University of Tirana
|Universiteti i Tiranës|
|Type||Public university. Study levels offered: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate|
|Established||16 September 1957|
|Endowment||Financed by the Government of Albania|
|Rector||Prof. Dr. Dhori Kule (since 2008)|
|Campus||urban, decentralized. A new suburban, centralized campus is under construction.|
|Colors||red and black (the colors of the Albanian flag)|
|Affiliations||Balkan Universities Network, Erasmus Mundus, UNSHP, UNICA, EUA, AUF, UNIMED, CMU, BSUN, ASECU, IUC. Partner universities with close collaboration: University of Bamberg, Germany, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States|
UT was founded in 1957 as the State University of Tirana (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. Between April 13, 1985 and 1992 (during the communist regime), UT was called the Enver Hoxha University of Tirana (Universiteti i Tiranës "Enver Hoxha").
Academics and size
UT 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 south and Kukës in the north.
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
- Mirza Buxraschëd
- Sali Berisha
- Odhise Grillo
- Nexhmije Hoxha
- Ardian Klosi
- Pandeli Majko
- Fatos Nano
- Ismail Kadare
- Laura Mersini-Houghton
- Dhori Kule
- Shefki Hysa
- Balkan Universities Network
- List of universities in Albania
- List of colleges and universities
- List of colleges and universities by country
- Administrator. "Rektorët në Vite - Universiteti i Tiranes". Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- 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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