News archive - DG Enlargement Progress Report for Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/1999): Science and Research

The Progress Reports presented by DG Enlargement also contain an assessment of developments in the field of science and research (in the chapter dealing with education, research and culture). In the following we present this specific paragraphs from the report on Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/1999) to our readers.

Research is now a priority sector. In April, the Ministry appointed a coordinator for the 7th Framework Programme. The Council for Science developed an action plan for 2009, but its implementation is hampered by resource constraints. Research and development capacities within the University of Pristina have been strengthened.
Overall, progress can be reported in the education and research. However, the pace of institutional and legal reforms has to be stepped up, better coordinated, and translated into practice. Central and local capacities to teach and manage education need to be significantly enhanced. Significant efforts are needed to increase participation in education. A system to monitor the quality of education needs to be set up. Additional resources continue to be
required for research purposes.

Geographical focus
  • Kosovo*

Entry created by Elke Dall on October 14, 2009
Modified on October 14, 2009