Academy of Sciences of Albania

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Akademia e Shkencave e Shqipërisë
Akademia e Shkencave e Shqipërisë.svg
Abbreviation ASH
Formation 1972
Type National academy
Purpose Science, Academics
Headquarters Tirana, Albania
Membership
28 members, 11 associated members, 26 honor members (2010)
Muzafer Korkuti
Main organ
Presidency of the Academy
Website www.akad.gov.al/ash/

The Academy of Sciences of Albania (Albanian: Akademia e Shkencave e Shqipërisë), founded in 1972, is the most important scientific institution in Albania.[1] In the 1980s, several research institutes begun at the University of Tirana were transferred to the Academy's jurisdiction.[2] The institution includes the most distinguished scientists, also called "academics", that are involved in research centers and other organisms inside and outside Albania. As of 2009, the Academy has 23 regular members,[3] 10 associated members,[4] one permanent member,[5] and 26 honor members.[6]

The Academy was among several dozen of the world's scientific academies which endorsed through signature the Summit Statement emerging from the New Delhi Population Summit of 1994.[7]

Organization[edit]

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[8]
  • Publishing

The Academy of Sciences of Albania has the country's largest academic library. Founded in 1975 starting with 10,000 volumes, it included 812,000 volumes by 1986.[9]

In 2008, funding for most research functions of the Academy was withdrawn, those research functions subsequently transferred to Universities and research centers.[10] Four research institutes which were separated from the Academy joined to form the Centre of Albanological Studies.[10][11]

Notable current and past members[edit]

Permanent members[edit]

Regular members[edit]

Associate members[edit]

Honorary members[edit]

Other members[edit]

Former notable presidents[edit]

Periodicals[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Salzman, Michael, ed. (2003). The World of Learning 2004 (Directory). London: Taylor & Francis (Europa). p. 42. ISBN 9781857431827. OCLC 59288367.
  2. ^ Misja, Vladimir; Teta, Arqile; Kallulli, Adriatik (1986). Vollmann, W., ed. Higher Education in Albania (Report). Monographs on Higher Education. Bucharest: UNESCO-CEPES. p. 33. Retrieved August 21, 2018 – via Internet Archive. The institutes in question include the Institute of History, the Institute of Linguistics and Literature, the Institute of Folk Culture, the Institute of Nuclear Physics, the Centre for Computer Mathematics, the Seismological Station, and the Hydraulic Research Laboratory.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Anëtarë të rregullt" [Regular members]. Anëtarë të rregullt (in Albanian). Academy of Sciences of Albania. Archived from the original on March 2, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2012.[self-published source]
  4. ^ a b "Anëtarë të Asociuar" [Associated Members] (in Albanian). Academy of Sciences of Albania. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2010.[self-published source]
  5. ^ a b "Anëtarë të përhershëm" [Permanent Members] (in Albanian). Academy of Sciences of Albania. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011.[self-published source]
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "anetare nderi" [Honorary Members] (in Albanian). Academy of Sciences of Albania. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011.[self-published source]
  7. ^ Graham-Smith, Sir Francis, ed. (1993). Population — the complex reality: A report of the Population Summit of the world's scientific academies. Boulder, Colorado: North American Press (Fulcrum Publishing). pp. 377&ndash, 384. ISBN 0-85403-484-6. OCLC 905776096 – via Internet Archive.
  8. ^ "Biblioteka" [Library] (in Albanian). Academy of Sciences of Albania. Archived from the original on February 16, 2010. Retrieved June 1, 2010.[self-published source]
  9. ^ Wedgeworth, Robert, ed. (1993). "Albania". World Encyclopedia of Library and Information Services (3rd ed.). Chicago: American Library Association. pp. 40&ndash, 42. ISBN 9780838906095. OCLC 300362088 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ a b Elsie, Robert, ed. (2010). "Center for Albanological Studies" (PDF). Historical Dictionary of Albania. Historical Dictionaries of Europe (2nd ed.). Plymouth, United Kingdom: Scarecrow Press. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-8108-7380-3. OCLC 700441787. No. 75. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  11. ^ Marenglen Verli (December 28, 2014), "Milosao", Histori për botimin e historisë [History of History Publication], Gazeta Shqiptare, p. 16, OCLC 777718670
  12. ^ a b c d "ANËTARË TË RREGULLT" [Regular Members] (in Albanian). 2018. Retrieved August 20, 2018.

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