RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) College Launches Educational Partnership Hubs (EPH) for Inter-Ethnic Collaboration
Pristina, Kosovo – [January 31, 2024] – In a significant stride towards fostering inter-ethnic understanding and collaboration, the American University in Kosovo Foundation and RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) are honored to announce the inauguration of the Educational Partnership Hubs (EPH) for Inter-Ethnic Collaboration. This initiative, supported by a generous grant from the USAID's American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program, signifies a pivotal advancement in educational integration and excellence.
The inaugural event was graced by dignitaries including US Ambassador to Kosovo, H.E. Mr. Jeffrey M. Hovenier, who emphasized the dual goals of the initiative: to encourage inter-ethnic collaboration through joint scientific endeavors and to equip Kosovans with essential skills for economic and democratic growth. Ambassador Hovenier highlighted the role of the new STEM laboratories in achieving these objectives, offering opportunities for students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, particularly young women and those from non-majority communities.
Minister of Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation, H.E. Arbërie Nagavci, highlighted the project's significant contribution to societal development. Dr. Kamal Shahrabi, President of RIT Kosovo (A.U.K), reinforced this sentiment, underlining the institution's dedication to nurturing young talent in Kosovo.
The Educational Partnership Hubs (EPH) for Inter-Ethnic Collaboration, championed by a collaborative ethos and a vision for a unified future, marks a monumental step in academic innovation and embodies the spirit of unity, diversity, and progressive learning. With these newly inaugurated facilities, RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) reaffirms its commitment to cultivating an inclusive and dynamic educational environment, poised to give access to cutting-edge STEM laboratory technologies for all of Kosovo’s youth, with emphasis on young women and marginalized communities, in order to shape the next generation of scientists, researchers and changemakers in Kosovo and beyond.