Prof. Assoc. Dr. Samedin Krrabaj, acting Rector of the University “Ukshin Hoti” Prizren, met today with the coordinator of the Turkish Agency for Cooperation and Coordination (TIKA) for Kosovo, Mr. Cihan Dinçer. Rector Krrabaj, thanked Mr. Dincer for the continuous assistance that this agency provides to the University, as well as offered readiness for continued cooperation.
The topic of discussion was also the possibility of supporting TIKA for the process of digitalization of services at the University. In addition to Rector Krrabaj, the meeting was attended by the Vice Rector for International Relations and Quality Enhancement, Prof. Ass. Dr. Arsim Susuri, Prof. Assoc. Dr. Elsev Brina Lopar, as well as the assistant coordinator of TIKA, Mrs. Aylin Özçiftci.
Rector Krrabaj and Vice Rector Susuri explained to Mr. Dincer technical details of the project for the construction of a data centre at the University. This data centre is necessary taking into account the evolution of technology and based on the strategic plan which provides for many parts for digitalization and fulfilment of standards, which are within the Kosovo Accreditation Agency.
To this end, there is an urgent demand to invest in Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. To continuously improve student services and to be in line with technological advances, the University should build a data centre that would provide a complete set of digital services for students and University staff.
This data centre would greatly enhance the University’s ability to be more competent in participating in international projects. It would enable the University to fully digitize the examination process, offer the University the opportunity to provide a mixed lecture infrastructure for visiting professors (physical and online teaching).
It would further improve the University’s ability to create an internal system for student e-services, thus eliminating the need for external contracting (as is currently the case).
The estimated value of the investment is expected to be around € 150,000.
The TIKA coordinator promised continued support for the University and the review of this request as soon as possible. Both sides agreed to continue and deepen cooperation.