Public Policy and Management
PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
UBT is in many respects a path-leading institution as regards the core of its teaching and research. It has therefore taken an approach of defining its unique niche in the Kosovan public administration landscape and not duplicating other programs. Thus, beyond the public policy and public management focus, the curricula has also embedded contemporary academic developments in public administration, has streamlined a focus on technology (e-governance) and Kosovo’s commitment towards European integration and public administration reform in order to align its practices with those of EU acquis communitaire. Furthermore, UBT is renown in Kosovo for its international focus and participation in international research and teaching projects. UBT’s teaching and is diverse in that it combines theoretical knowledge and practical skills which is made possible by UBT prioritization of staff recruitment and linkages with industry and institutions. Finally, UBT has strong linkages with public administration, local governments, regional development agencies and non-governmental sectors. It has developed strategic development plans for the Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Diaspora, Municipality of Ferizaj, Municipality of Vushtrri and Regional Development Agency South Kosovo. The hands-on experience has given an edge but also provided inputs to the planning process.
The program is in accordance with United Nations Standards of Excellence in Public Administration Education and Training and International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration. The programe has been balanced between Kosovo specifics, recent scientific developments and lessons learned from Corvinus University, MA Public Policy and Management and Tallin University of Technology, MA Public Management and MA Public Administration.
The Public Policy and Management program at UBT is active since 2014.