KOSOVO: Higher education challenges

Kosovo has the lowest higher education attendance in the European Union, writes Muhamet Brajshori for the Southeast European Times. While there are 50 students per 1,000 inhabitants in the EU, Kosovo falls short with just 30 students per 1,000 inhabitants, according to the education ministry.

In an effort to increase student numbers, the University of Pristina raised the limit on student admissions. For professors and students, however, higher student numbers may affect the quality of teaching and education in general, as the university faces a lack of accommodation and staff for the increased numbers.

Prime Minister Hashim Thaci promised last year that the government would open new universities in Peja and Gjilan. According to former education minister, Enver Hoxhaj, this "will create more study places and turn the focus away from Pristina University", the country's primary higher education institution.
Full report on the Southeast European Times site