September 16th, 2020 marks the day when the International Journal of European and Balkan Studies was officially presented in a gladdening conference that gathered and assembled the university’s academic staff. The main aim of this journal is to attract papers from a wide range of fields, including Social and Political Sciences, Economics and Business, International Relations, Psychology, Sociology, Legal Issues, History, Geography, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, and many other related areas.
During this conference, the Rector of the University of New York Tirana, Prof. Dr. Ismail KOCAYUSUFOGLU, expressed his heartfelt and profound welcome to everyone. In his speech, Rector Kocayusufoglu named UNYT a “reborn university”, a term which refers to the innovations that our university has infused into its curriculum in order to continue its commitment to academic excellence. These innovations consist of the new 3-year diploma as well as the newly integrated Bachelor and Master study programs such as EU Law and Politics; Applied Banking and Finance; Business Informatics; Architecture for the Bachelor’s degree as well as Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology (School Psychology), Legal Psychology and Architecture for the Master’s degree.
“I am very pleased with the support and dedication that I have noticed. Regardless of the job and the position everyone has done the maximum in maintaining and preserving a lively and vigorous social and academic life, which makes me very proud and honored to say that I am a part of this family”, – were some of the warming words of Rector Kocayusufoglu.
Following these kind words, the Rector also expressed his strong beliefs on the success that the European and Balkan Research Institute at the University of New York Tirana will have as well as emphasized the importance of the safety measures that have been taken during these difficult times.
The European and Balkan Research Institute at the University of New York Tirana is dedicated to advancing, applying, and facilitating high standards of research, particularly focusing on the area studies of the Balkans and Europe at large, for a wide variety of audiences within the university and across Albania, Balkan region and international arena. Its mission is to motivate and support the academic community, policy-makers, and the public in the promotion of scholarly research and policy analysis related to the Balkans and European history, political economy, culture, literature, arts, and architecture, foreign policy, and security.