University of Tirana

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University of Tirana
Universiteti i Tiranës
University of Tirana logo.svg
Established 16 September 1957
Type Public university. Study levels offered: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Endowment Financed by the Government of Albania
Rector Prof. Dr. Dhori Kule (since 2008)[1]
Academic staff 900
Students 114,000
Location Tirana, Albania
Campus urban, decentralized. A new suburban, centralized campus is under construction.
Colors red and black (the colors of the Albanian flag)
Affiliations Balkan Universities Network, Erasmus Mundus, UNSHP, UNICA, EUA, AUF, UNIMED, CMU, BSUN, ASECU, IUC. Partner universities with close collaboration: University of Bamberg, Germany, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA[2]
Website www.unitir.edu.al
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The University of Tirana (UT) (Albanian: Universiteti i Tiranës) is a public university located in Tirana, Albania.

History[edit]

UT was founded in 1957 as the State University of Tirana (Universiteti Shtetëror i Tiranës) through the merging of five existing institutes of higher education, the most important of which was the Institute of Sciences, founded in 1947. Between April 13, 1985 and 1992 (during the communist regime), UT was called the Enver Hoxha University of Tirana (Universiteti i Tiranës "Enver Hoxha").

Academics and size[edit]

UT is the largest and highest ranking university in Albania.[3] It includes eight colleges, 50 academic departments, and 41 study programs or majors. Most programs are offered in Tirana; a few smaller affiliated campuses are located in other Albanian cities, including Saranda in the South and Kukës in the North.

UT offers three-year Bachelor, one or two year Master, and three to five year Doctorate degree programs, in accordance with the Bologna system.

More than 114,000 students attend UT. UT employs more that 900 faculty members.

The current campus is urban and decentralized. A new large and centralized campus has been planned in the southeast periphery of Tirana.[4] Students dorms are grouped in a separate location called Student City (Qyteti Studenti) in southeast Tirana.[5]

Faculties and departments[edit]

This is the biggest college in Albania and the Balkans, and among biggest in Europe with 35 000 students. In 2013 the college has accepted 95 new PHD students. Previously 4 years of Bachelor degree.

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Coordinates: 41°19′00″N 19°49′18″E / 41.31667°N 19.82167°E / 41.31667; 19.82167