WBAA Tracer Study

The survey addresses students and graduates who have spent parts of their studies in a country of the Western Balkans and outside of the six Western Balkan (WB) countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia), mainly supported with EU funding (primarily Erasmus). The main aim of the study was to identify effective approaches for improvement in the higher education system of the Western Balkans (WB) based on the experiences of students and graduates who have experienced other higher education systems. Therefore, the study participants evaluated various aspects of the different higher education systems based on their international study experience.

A total of 1.320 people completed the questionnaire and the central results of the survey are presented in this report: WBAA Tracer Study 2021

The study was initiated in 2018 by members of the WBAA Research team, above all Arber Hajrizaj, Renata Petrevska Nechkoska, Samir Beharic and Adelina Basholli. It was funded by the EU and carried out by the WBAA Service Provider, in this case the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna.

Fact Sheet Montenegro
Fact Sheet North Macedonia
Fact Sheet Serbia
Fact Sheet Kosovo*
Fact Sheet Bosnia and Herzegovina
Fact Sheet Albania

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration.

Document type
  • Research paper


Publication Year


Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on January 19, 2023
Modified on January 19, 2023