Given the global developments and especially those in Albania, the Albanian Muslim Community has always been careful that besides realizing its mission and institutional goals, taking into account the realities and the national and social situation. The Albanian Muslim Community has always been attentive in performing activities which promote the Islamic values without breaking the balances of the traditional values and heritage in Albania, which has proved to be an ideal model for our country, being in full accordance with the principles of maintaining the harmony between different faiths the Albanian society has.
One of the clearest and most objective indicators of strategies pursued by the Muslim Community, are the model of the greatest part of madrasas, which have produced and continue to produce both young people educated with religious and patriotic values, who in turn are embedded with the knowledge of science and technology, which open the windows of the world around these future intellectuals, who after secondary studies continue higher studies in various specialties such as Islamic science, engineering, medicine, law, economics, social science, etc..
The undergraduate and postgraduate studies of these young people have been successful and they have been able to compete with dignity in universities both within the country and abroad.
The Albanian Muslim Community has founded the “Bedër” University by an AMC Presidium decree on 15.09.2010. This university aims to provide a higher education suitable with the culture, traditions and characteristics of the Albanian society, holding in his bases foundations and conditions of the Islamic faith and belief.
This university will be an institution of international standards, aiming to attract and educate young people, not only in Albania but also from regional countries and Europe, thus becoming a center of promotion of Islamic and Albanian values.
“Bedër” University will offer study programs of primary and secondary high education system in the fields of humanities and philology with the main goal of this University student’s academic qualification.
The university will have in its structure two faculties: the Faculty of Humanities, composed of Department of Islamic Sciences, Department of Communication Sciences, Department of Justice, and the Faculty of Philology and Education, which includes the Department of English Language and Literature, Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Department of Turkish Language and Literature and the Research Centre for the Albanian Language and Literature.
The teaching process in the Albanian Islamic University will be held in Arabic, Albanian and Turkish, while the English language will be given intensively as a foreign language course throughout the studies duration.
The Rector of “Bedër” University is Dr. Ferdinand Gjana, who has a rich academic CV and many years of experience in the field of Higher Education.
The university aims through the contemporary curricula, academic quality staff and modern physical and technological infrastructure, to become an important center of Islamic studies, not only in Albania but in all Albanian territories and in the wider region.
For further information please visit www.beder.edu.al