University for Business and Technology

Joint MA Political Science – Integration & Governance (PoSIG)

UBT, established based on the Institute of Enterprise Engineering and Management (IEME), gained Ministry approval in 2004 to offer higher education programs aligned with market needs and international standards. UBT provides an innovative 21st-century academic environment, emphasizing self-governance. It serves as a key intellectual and cultural hub in Kosovo, preparing global-minded leaders for advancements in various fields.

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Faculty of Political Science: Political Science (

Quality Management 

Prof.Dr.Edmond Hajrizi

Rector of the UBT

Founder and Rector of UBT, specializing in Information Systems, Innovation, Complex Systems Management, Intelligent Systems, Sustainable Development, Quality, Project Management, Leadership, and Education. Active in public policy and strategy development for various sectors, including education, industry, research, and regional development. Holds degrees in Engineering, Information Systems, and Management, including a Post Doc at City University London and a PhD from Vienna University of Technology. Also, serves as an academic staff member at Vienna University of Technology and Danube University Krems, a Research Fellow at City University London, a Visiting Scholar at Warsaw University, and a World Bank Expert in Research and Innovation. Accredited Assessor for Project Management, System Quality Management, and Excellence. Additionally, involved in the Bologna Membership Process for Kosovo’s Higher Education and serves as the National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 for ICT and FET. A Board Member of Kosova Agency for Statistics and the Editor of the International Journal of Business and Technology, along with various roles in international committees and professional organizations.

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Dr.Hadi Xhixha

Project Coordinator

PhD Hajdi Xhixha is educational-based, mainly in the communist period, Russian-Albanian relations in international relations and security. She has excellent knowledge of Russian and Macedonian culture and language; She specialises in artistic translation and modern Russian literature; She is a senior expert on Russian policies in the Balkans, especially in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia and a Senior expert on security policies. She has tremendous experience in the state security sector in Albania and has been the executive assistant of Albanian State Minister for Diaspora for two years. Now she works at University for Business and Technology (UBT) – Vice Dean at Political Sciences Department, in Prishtina. 

Assistant Project Coordinator

Elinda Krasniqi

Representative of the Project Office at UBT, in charge of coordinating project activities, monitoring project performance, assisting with the reporting and preparation of documents, and so on. Working for several years in the Project Office at UBT, has given her the experience in organizing and coordinating project activities, monitoring project performance, and reporting for national and internationally funded projects. In the last years, she has been directly involved in more than 8 CBHE plus projects, where UBT has been partner institution.

Academic Staff

Dr.Hadi Xhixha

Russian Foreign Policy



Dr. Dritero Arifi

Political Theory

Digital Diplomacy 

Dr Dritero Arifi is a Professor at the Department of Political Science—University for Business and Technology-UBT in Prishtina. Also has been two times a WUS-Austria scholarship. His expertise includes security issues, European foreign policy, and democratisation. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Vienna; Dr Arifi worked as an adviser to the Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Kosovo for over five years.