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A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Kosovo Agency of Statistics and the University of Prishtina "Hasan Prishtina"

08/05/2018

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Prishtina "Hasan Prishtina", which foresees mutual cooperation between these two institutions of the Republic of Kosovo.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding was done by the Rector of the University of Prishtina, Prof. Dr. Marjan Dema, and Chief Executive Officer of KAS, Mr. Isa Krasniqi.

On the occasion of signing this agreement, Mr. Krasniqi, emphasized the importance of the cooperation between KAS as the official institution for the production of official statistics and the University of Prishtina as an academic institution for scientific research, analysis and different projections.

"This Memorandum of Understanding aims to institutionalize cooperation between all faculties of the University of Prishtina and KAS, which would result in the development of policies, implementation of projects and activities of common interest. It will also serve the academic staff in access to various statistical data in order to carry out their research and scientific activities ", said among other things, Mr. Krasniqi.

Whereas, the Rector of the University of Prishtina, Prof. Dr. Marjan Dema, spoke about the value of information in all areas. He said, "The statistics is precisely what collects all the information. We are interested in making our contribution to positive changes not only in the University of Prishtina but also in the community. We have built the Strategic Plan in such a way that the University of Prishtina, from a predominantly theoretical university, to be oriented to a business, work and industry." In this regard, he mentioned the great contribution of the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Prof. Ass. Dr. But Dedaj, who together with Chief Executive Officer of KAS was the main initiator for signing this Memorandum of Understanding.

The Rector, Mr. Dema, also said that "This agreement should not be left in the paper, that the vision of the University of Prishtina, within three years, will be realized with this comprehensive policy that we are leading." He also said that "Through this Memorandum of Understanding we expect services to be provided to our students for carrying out the practice in KAS, that the University of Prishtina should not have any graduates without having at least three months of practical work."

Present during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding were also Vice-Rector for Development and Quality, Prof. Dr. Hysen Bytyçi, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Prof. Ass. Dr. But Dedaj, and the Rector's advisor, Prof. Asoc.Dr. Rrustem Qehaja.