On the 8th of July, the University of New York Tirana held its 11th graduation ceremony within  the Sheraton Hotel premises. Among the distinguished guests there were invited personalities present, including the Keynote Speaker, the Ambassador of the European Union to Albania, Mrs. Romana Vlahutin.

The graduation ceremony is a special event for UNYT students, where over a hundred of them received their diplomas. Students graduating this year will join the UNYT alumni, who currenlty holds prestigious positions in the labor market in Albania and abroad. Thanks to it’s high quality in teaching and the multicultural nature that prevails in the premises of the University, UNYT gives its graduates an edge over other candidates.

In her speech, The Ambassador of the European Union to Albania, Romana Vlahutin, among others said that:

“Your University’s stated mission is to educate tomorrow’s leaders, and I am truly happy to see this beautiful potential that you represent. One of your University’s core values is to support academic freedom to conduct research, teach, publish, and speak according to the standards of scholarly activity without interference or penalty. Please, cherish this freedom, defended it and use it. Say what you think, demand what you think is right, fight for what you believe in….You are young, you are smart and you are curious. Travel, learn, exchange – but do get back home. Your country needs you. ”

The President of NYC Educational Group, Mr. Elias Foutsis concluded by:

“ I want to  express my special gratitude to the parents of the students, by chosing UNYT you have guaranteed an education for your children of the highest standard. In these tough economic times, education is the strongest weapon against challenging global circumstances.”

UNYT is the first private university in Albania as it was established in 2002. In collaboration with the State University of New York, Empire State College and the University of Greenwich, UNYT offers the opportunity of a dual diploma accredited by the US and the United Kingdom.

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The Keynote Speaker, the Ambassador of the European Union to Albania, Mrs. Romana Vlahutin.

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The President and Founder of the NYC Educational Group, Mr. Elias Foutsis during his speech in the graduation ceremony of 2016

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From left to right, the  President and founder of the NYC Educational Group, Mr. Elias Foutsis, the Ambassador of the European Union to Albania, Mrs. Romana Vlahutin, The  CEO of UNYT Mr. Andreas Galatoulas. The Ambassador of  the Greek Democracy in Albania Mrs. Eleni Sourani

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The Rector of UNYT Prof. Dr. Fatos Tarifa during his speech in the graduation ceremony of 2016

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UNYT Class of 2016