(AGI) Roma, July 1 - Students from the Luiss University'sSchool of Government are in Kosovo as guests of NATO's KosovoForce or KFOR, where they were received a briefing from itscommander, Maj. Gen. Salvatore Farina, on the role of defencein an important international theatre. This is "an importanttraining opportunity for the students and to get to know upclose the great work that the NATO mission under Italianleadership is doing here," said Luis University directorGiovanni Lo Storto, who accompanied the students. Afterarriving in Pristina, they were taken to the Film City base,where they were briefed by NATO officers and European Unionrepresentatives. The 10 students come from three differentMaster's degree programmes; International Public Affairs,European Studies, and Parliament and Public Policy. Thisinitiative is the first step in a cooperative process betweenthe Luiss School of Government and the Italian General DefenceStaff. It offers students an important opportunity to acquirespecific understanding of defence issues. It is a profitableexchange of knowledge and experience on both sides, with thepossibility of being in a Master's programme for militaryofficers in the School of Government and for the students tobecome directly involved in the activities of the armed forces,or to contribute through research. (AGI). .