Ethnic Divide in Kosovo mirrored in higher education sector

Flag of KosovoA new report into the higher education system in Kosovo reveals that despite the integration work done over the years, its universities reflect the divided nature of the country.

The European Council report found that the situation has worsened over the last decade.

Kosovo’s university sector is rife with allegations of corruption, political interference and poor results. Moreover, it is divided in half in terms of ethnicity, with discord between the Serbs and Albanians living there.

An informative article published by Balkan Insight sets out the problems in detail. These include the mutual non-recognition of diplomas by Serbia and Kosovo and the impact this has on young people searching for work. The whole higher education system represents the conflict between the Serbs and Albanians of the country, with each side involved in the struggle for its own recognition.

True integration – in the higher education system and beyond – appears a long way away.

Read more here via Balkan Insight
http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/higher-education-is-reinforcing-kosovo-s-ethnic-divide-04-04-2017

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