Bedër University

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Bedër University
Universiteti Hëna e Plotë
Shkolla e Lartë Bedër.svg
Motto Në emër të vlerave! / In name of values!
Type Private. Study levels offered: Bachelor, Master
Established 2011
Endowment Financed by the Muslim Community of Albania[1]
Rector Dr. Ferdinand Gjana
Academic staff
less than 50
Students less than 1000
Location Sauk, periphery of Tirana, Albania
Campus Suburban building[2]
Affiliations Outside Albania: University of Vienna[3] University several universities in Turkey[4]

Bedër University (BU) (Albanian: Universiteti Hëna e Plotë) is a private non-profit[5][6] university in Tirana, Albania. It was established in 2011[7] by the Muslim Community of Albania, thus completing the education cycle started with the reopening of the madrasas in 1991.[8][9]

At the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities,[10] Beder University is ranked as the fifth university in Albania.

BU is a coed institution. It offers Bachelor, Master of Science and Professional Master degrees in English and Albanian.[11] Two bachelor programs are 100% English. On June 3 of 2013 Beder signed a Memorandum of Understanding with University of Tirana.[12] They have started the construction of their modern campus in Sauk.[13]

The name of Bedër University derives from Badr meaning "full moon" (بدر ) in Arabic. The Albanian name is Universiteti Hëna e Plotë.

The current rector is Ferdinand Gjana.[14]

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