On 24 February 2021, the project HERAS Plus and Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA) have launched today Launch of “The Manual for External Evaluation of Higher Education Institutions” READ MORE HERAS PLUS Horizon Europe On 18 February 2021, HERAS Plus in close cooperation with Ministry of Education and Science (MES) continues HERAS Plus organizes Workshop on Horizon Europe Read More HERAS Plus Steering Board Meeting News On 10 February 2021, the first Steering Board (SB) meeting was conducted successfully via online platforms. The first Steering Board meeting of HERAS Plus project was conducted READ MORE HERAS Plus S3 Platform The policy level intervention of HERAS Plus for the support of the development of e-Platform for Smart Specialization Strategy (S3) HERAS Plus supports the development of the Smart Specialization Strategy e-platform Read More HERAS Plus Project supports the University “Kadri Zeka” in Gjilan in their preparations for institutional accreditation On 19 January 2021, HERAS Plus Project organized and delivered mock-simulation interviews with the University “Kadri Zeka” in Gjilan (UKZ) ... HERAS Plus Project supports the University “Kadri Zeka” in Gjilan in their preparations for institutional accreditation READ MORE

blank On 24 February 2021, the project HERAS Plus and Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA) have launched today Launch of “The Manual for External Evaluation of Higher Education Institutions” READ MORE HERAS PLUS Horizon Europe On 18 February 2021, HERAS Plus in close cooperation with Ministry of Education and Science (MES) continues HERAS Plus organizes Workshop on Horizon Europe Read More HERAS Plus Steering Board Meeting News On 10 February 2021, the first Steering Board (SB) meeting was conducted successfully via online platforms. The first Steering Board meeting of HERAS Plus project was conducted READ MORE HERAS Plus S3 Platform The policy level intervention of HERAS Plus for the support of the development of e-Platform for Smart Specialization Strategy (S3) HERAS Plus supports the development of the Smart Specialization Strategy e-platform Read More HERAS Plus Project supports the University “Kadri Zeka” in Gjilan in their preparations for institutional accreditation On 19 January 2021, HERAS Plus Project organized and delivered mock-simulation interviews with the University “Kadri Zeka” in Gjilan (UKZ) ... HERAS Plus Project supports the University “Kadri Zeka” in Gjilan in their preparations for institutional accreditation 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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HERAS Plus Project in close cooperation with Ministry of Education and Science (MES)

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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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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.

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
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For improved quality,
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For a more student centered,
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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.

Rector of UFGJA, Artan Nimani during MoU signing with University of Gjakova December 24, 2020

“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.”


- Rector of UFGJA, Artan Nimani during MoU signing with University of Gjakova December 24, 2020
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H.E. Christoph Weidinger, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the Republic of Kosovo during the Kick Off Event November 25, 2020

“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.”


- H.E. Christoph Weidinger, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the Republic of Kosovo during the Kick Off Event November 25, 2020
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Naim Gashi, Director General of KAA during the MoU signing event November 4, 2020

“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.”


- Naim Gashi, Director General of KAA during the MoU signing event November 4, 2020
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Minister Ramë Likaj during the Kick Off Event November 25, 2020 “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.”
- Minister Ramë Likaj during the Kick Off Event November 25, 2020
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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
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