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European University of Tirana

European University of Tirana
Universiteti Europian i Tiranës
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Motto Cilësia na Diferencon
Motto in English
Quality Sets Us Apart
Established 2006
Type Private
Rector Prof. Asoc. Dr. Tonin Gjuraj
Students 2952
Undergraduates 1905
Postgraduates 1047
Location Tirana, Albania
Campus Urban (one building)
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Coordinates: 41°19′18″N 19°48′9″E / 41.32167°N 19.80250°E / 41.32167; 19.80250{{#coordinates:41|19|18|N|19|48|9|E| |primary |name= }}

The European University of Tirana (Albanian: Universiteti Europian i Tiranës, UET) is a private for-profit university in Tirana, Albania. It was established in 2006 by four PhD students (at the time): Adri Nurellari, Blendi Kajsiu, Ermal Hasimja, and Henri Çili, in collaboration with business manager Laert Duraj and journalist Robert Rakipllari.[1]

UET was licensed by the Albanian Ministry of Education on 20 September 2006 following the decision of the Council of Ministers Nr. 636/2006 and is fully accredited by the Albanian Agency for Accreditation of Higher Education.[2]


The European University of Tirana awards Bachelor Degrees which usually take 3 years to be completed. It also offers Professional Masters, which last 1-1.5 years, and Scientific Masters, which last for 2 years. The University has acquired the right to award Doctorate Degrees. However, there are many communists that were left and still teach at this school. An example would include Professor Lisen Bashkurti who has been very close to the Dictator Enver Hoxha.[3]

Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, ranks EUT as the 11th in the nation. [4]


EUT has three Faculties and eight Departments:

  • Faculty of Law:
    • Department of Public and Civil Law
    • Department of Criminal Law
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication:
    • Department of Political Science and International Relations
    • Department of Journalism and Communication
  • Faculty of Economics:
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Finance-Banking
    • Department of Business Management
    • Department of Public Administration

International Collaboration

The European University of Tirana encourages international cooperation and the transfer of lecturers and students between partner institutions. It also has study abroad programs for one semester or one academic year with partner Universities, including Aston University, in Birmingham, UK. The two Universities intend to further their cooperation by offering joint Doctorates in the near future.[citation needed] UET has also signed cooperation agreements with Panthéon-Assas University, France; the University of Bari, Italy; Bar-Ilan University, Israel; the University of Montenegro, Montenegro; South East European University, Macedonia; the University of Marseille, France; and the University of Santiago, Chile.[citation needed]

In May 2010 EUT became a member of the Interuniversity Centre for Research and Cooperation with Eastern and South Eastern Europe (CIRCEOS), in Bari, Italy.[5]

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