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The structure of Medical Education in Europe: Implementing Bologna – On the way to a European success story?
International Conference hosted by the German Rectors' Conference (HRK)

10 - 11 October 2008, Berlin

Initiatives of the University of Prishtina's Faculty of Medicine to cope with Bologna


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The Structure of Medical Education in Europe: Implementing Bologna – On the way to a European success story?. International Conference hosted by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). Berlin, 10.-11.10.2008. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc08hrk29

doi: 10.3205/08hrk29, urn:nbn:de:0183-08hrk296

Published: January 13, 2011

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Introduction: Prishtina is the capital of Kosovo with approximately 500,000 inhabitants. The University of Prishtina is founded in 1970, its Faculty of Medicine in 1969. The faculty offers five branches of studies: medicine (1969), dentistry (1975), pharmacy (1996), physiotherapy (2001), and nursery and midwifery (2003). with the following study times: medicine and dentistry 6 years, pharmacy 5 years, physiotherapy, nursery and midwifery 3 years as Bachelor programme.

The university hosts 2,000 active students and graduated more than 4,000 students.

New curricula are implemented from the academic year 2007/2008 on. For the near future PhD programmes are planned.

For medical education implementation of the Bologna Recommendations is seen as one of the ways to go forward, for a better future of its institution.

Goals: The University of Prishtina wants

  • to be part of the European Higher Education Area.
  • to implement the Bologna Process in medical education.
  • to reform/reconstruct its curricula.
  • to introduce new teaching and learning formats.
  • to cooperate.

Strength: The University of Prishtina has a very young population.

Weakness: As weaknesses the university is aware of its actual low economic power, its low and old infrastructure, as well as its low research capacity.