On 17 March 2021, HERAS Plus Project facilitated a significant workshop with the University of Applied Sciences in Ferizaj (UASF). The workshop, organized in the World Café format, brought together student representatives, University partners from the industry, academic, and management staff of UASF. The aim of the workshop was to collect information and feedback regarding the current interaction among the University and the industry, as well as to generate ideas for systematic improvement in this field.
The group discussions specifically focused on matters related to student internships and potential ways to increase the efficiency and utility of internship programs both for the students and for the industry. The data gathered during the workshop will be analysed in the process of conducting a Baseline Assessment (BA) for UASF, which the Project is currently supporting. In addition, the Project will aim to support institutional development activities that eventually emerge as recommendations in the BA Report.
In this occasion, the Rector of UASF, Mr. Agron Bajraktari, thanked the Austrian donors in general, and the HERAS Plus Project in particular, for working hand-in-hand with the University management in developmental endeavours. Whereas, Mr. Nehat Dervishi, Thematic Coordinator on Higher Education, and Ms. Bardha Qirezi, external consultant, addressed the event on behalf of HERAS Plus Project. They encouraged participants to make use of the opportunity provided by this event and share their most objective and deliberate feedback and thoughts related to the topics of discussions.