Kosovo – University of Pristina

The University of Pristina was established by the “Law on the Establishment of the University of Prishtina,” which was approved by the Assembly of the Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosova, on November 18, 1969. The establishment of the University of Prishtina was an historical event for the people of Kosova and the Albanian nation as a whole.

The Founding Assembly of the University of Prishtina was held on February 13, 1970. Two days later, the meeting was held marking the beginning of the university’s existence. Within the newly established University of Prishtina, the following departments were established: Department of Philosophy, Department of Law and Economics, Department of Engineering and the Department of Medicine. Now the University of Prishtina has 17 departments, where 14 of them are academic department and 3 are departments of applied sciences. Upon entry into the Statute of the University of Prishtina, on July 9, 2004, the rights and responsibilities of the students and the personnel of the Department of Teaching and High Pedagogical Schools were transferred to the Department of Education. In the academic year 2009/2010, the University of Prishtina had 41,833 students enrolled. (37,839 of the students were in their Bachelor studies and 3,544 in their Master studies.)

The University of Prishtina has the following academic units:

1. Department of Philosophy

2. Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

3. Department of Philology

4. Department of Law

5. Department of Economics

6. Department of Engineering and Architecture

7. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

8. Department of Mechanical Engineering

9. Department of Medicine

10. Department of Arts

11. Department of Agriculture

12. Department of Geosciences and Technology

13. Department of Sport Sciences

14. Department of Education

15. Department of Applied Sciences and Business – Pejë

16. Department of Applied Sciences and Engineering – Mitrovicë

17. Department of Applied Sciences and Engineering – Ferizaj




1 -Principal Investigator for Kosovo – Mimoza Dushi ,  Professor Assistant at University of Pristina, Kosovo