The partnership addresses the important demand of both countries – Albania and Kosovo – for:

  • an improvement of practical skills of graduates of bachelor studies,
  • an early integration of students in the agricultural business practice,
  • the need for developing Lifelong Learning and technology transfer functions of the universities for enterprises and stakeholders in agriculture, livestock and food safety sectors.

DualAFS aims for better employability of graduates, knowledge and innovation capacity in agriculture and livestock sciences and improved competitiveness of the agriculture and food business to gain better income in the future. Long term, the aim is to bring prosperity in the remote and rural regions of Albania and Kosovo.

DualAFS develops the students’ and other beneficiaries’ knowledge in agriculture, livestock and animal-source product (food) quality and safety. DualAFS internationalizes the education in agriculture, fosters innovations and builds solid bridges and pathways between the stakeholders on different levels. DualAFS also improves the openness of higher education through innovative digital educational materials and supporting the availability of education.

To contribute to this, DualAFS will:

  1. develop two innovative model Bachelor curricula, integrating practice accessibility and interactive digital e-learning tools and materials:
    • Dual BA curricula on Animal Husbandry and Animal-source Food Safety at AUT;
    • Dual BA curricula on Agribusiness at UoK;
  2. rise the working life relevance of education by intensified practical training and co-creation of dual study programs with non-university partners from agribusiness, animal production and food safety;
  3. develop Lifelong Learning capacities and offers in HEIs departments;
  4. develop E-learning tools for knowledge transfer.