Building Bridges in Higher Education: hosting a study visit of the University in Mitrovica-North

Kosovo has been the topic in focus at the ECMI over the last week. The ECMI and the ECMI Kosovo, in cooperation with the Europa-Universität Flensburg, organized a study visit for the University in Mitrovica-North.

On 26-28 September 2017 a delegation from the University in Mitrovica-North, headed by the Vice-Rector of the University, visited Flensburg and conducted a study visit at local universities with the support of the ECMI and the ECMI Kosovo.
The study visit was organized in the framework of a larger scale project on support to education in the Serbian language in Kosovo. The project aims to help improve the quality of Serbian-language education and increase representation of minority communities in Kosovo institutions in order to complement the existing dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia. The project is funded by the EU and is co-financed by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pristina.
The study visit aimed to present participants with best examples and new methods for the organization of training programmes for teaching staff and digital administration of teaching assignments. The visit focused on the administrative organization of the courses, continuous learning, and quality management systems in German public universities. Therefore, the delegation members met with the Center of Teacher Training (ZfL), the Center for Education, Teaching, School and Socialization Research (ZeBUSS), the Center for Continuous Studies (ZWW) and the Department of Quality Management at the Europa-Universität Flensburg.
The delegation also visited the University of Southern Denmark at Alsion and learned about the dual degree programmes between the two Universities in the Danish-German Border region. The discussed how the dual degree programmes function, as well as how the cross-border cooperation was envisioned and how it has subsequently been managed.
In addition, the delegation also learned about the current management of ethnic diversity and the history of the region and visited the ECMI Headquarters at the Kompagnietor.

See also:
ECMI Kosovo Project “Support to Education in Serbian language in Kosovo: UMN Diploma Verification Process, Research on the Current Situation, Development of a MEST roadmap and Direct Training to UMN and Its Teaching Staff”
Current ECMI Kosovo Activities

Please note:
ECMI welcomes guests and visitors at the Kompagnietor, as well as possible cooperation ideas to organize study visits in the Danish-German border region. For similar inquiries, please contact us at

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