Kick off Meeting

At the University “Kadri Zeka” in Gjilan, has started the implementation of the project QUADIC – Quality development of international cooperation and project management, a project won by UKZ in the program ERASMUS + Cooperation for Innovation and the exchange of good Practices, in the latest call Capacity Building in Higher Education – Joint Projects.

The opening of the implementation of the project was made by the Rector of the University “Kadri Zeka” in Gjilan, Prof. Assoc. Dr. Bajram Kosumi, who initially thanked the Vice Rector for International Cooperation of UKZ Prof. Ass. Dr. Dukagjin Leka, at the same time coordinator of the QUADIC project, for the continuous work in the internationalization of the University and all the partners participating in this project, saying that he feels happy that today we are starting such a major project.

Afterwards, Rector Kosumi presented a presentation of UKZ on work, activities, developments and goals for the future.

While the Rector of the University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”, Prof. Ass. Dr. Artan Nimani, congratulated everyone for starting the project, appreciating the important and necessary mutual cooperation of all participants in QUADIC.

Whereas the Rector of the University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”, Prof. Assoc. Dr. Ismet Temaj, after congratulating on the project, said that the excellent commitment that has been made in the work of QUADIC is to be admired, because today together with all the participants we can contribute to the best realization of it.

Rector of UBT, Prof. Dr. Edmond Hajrizi, said that this project is an opportunity not only for the establishment of cooperation, but also for the construction and capacity building, which is also the goal of the QUADIC project.

Qamile Sinanaj from MEST, in her speech thanked all the partners who support any educational project. She said that MEST is very happy for the developments in the internationalization of higher education in Kosovo.

On his part, the Vice Rector for International Cooperation in UKZ, Prof. Ass. Dr. Dukagjin Leka, at the same time coordinator of the QUADIC project, presented the project, where he said that the whole project is included in 10 packages. The first includes four main elements, kick off meeting, workshop, partner presentation, presentation of the strategy for internationalization and project development, goals and objectives that are expected as a product of the project.

In the first activity that started today with Kick Off Meeting, organized by the Office for International Cooperation, which will last until 14. 02.2020, all local and international partners are participating, a total of 18 representatives of Institutions, such as:
University “Kadri Zeka” GJILAN, Coordinator / Grant Holder, International Business College Mitrovica, University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”, University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Technical University of Sofia, University of Medicine Tirana, University of Ljubljana, Heimerer College, University of Peja ‘Haxhi Zeka “, University of Durres” Alexander Xhuvani “, University of Mitorvica” Isa Boletini “, European University of Tirana, International University for Business and Technology, University of Korça “Fan S. Noli”, University of Gjirokastra “Eqrem Qabej”, Universita Per Stranieri Di Perugia.

The QUADIC project is the first of its kind in Kosovo, which has to do with capacity building for international projects, where the University “Kadri Zeka” in Gjilan in the last call of the Erasmus + program has applied as a coordinator, thus being accepted successfully .

This proves once again that the capacities of UKZ are extraordinary considering the number of staff it has, arguing more and more that internationalization and project development are areas in which not only UKZ, but all Kosovo universities should to work and orient to achieve the standards that universities have from the European Union and thus increasing the quality of studies.

This project will be a good opportunity for partners from Kosovo and the region to increase their capacity in internationalization and writing of international projects, always assisted by European partners.

Otherwise, Kadri Zeka University in Gjilan is the project coordinator, while it will be funded by the European Commission in the amount of 991,381 Euros.