University of Tirana
Universiteti i Tiranës
Seal of the University of Tirana
|Established||3 June 1957|
|President||Prof. Dr. Mynyr Koni|
|Campus||Urban and Suburban (under construction)|
|Colours||Red and Black|
|Affiliations||Balkan Universities Network |
Partners: University of Bamberg Germany
University of Nebraska-Lincoln United States
The University of Tirana (Albanian: Universiteti i Tiranës, abbreviated UT) is a university in the central borough of Tirana 10 in Tirana, Albania. It was established as the State University of Tirana in 1957 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. Immediately after the death of Enver Hoxha in 1985, the university was renamed the Enver Hoxha University of Tirana (Albanian: Universiteti i Tiranës Enver Hoxha) until 1992.
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 decentralised. A new large and centralised 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 university in Albania, 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
- 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 (born 1944), cardiologist and politician, President of Albania and Prime Minister
- Odhise Grillo
- Nexhmije Hoxha
- Shefki Hysa
- Ismail Kadare (born 1936), novelist and poet, winner of the Man Booker International Prize in 2005 and Prince of Asturias Award in 2009
- Harilla Papajorgji
- Ardian Klosi
- Dhori Kule (born 1957), Rector of the University of Tirana
- Pandeli Majko
- Jakup Mato
- Laura Mersini-Houghton, cosmologist, theoretical physicist, and professor
- Fatos Nano (born 1952), politician, Prime Minister of Albania, member of the Albanian Parliament
- Arsimi në Shqipëri 1945-1990
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