Higher education is reinforcing Kosovo's ethnic divide

As well as being affected by corruption, political collusion and poor levels of performance, universities in Kosovo also remain ethnically separated. Despite major international efforts, this separation has deepened since hostilities in Kosovo ended, although the topic remains largely absent from public debate, writes Ervjola Selenica for Balkan Insight.

The Brussels Agreement reached in 2013 between the governments of Serbia and Kosovo on normalisation of mutual relations tried to tackle the issue of education in part by the mutual recognition of diplomas. While this was one of the first points agreed between the two governments in 2011, it has failed in the implementation phase.

This failure has had obvious negative consequences for the job opportunities of young graduates, both Serbs living in Kosovo and Albanians living in Serbia. While discussions are still ongoing, each side part blames the other for obstructing the process.
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