Polytechnic University of Tirana


The Polytechnic University of Tirana is inherited from the Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1951. Later on, in 1957, some other faculties were established and the Polytechnic Institute was converted into the State University of Tirana. In 1991 the Polytechnic University of Tirana split up from the University of Tirana, under the provisions of recent legislation and from then on it has the status of an independent chartered institution.

In 2007, as a result of the reform initiated by the Albanian government for the reformation of the scientific research in Albania, the structure of Polytechnic University of Tirana changed, currently it consists of six Faculties and one Institution of Research and Development:

1. Faculty of Geology and Mining
2. Faculty of Electrical Engineering
3. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
4. Faculty of Mathematical Engineering and Physics Engineering
5. Faculty of Construction Engineering
6. Faculty of Information Technology
7. Institute of Geo-sciences and Energy, Water and Environment.

(Source: UPT website, as accessed in February 2007)

  • Higher Education
Contact details
E-Mail: axhuvani@yahoo.com
Phone:++355 4 227914
Fax:++355 4 227914
Address:Sheshi Nene Tereza 4 Tirana
Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Engineering and Technology

Entry created by Elke Dall on March 14, 2007
Modified on April 10, 2012