News archive - The 2010 Progress Reports: Assessment of S&T in Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244)

Please find below the chapters of the most recent Progress Reports concerning the S&T policies of Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244).

Research has been made a priority.

The research council has developed the National Strategy for Science for the coming five years aiming at gradually increasing investment in research and stimulating cooperation with industry and EU and international partners.

As international cooperation partner, research entities have the possibility to apply for research projects under the Seventh research framework programme. Kosovo has organised some information sessions on FP7 and nominated FP7 contact points.

The ministry has established a fund for scientific research allocating 1 million euros to key areas for the economic development.

Overall, some progress can be reported concerning the alignment with European standards on education and research. However, all efforts need to be affordable and coordinated. Management capacity is weak, the ability to steer the education process at local level too. Quality control, minority inclusion and teaching curricula are all issues that need to be addressed. Efforts to strengthen the research capacity are necessary to ensure implementation of the national strategy.

Source: Progress Report Source: Progress Report Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244).

Geographical focus
  • Kosovo*

Entry created by Katarina Rohsmann on November 17, 2010
Modified on November 17, 2010