On Monday, November 7th 2016, the day before the U.S. Presidential Elections, UNYT in collaboration with SCAN TV organized the TV program “Argument” in the premises of UNYT.

A panel was formed to give insights on the upcoming U.S. elections, the three panelists were:

Mrs. Mimi Kodheli (Albanian Minister of Defense),
Prof. Pellumb Xhufi (historian, former deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and
former Ambassador to Italy),

the Rector of UNYT Prof.Dr. Fatos Tarifa.


This was the first time in Albania that a major TV broadcaster collaborates with a University and transfers its studio to the University’s premises.

The University of New York Tirana (UNYT) was founded in 2002 as a part of the New York College (NYC) Network of Educational Institutions and was the first private University in Albania. It was established as a joint effort between the Founder and President of the NYC Network, Mr. Elias Foutsis, and UNYT’s first Rector, Prof. Dr. Gramoz Pashko.

The NYC Network consists of The University of New York Tirana, New York High School in Tirana (Albania), The New York College Athens, The New York College Thessaloniki (Greece), and the University of New York Prague (Czech Republic).