“CEU was always my top choice,” says Agim Selami (MAPP ‘12) looking back at his decision to study public policy at CEU. His motivation to go to graduate school was the recognition that he needed to upgrade his knowledge and skills on public policy analysis. He chose CEU mainly because it "offered a high-ranking MA program on public policy at the global level, and because it was something of a hub for think tanks, policy analysts, and researchers.”
It was while he was at CEU that Selami established the ZIP Institute (www.zipinstitute.mk), which has focused on creating a forum for young people to work together to support Macedonia as it transitions to a stable democracy, economic and social prosperity, and EU Integration. Selami cites the self-confidence and knowledge that he gained at CEU as having made it possible for him to establish ZIP Institute.