Brief History of the Faculty of Geosciences

The foundations of the Mining, Technology and Metallurgy studies were set up with the opening of the Technical High School in Mitrovica in 1961.

In 1970, within the Technical Faculty, branches of Mining, Technology and Metallurgy were opened, initially in Mitrovica, the 1970/71 school year, to continue in Pristina until the foundation of the Faculty of Geosciences and Technology in Mitrovica in 1974.

The Faculty of Geosciences and Technology in Mitrovica was established by the Law on Establishment of the Faculty of Geosciences and Technology by the Assembly of Kosovo on July 22, 1974. In the year of establishment, the Faculty had three branches: Mining, Technology and Metallurgy. In this year in all three branches were registered 322 Albanian students.

In the academic year 1980/81 the branch of Geology was opened and 151 Albanian students were registered in this branch.

Within the Faculty, in 1978, the Institute for Technology Research, Mining and Metallurgy was established. The Institute of the Faculty functioned until 1991, when the Albanian teachers and students of the Faculty were forcibly evicted by the then Serbian regime. In 2007, at the proposal of the Faculty, the Steering Council, based on the provisions of the Statute of UP, established the Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Materials, Technology and Geology.

Since 2001, the Faculty of Geosciences and Technology has been organizing studies according to the programs approved by the Senate of the University of Prishtina supported by the Bologna Declaration.

In the academic year 2010/2011, the Accreditation Agency has accredited all the curriculum of the Faculty in Bachelor and Master studies

In the academic year 2013/2014, the Kosovo Accreditation Agency has accredited all the curricula of the Faculty in Bachelor and Master studies (9 programs: 3 Bachelor and 6 Master).