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The International Office at Unversum College

Erasmus+ Projects

Universum College has 78 Credit Mobility agreements and 4 active Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education projects. Our institution has more KA1 and KA2 projects than the majority of HEIs in Kosovo, combined.

Internationalization of our university remains as one of our academic and professional priorities. As a part of our policy we consistently update our internationalization strategies in order to optimize the mechanisms that facilitate professional exchanges amongst staff and students. Hence, we are always looking forward to establish cooperation with respective institutions across Europe and beyond. Universum College is recognized as the most internationalized institution in Kosovo. This subsequently has resulted from the ever increasing number of students and staff whom have obtained international experience by participating in exchange activities, projects as well as joint partnerships with various institutions worldwide. With three different innovative campuses in the most dynamic and attractive cities in Kosovo, Universum College has always been the number one selection of both native and international students. Hence, we strive to keep our trophy and consistently look for new partners and cooperating institutions.

We are fully committed to internationalization in order:

  • to strengthen international thinking, culture and development by focusing on research, studies and exchanges,
  • to increase the number of partnerships and reduce the impact of stereotypes resulting from communication and cultural barriers amongst people of different backgrounds,
  • to increase the international competitiveness of Universum College, by boosting the number of mobility of international students,
  • to minimize the number of students and staff who have not experienced international opportunities and participated in joint activities,
  • to promote Universum College and Kosovo on the international arena by ensuring qualitative, professional and entertaining partnerships.

Within Erasmus + Credit Mobility program we are consistently looking for partnerships, aiming at increasing the number of exchange students, faculty and staff in order to further expand our cooperation and creating international partnerships. The table below consists of our current partners. However, we are currently in ongoing negotiations with many other partnering institutions. Thus, jointly we want to enhance our academic and cultural backgrounds and experiences.

No.COUNTRYCITYINSTITUTION LINK
1United KingdomStafforfdshireStaffordshire Universityhttp://www.staffs.ac.uk/
2United KingdomLondonRegent's Universityhttps://www.regents.ac.uk/
3United KingdomBradfordBradford Universityhttps://bradford.ac.uk/external/
4NetherlandMaasrtichtMaastricht Universityhttps://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/
5NetherlandRotterdaminHolland University of Applied Sciencehttps://www.inholland.nl/inhollandcom/
6FranceEssonneInstitut Mines Telecom Business Schoolhttps://www.imt-bs.eu/en/
7BelgiumKortrijkVives University of Applied Sciencehttps://www.vives.be/en
8GermanyDuiesburg-EseenDuiesburg-Essen Universityhttps://www.uni-due.de/en/
9GermanyLudwigshafenLudwigshafen University of Applied Sciencehttps://www.hwg-lu.de/
10GermanyMarburgPhilipps-Universität of Margburghttps://www.uni-marburg.de/de
11CyprusSotiraInterNapa Collegeinternapa.ac.cy/index.html
12FinlandKajaaniKajaani Universityhttps://www.kamk.fi/fi
13FinlandKuopioSavonia University of Applied Sciencehttps://portal.savonia.fi/amk/en
14SpainValladolidUniversity of Valladolidwww.uva.es/export/sites/uva/
15SpainGaliciaUniversidad De Santiago De Cmpostelahttp://www.usc.es/
16GreeceCreteUniversity of Cretehttp://www.en.uoc.gr/
17GreecePatrasUniversity of Patrashttps://www.upatras.gr/el
18PortugalBejaPolytechnic Institute of Bejahttps://www.ipbeja.pt/Paginas/default.aspx
19PortugalCoimbraInstituto Politecnico De Coimbrahttps://www.ipc.pt/en
20PortugalCovilhãUniversity Beira Interiorhttp://www.ubi.pt/
21PortugalPortoISAG - European Business Schoolhttps://www.isag.pt/isag/si_main
22PortugalAlgavreUniversity of Algarvehttps://www.ualg.pt/pt
23PortugalTomarPolytechnic Institute of Tomarhttp://portal2.ipt.pt/
24PortugalBragaUniversidade Do Minhohttps://www.uminho.pt/PT
25ItalyRomeRome University Tor Vergatahttp://web.uniroma2.it/
26ItalyRomeUniversita Telematica di Romahttps://www2.uniecampus.it
27ItalyPalermoUniversity of Palermohttp://www.unipa.it/
28ItalyBergamoUniversità degli Studi di Bergamohttps://www.unibg.it/
29ItalyFoggiaUniversity of Foggiahttps://en.unifg.it/
30ItalyBeneventoTelematic University "Giustino Fortunato"www.unifortunato.eu/
31ItalyPalermoLumsa University of Palermohttps://www.lumsa.it/
32ItalyL'AquilaUniversity of L’Aquilahttp://www.univaq.it/en/
33RumaniaGalatiDunarea de Jos University of Galatiwww.ugal.ro/
34RumaniaTargu-MuresUniversitatea „Dimitrie Cantemir” din Tîrgu Mureşhttps://cantemir.ro/
35EstoniaTallinTalTech-Talling Technology Univeristyhttps://www.ttu.ee/en
36Czech RepublicBrunoMasaryk Universityhttps://www.muni.cz/
37Czech RepublicOpavaSilesian Universityhttps://www.slu.cz/slu/cz/
38LithuaniaVilniusVilniaus Kolegijahttps://www.viko.lt/
39LithuaniaVilniusKazimieras Simonavičius Universityhttp://www.ksu.lt/
40LithuaniaVilniusMykolas Romires Universityhttps://www.mruni.eu/lt/
41SlovakiaBystricaMatej Bel Universityhttps://www.umb.sk/
42PolandNysaUniversity of Applied Sciences in Nysahttp://www.pwsz.nysa.pl/
43PolandLodzUniversity of Lodzhttps://iso.uni.lodz.pl/
44PolandWroclawWroclaw University of Science and Technologyhttps://pwr.edu.pl/
45PolandKwidzynPowislanski College in Kwidzynhttps://psw.kwidzyn.edu.pl/
46PolandLublinUniversity of Economics and Innovation Lublin (WSEI)https://www.wsei.lublin.pl/
47LatviaRigaUniversity of Latviahttps://www.lu.lv/
48LatviaLiepajaLiepaja Universtyhttps://www.liepu.lv/lv
49LatviaRigaTuriba Universityhttp://www.turiba.lv/lv/
50CroatiaRijekaPAR Business Schoolwww.par.hr/
51SloveniaLubljanaVŠR College of Accounting and Financewww.vsr.si/
52SloveniaLubljanaInternational School of Busines SS -ISSBShttps://www.isb.ie/
53SloveniaLubljanaNova Pravna Fakultahttps://epf.nova-uni.si/
54BulgariaSofiaUniversity of National and World Economyhttps://www.unwe.bg/
55TurkeyUsakUsak Universityhttps://www.usak.edu.tr/
56TurkeyIstanbulAydin Universityhttps://www.aydin.edu.tr/tr-tr/Pages/default.aspx
57TurkeyIstanbulİstanbul Rumeli Universityhttps://rumeli.edu.tr/tr
58TurkeyIstanbulIstanbul Ticaret Universityhttps://www.ticaret.edu.tr/
59TurkeySiirtSiirt Universityhttp://www.siirt.edu.tr/
60TurkeyErizincanErzincan Universityhttp://www.ebyu.edu.tr/tr/
61TurkeyRizeRecep Tayyip Erdogan Universityhttps://www.erdogan.edu.tr/Website/Default.aspx
62TurkeyIstanbulYildiz Teknik Universityhttp://www.yildiz.edu.tr/
63TurkeyAnkaraTED Universityhttps://www.tedu.edu.tr/
64TurkeyGaziosmanpasaTokat Gaziosmanpaşa Universityhttps://www.gop.edu.tr/Default.aspx?d=tr-TR
65TurkeyAntalyaAntalya Bilim Universityhttps://www.antalya.edu.tr/en
66TurkeyBartinBartin Universityhttps://w3.bartin.edu.tr/
67TurkeyIstanbulBahcesir Universityhttps://bau.edu.tr/
68TurkeyIstanbulIstanbul Okan Universityhttps://www.okan.edu.tr/
69TurkeyMusMus Alparslan Universitesihttp://www.alparslan.edu.tr/
70TurkeyMardinMardin Artuklu Universityhttp://www.artuklu.edu.tr/
71TurkeySakaryaSakarya Universityhttp://www.sakarya.edu.tr/
72TurkeyNidgeNiğde Ömer Halisdemir Üniversitesihttp://www.ohu.edu.tr/
73TurkeyAfyonkarahisarAfyon Kocatepe Universityhttps://aku.edu.tr/
74TurkeySamsunOndokuz Mayis Universityhttp://www.omu.edu.tr/tr
75TurkeyAnkaraMiddle East Technical University-METUhttp://www.metu.edu.tr/
76TurkeyIstanbulAltinbas Universityhttp://www.altinbas.edu.tr/tr
77TurkeyBingolBingol Universityhttp://www.bingol.edu.tr/tr
78MacedoniaSkopjeEuropean Universityhttps://www.eurm.edu.mk/

Universum College has been participating in several projects under Erasmus + programme. Through these projects we aim at increasing our capacities, promoting internationalization, increasing professional cooperation, establishing strong partnerships, and fostering cultural exchanges.

Capacity Building Projects that we have been involved in are:

ITEM-(Innovative Teaching Education in Mathematics)

ITEM aims at improving and increasing academic and professional capacities of students. This project has a wide spectrum of tools, methodologies as well as programs that targets mathematic skills of first year students enrolled in Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering. Some of the aims and objectives of this project are:

  • Motivate students to learn mathematics.
  • Engage students in mathematics studies.
  • Build students confidence in their ability to acquire mathematics skills.
  • Reduce failure rate in mathematics courses.
  • Improve teaching and teaching deliverable tools along mathematics lecture sessions.
  • Promote inter-disciplinary teaching.
  • Build digital literacy of teachers & students.
  • Advance machine – human collaboration.
  • Promote a personalized education.
  • Enhance student & teacher mobility between Program and Partner Countries.
  • Support life-long learning.

 

Our partner universities in ITEM are:

  1. Aalborg University, Denmark
  2. University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology,
  3. Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
  4. Hadassah Academic College (HAC), Israel
  5. Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  6. Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke, Czech Republic
  7. Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece

 STEPS (MSc in Sustainable Food Production Systems)

This project aims at implementing modern MSc programs in sustainable food production systems. Through this project academic programs and courses will be reviewed, redesigned and integrated with modern MSc material. Such programs aim at supporting the development of agriculture and sustainable food production.

Our partner universities in this project are:

  1. Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania
  2. European University of Tirana,/Albania
  3. University of Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  4. University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  5. Cantonal Ministry of Education Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6. Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic
  7. University of Agronomic Sciences Bucharest, Romania
  8. Technologiko Ekpaideftiko Idryma Steras Elladas, Greece
  9. ReadLab C. GreeceTechnologiko Ekpaideftiko Idryma Steras Elladas, Greece
  10. ReadLab C, Greece

e-VIVA (Enhancing and Validating Service-Related Competencies in Versatile Learning Environments in Western Balkan Universities)

This project aims at creating a blended learning approach to facilitate and validate competence development related to service orientation in rather informal learning contexts in higher education institutions and workplace learning contexts. Its contribution relies in the demonstration of those competencies that are of fundamental importance in the labor market and that are acquired to a large extent in non-formalized learning contexts. With its approach of combining higher education and professional practice, e-VIVA will contribute to an improved transparency of the acquired competencies in a transnational comparative scale. Moreover, it will provide learning and validation opportunities in highly contextualized and individualized learning settings. All this will also create new learning pathways and eventually lead to a better matching of learning contents and individual learning styles (preferences).

Our partner universities in this project are:

  1. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  2. University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
  3. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
  4. University Mother Teresa, Macedonia
  5. University of Elbasan Aleksander Xhuvani, Albania
  6. University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  7. Sarajevo School of Science and Technology SSST,Bosnia and Herzegovina
  8. Univerzitet Donja Gorica, Serbia
  9. University of Montenegro, Montenegro
  10. University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  11. University of Niš, Serbia

E- UNITE- (European Youth Network for Diversity and Tolerance)

  • The E-UNITE project brings various partners (2 universities, 2 NGOs, Institute and a youth center) together in a concerted effort to develop the foundations of the E-UNITE network – an international youth network, which aims to promote community-led initiatives in the fields of tolerance, inclusivity and diversity.The main output of the E-UNITE project – the Online Hub is a unique online ground, where youth workers and youth from many different European countries will have the opportunity to converge, share ideas and help each other achieve community and network goals, which they can set for themselves. The E-UNITE Hub will allow for the convergence of young minds and exchange of ideas, as well as support for community-led initiatives. Likewise, the Hub will be a base for exchange of know-how and good practices of youth workers, which are interested in working on those community-led initiatives or alternatively – youth workers, who wish to develop youth network of their own. The aim of E-UNITE is to help increase the positive impact, promote tolerance, diversity and bring communities together.The project is implemented under the framework of the European Commissions’ Programme Erasmus+, within Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Action: Strategic partnership for youth.
    1. UNIVERSITY OF NICOSIA , Cypros
    2. LAW AND INTERNET FOUNDATION, BULGARIA
    3. HIGHER INCUBATOR GIVING GROWTH & SUSTAINABILITY , Greece
    4. CENTRUL ROMAN DE POLITICI EUROPENE , Romania
    5. CELJE YOUTH CENTER, SLOVENIA

REBUS

Ready for Business – integrating and validating practical entrepreneurship skills in engineering and   ICT studies three-year project focuses on the development, testing, validation and creation of basic training modules for expansion of entrepreneurial competencies of graduates at the   intersection of academic education and   practice. With a duration from 2017-2019, this project involves active mobility of projects’ participants between partner universities, purchase of equipment and seminars on research topics.

Our partner universities in this project are:

  1. University of Sarajevo
  2. University of Duisburg Essen
  3. University of Palermo
  4. University FH Johanneum Gesellschaft M.B.H
  5. European University of Tirana
  6. Volga State University of Technology

CONSUS

Connecting Science-Society Collaborations for Sustainability Innovation (CONSUS) project aims at establishing a regional science-society network for sustainability innovations in Albania and Kosovo in order to strengthen the connection and collaboration of institutions in the field of higher education, research and practice.

Our partner universities in this project are:

  1. University of Graz
  2. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
  3. Leuphana University
  4. University of Limerick

Tempus Project: “Encouraging the process of Curriculum Development based on Learning Outcomes and Research Guided Teaching in the Private Higher Education Institution of Kosovo”. The project encourages the process of curriculum development based on learning outcomes and research guided teaching in the private higher education institutions of Kosova.

Project Partners are:

  1. University of Salzburg, Austria
  2. University College Cork, Ireland
  3. University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  4. University Politechnica, Rumania
  5. Kosova Accreditation Agency, Kosovo
  6. National Qualification Authority, Kosovo

 

Tempus Project: “Supporting and Developing the Structures for QA at the Private Higher Education Institutions in Kosovo“. The project aimed to introduce and enhance quality standards and mechanisms at the Private Higher Education Providers in Kosova, this in order to facilitate comparability, credibility and Quality Assurance practices in accordance with the Bologna principles and the Strategy for the Development of Higher Education in Kosova (2005-2015).

  1. University of Salzburg, Austria
  2. University Politechnica, Romania

University College Cork, Ireland

WHAT IS STUDENT MOBILITY?
The Erasmus+ student mobility program is available to students currently at one of our exchange-partner universities who would like to study at Universum College. The mobility experience is approved and recognized as part of your studies for a semester or full academic year. Some degrees will also support shorter durations.

HOW TO APPLY?
If you want to come to Universum College for an Erasmus+ Student Mobility, these are some steps you must take and documentation you should provide:

Admission Steps:
• Check if your home university has an Erasmus Student Exchange Agreement  with Universum College
• You should contact your home university International Office Coordinators to be nominated as an Erasmus+ International student
• For the nomination, your home university must send the current transcript of records and a nomination letter to the International Office (erasmus@universum-ks.org)
• Nominated incoming students must complete an application form (will be provided via e-mail) and sign a Learning Agreement which must be also signed by the home institution and Universum College. Further information will be sent to you via e-mail after nomination by your home university.

Note: After inspection of documents provided, we will send you an Admission Letter.

Application Deadline:
Autumn Semester: 30th July (classes held: October – January)
Spring Semester: 22nd December (classes held: February – June)

Documents Required for Application:
• Learning Agreement (stamped and signed by all three parties)
• Application Form (will be provided to you once you have been nominated by your home institution)
• Official Transcript of Records (issued by your home institution)

Students from Universum College can go to study abroad for 4 to 5 months.

WHO CAN APPLY?
All students who are enrolled as students at Universum College may apply for Erasmus+ Mobility Programs. Study exchange opportunities are available to each study cycle:

– First study cycle (Bachelor or equivalent)
– Second study cycle (Master or equivalent)
– Third study cycle (Doctoral level)

Please note that Erasmus Student Mobility is carried out in the framework of Inter-Institutional Agreements between home (Universum) and host institutions (universities where you wish to apply for a semester). This means that before being able to apply, you should check whether Universum College has a partnership with the university where you wish to continue your studies. To do this, have a look at the list of universities with whom we collaborate.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
-At least 5 completed exams at Universum College
– Active participation in extra-curricular activities organized by Universum College
– English Language knowledge (B1 or B2, as set by the host university)

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
– English Language Certification (TOEFL or Anglia Examination)
– Transcript of records in English (get this from Student Services)
– Passport copy
– 1 photo (300pix; size – 3*4 cm; file – .jpg)

APPLICATION PROCESS
– Check the “Erasmus Partner Universities”
– Apply by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/T6DnHvhFQiKzqTTt9
– All successful applicants will be called for an interview
– Upon selection as an Erasmus+ scholarship recipient, students should prepare their detailed Learning Agreement with their International Office Coordinators. A “Learning Agreement” sets out the program of studies to be followed at the host university. Students will be contacted by the host university and will be provided with a relevant list of courses. Students should choose the courses that they want to attend. The total ECTS of the courses is required to be at least 30 for one semester.

Erasmus students are responsible to make their preparations for application to the partner university, visa, accommodation by themselves. Yet, you can consult the International Office Coordinator, and host university in case you have any problem.

In order to help the student with the visa applications, a document will be given by the International Office to the student indicating that he/she is an Erasmus student.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL STAFF WEEK 2019

Universum College is pleased to announce its first International Staff Week aimed at colleagues from Partner Institutions and other International Universities in the framework of Erasmus+ Programme.

The International Week, which will include a networking event during which participants can present their home institutions, will take place in Prishtina, Kosovo from 6 to 10 May, 2019 and will be open to all Higher Education Institutions employees. The location of our university building is very close to the city centre. However, we will carry out the staff-week activities in a variety of settings and places, also providing you with enough time to socialize with other participants and colleagues.

The agenda will be distributed to all registered participants in due time. Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us via email: erasmus@universum-ks.org .

Also, please feel free to share the event with anyone who might be interested.

In order to pre-register for our event, please complete our registration form:
APPLY NOW

We are continuously looking to establish new partnerships. If you are interested in establishing partnerships for future projects and activities submit your request to erasmus@universum-ks.org.

For more information and suggestions you can direct your inquiry to the representatives of our International office at Universum College.

Arlinda Qehaja – Head of the International Office

Email:  arlinda@universum-ks.org

Tel: +377 (0) 44 402 205

Gentiana Berisha – Manager of the Erasmus Projects

e-mail:  gentianaberisha@universum-ks.org

Tel: +377 (0) 44 108 405


Erza Mehmeti- Coordinator of the Erasmus + Credit Mobility

e-mail:  erza.mehmeti@universum-ks.org

Tel: +386 (0) 49 181 160