HERAS Plus supports the revision of the law on higher education

On 29 September 2020, HERAS+ Project in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) organized a workshop on drafting and revising the Law on Higher Education. The workshop was attended by members of the working group on drafting the amendments to the Law on Higher Education. The working group is established by MES in July 2020 and HERAS+ project is an official member of the working group.

The Minister of MES, Mr. Ramë Likaj joined the event and engaged in the group discussions. The working group engaged in article-by-article review of the Draft Law and also discussed the main issues that are to be addressed and regulated in the amended Law on Higher Education.

The workshop was chaired by Ms. Drita Kadriu, Director of HE Department in MES, and co-chaired by Mr. Aqim Emurli, HERAS+ Team Leader. In his address to the working group Mr. Emurli, stressed the need to undertake all efforts in coming up with legislative measures to ensure quality, transparency and development of higher education sector in the Republic of Kosovo in accordance with the best European standards. The objective of the Draft Law on Higher Education, according to the MES decision, is to better define the principles, main objectives and organization of higher education sector, as well as revise the rules for the establishment, operation, financing, accreditation and licensing of higher education institutions in Kosovo.

HERAS + Team will continue to support the working group by providing additional expertise until the law is adopted by the government, respectively by the Assembly of Kosovo.

The event was organized in compliance with protective measures against COVID-19.

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