IU president heads to Macedonia to sign agreement

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Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is making a three-day visit to Macedonia to sign a new education agreement with a university IU helped found a decade ago in the small European nation.

McRobbie was scheduled to arrive Friday in Macedonia and meet the country's president with a delegation from South East European University. IU played a major role in establishing the school in 2001 and continues to support it through various partnerships. The school has more than 7,000 students and 3,000 graduates.

On Saturday, McRobbie will attend a reception for IU guests, alumni and others who have participated in IU's support of the school.

Macedonia is a small, landlocked Balkan nation of 2 million people. It seceded from Yugoslavia without bloodshed in 1991.

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