Academy of Sciences of Albania

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The Academy of Sciences of Albania (Albanian: Akademia e Shkencave e Shqipërisë), founded in 1972, is the most important scientific institution in Albania. In the 1980s, several research institutes began at the University of Tirana were transferred to the Academy's jurisdiction. The institution includes the most distinguished scientists, also called "academics", that are involved in research centers and other organisations inside and outside Albania. As of 2009, the Academy had 23 regular members, 10 associated members, one permanent member, and 26 honor members.The Academy was among several dozen of the world's scientific academies which endorsed through signature the Summit Statement emerging from the New Delhi Population Summit of 1994.


The Academy is composed of two sections: Social Sciences and Albanological Section Natural and Technical Sciences SectionIt also includes the following units: Projects of Technological and Innovation Development, Branch for Foreign and Public Relations, Library PublishingThe Academy of Sciences of Albania has the country's largest academic library. Founded in 1975 starting with 10,000 volumes, it included 812,000 volumes by 1986.In 2008, funding for most research functions of the academy was withdrawn, those research functions subsequently transferred to universities and research centers. Four research institutes which were separated from the Academy joined to form the Centre of Albanological Studies.

Notable current and past members

Regular members

Skënder Gjinushi Albert Doja Fatos Kongoli Beqir Meta Vasil Tole Kosta Barjaba Aurela Anastasi Floresha Dado Nazim Gruda Anesti Kondili Efigjeni Kongjika Arben Merkoçi Petraq Petro Bashim Resuli Xhevahir Spahiu Jani Vangjeli Floran Vila Marenglen Verli Anila Paparisto

Emeriti members

Muzafer Korkuti Rexhep Mejdani

Associate members

Arian Durrësi Shaban Sinani

Honorary members

Idriz Ajeti Ali Aliu (deceased) Francesco Altimari Jean Aubouin Alain Ducellier Bernd Jürgen Fischer Victor Friedman Eric P. Hamp Mark Krasniqi (deceased) Mateja Matevski (deceased) Andrea Pieroni Rexhep Qosja Luan Starova Răzvan Theodorescu

Notable past members

Eqrem Çabej Shaban Demiraj Mentor Përmeti Jorgo Bulo

Former notable presidents

Aleks Buda Shaban Demiraj


Studia Albanica, ISSN 0585-5047. AJNTS - Albanian Journal of Natural and Technical Sciences, ISSN 2074-0867.

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