|Abbreviation||ASH / ASA (English)|
|Academicians (Full members, Associated members, Honorary members, Emeritus members, Correspondent members)|
|Presidency of the Academy|
The Academy of Sciences of Albania (Albanian: Akademia e Shkencave e Shqipërisë), founded in 1972, is the most important scientific institution in Albania. In the 1980s, several research institutes began at the University of Tirana were transferred to the Academy's jurisdiction. The institution includes the most distinguished scientists, also called "academics", that are involved in research centers and other organisations inside and outside Albania. As of 2009[update], the Academy had 23 regular members, 10 associated members, one permanent member, and 26 honor members.
The Academy was among several dozen of the world's scientific academies which endorsed through signature the Summit Statement emerging from the New Delhi Population Summit of 1994.
The Academy is composed of two sections:
It also includes the following units:
The Academy of Sciences of Albania has the country's largest academic library. Founded in 1975 starting with 10,000 volumes, it included 812,000 volumes by 1986.
In 2008, funding for most research functions of the academy was withdrawn, those research functions subsequently transferred to universities and research centers. Four research institutes which were separated from the Academy joined to form the Centre of Albanological Studies.
The institutes in question include the Institute of History, the Institute of Linguistics and Literature, the Institute of Folk Culture, the Institute of Nuclear Physics, the Centre for Computer Mathematics, the Seismological Station, and the Hydraulic Research Laboratory.