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
AbbreviationASHAK
Formation1975
TypeNational Academy
PurposeScience, Arts, Academics
HeadquartersPristina, Kosovo
Location
Membership
24 regular and 11 associate members (2015)
Hivzi Islami
Main organ
Presidency of the Academy
WebsiteKosova 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.

Annotations[edit]

  1. ^ 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 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognized as an independent state by 112 out of 193 United Nations member states, while 10 states have recognized Kosovo only to later withdraw their recognition.

References[edit]

  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". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. 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.