Univerzitet u Prištini
Универзитет у Приштини
Univerzitet u Prištini
Coat of Arms of University of Priština
|Established||1999(de facto) |
18 November 1969 (officially)
|Affiliations||EUA, Erasmus, DAAD, AUF, DRC|
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 it is also referred to as the University of Kosovska Mitrovica after its temporary relocation to northern Kosovska Mitrovica in 2001.
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, 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) and European University Association and has established cooperations with the Balkan Universities Network and numerous institutions worldwide (France, Russia, Italy, Norway, Oman, Ireland, UK.).
Statistics and university organisation
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. Following the Kosovo War, about 6,000 students transferred to other universities in Serbia. 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. After moving back to Kosovo only 6,500 students continued their education at this university. In 2004, the university had 10 faculties with about 8,000 students and enrollment quota of 1,200 students. In August 2007 it had 9,320 students, over 700 faculty and about 200 staff members. Its enrollment quota was 2,726 students. 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. Currently, there are 10.264 students, 730 faculty, and 320 staff members.
The original university was opened in Socialist Republic of Serbia, Yugoslavia, in the city of Priština, for the academic year 1969/1970 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 (recognized by United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) since 2002 but under the name University of Mitrovica)  having taken up physical residence in North Kosovska Mitrovica, a city in the northern ethnically Serbian region of Kosovo.
Faculties and higher education schools
- Faculty of Technical Sciences (relocated to Kosovska Mitrovica)
- Faculty of Medicine (relocated to Kosovska Mitrovica)
- Faculty of Agriculture (relocated to Lešak)
- Faculty of Law (relocated to Kosovska Mitrovica)
- Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (relocated to Kosovska Mitrovica)
- Faculty of Teacher Training (relocated to Leposavić)
- Faculty of Physical Culture (relocated to Leposavić)
- Faculty of Arts (relocated to Zvečan)
- Faculty of Economy (relocated to Kosovska Mitrovica)
- Faculty of Philosophy (relocated to Kosovska Mitrovica)
Notable alumni and faculty members
- Radmila Bakočević, Yugoslavian opera singer
- Ljuba Brkić, president of Jeunesses Musicales Serbia
- Izudin Čavrković, Bosnian-Serbian trumpeter
- Vladimir Koh, Serbian violinist
- Vojna Nešić, Serbian-Bosnian composer
- Peko Nikčević, Montenegrin sculptor
- Jasmina Novokmet, Serbian conductor
- Marko Savić, Serbian pianist and piano teacher
- Haris Silajdžić, President of Bosnia and Herzegovina, former professor of Arabic
- Milenko Stefanović, European clarinetist
- Sanja Stijačić, Serbian-Bosnian-Montenegrin flutist
- Jovan Šajnović, Yugoslavian conductor
- Tomislav Trifić, Serbian graphic artist
- Andrijana Videnović, Serbian theater and movie actress
- Jorgovanka Tabaković, Serbian politician and the current Governor of NBS
Notes and references
- 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.
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- Official website (in Serbian) (in English)
- University of Infostud
- Page on the University on the website Students of the world
- Page on the website of the University KosovoiMetohija.org
- Education in Kosovo and Metohija
- Website of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Pristina
- Website of the Medical Faculty of the University of Pristina
- Website of Economics faculty, University of Pristina
- Website of the Faculty of Physical Education at the University of Pristina
- Website of the Law Faculty of the University of Pristina
- Website of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Pristina
- Website of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Pristina
- Website of Agriculture, University of Pristina
- Website of Teaching Faculty of the University of Pristina
- Website of Mathematics Faculty of the University of Pristina