Master Student Presentations

Dr. Venera Demukaj introducing the "Master Student Presentations"

On June 18, 2021, the first group of RIT Kosovo Master Students, presented their Capstone Projects, which represented a culmination of their graduate program experience. As part of the Master Capstone project, students work over two semesters in identifying a real-world problem (The Capstone Proposal Stage), conducting research, and providing solutions and recommendations to the problem (The Capstone Development Stage).

The topics of the first group of capstone projects focused in the area of education and health in the Kosovo context.

Capstone Project 1: Capital Campaign Plan to Support RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) College by Visar Jasiqi 
Mentor: Phillip D. Castleberry, Vice President University Advancement Rochester Institute of Technology 


Capstone Project 2: Utilizing Scenario Planning To Digitize Kosovo’s Substitute Teacher Hiring Process And Placement: A Review by Dardan Hajrizi
Mentor: Dr Albina Balidemaj, Associate Dean of Students Assistant Professor RIT Kosovo (A.U.K)

Capstone Project 3: Improvement of Primary Health Care Services in Kosovo by Vanesa Ahmetgjekaj

Mentor: Dr Edmond Muhaxheri, Assistant Professor RIT Kosovo (A.U.K)  


The Master of Science Program in Professional Studies focusing on Strategic Foresight and Innovation, was added to the RITK offered degrees in January 2020.  

The overarching program goal is to produce leaders who are capable of anticipating the future and applying foresight methods and the associated insights to successful project and program implementation.

The program will enable business and organization leaders and other professionals to improve their strategic thinking and planning and improve the way they make future-related decisions and deal with ensuing change. Program participants will also be able to develop professional expertise in terms of managing and leading future foresight and strategic planning projects with the completion of RIT’s Project Management MicroMasters® that is part of this program. 


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