08.08-09.08.2022 Diaspora conference in ICT was held in Prishtina and Prizren
The work of the two-day conference organized by UBT and UPZ in Prizren and Pristina was successfully completed.
In order to create the network of cooperation between industry and academia and the connection of academia of the Albanian diaspora, in the framework of the PhDITKES project, the diaspora conference was organized on 08.08.2022 and 09.08.2022 in Pristina and Prizren. This conference was also attended by representatives from the office of the Prime Minister of Kosovo, the Ministry of Education, the Rectors of partner universities in the project and the Ministry of Diaspora, who expressed their willingness to achieve the mission of this project.
This conference brought together Albanian researchers from many European countries and from Kosovo, who during the conference were able to exchange their ideas and open the way for future cooperation.
The conference was organized by UPZ (Faculty of Computer Science) and UBT, there participated the academic staff of Faculty of Computer Science the Dean Prof.Ass.Dr.Zirije Hasani, Prof.Asoc.Dr.Ercan Canhasi, Prof.Ass.Dr.Arsim Susuri (vice-rectore) and Ass.Endrit Fetahi.
This cooperation is for the benefit of future doctoral students in the field of ICT because their opportunities for research and practical work will be greater. It was discussed how businesses can contribute to the national doctoral school in the field of ICT having more opportunities to offer future doctoral students. From this conference, some conclusions and work that should be done in the future are as follows:
Proposal of Ideas
Cross Disciplinarity with the Government
Establishing of one Joint Research Center (in the ITP Facility)
Guest Lectures from the Industry
Credit Internships (15 or 30 Credits)
Regular Networking Events
Yearly workshop for PhDs in Kosovo with the PhDs from Kosovo studying in other Countries
Potential for Concrete Joint Projects
Potentially Strengthening quality for the national PhD School from International Input/Influence
Mixed supervisors teams with Local Professors, International + Industry /Public Institutions for PhD Students
Learn from the National MIT Research School in Sweden
Organizing a series of Webinars enhancing the visibility of the applied research status in Kosovo