Venera Demukaj — Other Degree Granting Units
Kosovo applied successfully as a partner institution within the Regional Research Promotion Program in the Western Balkans (RRPP). RRPP aims at fostering and promoting research in social sciences with a special focus on the younger and female researchers in the Western Balkans.
The Project is about Education Specific Corruption in Western Balkan with a duration of 18 months and coordinated by the South-East European Center for Economic Development (SECED) in Tirana. Countries involved in project are Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Macedonia whereby Kosovo is the partner institution in Kosovo. Demukaj leads the team in Kosovo.
The objective of this research project is to assess perceived levels of corruption in various public and private universities and different disciplines; it will also measure significance of possible differences across countries, types of universities and disciplines, and identify cases and consequences of such differences. The research will be conducted through in-depth interviews, survey-based questionnaires and a set of experiments. Partner institutions are in charge of conducting field research in the respective countries. Hence, this project provides an opportunity for the Kosovo researchers and students to be involved in field research and data analysis about Education Specific Corruption in Kosovo.
The outcome of the study can provide new insights on how to fight education specific corruption, achieve higher equity, and increase human capital. The results will be promoted by participation in international conferences, publication in recognized scientific journals as well as by round tables and local/regional conferences with the relevant stakeholders.