Univerzitet u Prištini

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University of Priština
Универзитет у Приштини
Univerzitet u Prištini
University of Priština KM.png
Coat of Arms of University of Priština
Established1999; 20 years ago (1999) (de facto)
18 November 1969; 49 years ago (1969-11-18) (officially)
RectorZdravko Vitošević
Academic staff
Administrative staff
44°49′06″N 20°27′27″E / 44.818441°N 20.457422°E / 44.818441; 20.457422
AffiliationsEUA, Erasmus, DAAD, AUF, DRC
Administration building

The University of Priština (Serbian: Универзитет у Приштини / Univerzitet u Prištini) with a temporary seat in Kosovska Mitrovica is a public university in Kosovo.

It is the higher education institution that emerged after the disestablishment of the University of Pristina (1969–1999) as a result of the Kosovo War. Despite its official name[1] it is also referred to as the University of Kosovska Mitrovica after its temporary relocation to northern Kosovska Mitrovica in 2001.[2]


Following the end of the Kosovo War in 1999, the Kosovo Serb faculty relocated to Serbia (from 1999 to 2001 the seat was in Kruševac) and two years later to the northern Kosovo. The seat is currently in Kosovska Mitrovica.

The faculties of the university have been recognized by UNMIK and EUA under the name University in Mitrovica,[3] and the university is additionally recognised by the Serbian government as a Serbian institution. It is a member of the Conference of the Universities of Serbia (KONUS)[4] and European University Association[5][6][7][8][9] and has established cooperations with the Balkan Universities Network and numerous institutions worldwide (France, Russia, Italy, Norway, Oman, Ireland, UK.).[10]

Statistics and university organisation[edit]

The academic year runs from 1 October through 30 September, organized in two semesters, with 30 weeks of teaching per year.

Pristina University had 14 faculties with about 18,000 students and over 1,300 faculty and staff members in 1999.[11][12] Following the Kosovo War, about 6,000 students transferred to other universities in Serbia.[12] In 2001 (while in Kruševac) it had 17,000 students. From 1999 to 2001 about 2,000 students graduated from the University of Priština, 50 students was awarded Magister degrees, and 20 earned their doctorates.[13] After moving back to Kosovo only 6,500 students continued their education at this university.[14] In 2004, the university had 10 faculties with about 8,000 students and enrollment quota of 1,200 students.[15] In August 2007 it had 9,320 students, over 700 faculty and about 200 staff members.[16][17][18] Its enrollment quota was 2,726 students.[19] About 45% were from Kosovo, 30% from Serbia, 25% from Montenegro. There was also a smaller number of students from Republic of Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.[20] Currently, there are 10.264 students, 730 faculty, and 320 staff members.[21]


The original university was opened in Socialist Republic of Serbia, Yugoslavia, in the city of Priština, for the academic year 1969/1970[22][23] and functioned as the University of Priština until 1999. However, owing to political upheaval, war, successive mutual expulsions of faculty of one ethnicity or the other, and resultant pervasive ethnic-based polarisation, currently, there are two separate, disjoint institutions, both using the same name, albeit each notated idiosyncratically, to reflect their polarized ethnic identity and divergent physical locations, separate Albanian and Serbian entities. University of Priština situated at Kosovska Mitrovica is a Serbian entity displaced from the city of Priština in 1999, conducting education in Serbian language, backed by the Government of Serbia[24] (recognized by United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) since 2002 but under the name University of Mitrovica[3][25][26][27]) [11][23][28] having taken up physical residence in North Kosovska Mitrovica, a city in the northern ethnically Serbian region of Kosovo.

Faculties and higher education schools[edit]

Notable alumni and faculty members[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognized as an independent state by 113 out of 193 United Nations member states, 10 of which have subsequently withdrawn recognition.


  1. ^ "Члан 4. Назив и седиште Универзитета" [Section 5. Name and location of University]. Статут Универзитета у Приштини [The Charter of the University of Pristina] (pdf) (in Serbian). 15 September 2004. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  2. ^ Schusch, Klaus (2008). "Science and Technology in Kosovo/UNMIK". INFORMATION OFFICE OF THE STEERING PLATFORM ON RESEARCH FOR THE WESTERN BALKAN COUNTRIES. Archived from the original on 2016-02-03. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  3. ^ a b "European University Association: University of Mitrovica". Eua.be. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  4. ^ TanjaT. "Konferencija". Uns.ac.rs. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Speech of the Rector of the University of Priština published at the University's website<[http://prijemni.infostud.com/ecms/viewarticle.php?id=9400&ml ''Novosti'', 2007-08-26". Rektorat.ftnkm.info. Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  6. ^ EUA members directory, Retrieved on 3 November 2008
  7. ^ International Radio Serbia Archived 2011-10-02 at the Wayback Machine, 14 November 2008
  8. ^ University has become the member of EUA[permanent dead link], retrieved on 24 November 2008
  9. ^ University of Priština in European Association Archived 2011-10-05 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved on 24 November 2008
  10. ^ Report on international cooperation of the University of Priština[permanent dead link], Retrieved on 24 February 2009
  11. ^ a b Seobe akademaca (29 April 2003). "Seobe akademaca". NIN 2731.
  12. ^ a b http://prijemni.infostud.com/ecms/viewarticle.php?id=9431&ml Politika, 28 August 2007
  13. ^ An Interview with Professor Jagoš Zelenović, Rector of the University of Priština, Pobeda, 29 June 2001, p. 10
  14. ^ "'' Večernje Novosti'', 2007-08-26". Prijemni.infostud.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  15. ^ General secretary of the University of Priština for the Dnevnik Journal Archived April 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ "Speech of the Rector of the University of Priština published at the University's website". Rektorat.ftnkm.info. Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  17. ^ "''Politika'', August 28, 2007". Prijemni.infostud.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  18. ^ "''Novosti'', August 26, 2007". Prijemni.infostud.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  19. ^ "ftnkm.info". Rektorat.ftnkm.info. Archived from the original on 2007-12-22. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  20. ^ "'' Večernje Novosti'', August 26, 2007". Prijemni.infostud.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  21. ^ "Lična karta Univerziteta u Prištini". Prijemni.infostud.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  22. ^ Speech of the Rector of the University of Priština published at the University's website Archived 2007-10-12 at the Wayback Machine, rektorat.ftnkm.info, text from 1967.
  23. ^ a b Đurić, Slađana (2000). "Izmesteni univerzitet". Republika magazine, No. 240-241.
  24. ^ "Official webpage". University of Priština (University of Priština (Serbian)). Retrieved 14 April 2008.
  25. ^ O. N. (1 April 2002). "Univerzitet u Prištini postao deo evropskog akademskog prostora". Glas Javnosti (in Serbian). University of Priština (Serbian).
  26. ^ http://www.mfa.gov.rs/Srpski/Kultura/vesti_kultura/201202_s.html
  27. ^ EUA welcomes new Members, 30 October 2008
  28. ^ Universities in Europe: University of Priština, Kosovo, Retrieved on 27 January 2011
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Univerzitet u Prištini". Ministry of Education and Sport of Serbia. Retrieved 5 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
  30. ^ "Biographies". Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Archived from the original on 22 December 2007. Retrieved 18 April 2008.

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