Bournemouth University was visited by the Deputy Prime Minister of Macedonia as the country looks to work with the Dorset campus.
Zoran Stavreski visited the University to discuss ideas and opportunities for Bournemouth University to collaborate with Macedonia.
The Deputy PM met the University's Vice-Chancellor John Vinney to discuss 'Education City' - a Macedonian project to work in the long-term with Bournemouth University.
Vice-Chancellor John Vinney said: "It was an honour to welcome Mr Stavreski and his party to Bournemouth University today.
"Education City is an exciting and interesting initiative from the Macedonian Government and I look forward to further discussions as Macedonia's plans evolve."
Mr Stavreski was presented with a Poole Pottery plate as a memento of his visit, and taken on a tour of the campus.