heras-plus-meeting On 20 October 2020, ‘HERAS Plus’ Project Team met with the Senior Management ... Introductory meeting between ‘HERAS Plus’ Project and the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” READ MORE heras-plus-meeting On 14 October 2020: The aim of the meeting was to introduce the new Project/staff... "HERAS Plus’ meets the senior management of the University of Mitrovica “Isa Boletini” Read More heras-plus-meeting On 14 October 2020: The aim of the meeting was to introduce the new Project/staff... ‘HERAS Plus’ project team meets Rector of the University “Haxhi Zeka” in Peja READ MORE heras-plus-meeting On 08 October 2020, HERAS Plus project team had a great and constructive ... HERAS Plus Team meets with the representatives of the University “Fehmi Agani” in Gjakova Read More heras-plus-meeting On 01 October 2020, HERAS Plus project team met with the Rector Agron Bajraktari and ... HERAS Plus team meets with the representatives of the University of Applied Sciences in Ferizaj READ MORE

heras-plus-meeting On 20 October 2020, ‘HERAS Plus’ Project Team met with the Senior Management ... Introductory meeting between ‘HERAS Plus’ Project and the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” READ MORE heras-plus-meeting On 14 October 2020: The aim of the meeting was to introduce the new Project/staff... "HERAS Plus’ meets the senior management of the University of Mitrovica “Isa Boletini” Read More heras-plus-meeting On 14 October 2020: The aim of the meeting was to introduce the new Project/staff... ‘HERAS Plus’ project team meets Rector of the University “Haxhi Zeka” in Peja READ MORE heras-plus-meeting On 08 October 2020, HERAS Plus project team had a great and constructive ... HERAS Plus Team meets with the representatives of the University “Fehmi Agani” in Gjakova Read More heras-plus-meeting On 01 October 2020, HERAS Plus project team met with the Rector Agron Bajraktari and ... HERAS Plus team meets with the representatives of the University of Applied Sciences in Ferizaj READ MORE

Previous Project WEBSITE

The three-year project “HERAS – Higher Education, Research and Applied Science” was implemented from 2017 – 2019. The project was funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with funds of Austrian Development Cooperation, and co-financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Republic of Kosovo (MEST).

The Project was implemented by a highly experienced Austrian consortium represented by WUS Austria (lead partner), ZSI and OEAD.

About our project

HERAS PLUS

The project Higher Education Research and Applied Science Plus – HERAS+ aims at a more competitive and diversified public higher education and research sector in Kosovo in line with the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), European Research Area (ERA) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 4 and 9 related to quality assurance, economy and labour market relevance, international cooperation and the Social Dimension of higher education. It contributes to a higher education and research system in Kosovo that is better governed, more international, coherent, effective and efficient, fostering students’ employability and the third mission of universities.

The three-year project “HERAS+ – Higher Education Research and Applied Science Plus” is being implemented from 2020 to 2023. It is expected that the project will contribute to a higher education and research system in Kosovo that is better governed, more international, coherent, effective and efficient, fostering students’ employability and the third mission of universities.

The project is funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with funds of Austrian Development Cooperation, and co-financed by the Ministry of Education and Science (MES). HERAS+ is implemented by a highly experienced Austrian consortium represented by World University Service Austria (WUS Austria) as the lead partner, and including the Center for Social Innovation (ZSI) and the Austrian Agency for International Mobility Cooperation in Education, Science and Research (OeAD).

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About our project

HERAS PLUS

The project Higher Education Research and Applied Science Plus – HERAS+ aims at a more competitive and diversified public higher education and research sector in Kosovo in line with the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), European Research Area (ERA) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 4 and 9 related to quality assurance, economy and labour market relevance, international cooperation and the Social Dimension of higher education. It contributes to a higher education and research system in Kosovo that is better governed, more international, coherent, effective and efficient, fostering students’ employability and the third mission of universities.

The three-year project “HERAS+ – Higher Education Research and Applied Science Plus” is being implemented from 2020 to 2023. It is expected that the project will contribute to a higher education and research system in Kosovo that is better governed, more international, coherent, effective and efficient, fostering students’ employability and the third mission of universities.

The project is funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with funds of Austrian Development Cooperation, and co-financed by the Ministry of Education and Science (MES). HERAS+ is implemented by a highly experienced Austrian consortium represented by World University Service Austria (WUS Austria) as the lead partner, and including the Center for Social Innovation (ZSI) and the Austrian Agency for International Mobility Cooperation in Education, Science and Research (OeAD).

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HERAS PLUS

POLICY LEVEL

MES is enabled to effectively develop and implement policies along European standards in HE and research adapted to the national context. KAA has satisfactorily addressed and implemented key recommendations from the European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (ENQA).

UNIVERSITY LEVEL

Strategic plans of public universities are reviewed, developed, and decision-making processes are based on these strategies and better contribute to a competitive HE sectoras well as to economic, social and cultural development of Kosovo (in line with the 3rd mission of universities).

RESEARCH LEVEL

Kosovo has further advanced the quality of its research capacities and the internationalization / Europeanisation of its higher education and research system. The systematic focus of this level will be contributing to a research system in Kosovo that is more coherent, effective and efficient and internationalized.

Comment 1

“With the support of the HERAS project we are able to further strengthen the existing partnership between the University of Salzburg and the University of Prishtina, and to continue supporting the University of Prishtina in capacity building for the analysis of environmental and associated human”

Testimonials heras plus quotations
Comment 2 „Now I will not only try to observe the needs of the students as I did before, but I can apply a structure and tools in my observation “ Testimonials heras plus quotations

INTERVENTION LOGIC OF THE PROJECT

HERAS+ follows a multilevel intervention strategy (policy level, university level and research level) by addressing local, national, regional and European potentials to efficiently reach the below-outlined results. In doing so, the project will take a combined bottom-up/top-down approach.

INTERVENTION LOGIC OF THE PROJECT

The objective of this project is to effectively and sustainably improve the higher
education and research system in Kosovo, enhance the quality of higher education and the employability of graduates, and improve human capacities and increase internationalisation of research.

POLICY LEVEL

For improved quality,
effectiveness, governance and
transparency of higher education
and research planning and
decision-making processes
and policies.

UNIVERSITY LEVEL

For a more student centered,
labor market oriented higher
education, based on
state-of-the-art methodologies,
and quality measures along
European standards.

RESEARCH LEVEL

For an increased participation
of faculties, institutes and
individual researchers in
international research cooperation and
improved human
capacities for teaching and
research by
means of scholarships and
research projects.

PARTNERS NEWS

ADA

Austrian Development Agency

Str. Gjergj Balsha 8, Dragodan 1,
10000 Pristina, Kosovo

MES

Ministria e Arsimit dhe Shkencës

MEST, Str. Agim Ramadani,
Pristina 10000, Kosovo

WUS Austria

World University Service

Schmiedgasse 40/3, 8010 Graz,
Austria

ZSI

Centre for Social Innovation

LinkeWienzeile 246,
A-1150 Wien

OeAD

ÖsterreichischeAustauschdienst

Ebendorferstraße 7
1010  Wien

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