UBT College was built on the experience of the Institute of Enterprise Engineering and Management (IEME) since 2001. The College was licensed to operate as a private bearer of higher education by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology no. 808/02-1, date. 18.10.2004, in order to generate Add Value in the Higher Education System in Kosovo and the region. The philosophy of the institution has been to offer competitive education programs that would base teaching on labor market demands and international practices. UBT student orientation is balanced between three broad areas: (1) ICT, mathematics, and natural science, (2) Engineering, manufacturing, and construction, and (3) social and humanity Science.
Following one of UBT’s main policy for regionalization, the UBT Branch in Gjilan’s Mission is to offer a dynamic and innovative 21 century academic environment in Kosovo’s Eastern Region. It also aims at providing a supportive and challenging opportunity for the students, faculty and staff in participatory and self-governance setting. Building on an approach of teamwork between Students, faculty, staff and administrators, UBT Branch in Gjilan is committed to enhance its participation as an active member of community by providing learning opportunities driven by teaching and research excellence, intellectual interaction and creativity. UBT Branch in Gjilan aims at becoming a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Kosovo’s Eastern Region, improving the region’s quality of life through the skills, knowledge, experience and engagement of its faculty, staff, students and alumni. UBT Branch in Gjilan will be a leading contributor to the growth, and strategic development of Kosovo’s Eastern Region. It will serve the region, by preparing leaders for the 21st century with a global outlook and the skills needed for educational, social, economic, political, environmental and cultural advancement.
Please refer to Appendix1_Decission of UBT for establishing the UBT Branch in Gjilan as evidence of decision for establishing the Branch (15.02.2021).
It is only based on this commitment that UBT Branch in Gjilan aims at focusing on most necessary areas of studying, in order to give a direct contribution towards sustainable development of the given region.
When it comes to these certain fields of focus, it is to be said that the Branch’s methodology for development and improvement is built on a continuous responsive process that looks for improvement of outcomes. In this regard, the strategic plan is drafted in close consultation with the academic community at the institution, as well as external stakeholders and private sector (Appendix_Industrial Advisory Board UBT Branch in Gjilan). Certain ideas, opinions and proposals shared among the said stakeholders are reflected on the Strategic Plan and this common admission of the plan constitutes one of its strongest points. It is to be said that only after long open discussions and only after serious assessment of shared ideas and proposals, the stakeholders have suggested the UBT Branch in Gjilan to get focused on certain fields which would help the future development of Kosovo’s Eastern Region. In this regards, getting focused on fields like ICT, Economy, Agriculture and Food Science, Nursing and Public Health are among most common proposals and suggestions given to the Branch Management. These proposals and suggestions were taken under consideration and this 5 year Strategic Plan was prepared with a significant role and contribution of mentioned stakeholders.
Furthermore; UBT Branch in Gjilan’s diversified services and products aims at attracting students from various areas of Kosovo, with a particular focus on its Eastern Region, students of both genders and under-represented groups. The provision of education and training activities have been catered and tailored to meet the demands of contemporary developments in the industry and society. The branch also aims at co-operating with UBT’s other locations and branches, including using their libraries and laboratories. The domestic/horizontal co-operation includes co-operating with UBT’s following campuses, centers and offices in Kosovo and abroad:
|1||UBT Prishtina Campus||Prishtina|
|2||UBT Innovation Campus||Lipjan|
|3||UBT Prizren Campus||Prizren|
|4||UBT Ferizaj Campus||Ferizaj|
|5||UBT Peja Campus – Dukagjini College||Peja|
|6||UBT Austria Office||Vienna|
|7||UBT Hungary Office||Budapest|
UBT Branch in Gjilan contribution to higher education is based on continued collaborative relations with other providers of higher education within Kosovo. This includes potential joint project in access, teaching and learning innovations. The branch aims at contributing positively to regulatory bodies and sought to advance a reputation of integrity, quality and reliability. UBT Branch in Gjilan has strong links with relevant professional bodies which are nurtured through the academic departments and at program level. Such links will be maintained and strengthened, where consistent with our educational philosophy and pedagogical approaches and where they will be beneficial to learners and graduates. UBT as a body provides data and actively participates in the National Statistics Committee, Private Sector Development Agency, National Employment Centre, National ICT Association, National Research Committee etc.. while it is recognized for the promotion of international quality and standards in Kosovo, the most active institution in efforts to internationalize the education system and opportunities in Kosovo and as a venue for high level international experts and knowledge transfer. In this regard, UBT Branch in Gjilan aims at benefiting students and staff from extensive mobility programs of the European Commission Erasmus Exchange programs, Tempus programs, Sigma projects etc..
Deans of Faculties are responsible for academic management of studies. Faculties are responsible for unit academic strategy, student examination, teaching and learning, research and development, links with industry, operational and procedural aspects including quality policy implementation. The number of Faculties is jointly proposed by the Branch Director and Academic Council. The Faculty has the following structure: Dean and Faculty Council. Depending on the size and level of development, the Faculty Deans are assisted by Vice-Deans for Academic and Student Affairs, Vice-Dean for Research and Vice-Dean for External Relations. Faculty Councils are composed ex officio by programme chairs, Faculty management, staff representatives, student representatives and industry representatives. The Faculty is responsible to the Branch Director of UBT Branch in Gjilan on managerial affairs whilst the responsibly for academic affair is delivered to the Academic Council. UBT Branch in Gjilan aims at operating particularly in the following fields:
|ICT||Information and Communications Technology|
|MBE||Management, Business and Economics|
|NPH||Nursing and Public Health|
|FST||Food Science and Technology|
As emphasized above, it is to be said that UBT Branch in Gjilan will offer study programs for the labor market according to the requirements of industries in partnership with all municipalities in the region Gained knowledge during the internships and professional studies students manage to get employed quickly. In this way, UBT becomes a great contributor to the professional development of Kosovo and the region. The programs offered at the UBT Branch are unified, uncompetitive, and highly acceptable for the public and society in general in Gjilan and the region.
UBT Branch in Gjilan publishes information about their activities, including programmes, which are clear, accurate, objective, up-to-date, and readily accessible. There are procedures that monitor and ensure that all information is published, regularly. This information included, different activities, programmes college offers, selection criteria, intended learning outcomes, qualification it awards, the methods of teaching, learning and assessment, learning opportunities, and graduate employment information
Internal regulations, procedures, and decisions of governing bodies are made publicly available via the internet page of UBT Branch in Gjilan.
Mission and Vision
UBT College Branch Gjilan will be built to meet the needs of the local market and establish a better connection with the local and regional community of Gjilan. The UBT College was licensed to operate as a private bearer of higher education by the Ministry of Education, Science and technology no. 808/02-1, date. 18.10.2004. The philosophy of the institution has been to offer competitive education programs that would base teaching on labor market demands and international practices. UBT College Branch Gjilan will be demand-driven though it will also offer programs management, business, and economy, where it feels that it can contribute to the local and regional economic development of Gjilan.
The branch’s research strategy is part of overall UBT College’s research strategy and is designed to support the creation of a knowledge society by working with firms and public sector agents in building the appropriate infrastructure to build centers of research, development, and innovation that will be unique for Kosovo and the region of Gjilan. The branch’s research strategy is implemented through numerous institutes and research centers established by UBT College as presented before, part of it is working on the Branch level.UBT College Branch Gjilan will be recognized for the promotion of international quality and standards in Kosovo in general and the region of Gjilan in particular, the most active institution in efforts to internationalize the education system and opportunities in Kosovo and as a venue for high-level international experts and knowledge transfer.
The UBT College Branch in Gjilan will apply excellence in teaching, learning, and research within a comprehensive, student-oriented environment to foster graduates or to encourage graduates to advance their leadership role in business, professions, industry, public service, and society in the country and particularly in the Eastern part of Kosovo, Anamorava. The mission of the College is also to provide a supportive and challenging opportunity for the students, faculty, and staff in a participatory and self-governance setting. Building on a tradition of teamwork between students, faculty, staff, and administrators, UBT College Branch Gjilan will implement the mission of UBT College, which is the commitment to enhance its participation as an active member of the community by providing learning opportunities driven by teaching and research excellence, intellectual interaction and creativity.
UBT College Branch Gjilan will promote knowledge creation and knowledge transfer and is committed to the educational development of Gjilan and its society in a way that reflects its regional and national priorities. The branch aims to improve the region’s quality of life through the skills, knowledge, experience, and engagement of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
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