University of Durrës "Aleksandër Moisiu"

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Aleksandër Moisiu University of Durrës
Universiteti "Aleksandër Moisiu" Durrës
Universiteti i Durrësit "Aleksandër Moisiu".svg
Seal of Aleksandër Moisiu University of Durrës
Latin: Universitas Aleksandër Moisiu
Motto none
Type Public
Established Founded on 20 December 2005[1]
opened on 2 October 2006
Rector Ksanela Sotirofski
Academic staff
175 (2011)[2]
Administrative staff
46 administrative staff and scientific assistance (2011)[2]
Students Around 17,000 (2013)[3]
Location Municipality of Durrës, Albania
41°18′49″N 19°26′03″E / 41.313534°N 19.434216°E / 41.313534; 19.434216
Campus Urban and suburban campus in Durrës.[4][5]
Colors          
Nickname The Streams (in Albanian: Currilsat)
Affiliations State University of Tetovo[6]
Epoka University[7]
University of Applied Sciences Landshut[8]
Website uamd.edu.al

Aleksandër Moisiu University of Durrës (Albanian: Universiteti "Aleksandër Moisiu" Durrës; initialism: UAMD), also Aleksandër Moisiu University or University of Durrës, is the newest public academic institution of the Republic of Albania. The University is located in the ancient city of Durrës. The university was founded on 20 December 2005[1] by the Albanian Government. It was inaugurated in 2006 and is using the American system of education, unlike the rest of the public universities in the country. More than 1,300 students started classes as of October 2, 2006.[9] University of Durrës took its name from Austrian-Italian actor Aleksandër Moisiu, who was of Albanian descent. The rector is Kseanela Sotirofski.

Rectors[edit]

The list of rectors of Aleksandër Moisiu University of Durrës:

  1. Agim Kukeli,[10] 2006 - 2010
  2. Mit'hat Mema, 2010 - 2016
  3. Kseanela Sotirofski, 2016 - current

Governing bodies[edit]

Aleksandër Moisiu University has four governing bodies. The first is the Academic Senate, which focuses on strategy and organization of the university.[11] The second is the Board of Directors, which focuses on administration and finances.[12] The Ethics Council is the third body, which discusses ethical issues related to the university,[13] and the fourth is the Faculty Council, which is made up of professors at the school.[14]

  • Rector: Kseanela Sotirofski
  • Vice-rector for research affairs:
  • Vice-rector for educational affairs:
  • Vice-rector for institutional affairs:
  • Chancellor: Ulpian Hoti

Campus[edit]

Aleksandër Moisiu University has three campuses.

Currila campus[edit]

UAMD Currila campus in 2006
UAMD Currila campus in 2013

The fist campus or the old campus is in Currila Street (Rruga e Currilave), in the center of city of Durrës. This campus was opened in 2006.

Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, Faculty of Information and Communications Technology and Faculty of Professional Studies are located in this campus.

Spitallë campus[edit]

UAMD Spitallë campus
UAMD Spitallë campus
UAMD Interior new campus, Prime Minister Sali Berisha and Rector Mema

The new campus was inaugurated on 5 June 2013 by Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha and Minister of Education Myqerem Tafaj. The second campus is suburban and located in Spitallë, Durrës.

Built in an area of 55 hectares features; 2 large conference hall with a capacity of 220-330 seats, 3 Computer lab, 26 auditoriums with a capacity of 3,000 to 3,500 students, library, reading room and internet room, 16 offices for academic staff and 8 administrative offices, as well as the Meeting Hall of the Scientific Council, all these facilities are equipped with ventilation and heating systems, underground parking, park, as well as 5,000 square meters of green space.

The Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Education are located in this campus.

FASTIP campus[edit]

FASTIP building

The address of FASTIP is Lagjja Nr. 17, Rruga Adria, Durrës.

Organization[edit]

There are six faculties (5 internal and 1 external):

  • The Faculty of Business (Fakulteti i Biznesit; FB),
  • The Faculty of Political Sciences and Law (Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike dhe Juridike; FSHPJ),
  • The Faculty of Information and Communications Technology (Fakulteti i Tekonologjisë së Informacionit; FTI),
  • The Faculty of Education (Fakulteti i Edukimit; FE),
  • The Faculty of Professional Studies (Fakulteti i Studimeve Profesionale; FSP ose SHLP),
  • The Faculty of Integrated Studies with Practice (Fakulteti i Studimeve të Integruara me Praktikën; FASTIP),
  • The Branch of Peshkopia (Filiali i Peshkopisë) [closed in 2014]

Faculty of Information and Communications Technology[edit]

Dean of the Faculty of Information and Communications Technology is Docent Lindita Mukli.[15]

Former Branch of Peshkopia[edit]

In 2009, the Albanian government decide to open a branch of UAMD in Peshkopia, administrative center of Dibër County, but in September 2014 Rama Government closed all branches of public university, including the branch of Peshkopia.

Faculty of Integrated Studies with Practice[edit]

Dean of the Faculty of Integrated Studies with Practice (FASTIP) is Vladimir Muka.[16]

FASTIP was established as an innovative project in 2008 on a decision of the Council of Ministers (No. 827, date 11.06.2008: "Decree on Opening at the University "Aleksandër Moisiu" Durrës, the Faculty of Integrated Studies with Practice (FASTIP) and on the manner of its operation for the provisional period"). In 2012 the pilot project phase has extended by the Council of Ministers until 2014.

Under the bilateral Albanian-German Governmental Agreement, the experience of the Dual University Baden-Württemberg (DHBW), and with support of Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) FASTIP started the lectures in January 2009. The study programe is designed to provide students with an education based on a combination of theoretical studies and practical on-the-job training in Albanian Partner Banks and Enterprises.

Studies at FASTIP last three years. Each semester is made up of six theoretical modules covered within a two or three week teaching sequence in English or Albanian language by national and international Guest Lecturers. Students' practice period of fourteen weeks/semester is carried out in close cooperation with FASTIP, Banks and Enterprises.

After a successful graduation students awarded with the academic Bachelor diploma of the University "Aleksandër Moisiu" Durrës have already gained the necessary practical skills and competences to establish their further professional career. In 2011 and 2012 all graduated students of Bank Management Study Program received a work contract with their Banks.

FASTIP is an external faculty in which English is the language studies, a partnership with banks and companies in Albania:

Notable people[edit]

From 2006 to 2012, 2281 students graduated from the university, with the first graduation held in 2009. The number of students graduating ranged from 160 in 2009 to 708 in 2011.[21][22][23][24][25]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable professors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b VENDIM Nr. 801, datë 20.12.2005 PËR HAPJEN E UNIVERSITETIT "ALEKSANDËR MOISIU" NË DURRËS, Gazeta Zyrtare e ligjeve në Republikën e Shqipërisë (in Albanian)
  2. ^ a b Ceremonia e diplomimit për vitin 2011, Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës (in Albanian)
  3. ^ UAMD, 9 programe të reja, 17 mijë studentë dhe sfida e përmirësimit të cilësisë së mësimdhënies, Gazeta e Durrësit, 2013-10-04 (in Albanian)
  4. ^ Ndërtimi i godinave arsimore, Tafaj inspekton punimet, ABC News, 2012-07-24 (in Albanian)
  5. ^ Buletini Informativ tetor 2012, Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës
  6. ^ Universiteti Shtetëror i Tetovës dhe Universiteti ,,Aleksandër Moisiu” i Durrësit nënshkruan marrëveshje bashkëpunimi, Universiteti Shtetëror i Tetovës, 2010-10-14 (in Albanian)
  7. ^ Nënshkruhet Memorandumi i Mirëkuptimit mes Universitetit Epoka dhe Universitetit "Aleksandër Moisiu", Epoka University (in Albanian)
  8. ^ Durres, “A.Moisiu” binjakëzohet me universitetin gjerman, Lajm 2008-10-13 (in Albanian)
  9. ^ Created with Decree from the Council of Ministers Nr. 801, of 20.12.2005 “Për hapjen e Universiteit “Aleksandër Moisiu” Durrës”.
  10. ^ Prof. Dr. Agim KUKELI, Ph.D CV, UNYT
  11. ^ Senati Akademik, Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës (in Albanian)
  12. ^ Keshilli i Administrimit, Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës (in Albanian)
  13. ^ Keshilli i Etikes, Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës (in Albanian)
  14. ^ Keshillia e Fakulteteve, Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës (in Albanian)
  15. ^ DEKANI, Fakulteti i Teknologjisë së Informacionit | UAMD (in Albanian)
  16. ^ DEKANI, Fakulteti i Studimeve te Integruara me Praktiken (in Albanian)
  17. ^ Menaxhimi i Bankave, Fakulteti i Studimeve te Integruara me Praktiken (in Albanian)
  18. ^ Menaxhim i Hoteleri-Turizmit, Fakulteti i Studimeve te Integruara me Praktiken (in Albanian)
  19. ^ Menaxhimi i Ndërmarrjeve të Vogla dhe të Mesme (NVM), Fakulteti i Studimeve te Integruara me Praktiken (in Albanian)
  20. ^ Multimedia dhe Teknologji Informacioni, Fakulteti i Studimeve te Integruara me Praktiken (in Albanian)
  21. ^ Berisha: UAMD, me fleksibeli ne vend, Koha Jonë, 2009-07-19 (in Albanian)
  22. ^ Diplomohen studentët e Universitetit "Aleksandër Moisiu" në Durrës, Lajme Parajsa, 2010-07-16 (in Albanian)
  23. ^ ZHVILLOHET CEREMONIA E DIPLOMIMIT TË BREZIT TË TRETË TË STUDENTËVE, Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës (in Albanian)
  24. ^ CEREMONIA E DIPLOMIMIT PËR VITIN 2011-2012, Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës (in Albananin)
  25. ^ 25 KORRIK 2013 UNIVERSITETI “ALEKSANDËR MOISIU” DURRËS ORGANIZOI CEREMONINË E DIPLOMIT PËR VITIN AKADEMIK 2012-2013, Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës (in Albananin)
  26. ^ "Ilir Bejtja". 
  27. ^ M.A. Ela Golemi, Bank of Albania
  28. ^ Dekani, Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës
  29. ^ Fakulteti i Biznesit | UAMD, Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës
  30. ^ DEPARTAMENTI I TURIZMIT, Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës
  31. ^ M.A. Ela Golemi, Bank of Albania