Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo

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Kosova Academy of Sciences and Arts
Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo February 2013.jpg
Kosova Academy of Sciences and Arts in Pristina
Abbreviation ASHAK
Formation 1975
Type National Academy
Purpose Science, Arts, Academics
Headquarters Pristina, Kosovo
Location
Membership
24 regular and 11 associate members (2015)
Hivzi Islami
Main organ
Presidency of the Academy
Website Kosova Academy of Sciences and Arts

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

History & Organization[edit]

Kosova Academy of Sciences and Arts 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 linguistics and literature, the division of social sciences, the division of natural sciences and the division of arts.[3]

Members[edit]

Old seat of the Academy

The academy has 24 regular and 11 associate members. The current president of the academy is Hivzi Islami, while the vice-president is Pajazit Nushi. Isuf Krasniqi is the general secretary of the academy. The heads of the divisions include Eqrem Basha, Jusuf Bajraktari, Fejzullah Krasniqi and Luan Mulliqi.[4] 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 Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognised as an independent state by 109 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References:

  1. ^ "Kosova Academy of Sciences and Arts" (in Albanian). Kosova Academy of Sciences and Arts. 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. 
  4. ^ "Presidency of the Kosova Academy of Sciences and Arts" (in Albanian). Kosova Academy of Sciences and Arts. Archived from the original on 4 April 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2010.