With establishing of the Office for Foreign Relations, which is one relatively new structure in the cadre of the Rector of the ILIRIA College, the College aims at strengthening and widening of the collaboration with its analogs across the world and in the same time the improvement of the communication and collaboration within the territory of Kosovo.
By being part of the group for drafting of politics and strategies of development of the ILIRIA College, this office coordinates the work with other Universities, institutions, organizations, for the incitement of the collaboration in all fields of Higher Education.
The Office for Foreign Relations internationally promotes the activity of the ILIRIA College and creates bases for further collaboration by exchanging the needed information.
The Office for Foreign Relations provides as well services related with the projects for the academic personnel and the students of the ILIRIA College, by supporting in finding proper funds, by giving information for various grants, projects, organizing various trainings, etc. and it function as well for helping in the services of students and the academic staff of the ILIRIA College, about their visit to the other countries, in the frame of various international academical and educational visiting programs.
ILIRIA College within the activities which aim the expansion of international cooperation of this institution with international institutions of higher education, recently has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Sun Moon University from South Korea.
Through this cooperation, ILIRIA College and Sun Moon University open the opportunities for reciprocal cooperation in: development of mutual study programs in Bachelor, Master and PhD level; in organization of conferences, seminars and other international mutual activities and events; in development and implementing joint research projects; in exchanging students of both institutions; in exchanging credits; in exchanging professors; in organization of reciprocal internships in relevant fields; in exchanging literature, publications, information and technology.
On the purpose of collaboration for realization of the project “Negative Phenomena and the Youth in the Pre-University Education”, ILIRIA College and the Organization for Research of Negative Phenomena signed the Memorandum which formalized this reciprocal relation.
By this memorandum, ILIRIA College and ORNP have accorded to develop in annual basis the project which involves surveying of the pupils of the higher schools in the entire Kosovo, analyzing of data and taking out relevant results upon the level of the negative phenomena, present to this age group.
In ILIRIA College, as a continuation of many activities which as an aim has the collaboration with local and international institutions, has been held as well the Regional EMUNI Day as well has been signed a Memorandum of Understanding for mutual PhD Studies with EMUNI University.
Within this event has been held one public discussion: “Integration of Mediteran in the context of European Integration: The Role of Higher Education in Integration Process of Kosovo into European Union”.
Especially, this activity marked the strengthening of inter-institutional relations about the collaboration in the field of Higher Education, raise of standards and the quality of higher education and the promotion of priorities of the Mediteran Union.
Led by the principles of well-understanding and of a mutual respect, from the need for development and deepening of the academic partnership, ILIRIA College and Vitrina University signed a memorandum of partnership in the field of Education and Scientific Research.
By this memorandum, has been formalized the mutual partnership in the form of exchanging academic staff, mutual promoting and marketing actions, exchange of teaching-scientific plans and programs, partnership in ideating and developing mutual educational-scientific and research-scientific projects of a mutual interest, mutual participation in programs and educational-scientific projects financed from the European Union and other international organizations, regional and bilateral, for exchange in the field of publishing, development of scientific conferences, symposiums, mutual tribunes, exchange of scientific research data and informations as well as other forms of partnership.
Chief of the United States Agency for International Development in Kosovo, Ms. Michael Ferbman has visited ILIRIA College as a continuance of often visits that various local and international key personalities have done to this institution.
In the occasion of his visit, the USAID’ chief has been expected from the management of the ILIRIA College, which have expressed their gratitude for an excellent work that USAID and United States of America are doing for the development of Kosovo. They as well have informed Mr. Ferbman with the activities of the ILIRIA College, for the engagements that this institution is doing in development of new academic cadres which in the future will serve to a positive development of the country as well has been discussed for the possibilities of mutual collaboration.
ILIRIA College, represented from high management, has participated in the Conference of Establishment of the Network of the Adriatic Universities and has signed the mutual memorandum of partnership with nine other universities of the Adriatic zone.
This network is one mutual project-memorandum between private-public Universities of the Adriatic Zone. ILIRIA College jointly with nine other universities, Illyria University (Albania), LUM Jean Monnet University (Italy), Megatrend University (Serbia), Mediteran University of Podgorica (Montenegro), South East University of Tetovo (Macedonia), Macedonian University of Thessalonikut (Greece), Primroska University (Sllovenia), Rijeka University (Croatia) as well the University of Travnikut (Bosnia and Herzegovina),
Beside others, this memorandum aims at collaborating in Master level Interdisciplinary about policies which has as a goal the encouragement of improvement of the Adriatic Zone in the field of education, transport, ecology, trade, tourism, art and culture; One PhD program about sustainable development of Adriatic; establishment of mutual scientific journal of Adriatic; establishment of mutual electronic library in Adriatic and realization of mutual publications; collaboration between partner universities about the thesis of students at master of PhD level, meetings, seminars, symposiums, debates and other scientific and professional meetings about the topics of a mutual interest for the 10 partners.
As a continuance of the visits that are realized to the ILIRIA College are also the students from Venezia, Italy, within E.MA Program. This program is the main teaching program in EIUC (European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratization), European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratization, San Nicolo Manastir, Venezia, Italy.
Group of students from this Center, in the occasion of visit are waited from the management, from professors and the students of the ILIRIA College.
During their few days visits, students have visited the ILIRIA College Campus, have seen closely the form of lectures development and other activities in teaching process as well they had the chance to exchange experiences and discuss various educational issues with the students and professors of the ILIRIA College.
Moreover, in honor to their visit, senior political officer of OSCE – Organization for Security and Collaboration in Europe, in Kosovo, Mr. Nuno Luzio held a lecture in front of the students and staff of the ILIRIA College with the topic: “Kosovo”.
Lecture from Mr. Luzio had as a goal, the information of the students from Italy with the important political moves in Kosovo, since the initiation phase of state formation of Kosovo until the current period. They have been informed about the composition of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, about the composition of the political position, of the opposite, about the list of media, of local official institutions, of NGO-s as well of foreign institutions, diplomatical representative offices, etc. which extent their activities in Kosovo. As a closure of the visit, ILIRIA College, organized one common entertainment youth party for the guest students from Italy and the students of the ILIRIA College.
Under the mutual organization of the ILIRIA College and the non-governmental organization “The New Millennium”, with the financial support of the Post and Telecommunication of Kosovo and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, as a mark to the International Day without Smoking, has been organized the Roundtable Debate with the topic: “The Application of Legal Measures Against Smoking”.
This roundtable was realized aiming the awareness of the students for the damages and health risk that the usage of tobacco might cause. This in order to soft and reduce the number of active young smokers.
Students had the chance that in this debate to learn about the negative effects and the diseases that the smoke of tobacco causes, as the problems with cardiovascular system, asthmatic problems, the more often the cancer in lung and many other health problems.
Among others, has been presented also many facts and statistics about the level of tobacco usage (passive and active). Also in this roundtable debate has been discussed about the role of the government and masses that these can overtake in stopping the usage of tobacco inside closed buildings and through awareness campaigns on damages that tobacco causes.
Students in this roundtable had the opportunity to get involved in the debate and to share their opinions with organizers and present audience in the debate.
The motto: “Let’s transform each day, into World Day without Tobacco” – The Framework of the WHO Convent for the control of the tobacco, today in Kosovo has been marked the World Day without Tobacco.
This mark has been held in NIPH, where the offices of WHO and UNICEF of Kosovo in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the National Institute for Public Health have been joined annually global initiative, which has as an aim the information of the public about the risk of tobacco consuming, of business practices of tobacco companies, of about what the people worldwide can do to declare their rights for health and healthy life and for protection of the future generations.
This year the main topic was the framework of WHO for tobacco control, which represents one of the main instruments of tobacco control, by reaffirming the right of all people for the high standards of health and by ensuring new legal dimensions for collaboration in the field of tobacco control.
Kadir Hysein, deputy minister of health, said that the data of WHO, of other organizations, also of our institutions talk about that the consume of the tobacco is becoming day by day the main cause of death in the world, by being as direct cause of cardiovascular and cancer disease, while, he pointed: “It is time to act toward the rigorous application of Tobacco Law, which as a primary aim has the protection of population health and the minimization of negative effects of smoking”.
“Ministry of Health is dedicated to put forward the application of this law, but in the same time is concise also for the difficulties that exist in monitoring its application, as the overseeing capacities, respectively the number of health inspectors still remains small, while the needs for application and strict monitoring of the law, are almost evident”, he said.
Dr. Skënder Syla, chief of WHO in Kosovo said that consume of tobacco is a leading cause of death which can be pre-stopped and one of the main factors of risk for many chronicle diseases. “Only during this year 5 million people will die from diseases which are related with the usage of tobacco as they are the heart attack, in brain, cancer, lung diseases and other diseases. As well, it’s worth it to mention also 600,000 other people (25% of which children), which will die from the exposure and “passive smoking”, he pointed, by pointing that one study done by WHO for the prevalence of smoking among pregnant, proved that in this category 20,9% of them consume tobacco.
Syla has added that even that has been putted in application since year 2005, the Framework of WHO for tobacco control already is one of the most accepted treaties and more expanded in the history of United Nations, with about 170 signing parties, while for Kosovo, even though it is not a signatory party as a cause of complex political situation, would be of a high importance so that Kosovo to work toward fulfilling the obligations which arising from this Framework.
Naser Ramadani, director of NIPH has pointed the need for application of Tobacco Law, by stating that the researches made from the Institute for smoking, show that the level of tobacco consume still remains in alarming numbers, while that this institution is an example in application of a Law against smoking.
In the occasion of this day, activities for marking the World Day without Tobacco have been held also in Ferizaj and other centers, while that representative of MH have participated in discussion for tobacco in ILIRIA College and in High School “Zenit”.
Group of students from UFO University (UNIVERSITAS FABREFACTA OPTIME) in Tirana, Albania, has done a visit to the ILIRIA College. They have been waited from the students and academic staff of the ILIRIA College.
During this visit, UFO students have been introduced closely with the environment and the form of organization of teaching in this university, they had also the chance to visit the entire spaces of the University’ Campus and to exchange experiences, ideas and to develop close debates with the students of the ILIRIA College.
Aiming at the internationalization of partnership between them, in support to the Bologna Process, ILIRIA College and the European University of Tirana have signed a bilateral Memorandum of Partnership.
By this memorandum, these two institutions aim to expand the reciprocal collaboration in the process of quality assurance of teaching and scientific research, in the field of study in all its cycles and in preservation of professional inter-institutional communication.
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