The project “Enhancing Research Culture in Higher Education in Kosova (ResearchCult)” is an Erasmus + project financed by European Commission, and is Coordinated by IBC-M. The project started in November 2019 and ends in November 2022.

The overall aim of the project is to support the enhancement of research culture in Kosovo higher education institutions by supporting the enhancement of existing policy and practices as well as establishing and installing new regulations and mechanisms in project beneficiary institutions in Kosovo, which is achieved through the following objectives:

  • Assessing current state of research capacities in Kosovo higher education sector;
  • Increasing research stimulation and support by establishing university offices/centers and their strategic plans to support constant research activities among their institutions;
  • Enhancing university strategy for publication of scientific research work through developing and approving internationally recognized standards for scientific journals, as well as establishing inter-institutional scientific journals in the key research priorities in Kosovo;
  • Promoting research work through annual research joint conference;
  • Improving research quality and standards by developing research ethics and integrity regulation and establishing research ethics committees in higher education institutions;
  • Facilitating regular access to research publication and establishing an online open-access platform/database for accumulating research knowledge;
  • Increasing research publication opportunities through building capacities among researchers in preparing research articles as per international criteria and requirements for publication of research work;

Project Consortium 

The project consortium is composed of 13 partners from Kosova and European countries.

Partners from the Republic of Kosova:

- International Business College Mitrovica – Coordinator
- Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
- University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”
- University of “Haxhi Zeka”, Peja
- University of Applied Science, Ferizaj
- University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”
- University of Mitrovica “Isa Boletini”
- University of Gjilan “Kadri Zeka”
- University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”
- Institute for Research, Education and Social Development – IREDS

Partners from EU countries:

- Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
- University of Zagreb, Croatia
- University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria

Project contact

Prof. Asoc. Dr. Avni Hajdari
Project Coordinator
mail: [email protected]


For more information please visit the project website