On 3 October 2017, HERAS conducted the selection board meeting with regard to funding five Programmatic Partnership between Kosovan and Austrian public institutions.
The meeting was prepared and lead by the consortium member, WUS Austria, whereas the selection board was composed of representatives of Austrian Development Agency (Chairperson of the Selection Board), Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Republic of Kosovo (MEST) and consortium member OeAD-GmbH / Österreichischer Austauschdienst.
The awarded projects aim to strengthen the capacities of the partner institutions in higher education, research and management as well as fosters sustainable cooperation between the Kosovan and Austrian academic institutions that could lead towards follow-up projects and educational activities. Through the programmatic partnerships, the development issues and important development-oriented academic questions related to the thematic focus of the program will be brought together with educational and institutional demands to improve academic capacities as well as skills in management.
Noteworthy, before the selection board brought their decision, the projects were reviewed by independent experts.