University of Medicine, Tirana
Universiteti i Mjekësisë, Tiranë
TypePublic
Established23 January 2013
EndowmentFinanced by the Government of Albania
RectorProf. Dr. Arben Gjata (since 17.06.2015)[1]
Academic staff
413
Administrative staff
70
Students7.500
Location,
Campusurban, centralized, inside the University Hospital Center of Tirana "Mother Theresa" (QSUT). The campus comprises the 3 Faculties and 21 Departments.
ColorsAzure and white
AffiliationsBalkan Universities Network, Erasmus Mundus, UT, UNIPR, UNICAM, WHO, IFMSA.
Websitewww.umed.edu.al

The University of Medicine, Tirana (UMT) (Albanian: Universiteti i Mjekësisë, Tiranë) is a public university of Health and Medical Sciences located in Tirana, Albania.

History

The history of UMT is rooted in the foundation of the Higher Education Institutes in Albania, with the creation of the Higher Institute of Medicine in 1952. In 1957, the Higher Institute of Medicine and other five Higher Institutes of Education formed the State University of Tirana. In that occasion was created the Faculty of Medicine, as the main referent institution for the Albanian Medicine. Due to the highest grade of expertise and professionalism, on January 23, 2013, the Faculty of Medicine was promoted with the status of University, founding the University of Medicine, Tirana (Universiteti i Mjekësisë, Tiranë). UMT inherited the Faculty of Medicine and Technical Medical Sciences from the University of Tirana, and created hence the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Dental Medicine and the Faculty of Public Health. The first rector of the University of Medicine, Tirana, was professor Jera Kruja. Since it re-organisation, on 30 March 2016, the University of Medicine, Tirana is composed of three Faculties: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Technical Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dental Medicine.

Academics and Size

The University of Medicine, Tirana is one of the most important universities in Albania. UMT comprises three Faculties, 21 academic departments.

The study programs are divided in three academic levels Bachelor, Master of Sciences/Professional, Integrated Master of Sciences and Doctoral degrees. The UMT also offers programs of speciality studies for medical practice at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Dental Medicine (2–4 years).

The University of Medicine, Tirana is composed of over 300 academic staff, 78 Full Professors and around 7.500 students enrolled at the three levels of study Bachelor (Bsc), Master (MP and Msc) and Doctoral degree (Phd).

The University of Medicine, Tirana's campus is located in the urban area, near the University Hospital Centre "Mother Teresa".

Faculties and Programs of study

The Faculty of Medicine is one of the earliest and most competitive faculty for the national and international level in the Republic of Albania.[2] It offers various qualifications:

See also

References

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