Academy of Sciences of Albania

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Akademia e Shkencave e Shqiperise
Abbreviation ASH
Formation 1972
Type national academy
Purpose Science, Academics
Headquarters Tirana, Albania
Membership 28 members, 11 associated members, 26 honor members (2010)
President Muzafer Korkuti
Main organ Presidency of the Academy
Website Academy of Sciences of Albania

The Academy of Sciences of Albania (Albanian: Akademia e Shkencave e Shqiperise), founded in 1972, is the most important scientific institution in Albania.[1] The institution includes the most distinguished scientists, also called "academics", that are involved in research centers and other organisms inside and outside Albania. The Academy has 28 members,[2] 11 associated members,[3] and 26 honor members[4] The Academy is composed of two sections:

  • Social Sciences and Albanological Section
  • Natural and Technical Sciences Section

It also includes the following units:

  • Projects of Technological and Innovation Development,
  • Branch for Foreign and Public Relations,
  • Library[5]
  • Publishing

The Academy of Sciences of Albania has the country's largest academic library. Founded in 1975 with only 10,000 volumes, it included 8,120,000 volumes by 1986.[6]

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Coordinates: 41°19′34″N 19°49′23″E / 41.3261°N 19.823°E / 41.3261; 19.823