First International Virtual Conference in English Language and Literature
The Department of English Language and Literature in Beder University in collaboration with British Council in Tirana and International BURCH University in Sarajevo organized the second international conference in English Language and Literature.
This conference, being a virtual one, was the first of its kind and it joint together a considerable number of academics and students from all around the world.
Various referrers from United States of America, Malaysia, Albania, Georgia, Macedonia and Nigeria presented their articles related to different aspects of English language and literature through a live broadcast via Skype. While the participating students that followed the presentations in the same way made the conference more interactive via their questions and comments.
The Chairperson of this conference, Dr. Mahmut Terci, having thanked all the participants for their attendance in this activity expressed his enthusiasm about the fact that English language and literature, currently being an object of study, creates through innovative technologies the space for a rapid development in the field.
Conference proceeded further in several sessions. Among the topics covered so far by the referees are: "Redefining Culture And Literature In Today's World Of Science ", "Using Instructional Technologies In ELT", "Armoury For The Language Teacher: Action Research" and others.
The Fourth Student Conference in Law “Law and Society”
Student Club “Bedër Law Academy” for the fourth year organized the Student Conference “Law and Society”.
The Chairman of the Parliamentary Group regarding Health and Social Affairs, Mrs. Albana Vokshi, welcomed the proceedings of this conference. In her address, Ms. Vokshi praised the initiative of the youths in the organization of such a scientific event in collegiate level. According to Mrs. Vokshi, in order to maintain the balance in society it is indispensable not only drafting good laws, but their implementation by responsible individuals as well.
The conference assembled students from several universities in our country, such as: “Luigi Gurakuqi” in Shkodër, University of Tirana, European University of Tirana etc.
27 young researchers presented their topics in front of a jury consisting of professors and specialists in the field of Bedër. The student Albi Ccela was awarded the first prize, while the master student Ilmi Leka was awarded the second prize. Sonila Rrahmani, Ornela Bego and Bora Kola respectively won the third prizes.
This is the first collegiate forum in Albania where students present and discuss regarding the current developments, trends and concerns, the practical challenges being encountered and the solutions adopted in law and society.
Scientific Symposium on thesis: “The Creation and Man as its Custodian”
The Department of Islamic Sciences, Bedër University in collaboration with Catholic Theological Institute in Interdiocesaan Seminary in Shkodër and Orthodox Theology Academy in Durrës organized the scientific symposium “The Creation and Man as its Custodian”.
The Dean of Orthodox Theology Academy, His Eminence Nikolla Hyka, the rector of Bedër University Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Gjana, the Director of Catholic Theological Institute Father Mario Imperatori, and the Bishop of Albanian Orthodox Church of America in Boston, His Eminence Ilia welcomed the proceedings of this activity.
Mr. Veton Tulla, lecturer in the Department of Islamic Sciences in Bedër University, preceded the activity with his references after the greeting speech of those aforementioned. He referred to the topic “The Creation Is the Main Argument for the Existence of God”, Mr. Lorenzo Rosseti, lecturer in the Catholic Theological Institute, to the topic “The Care of the Nature for a Real Progress”, and Natan Hoppe, lecturer in Orthodox Theology Academy to the topic “The Creation, Communion with God”.
Prof. Dr. Ayhan Tekineş, the Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences in Bedër University, Dr. Genti Kruja, lecturer in the Department of Islamic Sciences and Director of Culture and Interreligious Dialogue in MCA, Dr. Atakan Derelioğlu, the Head of the Department of Islamic Sciences in Bedër University, and lecturers and students from the three theological schools participated in the activity as well.
Following the referrals, the attending students from the 3 institutions directed different questions to the referrers that contributed to the interactivity of the symposium.
This organization comes as a result of an academic collaboration between the higher education institutions of theology in the form of seminars and open lectures with the students of each school and, recently, the symposium “Freedom of religion and interfaith dialogue in Albania” organized by three major theological institutions that took part in Bedër University.