Aims and Objectives

The Mission of the Urbanism and Development programme is to promote best practices in field of Urbanism, Planning and Sustainable Development based on current demand in local and regional level. The Kosovo development reality, labour market as well as central and local institutions demand for spatial and urban planners has remain particularly high in recent years. The construction sector which is directly related to urban development and sustaianbility captures nearly 20 percent of annual economic activity in Kosovo and in recent years has been the key source of growth and income generation. The demand for professionals in these fields has been very high due to increased government spending, foreign direct investment and private investments. The construction boom and rapid urban development has not lost any pace since the post-war reconstruction phase.

The program aims to offer knowledge and prepare planning and development experts for the identification and analysis of spatial and development problems and to give their contribution in the field.  The key spatial, urbanistic, engineering and sustainable development issues are related to other important parameters as social, aesthetic and ecological values.  Students that will complete the program will be able to apply an advanced knowledge based on human, technical, environmental and social aspects and will be competent to solve programs of spatial urbanistic, environmental, civil engineering nature as well as sustainable development nature.  Their enhanced communication, problem solving and analytical skills will prepare them to implement more complex projects in the area and give them a route to academic research.

Upon completion of academic studies student possesses basic knowledge necessary for understanding the process of spatial and urban planning, as well as sustainable development. Also, gaining skills for communication and exchange of information and ideas on issues related to the planning and resource protection profession, for the implementation of the acquired knowledge and skills to use and respect the law, standards and norms. Lastly,  the profession  and its main interdisciplinary component are prone to technological, social, economic, environmental and life style changes. Hence, it is essential that the student is committed to life long learn in planning and sustianble development. The program of study, among others, aims at instilling a logic of life long learning. The program also includes courses need to build students personal and productive competences that can help the students to transfer and contextualise their competencies to different working fields and environment.