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Kick-off Meeting for Project “Support to Reforms of Higher Education in Kosovo 2008 – 2011”

Prishtina. The WUS-ADA Project “Building Quality, Knowledge & Skills for Social and Economic Development - Support to Reforms of Higher Education in Kosovo 2008 – 2011” has officially been launched with a Kick-off Meeting on September 5th, 2008 at the premises of the WUS Austria Prishtina Office.

But Dedaj, Regional Manager of WUS Austria presented the new Project, financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation, in the presence of Mr. Luan Ahma, Vice Rector for Teaching, Mr. Andreas Fritz, Austrian Development Cooperation; Mr. Johann Guenther, Project Manager of the Multi Dimensional Project for the Implementation of an Institutionalised  Partnership between Austria and Kosovo in the Field of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, deans and professors of the University of Prishtina (UP), media and other guests.

Andreas Fritz claimed that the new project aims at challenging the professors and students of the UP with new approaches in the education system. On the other hand, Luan Ahma emphasized the importance of projects for the University of Prishtina more specifically for its academics, students and other beneficiaries while highlighting WUS Austria’s contribution as very valuable for the UP. He made a call to the present deans and professors to apply for the new projects.

The new project contains the following components:

  • Pilot Master Study Development Program (MSDP)
  • Brain Gain Program Plus (BGP+)
  • Curriculum Development Program Plus (CDP+)
  • Support to the Establishment and Work of the University Reform and Development Support Unit

Officially also the application deadline for some of the projects has started. More information on new projects and application deadlines can be foundhere.