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
28 members, 11 associated members, 26 honor members (2010)
Muzafer Korkuti
Main organ
Presidency of the Academy

The Academy of Sciences of Albania (Albanian: Akademia e Shkencave e Shqipërisë), founded in 1972, is the most important scientific institution in Albania.[1] The institution includes the most distinguished scientists, also called "academics", that are involved in research centers and other organisms inside and outside Albania. The Academy has 28 members,[2] 11 associated members,[3] and 26 honor members[4] 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[5]
  • Publishing

The Academy of Sciences of Albania has the country's largest academic library. Founded in 1975 with only 10,000 volumes, it included 8,120,000 volumes by 1986.[6]

In 2008, the four research institutes (the Institute of History, the Institute of Archaeology, the Institute of Linguistics and Literature, and the Institute of Folkloric Culture) moved apart and formed the Centre of Albanological Studies.[7]

List of current members[edit]

Former notable presidents[edit]


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ The World of Learning 2004 By Michael Salzman, Europa Publications ISBN 1-85743-182-0 Page 42 ([1])
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  6. ^ World Encyclopedia of Library and Information Services By Robert Wedgeworth Third Edition ISBN 0-8389-0609-5 Page 41 ([2])
  7. ^ Marenglen Verli (2014-12-28), "Milosao", Histori për botimin e historisë [History of History Publication], Gazeta Shqiptare, p. 16, OCLC 777718670 

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