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Kamal Shahrabi

If you are a prospective student, at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) you will be able to join a community of diverse scholars and innovators from many parts of the world, living, learning and succeeding together.

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Biography

Dr. Kamal Shahrabi named as Interim President Dean of Faculty of RITK in May 2019. Dr. Shahrabi has served as a Dean of the School of Engineering Technology and Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, and the Director of Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at Farmingdale State College Before joining RITK in August 2018. Dr. Shahrabi served as the Executive Director of the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center and SMART GRID Project Director at Farmingdale State College. As Project Director of the SMART Grid he handles the daily coordination of the over $8.8 million project on campus which includes a residential demonstration house, industrial/commercial demonstration, Solar Carport with Electric Charging Stations, Public Outreach and Education Lab and Wind Turbine Demonstration. In addition, he secured $6.6 million grant from State of New York to establish a Transportation Security Center at Farmingdale State College in 2017.

Previously he was professor in the Technology Department at Kean University of New Jersey since 1987-2007 and has been a Chairperson of the department since September 1998-2007. Dr. Shahrabi has published several papers in various areas of Communication, Robot Tracking in Space, Wireless Communication, Impact of Globalization of Advanced Telecommunication Technologies in Developing Countries, High Speed Optical Satellite Communication, Femtosecond Pulse Shaping and Renewable Energy. Dr. Shahrabi has several years of experience in the areas of renewable energy, digital signal processing, tracking in space, communication, and satellite control systems.

In addition, he has worked as a Visiting Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department with Institut Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia and he developed an engineering curriculum with DSP specialization for the institute (ITHO) during his stay.
He received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, the M.E. Degree in Electrical Engineering from City College in New York, New York, NY, and M. Phil. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from City University Of New York, New York, NY.

Message From the President

RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) is Kosovo’s only private, nonprofit higher education institution which is partnered with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York, USA.

Our mission is to provide an affordable, accessible and world-class education that prepares students to think and respond critically and creatively in a rapidly changing world

At RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) we have a truly unique model for education that is producing innovative problem solvers with degrees that are in-demand, not just in Kosovo but in the region and further abroad as well. Our student body is comprised of students coming from many different countries around the world, who come to RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) to receive the same excellent standard of American higher education that is received at RIT New York

Our level of success can be also measured by the quality of our students and by their successes in the private sector. With a 95% immediate employment rate and with over 68% of our Alumni holding Managerial positions, and 23% holding Senior Management positions, RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) degrees are in-demand by Kosovo’s bright and talented youth, as well as by companies and organizations seeking new employees or seeking to enhance the capacities of their current staff. 31% of our Alumni receive salaries above 1,000EUR which is more than double the national average for public and private sectors in Kosovo.

This is an exciting time at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K)!

  • In January 2020, the Master’s program at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) will be fully re-instated, enabling graduate-level studies and globally-accredited academic opportunities for talented Kosovar youth, right here in Kosovo!
  • We are also preparing new infrastructural developments on our campus such as our Research and Development Laboratory and our Multi-Purpose Building, which will further enrich the student experience and provide state of the art resources and learning environments for our students.

If you are a prospective student, at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) you will be able to join a community of diverse scholars and innovators from many parts of the world, living, learning and succeeding together. Our team is ready to take you on a tour, let you visit with our local and international professors, and to tell you more about our curriculum and about the tools and resources that will always be available for you as a student at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K). Schedule your visit now! You will be glad you did!

If you are an organization or company looking to partner with RIT Kosovo (A.U.K), a donor looking to make a transformative investment, or a legislator gathering information to best represent your constituents, we welcome you to RIT Kosovo (A.U.K)! Please click here to get in touch with us and we will reach out to you very quickly! You will find us ready to discuss all possible cooperation opportunities with you, and you will find that we are fully committed to preparing Kosovo’s youth to take part and lead new industrial and new economic endeavors in Kosovo.

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  • October 19, 2021

    The 8th Annual Women Entrepreneurship Week

    In order to mark the Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW), RIT Kosovo is organizing a panel discussion with two women entrepreneurs who are RITK Alumni. The topic of discussion will be on the perspectives of women entrepreneurship in Kosovo and future opportunities. 

  • October 13, 2021

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    Meet Anesa Colakovic (BSc ’13)

    Anesa Colakovic has founded the Educational and Cultural Learning Center - Peacebuilding Library 📚 in Mitrovica. Mitrovica has 38 schools with approximately 500-700 students per school 🏫 and it did not have a Library for students. 

  • October 8, 2021

    Launching Ceremony for the BRIDGE Project funded by the US Mission in Kosovo.

    To mark this event RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) organized a launching ceremony with the keynote speakers: H.E. Albin Kurti the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, H.E. Mr. Nicholas J. Giacobbe, Chargé d'Affaires of US Embassy in Kosovo, the Honorable Ms. Edona Maloku Berdyna, Deputy Minister of Education of the Republic of Kosovo and the Honorable Mr. Qëndron Kastrati, Mayor of the municipality of Kamenica.

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