On 22-23 July 2019, HERAS organized two days workshop on development of the policy recommendation on Applied Science in Kosova.
The workshop was organized as per the conclusions that came out from the conference an applied study programme approach in Kosova that was held in June 2019. As a follow-up to the mentioned conference, HERAS together with MEST established the working group with selected representatives from MEST and higher education authorities, development partners, higher education stakeholders, higher education institutions as well as local and international experts, with the aim to support the Higher Education System and Institutions to further develop structures, capacities and procedures needed for the implementation of an applied study programme approach in Kosovo. During the two days-workshop the working group members focused on the discussions related to: 1) The Applied Sciences – Legal Framework, 2) the Financial Issues, 3) the Quality Assurance and Accreditation, and 4) the Applied Sciences Curriculum Development Process.
From the side of MEST, the Deputy Minister Mr. Heset Sahiti and Advisor of the Minister Mr. Fehmi Hysenaj opened the two day workshop and showed MEST readiness to support the process from policy level. HERAS, MEST and working group members agreed to continue working together in order the road-map is developed with clear indications on the steps that needs to follow in the coming period.