Nov 30, 2022


In its fifteen years of existence, the Trajche Mukaetov Foundation has awarded scholarships to 619 pharmacy and medicine students at St Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. They have invested close to 120 million Denars in various activities to date.

As required in the public call for applications, the Foundation’s Management Board selected the 2022/2023 academic year recipients from the shortlist proposed by the Scholarship Committees, composed of representatives of the Foundation, the faculties of pharmacy and medicine, and the students.

The Trajche Mukaetov Foundation awarded 40 new scholarships for the academic year 2022/23 - 20 to students at the Faculty of Pharmacy and 20 to students of the Faculty of Medicine at St. Cyril and Methodius University. The one-time €1,200 award, which the Foundation awards to the best students of the generation of the two faculties for the twelfth year, this year went to Filip Gorachinov from the Faculty of Pharmacy (GPA 9.19) and Stefan Nedelkoski from the Medical Faculty (GPA 10.00 and scholarship recipient).

"In May 2007, we established the Trajche Mukaetov Foundation with a single goal to add value to Macedonian healthcare and pharmacy. In the past 15 years, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to 619 pharmacy and medicine students at the state university in Skopje and 24 one-time monetary awards to the best students of the generation, investing nearly 120 million Denars. To date, 97 scholarship students have started their careers in Alkaloid's pharmaceutical departments. The decades-long investments in the education of Macedonian doctors and pharmacists, internships for partially dual education, and similar projects, strive to raise the quality of the educational process, stimulate students to higher achievements, and build future quality and competitive professionals. Our operations are complex and based on scientific methods, requiring educated professionals. Being highly selective in recruitment and continuously investing in education, today we can successfully compete in the global pharmaceutical market," - said Zhivko Mukaetov, President of the Foundation and CEO of Alkaloid AD Skopje.

The Management Board of the Foundation decided to increase the monthly scholarship from 6,500 to 7,000 Denars as of 1 November 2022. The increase will apply to all existing and new scholarship recipients.

Alkaloid founded the Trajche Mukaetov Foundation to support pharmacy, medicine, and science projects, primarily through scholarships to young and ambitious staff who have dedicated their careers to these professions.