Scientific conference held on topic: “25 years Drita Islame”
Professors of University College Beder, referred in the scientific conference “25 years Drita Islame” organized by Muslim Community of Albania on the occasion of 25-th anniversary of this magazine.
Held in the premises of “Tirana International Hotel” the conference brought together representatives of religion communities from Albania, Kosovo and the region, academic’s, researcher’s etc. Also we mention here the participation of the President of the Republic of Albania Mr. Bujar Nishani, Mufti of Kosovo Mr. Naim Tërnava, Gostivar mufti, Mr. Shaqir Fetahu, Head of the State Committee on Cults Mrs. Loreta Aliko etc.
In his greeting speech, the president Mr. Bujar Nishani, evaluated the high contribution of this magazine in religious and national education of the generations, from it’s beginning till nowdays.
Education workshop on behalf of the new practices on teaching area
New techniques on teaching area are an important element on progress of the education process. In this context Department of English Language and Literature in University College Beder, helded the regional workshop with about 100 high school and primary school teacher’s from Tirana district.
Representatives of the cooperating institutions such as Mrs. Elena Dimo, representative of Regional Education Directorate of Tirana, and Mr. Oltjon Haka, representative of British Council of Tirana were present during the opening speech of the workshop.
During their greeting speech they highlighted the importance of such training’s in the development of teaching skills to English language teachers. Also they appreciated the participation of all the teachers from Tirana district. In the end they expressed their commitment in organizing other training’s like this one between the institutions.
Head of English Language and Literature Dr. Isa Erbas, after expressing his welcoming speech to the participators, talked about the importance of learning new strategies on teaching the foreign languages and then explain them to the student’s.
“Year by year, changes made in the technology of teaching process, explaining methods and implementation of new ideas, are increasing a lot”-he said.
The speakers' panel consisted of Albanian and foreign professors, as we can mention Mrs. Elida Tabaku, Professor in the state university of Tirana. In her discussion on the role played by English Language and Literature teachers on rising the creativity among students highlighted the most efficient methods of applying it, the importance of English Language in the professional career of the student’s, why we need creative teachers, how can we involve creativity during the lessons etc.
Interfaith symposium held on topic: “The Family in Christian and Muslim tradition”
Department of Islamic Sciences part of University College “Bedwr”, in cooperation with Orthodox Theological Academy in Durrws, and with Catholic Institute in Shkodra organized the next interfaith symposium on thesis: “Family in Christian and Muslim tradition”.
Family as a basic element on society progress, relevant interfaith perspectives on family context, or different issues which talk about essential topics of todays family, as we can mention: childrens education, respect toword parents, continuelsy communication between family members, family care etc, were some of the several topics wich the activity was based.
The guests panel which was moderated from the Head of Islamic Sciences Department in Bedwr, Dr. Genti Kruja, included Atë Mario Imperatori, Director of Catholic Institute in Shkodra, Mr. Thoma Çomëni, Professor in Orthodox Theological Academy in Durrws, and Mr. Elton Karaj, Proffesor in the Islamic Sciences Department in Bedwr.
Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Gjana, Rector of University College Bedwr, after thanking relevent academic staff and students from the three theological schools for participating in this activity, in his greeting words he highlighted the importance of this kind of activities not only in education of new generations in family and society contexts, but also in further interfaith cooperations between institutions in our country.
Bedër as a Partner of Observatory of Local Autonomy
For the first time, Albania is represented in the Observatory of Local Autonomy (OLA).
Having been created on January 28, 2008, (OLA) is a network of researchers and civil society, all of them being qualified in the study of local autonomy and the administration of local power. The network joins 64 research teams, one or more than one from each member state of European Union, and Moldavia, Montenegro, Serbia, Russia, Turkey as well, and, recently, even Albania.
Higher Education Institution “Hëna e Plotë” Bedër is the only institution that represents Albania in this network, whose aim is the study of local autonomy, multilevel governing, the management of local power, and other issues deriving from these concepts.
Bedër was represented in this network by Mr. Ferdinand Xhaferraj, the Head of Law Department that presented a national report on the local governing of Albania at the last symposium organized by OLA in “Comenius” University in Bratislava- Slovakia. This presentation was highly evaluated by the General Assembly of Observatory of Local Autonomy.
Higher Education Institution “Hëna e Plotë” Bedër Graduates the Third Generation of its Students
Higher Education Institution “Hëna e Plotë” Bedër organized the graduation ceremony of Bachelor and Master Program students for the academic year 2015-2016.
Despite the numerous students that threw their caps in the air ending thus a very important milestone in their lives, the Chairman of Muslim Community of Albania Mr. Skënder Bruçaj, the Rector of Epoka University Prof. Dr. Güngör Turan, many personalities from the academic world, representatives of public and private institutions and familiars and relatives of the graduates attended the ceremony.
This ceremony coincides with the 5th anniversary of the foundation of Bedër a cycle which counts a number of academic achievements and in research.
Regarding this we mention the organization of dozens of national and international conferences, open lectures that hosted many personalities from various fields, the organization of seminars in different contemporary subjects, and a considerable number of extracurricular activities aiming the professional qualification of the students.
A remarkable part of these 5 years are also exchange programs or professional practices that have accompanied the students during each academic year mentioning here the representation of Albania in international competitions and projects.
In his welcoming speech, the Rector of Bedër University Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Gjana, having welcomed the attendees, expressed his enthusiasm about the achievements of the institution so far emphasizing thus the graduation of generations capable for the labor market in Albania and beyond.
“Everyone knows that our country is not amongst the largest and strongest countries in the world, and, also, we are all aware that it is not the ideal place to live a life in high standards, as compared with Europe or developed states. However, I would like to say to you that you should be confident that this country needs you; it needs professional young people that have a virtuous character. Therefore, whether you think to work or study abroad, you should plan to turn back to contribute, to give as much as you could to our Albania. Only in this way it will become a better place.” – said he.
The ceremony proceeded with the addressing of students of excellence and the foreign students. In the end the students went to the podium in order to throw their graduation caps in the air.
This institution accounts around 400 graduated students in bachelor programs, 136 of which are the graduates of this year and, also, there are 90 students in all master programs.