University of Tirana

The University of Tirana (Albanian: Universiteti i Tiranës, abbreviated UT) is a public university located at 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.

University of Tirana
Universiteti i Tiranës
University of Tirana logo.svg
Seal of the University of Tirana
TypePublic
Established30 May 1957; 64 years ago (1957-05-30)[1]
PresidentProf. Dr. Artan Hoxha[2]
Academic staff
900+
Students35,000
Location,
CampusUrban and Suburban (under construction)
ColoursRed and Black    
AffiliationsBalkan Universities Network
Erasmus Mundus
UNSHP
UNICA
EUA
AUF
UNIMED
CMU
BSUN
ASECU
IUC.
Partners: University of Bamberg Germany
University of Nebraska-Lincoln United States[3]
Websiteunitir.edu.al

The main building was planned by Italian architect, Gherardo Bosio at the beginning of 1940. It is situated at the Mother Teresa Square, south of the city center of Tirana.

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 sizeEdit

The university is the largest and highest ranking university in Albania.[4] 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.[5] Students dorms are grouped in a separate location called Student City (Qyteti Studenti) in southeast Tirana.[6]

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 departmentsEdit

 
Tirana University's faculty of history and philology
 
Faculty of Law, UT
 
Faculty of Natural Sciences of Tirana

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arsimi në Shqipëri 1945-1990
  2. ^ "Artan Hoxha".
  3. ^ Administrator. "Partnerët - Universiteti i Tiranes". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Ranking Web of World Universities". Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  5. ^ Planned campus picture gallery at UT's webpage[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Pagesa online - www.abonime.com". Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2015.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°19′00″N 19°49′18″E / 41.31667°N 19.82167°E / 41.31667; 19.82167