The implementation of the QUADIC project has started

February 11, 2020

At the ‘’Kadri Zeka’’ University in Gjilan, the implementation of the QUADIC project – Quality development of international cooperation and project management has begun, a project won by UKZ in the ERASMUS + Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices program, in the latest call for Capacity Call Building in Higher Education – Joint Projects.

The opening of the project implementation was made by the Rector of “Kadri Zeka” University in Gjilan, Prof. Asoc. Dr. Bajram Kosumi, who initially thanked the Vice-Rector for  International Relations of UKZ Prof. Ass. Dr. Dukagjin Leka, at the same time coordinator of the QUADIC project, for the ongoing work on the internationalization of the University and all partners involved in this project, saying that he feels happy that today we are launching such a major project.

Afterward, the Rector Kosumi has made a presentation of the UKZ on the work, activities, developments and future goals.

Whereas the Rector of the University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”, Prof. Ass. Dr. Artan Nimani congratulated everyone on the start of the project, considering the mutual cooperation of all participants in QUADIC very important and necessary.

The Rector of the University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”, Prof. Asoc. Dr. Ismet Temaj, after congratulating on the project, said that the excellent commitment that has been made in the work of QUADIC is to be admired because today together all participants can contribute to its better realization.

The Rector of UBT, Prof. Dr. Edmond Hajrizi, said that this project is an opportunity not only for establishing the cooperation but also for the capacity building, which is also the goal of the QUADIC Project.

Qamile Sinanaj from MEST, in her speech, thanked all the partners who support each educational project. She said that MEST is very happy about developments in the internationalization of higher education in Kosovo.

The Vice-Rector for International Relations at UKZ, Prof. Ass. Dr. Dukagjin Leka, at the same time coordinator of the QUADIC project, presented the project, where he said that the whole project was included in 10 packages. The first includes four key elements, kick-off meeting, workshop, presentation of partners, presentation of internationalization strategy and project development, goals and objectives expected as a product of the project.



In the first activity that started today with the Kick-Off Meeting, organized by the Office for International Relations, which will last until 14. 02.2020, is attended by all local and international partners, a total of 18 representatives of the Institutions, such as: University “Kadri Zeka” GJILAN, Coordinator/ Grant Holder, International Business College Mitrovica, University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”, University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Technical University of Sofia, University of Medicine Tiranë, University of Ljubljana, Heimerer College, University of Peja ‘Haxhi Zeka”, University of Durres “Aleksandër Xhuvani”, University of Mitrovica “Isa Boletini”, European University of Tirana, International University for Business and Technology, University of Korça “Fan S. Noli”, University of Gjirokastra “Eqrem Qabej”, Universita Per Stranieri Di Perugia.


The QUADIC project is the first of its kind in Kosovo, dealing with capacity building for international projects, where the University “Kadri Zeka” in Gjilan has applied as a coordinator in the last call of the Erasmus + program, thus being accepted successfully.

This proves once again that the capacities of the UKZ are exceptional given the number of staff it has, arguing increasingly that internationalization and project development are areas in which not only UKZ, but all Kosovo universities must work and orient themselves to achieve the standards set by European Union universities and thereby increase the quality of studies.

This project will be a good opportunity for partners from Kosovo and the region to increase their capacities in internationalization and writing of international projects, always assisted by European partners.

Otherwise, “Kadri Zeka” University in Gjilan is the project coordinator until it will be funded by the European Commission in the amount of 991.381 Euro.