Research Profile

College ESLG ‘s research is currently focused in the following research areas:


•    Facilities management;
•    Sustainable construction;
•    Sustainable architecture;

•    Urban sprawl, urban transformation;
•    Social infrastructure;

•    Demographics and urbanization;
•    Interdisciplinary real estate studies;
•    Living environment;
•    Blockchain in real estate;
•    Sustainability and protection of environment;
•    Real estate markets and real estate marketability;
•    Housing and urban studies;
•    Applicability and economic viability of advanced material technologies in Kosovo buildings;
•    Kosovo climate adapted low-energy envelope technologies;
•    Real estate recording standards;
•    Developments in the local and international legislation in real estate and construction management;
•       European Environmental Law;
•       European Energy Directives;
•       Green and circular economy;

•      Sustainable financing;


The Research Strategy of College ESLG can be found here.

High-quality researchers


ESLG will pick the most talented researchers from across the region to come and work in ESLG. But high-quality research is not just about finding the best people - it's about getting the best out of people. To this end, ESLG strives to create a work environment that is stimulating, innovative and dynamic.

Research portfolio


College ESLG is involved in several international and national research projects:


-  Sustainable Energy Efficient Buildings Project/HERD program implemented by College ESLG and Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU);

- OSCAR Project: Value for Owners and End-Users of Property with implementing partners NTNU, EVRO-PF and ESLG;

- Kosovo Real Estate Market Study with implementing partners College ESLG and Kosovo Realty Group;

Through these projects, College ESLG has become a pioneer in Kosovo in the research in the field of sustainability, facilities management, and real estate.


Some of selected research publications that took place as part of SEEB project/HERD program are as follows:


- HOXHA, Visar, HAUGEN, Tore, and BJÖRBERG, SVEIN, and TEMELJOTOV-SALAJ, Alenka, Developing sustainable energy efficient buildings – A transnational knowledge transfer experience between Norway and Kosovo, Studies in Higher Education, 2020, Vol 45 (2), pp. 390-402

- HOXHA, Visar, HAUGEN, Tore, and BJÖRBERG, SVEIN. Measuring perception about sustainability of building materials in Kosovo. Facilities, ISSN 0263-2772. 2017, Vol 35 (7/8), pp. 436-461

- PALLASKA, Elvida, HAUGEN, Tore, HOXHA, Visar, FINOCHIARO, Luca and SALAJ-TEMELJOTOV, Alenka, Sustainability by improving energy efficiency in traditional housing in Kosovo, Journal of Science, Humanities and Arts, 2018, Vol 5 (5), pp. 1-16

- HOXHA, Visar, and SHALA, Fjolla, "The benefits and challenges of sustainable buildings in Prishtina, Kosovo", Facilities , 2019, Vol. 37 No. 13/14, pp. 1118-1152.   


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