The Saints Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje (Macedonian: Универзитет „Св. Кирил и Методиј“ – Скопје) is the largest university in the Republic of Macedonia. It was named after the medieval brothers Cyril and Methodius, also known as the Apostles to the Slavs, enlighteners who developed the precursors to Cyrillic script used today in most Slavic languages. More than 50,000 students study at the Skopje University, including some 700 foreign students. Furthermore, the Teaching and Research Staff number 2,390 people, and this is further supported by over 300 members in the university's various institutions.