Lirije is a young researcher and lecturer at the University of Pristina. She joined Centre for Political Courage in 2015 and is since then involved in several regional and domestic projects dealing exclusively with higher education and the promotion of research and evidence-based policymaking. She has received her MA degree at the Department of Political Science at the University of Pristina and spent a semester at the University of Salzburg. Driven by commitment and passion, Lirije aims at the improvement of higher education and the state of research in Kosovo. She is passionate about positive changes in society and is an active member of local and international institutions. As a young professional, Lirije has participated in several extra-curricular activities as scholarship holder for events such as the American Institute for Social and Political Studies and European Forum Alpbach amidst others.