The program will support a minimum of 185 full scholarships for U.S.-based Master’s degree programs, as well as 160 professional certificates over the course of the program’s five-year duration. Supported areas of study include: Rule of Law, Engineering, Public Administration, Agriculture, Business Management, Finance, Economics, Information Systems, Education, Gender, and Interdisciplinary Studies.
- Coordinated, collaborative oversight of the Transformational Leadership initiative through an advisory committee
- Kosovo citizens receive U.S. post-graduate degrees and professional certification
- Improved university management and pedagogy in selected faculties of the University of Prishtina and/or other universities through partnerships and exchanges with American universities
The primary purpose of the program is to increase the number of educated professionals to strengthen Kosovo’s dynamic transition to a democratic, free market economy. Participatory democracy values—such as personal responsibility, accountability, entrepreneurship, and public action—have yet to be fully absorbed and practiced by Kosovar society. Until these values are embedded in the culture, Kosovo’s development as a vibrant society may be jeopardized. Future leaders will be developed in critical areas that support diplomatic and assistance priorities identified by the Kosovo and U.S. governments.