RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) will be a leading international university whose excellence in academic programs, educational outcomes, and research best supports the professional achievements and personal growth of its students and the advancement of society in Kosovo, the region, and the world.
RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) will deliver an outstanding American education for students from Kosovo and the world through innovative curricular, experiential, and research programs in a student-centered culture. Our students acquire expertise, knowledge, and values that prepare them to contribute to the global society.
The RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) was founded to support Kosovo and its neighboring countries to develop their economies, societies and democratic institutions, by providing undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs in the English language.
RIT Kosovo (A.U.K)’s core program is its undergraduate degree program. This will provide an excellent, career-oriented, American liberal arts education which will prepare its graduates to be leaders in their professions and communities, and to be global citizens.
RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) will deliver graduate degree programs, and continuing and professional education and training programs, that are needed for the region’s development and that are appropriately delivered in English by an American institution.
RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) is a learning community of faculty, staff and students who are committed to core values of scholarship, integrity, service, and civility.
We will foster rigorous intellectual exploration, personal growth, and vigorous debate. We are committed to diversity and the promotion of understanding and mutual respect, in an environment that welcomes people of all nationalities and communities.
We will offer academic programs that are appropriate for the region’s development, that are financially self-sustaining, and that place academic integrity ahead of financial or political influences.
In all that we teach, we seek to develop critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and technological sophistication as critical to the development of the region and its integration into Europe.
We will recruit, develop and support excellent faculty, who are encouraged to conduct scholarship and service as well as teach. Our faculty and staff will be an important resource for the development of the region.
We consider the success of our students to be the primary standard for measuring the success of our faculty and staff.
Overview of the goals
Goal one: Academic Excellence- Achieve recognized academic excellence through an ever-changing teaching and learning environment that best prepares students for the global workforce.
Goal two: Research and Innovation – Collaborate to promote excellence in research that supports undergraduate education and innovation with results connected to Kosovo, the region, and/or the global community.
Goal three: Resource Management-– Maximize the use of human, technological and fiscal resources for financial sustainability.
Goal four: Strategic Enrollment Management - Support a diverse and financially sustainable student body from recruitment to completion to employment.