Joint and Double Degrees

Centralised Support to the Network of Higher Education Reform Experts (HERE)

Technical Assistance Missions (TAM)

Name of Expert

Ulrike Krawagna

Date of Visit

28 – 29 September 2015


Joint & Double Degrees

Objectives of the visit

Joint and Double Degree development and implementation in the Higher Education sector in Kosovo through the networking among programme countries and HEIs in Kosovo

Format of the activity (seminar, training, etc)


Brief description of activities conducted

Presentation, discussion and working group in order to gain technical and substantial knowledge about Joint and Double Degrees in order to initiate projects on Joint and Double Degrees

The morning session of the first day provided a general overview on important topcis with regard to the development, implementation and running of a joint programme. The participants got an overview about the terminology, different concepts of joint programmes and the legal framework. The afternoon session of day 1 provided necessary background information as well as detailed inside views with regard to the practical implementation of Joint or Double Degree programmes. The focus of this session was put on the development of joint curricula and the preparation of partner agreements as well as the management and organisation of Joint Degree programmes.

The participants were invited to compare the information provided with national and local structures and procedures in order to lead to a critical analysis of the current situation and opportunities for institutions in Kosovo.

The participants were also invited to contribute in-depth discussion and reflection in order to allow for filtering challenges and opportunities.

During day 2 the participants got some insight views into already existing programmes. Hands-on experiences with regard to the development of programmes as well as the daily management of such programmes were presented. The participants had the possibility to see how the theoretic information and knowledge gained during day 1 could be transformed into practice.


Participants targeted 

Representatives of all public and private HEIs (Rectors, Deans, Professors, Internaitonal Relation Office and administrative staff, students) from Kosovo and its main stakeholders

Main ‘take-aways’ from the perspective of the expert

Need for a structured project and financial support in order to support initiatives for the development of joint curricula leading to Joint or Double Degrees