15 – University of Gjakova Fehmi Agani

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UGJFA is the successor of High Pedagogical School of Gjakova (HPSGJ). With the foundation of the Faculty of Education of the University of Prishtina (UP), from the academic year 2002-2003 HPSGJ became part of UP. In the academic year 2011/2012 Faculty of Medicine (FM) in Pristina opened its branches of Nursing and Midwifery programs in Gjakova.

In 2013 the Kosovo’s Government founded the “University of Gjakova Fehmi Agani” (UGJFA) upon the roots and basics of the HPSGJ. Nowadays, FM plays an important role within the University and it’s continuously increasing in popularity, attracting both quality students and well educated staff. A number of 527 students are currently studying in the Nursing and Midwifery departments, with the ever growing interest amongst youngster. While the Midwifery program is studied by Females only, nursing program is attracting both genders with a tendency of balancing the Male: Female ratio from 85% that dominated in the first two years to 75%. On the other hand, many experts from different medical fields that are educated in highly ranked universities such as University of Maastricht, Vienna, Zagreb etc. are working in here.

The importance of the FM in particular and UGJFA in general lays upon the fact that it has an approach in a wide range of healthcare institutions offering healthcare services of all the three levels. In fact, from the region in the middle of which our university is located (Dukagjini Valley) there are three regional hospital centers offering healthcare services of secondary level, two of each in a distance not more than 30km away, while the other one lays within the same city together with the Institute of Occupational Health which offers healthcare services of Tertiary level. Meanwhile, Family Medicine centers are spread all along the region. This offers a great opportunity to our students to do the clinical practice in different levels of health care provide institutions.

Website link: www.uni-gjk.org/