September 11, 2017
RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) congratulates Ramush Haradinaj, a RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Alumni, on becoming Prime Minister of Kosovo.
“It is not every day that a RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) alumnus achieves Kosovo’s highest office,” said President Dr. Sharon Hart.“ Mr. Haradinaj’s accomplishment will serve as a prominent marker in the history of our higher education institution and count among the highest achievements of our more than 1,110 alumni.”
Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj earned a Master of Science (MS) in Service Leadership and Innovation. His degree was conferred on November 17, 2007. He was one of the best students in his class with a perfect GPA. Faculty recall Mr. Haradinaj as always being on time and respectful and attentive to detail. Mr. Haradinaj is also a consistent alumnus, always attending RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) commencement ceremony and other events, when available.
“Though RIT Kosovo (A.U.K)’s policy is to remain strictly apolitical, we are pleased to see our graduate serving Kosovo in the highest political office. RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) values our community commitment to diversity and inclusion, academic integrity and the highest standards of moral and ethical behavior. RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) remains committed to student and alumni success and congratulates Prime Minister Haradinaj on this historic occasion.” – said Daniel Cosentino, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Director of RIT Academic Programs.
Prime Minister Haradinaj was sworn in on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Kosovo Parliament, to take the office of the Prime Minister today. He becomes the country’s third prime minister since Kosovo declared independence on February 17, 2008.
About RIT Kosovo (A.U.K): The RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) is Kosovo's only private, nonprofit higher education institution which teaches entirely in the English language. It is also the single institution in Kosovo whose degrees are accredited and recognized world-wide, thanks to the partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York.