Prof.Assoc. Dr. Idriz Kovaçi
Full time Professor
Prof.Assoc. Dr. Idriz Kovaçi has been working as a regular professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Ferizaj since 2018, specifically in the Faculty of Tourism and Environment, in the departments of “Management in Hospitality and Tourism” and “Management and Innovation in Tourism.”
Dr. Kovaçi completed his bachelor’s and master’s studies at the Faculty of Economics, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina.” He completed his doctoral studies at the University “St. Clement of Ohrid” in Skopje, where he obtained the title of “Doctor of Economic Sciences in the field of Fiscal Policy” in 2008. His dissertation is titled “Implications of Public Revenues on Investments in the Republic of Macedonia”
During the period 1999-2001, he worked as an administrator and consultant at the Ministry of Local Self-Government in the Office for the Development of Underdeveloped Regions in Skopje. From 2001 to 2006, he served as an advisor at the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Macedonia and as the Head of the Regional Unit in Skopje. In 2006, he worked as Deputy Head of the Sector for Local Economic Development in Skopje, particularly in the field of tourism and hospitality.
In addition to his academic engagement at UASF, he has worked at the State University of Tetovo and several universities in the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of North Macedonia. During the period 2008-2017, he worked as an inordinar professor at the University “FON” in Skopje; from 2009 to 2010, as a visiting professor at the University “AAB” in Prishtina; from 2011 to 2015, as a visiting professor at the College “Vision for Education – VPA” in Ferizaj; from 2012 to 2014, as a visiting professor at the College “Gjilani” in Gjilan; in 2014-2015, as a visiting professor at the “European College of Kosovo” in Prishtina; from 2014 to 2016, as a visiting professor at the “University of Applied Sciences” in Ferizaj; and in the academic year 2017-2018, he worked as a regular professor at the College “Arbëri” in Gjilan.
Idriz Kovaçi is highly active in the academic field. His published works in internationally indexed scientific journals such as Scopus or Web of Science include: “Sustainable Tourism as a Potential for Promoting Regional Heritage, Local Food, Traditions, and Diversity – The Case of Kosovo” (2022), “The Impact of Motivation on Employee Performance in the Hospitality Industry” (2022), “The Communication Process in Enterprises in Kosovo: Types and Flow Management” (2021), “The Tourism and Hospitality Industry: Definitions, Concepts, and Development – The Case of Kosovo” (2021), “Organization as a Management Function and Types of Organizational Structures Implemented in SMEs in Kosovo” (2021), “Decision-Making and the Application of Decision-Making Techniques in SMEs in Kosovo” (2021), and many others.
He has consistently invested continuous effort and great energy into his academic work and engagements, aiming to further develop and advance in his areas of interest.
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