University of Tirana
|Universiteti i Tiranës|
University of Tirana coat of arms
|Established||16 September 1957|
|Rector||Prof. Dr. Mynyr Koni|
|Campus||Urban decentralized. (new suburban, centralized campus is under construction)|
|Affiliations||Balkan Universities Network
Partners: University of Bamberg Germany
University of Nebraska-Lincoln United States
The University of Tirana (Albanian: Universiteti i Tiranës) is a public and the largest university in Albania. It was originally established in 1957 as the State University of Tirana through merging of five existing institutes of higher education, the most important of which was the Institute of Sciences, founded in 1947.
The primary language of instruction is Albanian, but there are a number of faculties of Foreign Languages which are carried out in English, French, Greek, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese and other languages.
The University of Tirana was founded in 1957 as the State University of Tirana (Albanian: Universiteti Shtetëror i Tiranës), through the merging of five existing institutes of higher education, the most important of which was the Institute of Sciences, founded in 1947. During the communism in Albania between 1985 and 1992, the university was called the Enver Hoxha University of Tirana (Albanian: Universiteti i Tiranës Enver Hoxha).
Academics and size
The university is the largest and highest ranking university in Albania. It includes eight colleges, 50 academic departments, and 41 study programs or majors. Most programs are offered in Tirana; a few smaller affiliated campuses are located in other Albanian cities, including Saranda in the southern part of the country and Kukës in the north. It offers three-year Bachelor, one- or two-year Master, and three- to five-year doctorate degree programs, in accordance with the Bologna system.
The current campus is urban and decentralized. A new large and centralized campus has been planned in the southeast periphery of Tirana. Students dorms are grouped in a separate location called Student City (Qyteti Studenti) in southeast Tirana.
UT is the biggest college in Albania and the Balkans, and among the biggest in Europe with 35 000 students. In 2013 the college accepted 95 new Ph.D. students. These are students in possession of bachelor's degrees.
Faculties and Departments
- The Faculty of Medicine has more than 5000 students. The faculty has made a motion to separate from UT and form a self-standing medical school. The faculty includes:
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Faculty of Natural Sciences
- Faculty of History and Philology
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Economic Sciences
- Faculty of Foreign Languages
- Department of Physical Education
Notable professors and alumni
- Sali Berisha
- Odhise Grillo
- Nexhmije Hoxha
- Ardian Klosi
- Pandeli Majko
- Fatos Nano
- Ismail Kadare
- Laura Mersini-Houghton
- Dhori Kule
- Shefki Hysa
- http://www.unitir.edu.al/index.php/sq/rreth-nesh/organizimi/rektori. Missing or empty
- Administrator. "Partnerët - Universiteti i Tiranes". Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Ranking Web of World Universities
- Planned campus picture gallery at UT's webpage
- "Pagesa online - www.abonime.com". Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Nga viti që vjen, Fakulteti i Mjekësisë universitet më vete". Retrieved 14 May 2015.
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