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Universiteti i Prizrenit

Address: Rruga e Shkronjave, nr. 1 20000 Prizren, Repubic of Kosova

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Ambassador of Great Britain Ruairi O’Connell today visited University “Ukshin Hoti” in Prizren

15 January 2018

Ambassador of Great Britain Ruairi O'Connell visited University “Ukshin Hoti” in Prizren

On Monday the UK Ambassador to Kosovo Ruairi O'Connell visited the Ukshin Hoti University in Prizren. Initially he met with the Rector Prof. Dr. Ramë Vataj, while he also met the students of this university with whom he has conducted a very contentious conversation about the general developments in the country, but also about the possibility of continuing their studies at the Universities of Great Britain. Rector Vataj informed the Ambassador with the achievements and challenges highlighting that UPZ is the second Public University in the country, while the first was established by RKS institutions and the Higher Education tradition in Prizren started earlier with the Higher Pedagogical School since 1962, which was inherited from the University of Prizren. While, today, there are 24 study programs divided into 6 faculties, including Bachelor and Master programs, including in Albanian, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Computer Science, the programs are also offered in Bosnian and Turkish . At the Faculty of Philology we also have a program of English Language and German Language. Now UPZ has about 17 thousands of  students.

Rector Vataj, meanwhile, informed Ambassador O'Connell that in the academic year 2016/2017 the Faculty of Life and Environment Sciences, the Agribusiness, Forestry and Environment Sciences programs have started work for the staff in need of a job market, which fact impressed and encouraged the ambassador's curiosity to learn more about this faculty as being the only one in Kosovo.

Rector Vataj mentioned that the University has paid great importance to cooperation with universities in and out of the country, emphasizing that we are currently in cooperation with 51 foreign universities, while also announcing the TEMPUS projects of the European Union that were implemented by UPZ: Capacity Building Quality Assurance, EUREQA - Strengthening the Quality Assurance Structure, Master in Cultural Heritage and Tourism Management, Integration of Student Union into the EU Student Union, Financial System, BESTSDI.

We have also participated in staff mobility projects for academic, administration staff  and  students, such as Brittany-Sud University in France, Pedagogical School - Innsbruck - Austria, Masaryk University - Brno, Cezch Republic, Anadolu University Turkey and Nidge University - Turkey.

Also at the international rankings, there has been tremendous progress, rising to 6506 seats compared to 2014, while the second public university in the country.

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