The first international conference on Islamic Sciences was held
"Bedër" University College in cooperation with the Muslim Community of Albania organized today the First International Conference on Islamic Sciences on "Challenges of Muslims in the Society of the 21st Century".
The conference hosted around 40 academics from different fields, coming from Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and others.
The conference addressed the current social problems of Muslims all over the world, providing solutions with a clear Islamic and social vision in favor of Muslim integration in the societies in which they live, becoming a factor of stability, peace and hope for each country.
In his opening speech, the Chairman of the Conference, at the same time the Head of Islamic Sciences Department at "Bedër", Dr. Genti Kruja, after welcoming the participants to the activity, focused on the importance of addressing the issues of Islamic faith all over the world on such scientific platforms.
"Among the greatest challenges facing humanity in general and Muslims in particular, first comes the education and education, which are left to be desired in most Muslim-populated countries. Muslims should urgently return to education and education with the Islamic spirit and education, intertwined with contemporary and contemporary sciences, because no knowledge of wisdom and knowledge comes to nothing but benefit, progress, culture, prosperity, and peaceful coexistence " , said Dr. Kruje.
The opening ceremony continued with the greeting speech of the President of the Muslim Community of Albania, H. Skender Bruçaj, who expressed enthusiasm for the contribution of participating academics in finding the most appropriate solutions to some of the current problems of Islamic faith in Albania , neighboring countries and beyond.
"A century ago, a Muslim scholar of that time, stressed that the main problems of Muslims are three: the first, the poverty that gripped them; second, ignorance and lack of knowledge; third, the disagreement between them. Despite the fact that a century has passed, it seems that these problems continue to be unresolved and even deepened. It is precisely this that should be our main challenge as Muslims, to improve our spiritual, scientific, cultural and economic situation as a whole and, consequently, the society in which we live. We pray to Allah that this conference, as a modest effort, serves to shed light on the challenges we have mentioned and to provide the right solutions to today's problems "- he stressed during his speech.
Further on, the Speaker of the State Committee for Cults, Loreta Aliko, praised the institutions that cooperated in the organization of this conference. Mrs. Aliko focused on the supporting policies of the institution she leads in securing constitutional rights and freedoms of faith in our country.
"Today's conference, but similar similar events that have been developed in previous years, are a clear proof that cult institutions in our country are doing a great deal of work in preserving the values and traditions of our forefathers in consolidating of the society with universal moral values. In this regard, the support of the Covenant Community will be unconditional because identification and resolution of identity problems is in our common good, "she concluded.
Rector of the "Bedër" University College, Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Gjana, after welcoming the participants and expressing enthusiasm for the work of the participating scholars, emphasized the current situation of Muslims in the world today.
"It is the duty and primary responsibility of all of us, Muslims all over the world, to initially understand and live righteously to Islam, as it is by itself, peaceful and tolerant, and then make a small contribution to the narrow circles local organizations with such similar arrangements, "said Rector Reed Bedr in his speech.
After the end of the greeting, Dr. Mustafa Ceric, President of the Bosnian World Congress, Sarajevo and at the same time the special guest of this conference, shared with the audience a number of current aspects of the topic in question.
"We are interested in living and working together because of origin, autochthony in these Balkan lands, religion, culture, and tradition that we feed. I express my gratitude to the President of the Muslim Community and to all those who, with their contribution, made possible the organization of this conference as necessary, as well as actual for the needs of the time in which we live. We, as Muslims, are also part of the problem of resolving the situation. It is up to us to choose where we want to be. We must begin to learn to live united in diversity, to respect one another as we say we love it for the sake of the Creator, "said Dr. Ceric during his speech.
After referring to Dr. Cordic, the conference continued its work in several parallel sessions with various topics, where the participating scholars shared with students and other present guests such topics as "Islamic Religious Islam in Albania Throughout history", "The Role of Muslims in European Society", "Facing Muslims with the Test of Hypocrisy in the Society of the Century XXI "," Globalization, pluralism and identity crisis "," The necessity of religion in modern society ".
Turning to a tradition, the 9th edition of the "Work & Study" fair, organized by the Municipality of Tirana, Tirana Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Education and Sports opened in the premises of the Congress Palace.
This fair, which will be held from 28-29 to 30 March 2018, is an event where the best study opportunities and current labor market demands are presented, with the participation of over 60 companies, various institutions and universities, among others and the "Bedër" University College.
Present at the opening ceremony of the fair was the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, and the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nikolin Jaka, personalities who kept the word of chance during the opening of the fair.
To be informed directly about our study programs, scholarship opportunities, exchange programs, new university enrollment criteria or application process and everything else you need, we welcome you every day from 09:00 until 21:00 00. Do not hesitate to visit us at our stand.
"One more book for Presevo" campaign was closed successfully
The students of the second year of the Master's degree program in Communication Sciences, "Bedër" University College successfully closed their quarterly campaign "One more book for Presevo".
Special guests of this activity were the top leaders of the local government in the areas where Albanians live in Serbia, namely the head of the Albanian National Council, Shukri Ymeri, the vice-president Ardita Sinani, the mayor of Bujanovac, Shaip Kamberi, and the representative of Presevo municipality, Almir Shaqiri. There were also missing representatives of the academic world, journalism and civil society.
The activity was conceived in the form of a cultural-artistic program, where he had various ballet performances, performances and songs. Attendees were able to follow two prepared documentaries on the areas where Albanians live in Serbia, and they exposed above all the work done in the campaign by the students, who confirmed the collection of 2,000 books in Albanian, which will go to the libraries in Presevo and Bujanovac.
The campaign "One more book for Presevo" exceeded the initial objectives for collecting a thousand books, thanks to the contribution of Albanian citizens, schools and publishing houses. But collecting two thousand books and giving a message of solidarity and brotherhood to Albanians in Serbia was not the only good news in this activity, as the rector of the College College "Beder", Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Gjana shared with the attendees the decision of the institution he leads, for granting 15 scholarships in the next academic year for students coming from the Presevo Valley.
Senior Albanian officials in Serbia, Shukri Ymeri and Mr. Shaip Kamberi expressed sincere gratitude for the initiative of the students of the "Bedër" University College for collecting Albanian books, evaluating this as an initiative. Mr. Ymeri and Kamberi considered the excellent decision to award 15 scholarships from "Bedër" University College for Albanian students to Serbia and promised cooperation with the Bedër University College in the future. The Mayor of Bujanovac invited the students of the campaign "Another book for Presevo" and the leaders of "Bedër" to visit the area.
Finally, the group of students who conducted this campaign and the leading lecturer Edlira Mali thanked all the contributors and left open the possibility for anyone to continue to donate Albanian books to students in the Presevo Valley, who for years suffer the lack of Albanian textbooks.
Students of K.U. "Bedër" participant in Jessup 2018
International Competition Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, under the administration of ILSA, brings together international law students from across the globe. Already in its 59th year, Jessup is the world's largest international competition for law students, attending over 700 Universities worldwide. The international rounds will be held on 1 to 8 April 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Kapitol Hill, Washington, DC.
The competition consists of a case in which the group of students of the law "Bedër" University College composed of: Albi Çela, Angji Agushi, Ornela Bego, Thoma Kristo and Ermelinda Gjeci will represent Albania in this competition edition.
Faced with the judges of the International Court of Justice, students will present the arguments prepared on the Case Concerning the Egart and the Ibra, which includes topics on the validity of an interstate arbitration award, sovereignty, territorial waters violation, the nuclear war regime, use of force, international humanitarian law, etc. The team has researched and prepared substantive verbal arguments to represent any aspect of the dispute.
Prior to the departure for us, D.C organized a public pleading, where they presented their arguments before the students and the academic faculty of the university. This is so that the team prepares and contributes to maintaining the tradition of Moot Court in Bedër.