Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo

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Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo
Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo February 2013.jpg
Academy of Sciences and Arts in Pristina
Abbreviation ASHAK
Formation 1975
Type national academy
Purpose Science, Arts, Academics
Headquarters Pristina, Kosovo
Location
Membership 19 regular and 6 associate members (2010)
President Besim Bokshi
Main organ Presidency of the Academy
Website Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo

The Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo (Albanian: Akademia e Shkencave e Arteve e Kosovës, Latin: Academia Scientiarum et Artium Kosoviensis) is the national academy of Kosovo[a].

History & Organization[edit]

The Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo was founded on December 20, 1975 by decision of the Assembly of Kosovo.[1] Its first president was Esad Mekuli, who is considered to be the father of modern Albanian poetry in Yugoslavia.[2] The academy is organized in four divisions. Those include the division of language and literature, the division of social sciences, the division of natural sciences and the division of arts.[3]

Members[edit]

The academy has 19 regular and 6 associate members. The current president of the academy is Besim Bokshi, while the vice-president is Hivzi Islami. Engjëll Berisha is the general secretary of the academy. The heads of the divisions include Mehmet Kraja, Pajazit Nushi, Latif Susuri and Tahir Emra.[1] Honorary members include personalities like Albanian-American Nobel prize winner Ferid Murad and Mother Teresa.

Notes and references[edit]

Notes:

a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References:

  1. ^ a b "Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo" (in Albanian). Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo. Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Elsie, Robert (2004). Historical dictionary of Kosova. Scarecrow Press. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-8108-5309-6. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Global Network of Science Academies". Retrieved 4 May 2010.