Since its establishment, one of the main objectives of University College Bedër has been the internationalization and establishment of close cooperation with universities both in the region and beyond. Within the short-term, the University has managed to have close relations with other Universities on exchange programs, organization of conferences, research projects etc.
Being a bilingual University in Albanian and in English has contributed to foster cultural diversity as our students come from 15 different countries and the faculty members originate from 6 different countries.
Main responsibilities of IRO office
International Relations Office has been established in 2011. The International Relations Office functions under the governance of Rectorship of University College Bedër and works in close cooperation with the foreign universities and institutions of higher education.
- Expanding and strengthening international relations of University College Bedër
- Developing international contacts and signing new exchange and cooperation agreements with foreign universities and institutions of higher education
- Organizing international student exchanges
- Encouraging the international mobility of students and staff
- Supporting the requirements and needs of incoming / outgoing students and staff
- Organizing seminars, conferences and meetings on education and research programs and funding opportunities
PhD. Nertil Bërdufi: Lecturer at the Law Department and in the same time Coordinator of International Relations Office at University College Bedër in Tirana. He received his Integrated Diploma of Second Level (DIND) of Law from the University of Tirana in 2010. In 2015, he received his Doctoral degree (PhD) in Criminal Law from the same university. While in 2018, he received a LL.M. degree in Rule of Law for Development, from Loyola University Chicago. Since 2017 he is member of the academic senate University College Bedër.
Dr. Edlira Mali: She finished the Bachelor studies in Business Administration Department, Faculty of Economics, in Tirana University. In 2001, she completed her Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas in USA. In March, 2014 she received the title "Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing" from Hill University, Texas, USA. She has an extensive experience in the field of Communication and Marketing with various companies and institutions in Albania and abroad. She has managed successfully for three years the Albanian branch of the international Advertising Agency Ogilvy & Mather. She is also lead auditor, lecturer, examiner and ToT regarding the implementation of the Quality Management Systems and Food Safety certified by the European Organization of Quality (EOQ) and IRCA (Ireland).