Science, Public Relations and Communication Science at the University of Vienna, and completed PhD studies at the same university (2006), in the direction of political science, in the field of international politics, on “Conflict in Macedonia considering its future membership in the European Union”.

His career as a university lecturer started at the South East European University (SEEU) (2003), where he continues to lecture. Furthermore, Ylber Sela, PhD is is a regular lecturer and holds the title of Ordinary Professor at the University of Tetovo (from 2010). In the past, he was a lecturer in the Republic of Kosovo, at the University Colleges FAMA, AAB, ILIRIA and UBT.

In addition to the sphere of lecturing, Ylber Sela, PhD is also a contributor to the field of literature. There are over ten book publications in German, Albanian and English, where he is both author and coauthor, not excluding national and international magazines. He organised several science conferences, both national and international.

Ylber Sela, PhD, has worked as an Advisor for Euro-Atlantic affairs in the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of North Macedonia (2013-2014), meantime he was chairman of the Commitee for the Nostrification of University Diplomas at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of North Macedonia (2016-2018). He has also given his contribution as a member of the Council at the Institute of Spiritual and Cultural Heritage of Albanians in the Republic of North Macedonia – Skopje (2012-2018).

Ylber Sela, PhD, successfully conducted the international scientific journal “Universitas” (2003-2011), contributed to the civil society, while being a secretary of the “Societes Albania” Association, Vienna, Austria (1998-2001), as well as secretary, and later chairman of the Forum for Society, Science and Culture “UNIVERSITAS”. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal “Iliria International Review” (2013-2015). He is the founder and director of the Institute for Political and International Studies (2011, to date). Ylber Sela’s experience expands also in the field of business, as an external advisor to the Austrian company EVN, director MA Georg Waldner (2008-2010).

After studies, Ylber Sela, PhD, returned in the Republic of North Macedonia to give his contribution to the homeland. He lives between Struga, Skopje and Vienna. He is married and has two children.