Aleksandër Xhuvani University
|Aleksandër Xhuvani University|
|Universiteti Aleksandër Xhuvani|
Aleksandër Xhuvani University, is an institution of higher education located in Elbasan, Albania. It is divided into seven faculties: Foreign Languages, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics, Pre-school and Primary Education, and Nursing.
The rector of the university is Liman Varoshi.
Aleksandër Xhuvani University is a successor institution of the "Elbasan Normal School" (Albanian: Shkolla Normale e Elbasanit), a teacher training institution that was founded on December 1, 1909. "Shkolla Normale" was a secondary school - the first to teach in the Albanian language. It continues to exist as a school within the University and is called Shkolla Normale Pedagogjike.
The first establishment of an institution of higher education in Elbasan occurred in 1971 with the founding of the Institut i Lartë Pedagogjik "Aleksandër Xhuvani" (Aleksandër Xhuvani Higher Educational Institute). This institution consisted of several teacher training departments (Albanian Language and Literature, Mathematics and Physics, History and Geography, Chemistry and Biology), as well as Engineering and Economics departments that were outposts of the University of Tirana. On November 12, 1991, the Institute became the Aleksandër Xhuvani University.
The university is named after Aleksandër Xhuvani, an Albanian philologist and educator.
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