Institute of Geosciences


The Institute of GeoSciences is presently the only governmental body that focuses on scientific issues related to the management and usage of geoinformation in Albania. The institute started its activity on 01.01.2008, based on the Decision of Council of Ministers, number 561, date 22.08.2007.
As a resuls of the reorganization of the Academy of Science of Albania, it comprises some of Academy’s` former Institutes, respectively Institute of Seismology together with research units of Albanian Geological Service such as Department of Administration of Territory and Mineral Resources, Department of Geoinformatics, Department of Applied Geophyiscs and Topographic Geodesy.

The Institute of GeoSciences is a national research unit that operates under the umbrella of the Polytechnic University of Tirana. From the organizative viewpoint it is designed in four main departments, each of them containing up to three research units:
1. Department of Georesources and Geoengineering
2. Department of Geophysics and Georisks
3. Department of Seismology and Seismological Engineering
4. Department of Geoinformation Technologies

The mission of Institute of GeoSciences is to improve scientific research in the field of geoinformation in Albania through:
1. carrying out scientific and applicative research
2. leading the in depth education process of students and young researchers
3. undertaking third party services in the fields of seismology, natural resources, georisks, geoengineering and geoinformation technology

Contact persons:

Prof.Dr. Ibrahim Milushi, Director



Prof.Dr. Neki KUKA, Head of Department of Geoinformation Technologies

Prof. Dr. Llambro Duni, Head of Department of Seismology and Seismological Engineering

Prof.Dr. Jakup Hoxhaj, Head of Department Georesources and Geoengineering

Prof.As. Dr. Piro Leka, Head of Department of Geophysics and Georisks

Further contact details are provided below.

  • Research Institute
Contact details
Phone:+355 4 4225 9540
Address:Rruga: Don Bosko nr.60 Tirana
Geographical focus
  • Albania
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Natural Sciences

Entry created by Marko Groboljsek on April 12, 2012
Modified on April 16, 2012