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 come 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. The main duties of the IRO office are as following:

  • 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

Coordinator of The International Relations Office: Eduina Maksuti, MSc. 

Contact info: iro@beder.edu.al              emaksuti@beder.edu.al

Eduina Maksuti, MSc. : Lecturer at the Department of Economics and Bussines, and Coordinator of International Relations Office at University College Bedër in Tirana. She graduated from Ankara University in Turkey and holds a Master in Bussines Administration from Epoka University in Albania. She is a PhD Candidate in Aleksander Moisiu University, Albania. 

International Relations Office Assistants

Department of Educational Sciences

Contact info: jtirana@beder.edu.al

Dr. Jonida Tirana: Lecturer at the Department of Education Sciences and at the same time Assistant of International Relations Office at University College Bedër in Tirana. In 2007, she finished the Bachelor studies in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation, Inter-Faculty between Humanities and Political Sciences, University of Padua, Italy. In 2010, she completed her Second Level Master degree in Foreign Languages for International Communication from the same University. In 2018, she received the title " Doctor " in Pedagogy at the Department of Pedagogy- Psychology, University of Tirana.

Department of English Language and Literature

Contact info: acekrezi@beder.edu.al

Albana Cekrezi, MSc. graduated from Istanbul University in English Language Teaching from the Faculty of Education in 2009. Since 2009 she has been working as an English Language teacher at "Mehmet Akif" Turkish high school and then at "Turgut Ozal" high school. Since 2017 she has been working as a lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at University College Beder and she is also pursuing her doctoral studies at Epoka University.

Department of Computer Sciences

Krisien Xoxa, MSc.

Contact info: kxoxa@beder.edu.al

Department of Communication Sciences

Contact info: emali@beder.edu.al

Edlira Mali, PhD. Lecturer of Marketing and Communication in the Department of Communication Sciences at University College Bedër in Tirana. She finished the Bachelor studies in Business Administration Department, Faculty of Economics, in Tirana University and completed her Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas in USA. In 2008, she has graduated from the Albanian Academy of Political Studies, while in March, 2014, she received the title "Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing" from Columbia State University in USA. Edlira has an extensive experience in the field of Communication, PR and Marketing with various institutions, organizations and companies in Albania and abroad. She has managed successfully for three years the Albanian branch of the international Advertising Agency Ogilvy & Mather. Her qualifications include titles as 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).

Department of Law

Contact info: nberdufi@beder.edu.al

Dr. Nertil Berdufi. Lecturer at the Department of Law 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 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 of the University College Bedër.

Department of Islamic Sciences

Contact info: hskura@beder.edu.al

Hysni Skura MSc. received his Bachelor degree from University College Beder, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Islamic Sciences in 2014. Then, he completed his master studies, Master of Science in Islamic Sciences at the same university. During 2014-2016, he worked as a coordinator of the Islamic Studies Center. Since 2016 he has been part of the academic staff at the Department of Islamic Sciences, at University College Bedër. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD studies at Epoka University.