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HERAS Plus and University of Gjakova sign Memorandum of Understanding On 24 December 2020, the project HERAS Plus and the University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani” (UGjFA) ... The project HERAS Plus and University of Gjakova sign Memorandum of Understanding READ MORE HERAS Plus supporting the working group proceedings for the development of the new law for the Kosovo Accreditation Agency On 22-23 December 2020, the HERAS Plus in close coordination with Ministry of Education and Science (MES) ... HERAS Plus is supporting the working group proceedings for the development of the new law for the Kosovo Accreditation Agency Read More HERAS Plus - Online information session on Research Grants Online information session on Research Grants was held on 23d of December 2020, to disseminate information ... Online information session on Research Grants READ MORE HERAS Plus Online Information Session on the Scholarship Fund On 18 December 2020, ‘HERAS Plus’ Project organized an Online Information Session ... ‘HERAS Plus’ organizes Online Information Session on the Scholarship Fund Read More HERAS Plus Working Group on Applied Science On 09 December 2020, ‘HERAS Plus’ Project organized a Working Group (WG) ... HERAS Plus supports the drafting regulatory framework in the field of Applied Science READ MORE

HERAS Plus and University of Gjakova sign Memorandum of Understanding On 24 December 2020, the project HERAS Plus and the University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani” (UGjFA) ... The project HERAS Plus and University of Gjakova sign Memorandum of Understanding READ MORE HERAS Plus supporting the working group proceedings for the development of the new law for the Kosovo Accreditation Agency On 22-23 December 2020, the HERAS Plus in close coordination with Ministry of Education and Science (MES) ... HERAS Plus is supporting the working group proceedings for the development of the new law for the Kosovo Accreditation Agency Read More HERAS Plus - Online information session on Research Grants Online information session on Research Grants was held on 23d of December 2020, to disseminate information ... Online information session on Research Grants READ MORE HERAS Plus Online Information Session on the Scholarship Fund On 18 December 2020, ‘HERAS Plus’ Project organized an Online Information Session ... ‘HERAS Plus’ organizes Online Information Session on the Scholarship Fund Read More HERAS Plus Working Group on Applied Science On 09 December 2020, ‘HERAS Plus’ Project organized a Working Group (WG) ... HERAS Plus supports the drafting regulatory framework in the field of Applied Science READ MORE

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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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“HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND APPLIED SCIENCE PLUS” (HERAS+)

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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.

Rector of UFGJA, Artan Nimani

“The agreement we finalized today is extraordinary for us because of the support of Austrian government for the University of Gjakova. Their funds support strategic planning in creating and strengthening institutions within the University of Gjakova.”

Testimonials - Rector of UFGJA, Artan Nimani heras plus quotations
Ambassador Christoph Weidinger

“I am especially pleased that Austria is providing funds to such a significant project that aims at contributing to the well-functioning of higher education and academic research in Kosovo.”

Testimonials - Ambassador Christoph Weidinger heras plus quotations
Naim Gashi, Director General of KAA

“This project is vital for KAA because not only it helps with our institutional capacity building and internal regulation, but it simultaneously helps us with fulfilling the criteria for returning Kosovo to ENQA. The project is very detailed, practical and concrete, it addresses explicitly all the needs of KAA in higher education.”

Testimonials - Naim Gashi, Director General of KAA heras plus quotations
Minister Ramë Likaj “We value that the common Heras Plus Project is an ideal platform with which we can vitalize development interventions for higher education, academic research and applied sciences by benefitting from the best Austrian practices in the field.” Testimonials - Minister Ramë Likaj 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

IMPLEMENTING CONSORTIUM

Heras Wus Austria
Heras ZSI
HERAS PLUS - OEAD