Kosovo is a region in southeastern Europe. After a lengthy dispute with Serbia, Kosovo declared independence in February 2008 and it has become a member country of the IMF and World Bank as the Republic of Kosovo. It represents an important link between central and southern Europe and the Adriatic and Black Seas.
Kosovo’s climate is continental, with warm summers and cold and snowy winters and most of Kosovo's terrain is mountainous.
The transformation of the higher education system in Kosovo is occurring in the context of the transition and capacity building period.
After 1999, it had an economic boom as a result of post-war reconstruction and foreign assistance. In the period from 2003 to 2011, despite declining foreign assistance, growth of GDP averaged over 5% a year. This was despite the global financial crisis of 2009 and the subsequent Eurozone crisis. Europe’s youngest nation also boasts the Continent’s youngest population, with about half of the people under 25. That statistic comes to life in Pristina, the capital. Thanks in part to the return of enterprising young Kosovars living abroad, the city are filling with cafes, nightclubs and restaurants.
But remnants of Kosovo’s Slavic and Ottoman past are the marquee attractions. Once the seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the city of Peja contains the Patriarchate of Pec, a complex of medieval churches overlooking a jagged gorge, with interiors that glow with frescoes, and the Decani Monastery, filled with vivid biblical scenes. In fact various historic sites have won UNESCO World Heritage status. *
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* Source: Wikipedia