University of Tirana

Joint MA Political Science – Integration & Governance (PoSIG)

University of Tirana (UNITIR)

The University of Tirana was founded in 1957 and it is the first university established in the Republic of Albania. It is comprised by 6 Faculties, one of which is the Faculty of Social Sciences with the Department of Political Sciences in it. The University of Tirana is the biggest Public University in the country, being the most attractive for the Albanian students and for Foreign Researchers. Approximately 40 thousand students study in the three levels of education, in full-time and part-time modes. The University of Tirana has organized all study programs (BA, MA, PhD) it offers according to the Bologna process, with full implementation of ECTS. The University of Tirana has considerable experience in EU projects such as Erasmus, Socrates, Leonardo, Tempus and others. The Faculty of Social Sciences was founded in 1992. It has approximately 70 full time Lecturers and 4600 students. It has 5 Departments: Department of Psychology, Department of Philosophy, Department of Sociology, Department of Social Work and Department of Political Sciences. The Department of Political Sciences, whose part is this application, was founded in 2000. It has 13 full-time Lecturers and nearly 30 part-time Lecturers and Researchers. It has approximately 400 students in total. The Department develops 1 Bachelor Program in Political Sciences, 1 Master Degree in Political Theories (2 years), 1 master Degree in Regional Studies (2 years) and 1 Master Degree in Politics and Government (1 year).

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Orinda Malltezi

Project Coordinator

University of Tirana

Prof. Assoc. Dr. Orinda Malltezi is the Vice/Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Lecturer of International Relation, Foreign policy, From January 2010 to present, University of Tirana, Faculty of Social Science, Tirana, Albania. On Oct. 2006 to March 2008, she has finished a Master in Management of International Projects, International Economics Department, Bucharest Academy of Economics, Bucharest, Romania after a Bachelor Degree in International Relations, Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Applied Economics and Business, Gazimagusa, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. (CGPA 3.41 / 4.00), All courses taught in English. From March to 2012-present she is a Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana, Bulevardi Gjergj Fishta, Tirana, Albania. From January 2010 to March 2012 she has been Head of the Political Sciences Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana.


Merita Xhumari  (Vaso)

Quality Manager

She is a Professor of Social and Employment Policy for graduate and post-graduate programs in Sociology, Political Sciences and Social Work at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Tirana. She has finished a Master in European Social Security on June 2002 at the Faculty of Law, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, Finalised with a comparative study on “Social Protection Systems in Albania and Macedonia”. At the Faculty of Social Sciences, Tirana University she has obtained a PhD in SOCIOLOGY, based on presenting a thesis: “Social Policy Institutions during the post-communist transition in Albania”, after a Bachelor Diploma in Political Sciences after four regular university studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences and Law in 1983.


Suela Hana


Suela Hana is a sociologist with extensive professional and academic skills in the field of social sciences. For a period of 5 years she has worked in the field of psycho-social treatment for victims of trafficking, which are used for sexual exploitation. Since 2010, Suela Hana works as an assistant of the Department of Political Science, University of Tirana.

Suela received her Diploma of Social Sciences in Sociology at Tirana University, and a Second Master’s Level “Search in education”, at Tirana University. At the same time, it continues doctoral studies at this department, about “Social policies for the reintegration of victims of trafficking in Albania”.


Nysjola Dhoga

Comparative Politics

Public Policy and Administration

She was graduated in Political Science and International Relations in the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and she holds a master and a doctorate in Political Science from the same University.

Since 2014, she works as a full time lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Tirana, with special focus on the Political System and Public Administration in Albania and in a comparative perspective.


Orinda Malltezi

International Relations


Klodiana Beshku

European Integration

Phd in Geopolitics at the University of Pisa, Italy on 2011. She has been the Head of Department of Political Sciences at the Faculty of Social Sciences during 2014-2015. From September 2011 she is Chief Editor of the Scientific Journal “Politikja”, published from the Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana. From October 2008 she is a Full time Lecturer at the Public University of Tirana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Studies as Lecturer of the courses: Geopolitics, Theories of Regional Relations and Security, New Social Movements and Civil Society, The New Political Movements, Politics and Society in the Southern- Eastern Europe, The Decision Making Theories.


Klejdi Këlliçi

Political Theory

Mr. Këlliçi received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Turin, the Master degree in ‘European and Global Affairs’ from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Milan. In 2011 he received his Ph.D. in Comparative Politics and Institutions from the University of Bari. Mr. Këlliçi has started teaching Political Science in 2006 in the University of Our Lady of Good Council in Tirana covering later several positions in private and public universities in Albania. Currently he is a lecturer of Comparative Politics and Democratic Theories in the University of Tirana. Selected honors include the Certificate of Excellence awarded by the government for Albanians studying abroad.


Merita Xhumari (Vaso)

Public Policy and Administration


Blendi Çeka

Methodology and Project Management

Lecturer of Electoral Elections, Political Sciences, Research Methods, Department of Political Science, University of Tirana, July 2013, Msc in european Politics and Governance London School of Economics and Political Science, September 2004 – September 2005. He has been a postgraduate student in Psychology , University of Tirana, Faculty of Social Sciences, 2002 – 2004 , after a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, University of Tirana, Faculty of Social Sciences on 1996 – 2000. Actually, he is a Full time Lecturer at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Tirana from 2005.