TEMPUS was the European Union’s programme designed to help the process of higher education reforms in Partner Countries. It supported the modernization of higher education in the EU’s surrounding area and facilitated mutual learning between regions, peoples and understanding between cultures. Tempus promoted institutional cooperation that involved the European Union and Partner Countries and focused on the reform and modernization of higher education systems in the Partner Countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region.

Tempus was one of a number of European Union’s programme designed to help the process of social and economic reform and development in its partner countries, by enabling universities from EU Member States to cooperate with those of Western Balkans, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and  the Mediterranean partner countries, through projects to modernize higher education systems. More about Tempus


Tempus programme was presented in Kosovo in 2000. The Kosovo Tempus Office (KTO) was established in 2003 as a result of an agreement between the European Commission and the Kosovo Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to enable the Kosovo HE institutions to apply in Tempus within the entity of 1244.

Since then Public and private Institutions in Kosovo have participated in 78 Tempus and Erasmus+ projects in total. These projects have enabled the institutional cooperation with EU countries and countries in the Region, with aim of reforming and upgrading the Kosovo Higher Education institutions and enhancing mutual understanding and intercultural dialogue with EU Higher Education institutions.

Here you can find the List of Tempus projects and partners involved in Kosovo during 2009 – 2013