Tomorrow’s high standard leaders of Albania sculpted to perfection at University of New York, Tirana

Expansion of the EU is necessary for its diplomatic future. Albania is taking the first steps to becoming an EU member state and the current negotiations are working to achieve this.

Albania is much more determined to introduce real reforms to help the development of the state. At the same time, Germany, being the sixth largest direct investor in the country, has given Albania a lot of support in its fight against corruption and concomitant attempts to encourage transparency by adapting EU framework to speed up the integration into the EU of Balkan countries. A recent article in Der Spiegel reports that since Angela Markel’s visit toTirana with Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama in 2015, the pair have not only vowed to reduce corruption, but also to work closely in building large scale infrastructure focusing primarily on the transport, energy and water management sectors which, in turn, will create a field of job and education opportunities. The UNYT - University of New York, Tirana, is focusing on becoming a key development pillar in this strategy, assuring its students that in this academic year 2016 that they will benefit from a lot of opportunities created in the educational field. As UNYT’s slogan states – educating tomorrow’s leaders, Albania is creating great education opportunities for their people, which the government hopes will lead to a surge in the country’s economy. The university offers a wide range of educational qualifications, offering dual degree courses with recognized affiliations creating the leaders of tomorrow, who will go on to shape the future of Albania.

CEO of a well-known banking business, Alpha Bank’s Periklis F. Drougkas says, “Albania is a destination of huge investment potential, especially investment in greenfields,” and has great potential for long-term growth in the fields of energy, agriculture and mining. Eurosig and Intersig both front runners in the insurance sector offer policies that cater both individually and for enterprises. As major insurance companies, they believe that development and investment can push the country to the next level. “Our infrastructure needs are immense, we are a developing country, and there is still a lot of room for many foreigners to come with their own money, or to bring money from financial institutions, which can be invested in partnerships or other forms of cooperation,” says Edmond Haxhinasto, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure. As for infrastructure, Albania has adopted three main planning initiatives to design, for the first time, a General Territorial Plan, Integrated Intersectorial Coastal Plan and Integrated Intersectorial Plan for the Tirana – Durres economic zone. AlbStar operates in the areas of water supply, sewerage, and transport infrastructure, and mechanical works in the oil and gas industry. Moreover, a health care facility privately operated with world class medical infrastructure, Hygeia Hospital Tirana, has its own state of the art equipment, backed up by hugely experienced and qualified medical and paramedic staff offering high quality care.

The World Bank recently held a bilateral meeting in Tirana that focused on the opportunities and challenges faced by Albania in growing the economy for the benefit of its citizens. During the meeting it addressed the main areas in which to combat poverty and boost economic growth that has a lasting effect on the country. The Albanian economy has already demonstrated tremendous improvement and is expected to grow 3.5% this year, delivering positive results in the key sectors of energy, pensions and public areas. This has been achieved largely through focusing on cutting the fiscal deficit and reducing public debts by improving collection rates. “Albania needs to rekindle and rebalance economic growth, moving from a past growth model led by consumption, to a new one driven by investment and exports; reforms in this direction are starting to pay off”, said the World Bank Country Director for Southeast Europe Ellen Goldstein.

All this is only possible with the highest standards of education. UNYT has become one of the backbones of educational infrastructure in Albania, offering its best services nationwide, across the educational spectrum from administrative sciences to humanities and social studies and computing. It offers a wide range of professional education for the students of today and, one could quite conceivably argue, is the jewel in the crown of the Albanian education system. This is where the future leaders of Albania come to study. UNYT, as their website states, is a blend of challenge and vision catering to the needs of a new global society.  

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