UGJFA part in Project

There is a need for support in advancing research methodologies, research productivity, fostering development of innovations and boosting mechanisms for transfer of technology, also recognized in the latest university reports during accreditation process.  Also, it has shown will and commitment to improve management and operation by learning from EU best practices in the frame of international supported projects and actions.

Our needs are:

  • improve and increase the capacity for research and development;
  • Increase quality assurance for research;
  • learn from best practices in international cooperation;
  • Improve the international cooperation between Kosovo and foreign universities, ;
  • Strengthen joint research and implement other projects in the future.

UGJFA will co-coordinate the first work package together with POLIS University. UGJFA will be involved in all the foreseen trainings for staff, researchers, management. Another important activity will be the establishment of the Research and Innovation Support Structure within the University as well as the network with local and international stakeholders. Additionally UGJFA will play an active role for the dissemination of the project.

Prof. Artan Nimani PhD

Prof. Artan Nimani PhD is Rector of University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agan”. He obtained his Bachelor degree at the Faculty of Economics, University of Prishtina where he did his master too. He did do his PhD studies at European University of Tirana. He has a long career in Education when he started working part time at university year 2004 and same time working at Ministry of Internal Affairs as high officer for intelligent financial analyses. From 2007 he does work full time in Higher Education Institutions where he also did have different positions in managing the HEIs. He was Steering Board member at University “Ukshin Hoti” later on Vice rector for finances at same university. His experience is wide and not only he has been several times board member in different state owned institutions but also a entrepreneurial spirit by have establishing the companies, making them running and selling to others as a guaranteed positive running businesses. His research is mainly in finances but also in management and sometimes also in education.

Prof. Vjollca Dibra PhD.

Prof. Vjollca Dibra PhD. is Vice-Rector for Academic Issue and Quality Assurance at University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani”. She did graduate at Prishtina University, Faculty of Philology where she did finish master studies too. She did her PhD studies at University of Skopje “Sveti Kiril & Metodij”, Philological Faculty “Blazhe Koneski”. She did work at Ministry of Trade and Industry as spokesman, University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti” from 2011 and lately was Dean at Philological Faculty till she was nominated and voted for Vice Rector at UGJFA. She has many papers published but also worked in many projects of EU but also as a HE expert with HERAS.



Msc. Denis Spahija PhDc.

Mr Spahija is the Officer for International Cooperation at the University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani” since 2014. He obtained his Bachelor degree from the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Business, University of Prishtina and a Masters dégrée in Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development from the Faculty of Economics, University of Prishtina (2010-2012). This Msc programme was developed as part of the Tempus project 145061-TEMPUS-2008-UK-JPHES Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia. Currently doing his doctoral studies at State University of Tetova – North Macedonia. Mr Spahija worked at VTC “Gjon Nikollë Kazazi” (2008-2011) as a teacher for three years, where his duties included teaching, organizational responsibilities and design (promotion, participating in different programs etc). From 2011 to date he became an assistant at the University College “Biznesi” in Gjakova, teaching Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. He then became Coordinator of Academic Affairs, Head of the Career Advisory Board, and continued to work there till late 2018. During 2012 Mr Spahija worked at the Kosovo Management Institute as Manager for non-formal education, and conducted training needs analyses for different local and national companies and/or institutions, organizing more than 30 training programs in the region in Albania, Macedonia and Turkey for different Government Institutions. He has a good experience in Erasmus+ projects and was contact point of EUFORIA, Project No. 561695-EPP-1- 2015-1-UK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP and actually is for DRIVE, ResearchCult and QUADIC Erasmus+ Projects.