Faculty and staff sit around a table listening to a trainer in Kosovo.

Kosovo's public universities develop skills for curricular reform

Sunday, December 3, 2023
Kosovo's public universities are enhancing collaboration with industry leaders in the agriculture and Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sectors to align curriculum revisions with market demands.
Cassie Barnhardt stands in front of seated scholars around a table.

Iowa shares education analytics practices with colleagues from Kosovo's public universities

Monday, November 20, 2023
Staff from Kosova's public universities are considering a new approach to embracing data with a series of education analytics training sessions provided by the University of Iowa as part of USAID's Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education Activity.
A group  of people wearing netted caps tour the Institute for Agriculture Development in Kosovo.

UI supports industrial boards at Kosovan public universities

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
In the pursuit of strengthening higher education and promoting meaningful academia-industry partnerships, the USAID-funded Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education activity joins forces with three public universities in Kosovo to engage and empower industrial boards for the 2023-24 academic year.
A group of people stand in front of hay bales during an agricultural tour in Kosovo.

Agriculture businesses in the Peja region open to collaborate with public universities

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
The support of USAID’s Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education activity and Kosovo's agriculture businesses marks a significant milestone in the region's progress in training of future agriculturist at the public universities.
People examine plants in a field in Kosovo.

UI takes a people-centered approach in designing online courses

Monday, August 14, 2023
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and agriculture businesses in Kosovo are working to create pipelines for talented university students to help their businesses thrive.
Professors stand in front of group around table.

ISU professors lead workshops on learning-centered classes for Kosovan professors

Monday, July 31, 2023
Iowa State University professors facilitated a series of training workshops to university students in Kosovo as part of the the Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education activity, funded by USAID and implemented by the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the Kosova Education Center.
A group gathers in Pizren, Kosovo, standing on front steps of building.

Experiential learning workshops yield insights on internships in agriculture

Friday, June 30, 2023
The Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education participants recently organized a series of highly informative training workshops titled "Structured Internships in Agriculture."
College of Education Dean Daniel L. Clay sits at the head of a conference table, leading a workshop with industry experts in Kosovo.

Partnership delivers workshops on industry-university strategic cooperation

Monday, June 26, 2023
University of Iowa College of Education Dean Daniel L. Clay recently led workshops that brought together representatives from private sector companies, industrial boards, professors, career centers, and research institutions as part of the Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education Activity.
A group of people tour a brewery bottling plant in Kosovo.

Kosovo's private sector takes an active role in preparing students for job market

Friday, June 9, 2023
As part of the Private Sector Partnerships for Strengthening Higher Education, the Iowa Consortium team visited partner businesses to cultivate collaborative opportunities for businesses and public universities
Cassie L. Barnhardt, project director, with Armand Krasniqi, rector of the University of Peje “Haxhi Zeka.”

New partnerships with private sector strengthens higher education in Kosovo

Thursday, June 1, 2023
The latest USAID-funded activity entitled Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education (PSPSHE) in Kosovo kicked off Monday, April 24, 2023, at the National Library of Kosovo.  The Iowa Consortium, led by the University of Iowa (UI), in cooperation with its partners Iowa State University (ISU), and the Kosova Education Center (KEC), is implementing the partnership.
Dignitaries gather at the National Library in Prishtina, Kosovo for the  Private Sector Partnership for Strengthening Higher Education.

USAID taps UI experts to connect higher education and private sector in Kosovo and Iowa

Monday, April 24, 2023
More than 20 University of Iowa faculty, students, and staff will be working with colleagues at universities in Kosovo over the next five years to strengthen ties between higher education and the private sector, thanks to a $4 million cooperative agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), partnering with Iowa State University and the Kosova Education Center.