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1 „A. Xhuvani“ University Elbasan, Albania

2 City of Elbasan Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo2

3  Elbasan is a city in central Albania. It is located close to Shkumbin River. It is one of the largest cities in Albania.  Elbasan is an ancient settlement, an important road junction.  Elbasani region is well known for the good tradition in education, often called ‘the cradle of education. City of Elbasan Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo3

4 University of Elbasan  “Aleksandër Xhuvani” University of Elbasan dates back to the year 1909, December 1, when the first National Teachers’ Training High School opened its doors, (called in Albanian: Normale), which trained teachers for elementary schools, who were spread all over the areas where Albanians lived. Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo4

5 The University of Elbasan  In 1971 it was transformed into the Higher Pedagogical Institute  On November, 1991, it got the status of University.  The university is named after Aleksander Xhuvani, an Albanian philologist and educator from Elbasan city. Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo5

6  “A. Xhuvani” University is the university of science, tradition and teacher training.  At the moment University of Elbasan (UE) numbers about 15.721 students and 223 full time academic staff and …. supportive staff. Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo6

7 Aims and Objectives  To support students in their desire for higher education combined with practical experience  To enable students to become responsible, self-thinking, initiative and cooperative leaders and experts  To facilitate the educational process through dynamic and quality programs  To cooperate in research projects with other institutions and enterprises Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo7

8 ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE Currently five faculties function in UE:  Faculty of Human Sciences, (FHS)  Faculty of Natural Sciences, (FNS)  Faculty of Education Sciences, (FES)  Faculty of Economy and Business (FEB)  Faculty of Medical Technical Sciences (FMTS) Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo8

9 Programs  There are 32 study programs for Bachelor Studies,  37 study programs for Master Studies  2 study programs for Doctoral Studies in Albanology.  In the near future we are going to open Doctoral Studies in Education. Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo9

10 ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo10

11 The Faculty of Human Sciences The Faculty of Humanities has different departments and offers different study -programs of the first level (Bachelor), of the second level (Master) and of the third level (Doctoral studies):  Department of History and Geography  Department of English and German languages  Department of Italian and French languages  Department of Albanian language  Department of Literature and Journalisms Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo11

12 The Faculty of Education Sciences  The Faculty of Education Sciences has different departments and offers different study -programs of the first level (Bachelor) and of the second level (Master) Department of Psychology Department of Methodology in Teaching Department of Civics Education Department of Social Sciences Department of Physical Education and Sport Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo12

13 The Faculty of Economy and Business  The Faculty of Economics offers different study - programs of the first level (Bachelor) and of the second level (Master) - Department of Business and Administration - Finance and Account - Economics and Law - Economics and Informatics The faculty offers a broad-based program with a wide range of optional subjects. Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo13

14 The Faculty of Natural Sciences The Faculty of Natural Sciences has different departments und offers different study - programs of the first level (Bachelor). of the second level (Master)  Department of Mathematics and Informatics  Department of Physics  Department of Chemistry  Department of Biology Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo14

15 The Faculty of Medical Technical Sciences The Faculty of Medical Technical Sciences offers different study - programs of the first level (Bachelor) and of the second level (Master)  Department of pre-clinical and clinical subjects  Department of Nursery Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo15

16 ACADEMIC STRUCTURE Academic System Structure  Our academic system is based upon the Bologna Agreement. That is, we utilize ECTS hours in describing our coursework. For example, all of our Bachelor programs require the completion of at least 180 ECTS hours. Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo16

17 The strongest quality points of our university are:  The quality formation of new teachers and professional development of in-service teachers,  The digitalized University Library, which has on- line network with National Library and other universities libraries in and outside the country.  UE is a center of research in the three cycles of study, the doctoral program in the field of Albanology is unique. Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo17

18 Teaching Methods  University of Elbasan emphasizes dynamic student-centred teaching methods in all of our academic programs. Each class session is a combination of review, new material, asking questions, completing homework tasks, presentations by the students, project work, etc. Student-centred teaching also means that the workload is evenly distributed throughout the academic term. All courses are focused on the practical implementation of all the theory lectured at University. Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo18

19 INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM  The institutional evaluation is an instrument that strengthens the faculties and their supporting units and thus the university as a whole institution. The importance of this evaluation method for each level can be summarized as follows.  For the management level of the university  For administration / central facilities  For the faculties, lecturers and students, teaching and research Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo19

20 INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM  Objectives of institutional evaluation  Strategic embedding  Transparency and confidentiality  Participation Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo20

21 INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo21

22 Self-evaluation Instruments of quality assurance 1. Self-evaluation The following instruments are applied for self- evaluation:  Lecture evaluation  Graduate evaluation  Evaluation of service quality 2. External evaluation Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo22

23 Relations with other universities  University of Elbasan has close relations with the universities within Albania. We often are parts of various projects and work together a lot.  Universities in the region, State University of Tetovo (MK), SEEU (MK), University of Prishtina (KOSOVO), ETC. Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo23

24 Relations with other universities  We also have relations with the University of Bari/ Italy, IUFM, University of Poitiers/ Montpellier/ France, University of Graz, University of Vienna/Austria, University of Cologna/ Munich/ Bochum/ Erfurt Germany etc.  We have more than 25 Bilateral Agreements with different universities abroad  We are partners in different Tempus Programs

25 Networks  South-East European University Network  Erasmus Mundus  Cooperation in the field of Albanology with the University of Munich/ Germany Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo25

26 Facilities  University Library  The Library is located in a separate building behind the main building of the University. Most of the literature needed for studying can be found there. Various materials, books on different disciplines, manuals, teachers’ dissertations, student diploma thesis, magazines, newspapers, and others aim at fulfilling the needs of students and faculty staff. The materials are arranged according to subjects and themes. Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo26

27 The Information Center  The Information Center provides the students with information about studying in general at the university. It provides the students with the structure, the curricula, the syllabi, brochures, leaflets, textbooks, on all kinds of matters relating to the studies at UE. This center also deals with registrations, making appointments, filling out various kinds of documents for students, confirmation of admission, reference documents, databases on educational programs available here, etc. Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo27

28 Media Center  Information and Communication Technology, Media Center,  There are computer rooms where the students learn and practice computer skills regularly according to a programmed schedule.  Free Wireless Internet for faculty staff and students Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo28

29 Student Council  UE has a Student Council. It is an active student body that represents all students.  Students have their representatives in the Faculty scientific Council and in the Senate  They act as a bridge between students and faculties staff, and bring the voice of the students as well.  Some of its activities are: workshops, evaluation sheets for teaching methods, for syllabi, for improving student life in the dormitory, etc.  It also organizes field trips, tours, social events, etc. Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo29

30 Foreign Relations Office Board  This office works for the whole university in the field of International affairs.  It organizes activities with visiting scholars, guest lecturers, deals with designing projects, promoting partnership, etc. Some of the services provided from this office are:  Information about the university  Coordinating various projects and grants  Social events and dinners with foreigners and other guests  Improving contacts between our university and foreign and Albanian homologues  Improving contacts between our students and foreign students  Introducing foreign professors and students to Albanian culture and our country  Organizing various activities Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo30

31 Contacts University “Aleksander Xhuvani” Elbasan, Rruga “Rinia” 3001 Elbasan Albania tel :+355 54 252 593 fax :+355 54 252 593 www.uniel.edu.al Prepared by: Vilma Tafani & Ema Kristo31


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