University of Priština – Kosovska Mitrovica (coordinator)

University of Pristina in Kosovska Mitrovica is a higher education institution founded in 1969. University has today more than 10.000 students and 800 teachers and assistants and 350 non-teaching staff. Faculty of Technical Sciences (FTS) is one of 10 faculties at the University. It is established by merging 4 technical faculties: Faculty for Electrical, Faculty of Mechanical, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Faculty of Mining.

FTS offers 8 different accredited study programs in the field of technical and technological sciences: architecture, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, engineering of environmental protection and safety at work, mechanical engineering, mining engineering and industrial engineering. Academic studies are based on Bologna education process and carried out at three levels: bachelor (3 and 4years, 180 and 240 ECTS credit points), master (1 and 2 years, 60 and 120 ECTS credit points) and PhD (3 years – 180 ECTS credit points). Faculty laboratories are carriers in the performance of practical exercises and scientific research work. Studies of electrical engineering and computer engineering are divided into: Department of Power engineering, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, and the Department of Computing and Informatics. Departments are specialised in the following areas: digital signal processing, multimedia systems and applications, digital image processing, mobile communications, data protection, software engineering and network technology.

FTS develop cooperation relationships with scientific institutions and companies in Kosovo* and local region. In order to improve the education and scientific research, FTS through regional and international projects develops scientific cooperation with European universities in related scientific fields. One of the FTS priorities (in accordance with the objectives of the EU) is innovation at study program for the efficient implementation, realization and maintenance of Broadcast and Broadband technology in Kosovo* and the region.

The main role of University of Pristina (UPKM) – Faculty of Technical Sciences in the project is project coordination: project management, financial management, coordination among partners and it is also the target user of development of study program for master studies (1 year, 60 ECTS credit points) in the field of Broadcast and Broadband Technologies (DBBT). After the graduation in master studies, students should have both: theoretical and practical knowledge that can be immediately applicable in the labour market – this profile of experts doesn’t exist so far in Kosovo*.

In order to achieve readiness for producing experts in the field of DBBT, our organisation has to establish the laboratories, with the necessary hardware and software infrastructure for the analysis of transmission and processing of multimedia signals in broadband and broadcast systems;and multimedia digital HDTV studio with the necessary equipment for the implementation of digital multimedia services. During the implementation of the study program will be organised exchanging of experiences and knowledge with EU partners. UPKM will coordinate the participation of students and teachers in the project.