helps to create new college in Kosovo
Education is often
the driving force for social and economic recovery in troubled
regions of the world such as war-torn Kosovo. In an effort to
spur economic growth, RITs College of Applied Science and
Technology is launching RITs third Eastern European venture.
The American University
in Kosovo, a private university in Pristina, welcomed its first
class of 70 freshmen in October. Coursework, instructed entirely
in English primarily by American faculty, will focus on business,
economics, computers and the application of management and technology
to overcome business development, economic and manufacturing hurdles.
meets the economic development needs of the region and strengthens
the climate for Kosovos transition to a free-market economy,
says Jim Myers, director of RITs Center for Multidisciplinary
Studies, which is collaborating with the American University in
Kosovo Foundation to operate American University in Kosovo. The university truly reflects
RITs strengths in online learning and global education.
Coursework in service
management, multidisciplinary studies, business development, economics,
marketing, American history, science and writing will be instructed
this year. American University in Kosovo initially offers a two-year associate degree with
plans to offer four-year degrees in a range of programs.
What has been
a dream of the Kosovar and American organizers is becoming reality,
says Louis Sell, executive director of the American University
in Kosovo Foundation.
American University in Kosovo joins the American
College of Management and Technology in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and
the U.S. Business School in Prague, Czech Republic, as RIT-operated
educational institutions in Eastern Europe.
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