The foundations of higher education studies in Mitrovica were set with the opening of Technical High School in 1961. In 1974 was opened Faculty of Mining and Metallurgy with three departments: Mining, Technology, Metallurgy, while in 1987 was opened Geology department. On the base of these faculties and based on 60 years of experience in higher education in Mitrovica, the Government of Republic of Kosovo on 06.03.2013, took the decision for establishment of Mitrovica University. Kosovo Assembly ratified this decision on 31.05.2013. In the academic year 2014/15 the University of Mitrovica had 2700 students enrolled, with who have worked 80 professors and assistants full time, and 105 part times.