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About Us

Dear readers !

On February 8, 2001 a group of career diplomats, experts on international relations and journalists for foreign affaires in Tirana were gathered together to found The Albanian Diplomatic Academy. It was the first time in Albanian history. But not without a tradition. About three centuries ago, Pope Clement XI, Giovanni Albani, a famous Pope of Albanian origin, established the first “Pontificia Accademia Ecclesiastica”in Vatican. At that time Pope Clement’s Homeland, Albania, was occupied by Ottomans. The Albanian Diplomatic Academy that we recently founded is proud to preserve and to develop the “Pontificia Accademia Ecclesiastica” best heritage enriched with National and European tradition of Albanian modern diplomacy.

Albanian Diplomatic Academy has been focused since at the beginning in three main priorities: research, publishing and training projects. In the field of research our intention has been concentrated on national, regional, European and global issues. Mainly dealing with Albanian integration into EU, the Balkan crisis and its European perspective, Kosovo solution, Regional relations, EU laws and institutions, US role and contribution in getting new world order etc. In the field of publishing, The Albanian Diplomatic Academy has published three volumes of the History of Albanian Diplomacy and a lot of books about history of diplomacy, economic diplomacy, public diplomacy, international law and international organizations, identity and image of nations in the modern world etc.

Training has constantly been priority of the Albanian Diplomatic Academy. We have three projects under way: Three months training course on international relations and diplomacy,”Leadership and Crisis Management” training course and Diplomatic Summer and winter School. All are at post-university level. The curricula, lectors, level of training and diploma are in accordance with The International Forum on Diplomatic Training, international academic forum in which The Albanian Diplomatic Academy has been admitted since 2002. The Albanian Diplomatic Academy provides training interactively and in distance learning, using the advantages of it.  

In developing its academic profile, the Albanian Diplomatic Academy has established very close cooperation with diplomatic academies from all over the world, with universities of international laws and international relations, with specialized institutes and well-known NGO’s. This international partnership has brought very positive impact in modernizing and updating the standards of our academy. 

The Albanian Diplomatic Academy is located in one of the most beautiful residential area in Tirana. The colorful building, the green environment, logistic conditions, self-service bar, library, information technology and dormitory for foreign students together in harmony make this institution very attractive for all interested people from Albania and abroad.

 

President of Albanian Diplomatic Academy

Prof. Dr. Lisen Bashkurti