Alumna: Mimoza Budeci – RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) class of 2012
Mimoza Budeci graduated from RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) in 2012 with concentrations in Public Policy and Management, and a minor in International Relations.
Simultaneously, she was a student at the Military Academy in the Centre for University Studies in Pristina. After the graduation, Mimoza continued her studies in the British Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom, where she won multiple prizes such as: Best student-Pre RMAS phase B course, Defence School of Languages (UK); Silver Medal- exercise Long Reach, Sandhurst (UK); Winner of the Brunei Prize, Sandhurst (UK). Due to her awards while in Sandhurst and her overall performance, Lt. Budeci endures to be the most successful female from the Balkans to have ever attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Subsequently, Lt. Budeci completed her masters in the Buckingham University, United Kingdom in Modern War Studies and Military Contemporary History.
Lt. Budeci has attended other important courses as well, such as the International Professional Leadership Course, held at the Naval International Training Centre, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.A where she was announced as the most successful student to have ever attended the course; and the Security Cooperation Management International Purchaser: Financial and Training Management Course, held at the Defence Institute of Security Cooperation Studies, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.
Moreover, Lt. Budeci has participated in several conferences organized by the command of the U.S Army for Europe and NATO, as a member of the two people delegation, representing the Ministry for the Kosovo Security Force. In the latest conference she participated in, the Combined Training Conference in the town of Oberammergau in Germany, Lt. Budeci was entrusted to represent KSF`s main annual exercise.
Currently Mimoza is a first Lieutenant for the Ministry for the Kosovo Security Force with the job position as Liaison Officer to the U.S Office of Defence Cooperation (DoD), and Camp Bondsteel. Along with the conferences she attends and the responsibilities she has as a first Lieutenant she engages herself in extra duty activities as well, such as being the founder and the head coach of the KSF female football team. Lt. Budeci and her team have participated and won several football tournaments in Kosovo.
Regarding her experience at RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) Lt. Budeci states: “RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) taught me the five basics of being a successful person. Those basics are as follows: ‘Always study, be aware of the current events throughout the world, work independently, think critically, and engage yourself in multiple activities on a daily basis’. My experience at this University has been very important because it ‘panoplied’ me with the academic and professional skills I need and apply on a daily basis.”
RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) and its advanced Public Policy and Management programs together with the professional staff helped Mimoza to evolve academically and develop professionally.