In the frame of HERE activities, Kosovo Erasmus+ Office in cooperation with the HERE group organized the HERE seminar on the topic “The role of women in Science and Higher Education and their impact on social transformation”. This seminar took place on the 18th of June 2019, at the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”.
The aim of this seminar was to identify the challenges that women face in academia and management of Higher Education Institutions in Kosovo.
During this seminar participated more than 50 different Higher Education Institution female representatives (vice rectors, deans, professors, academic and administrative staff).
The seminar was organized into two (2) different sessions.
During the Panel I: The process of academic development in Kosovo conditions – Share of experiences in Kosovo Science and the History of Academic and Scientific Advancement – Chaired by HERE Drita Kadriu and followed by different Academic women, who have shared their experiences and challenges in the HE in Kosovo, like: Merita Koqinaj-Berisha – Vice Rector at UP, Suzana Manxhuka – Dean, UP, Mimoza Dushi – Vice Rector at the University of Gjakova, Shpresa Qamili – Vice-Rector, University of Gjilan, and Rozafa Koliqi, State Council for QA.
While at the Panel II: Women in Leadership in Higher Education – Challenges, Chaired by HERE Hysen Bytyqi had the following invitees to share their experiences: Prof. Dr. Shykrane Gërmizaj, Kimete Lluga, Remzije Istrefi, Vjosa Hamiti, Arbnora Dushi, and the student Pranvera Hyseni.
The most important output derived from this seminar was the establishment of the Kosovo Academia Women Network which will be the voice of Academic women in Kosovo.