General Information/Beder in Brief
Bedër University College was opened in April 2011 with the decision of the Albanian Muslim Community and the Council of Ministers nr. 286, dated 04.06.2011. The activity license as an institution of higher education was adopted by the verdict of the Council of Ministers, based on the Consitution of Albania. Bedër University College offers programs of study in the first and second cycle, based on the Albanian legislation.
It has two Faculties - the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Philology and Education - and six Departments - Law, Communications Sciences, and Islamic Studies - and Education Sciences, English Language and Literature, offering in total seven bachelor level and fourteen master level programs, as well as a professional masters doctoral program.
Study programs at bachelor level comprise three years full-time academic studies and aim to equip students with basic knowledge, study methods and specific abilities in a variety of professional specialties such as law, journalism, public relations, English language teaching, and Islamic studies. Study programs at Masters Level comprise two full-time academic years, while the Professional Masters programs last for one and a half full-time academic years.
Bedër University College is a not-for-profit institution, and as such is a new departure in the field of private higher education in Albania, offering support to appropriately qualified students who wish to study at the University.
Because Bedër focuses on the achievement of academic and institutional excellence, it does not have a strategy for major numerical expansion. The University’s projected maximum capacity is 2000 students across all programs and levels of study - bachelors, masters, and doctoral.
A major feature of Beder’s vision is the consolidation of its international profile. Bedër aims to be an important player in the development of regional and international cooperation in higher education and research. Beder’s Governing Board sees this as an important contribution to the process of transforming Tirana into a regional center of excellence for higher education and research.
The University currently has students from some 15 countries, and aims to expand their number s in coming years. Beder’s international profile is also reflected in the composition of its academic staff and in various collaborative agreements it has signed with universities and companies in a number of countries from across the world.