Prof. Dr. Ali JASHARI
RECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY ‘FAN S. NOLI” KORÇË
It is my special pleasure, as the rector of the university, to write a few words to the official website (redesigned), which gives a general review of the work and activities of the University “Fan S. Noli” (Honor of the Nation”), in its 45 anniversary.
Of course, the age and the name of a university is not measured simply by counting the years, neither by its location, nor by the size or the number of students, because there are other indicators and measurable standards, related to its precious mission, that is to educate the young generations in over 25 economic and social fields of study, that our university offers.
The University of Korça has already established its profile as a well-known and highly integrated institution; with a contemporary infrastructure in the framework of a modern teaching and scientific research; with an increasing number of staff holding appropriate qualifications; with consolidated study programs, aiming to open new ones, especially those with vocational character, in order to anticipate the requirements of the labor market, the development of Korça Region and national priorities. The university organizes national and international scientific events that relates our university with many other institutions; it is part of many projects that give a great support to the academic staff and students; it has a sufficient number of students, and this number is growing rapidly; it offers learning and relaxing facilities for the students, which will expand in the future; and the number of investments will increase, as well.
The main and the most important mission of the university is sentenced in the famous expression of Virgil “ALMA MATER”, “Nourishing mother”, which means mother breast feeding her infants and provides spiritual knowledge”. The essence of this mission is actual even nowadays, and it is best expressed in the new Law of Higher Education, which states that higher education is a public responsibility, hence the university should establish, develop, conduct and protect knowledge through teaching and scientific research, in order to prepare specialists and new scientists.
Our University, “our common home”, is part of this mission too, so, all of us as a big family, professors, students and teaching support staff, will create a warm and inspiring environment, where each one plays his precious role. We are working together with dedication, in order to face the challenges of the implementation of higher education reform and institutional accreditation, so that the University of Korca ranks with dignity among best institutions of higher education within and outside the country.