University of Tirana

For other universities that use the UT mnemonic, see UT.
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. Mynyr Koni (since 2016)[1]
Academic staff
Students 75,000
Location Tirana, Albania
Campus urban, decentralized. A new suburban, centralized campus is under construction.
Colors     ,     
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[2]
University of Tirana

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


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.[3] 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.

UT offers three-year Bachelor, one- or two-year Master, and three- to five-year doctorate degree programs, in accordance with the Bologna system.

More than 14,000 students attend UT. UT employs more than 900 faculty members.

The current campus is urban and decentralized. A new large and centralized campus has been planned in the southeast periphery of Tirana.[4] Students dorms are grouped in a separate location called Student City (Qyteti Studenti) in southeast Tirana.[5]

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

Notable professors and alumni

See also


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