Universiteti POLIS ёshtё themeluar me vendim tё Qeverisё Shqiptare, VKM nr. 698, dt.11/10/2006, botuar nё fletoren zyrtare nr. 114 , faqe 4475 tё vitit 2006; Fituar akreditimin institucional dhe tё programeve nga MASH (Ministria e Arsimit dhe Shkencёs) dhe APAAL (Agjencia Publike e Akreditimit tё Arsimit tё Lartё), nr.227, dt.22/07/2009 dhe nr.250, dt.14/06/2013. Me vendim tё Qeverisё Shqiptare, VKM nr.746, dt.24/10/2012, U_POLIS ёshtё njohur si IAL (Institucion i Arsimit tё Lartё) me status “Universitet”; dhe me urdhёr tё MASH nr.563, dt.19/11/2012 organizon Programin “Doktoratё”.



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U_POLIS is an institution characterized by a international dimension, which is reflected in the programs of study, the composition of the academic staff and students from different nationalities. Also exchanges programs and high mobility between academic staff and students with various international partners in the framework of joint research and activities is another important point of this process. U_POLIS is the first Albanian university who officially signed the Bologna Charter otherwise known as "Magna Charta Universitatum"


U_POLIS has a wide network of national and international partners. Partners and type of cooperation between them consist on, firstly in long-term strategic partnership, with whom U_POLIS offers joint degree programs and research projects, secondly in ad-hoc partners selected for certain activities such as joint workshops, common research activities  and mobilization schemes of personnel and students.

Partners of U_POLIS by type of cooperation;





Name of institution

TU Darmstadt, Germany

University of Studies, Trieste, Italy

Universita IAUV, Venecia, Italy

FH Mainz, Germany

IHS/ Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

University of Ferrara, Italy

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, the Netherlands

IPAG Business School, Paris, France

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

University of Salerno, Italy

Academy of Fine Arts, Catania, Italy

University of Minho, Portugal

University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

Universiteti Saint-Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon

Lawrence Technological University, Detroit, SHBA

University of Graz, Austri

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau, Gjermani

TU Wien, Austri

Tirana University

Akademia e Filmit “Marubi”

Riga Building College, Latvia

University of Chieti-Pescara “G. d'Annunzio”



Name of institution

The Academy of Sciences

Ministry of Urban Development and Tourism

Central Technical Construction Archive

Ministry of European Integration

Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Water Adminsitration

Ministry of Labor and Equal Opportunities

Ministry of Toursim, Culture, Youth and Sports

Ministry of Defense

Tirana Municipality

The US Embassy

The German Embassy

The Swiss Embassy

The Austrian Embassy /Austrian Society Albania

Austrian Development Agency

The Municipality of Tetovo

Institute of Cultural Monuments

Kashar Commune

Municipality of Saranda

Municipality of Burrel


Municipality of Kamëz

Municipality of Vorë





Name of organization



Austrian Road Safety Board (KFV)

State Authority for the Geo-Spatial Information (ASIG)

Agency for the Promotion of research Europe - APRE

Cultural Heritage without Borders

Albanian Heritage Foundation (AHF)

Tirana International Contemporary Art Biennial, TICAB

Engineers without Borders, Bari

URI / Bells

Hanss Seidel Stiftung

AWR, Rome, Italy

Zeta Gallery

Altea & Geostudio 2000

GeoConsulting Albania

Institute for Democracy and Reforms - IDR




Name of business

Albanian Union of Architects and Urban Planners_ AUA

Tirana Business Park

Alba Road (IZOTERM)





ALUFLOR Construction Group

P.T. Construction

KIKA Construction




Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Albania (UCCIAL)

Albanian Experience

Real Estate Agency INF-93

Shoqata e Komunave te Shqiperise (SH.K.SH)


U_POLIS has a cooperation agreement at the Dean level with the University of Ferrara, Italy, on the basis of which it organizes exchange of professors and researchers supported by the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Education and Sports in Albania. Both universities are implementing a joint PhD program in Architecture and Urban Planning which is recognized by both countries. A consolidated cooperation and agreement also exists with the IHS / Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with which U_POLIS has worked for years in urban development programs and local capacity building, with the support of the Dutch authorities, especially the MATRA Program and NUFFIC. On that basis, the parties organize a joint program of the Graduate Masters, with 6 specializations in: Design Issues and Urban Issues.

Intense and fruitful exchange has been promoted for several years with TU-Vienna, the Technical University of Vienna, Austria and the University of Applied Sciences in Anhalt /Bauhaus Dessau, Germany. Collaborative agreements and exchanges are made with the Technical University of Darmstadt's, the Universities of Applied Sciences in Mainz, in Karlsruhe and in Cottbus, Germany, and the University of Trieste, ISF / Polytechnic of Bari and "La Sapienza" Roma, Italy. There are also interesting exchanges with the University of Belgrade, Serbia, Podgorica, Montenegro, Pristina, Kosovo, and Skopje in Macedonia.

At local level, POLIS is a member of the Conference of Deans in Albania and the AUA_ the Union of Albanian Architects and Planners; the university has joint activities and collaborative agreements with: the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Water management and the Ministry of European Integration. U_POLIS has a unique relationship with the Academy of Film and Multimedia "Marubi" and the TICAB_Tirana International Contemporary Art Biannual, as well with a number of foreign embassies in Tirana, like that of the Netherlands, Austria, USA, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, etc.

Every year, many students from U_POLIS and partner schools engage in exchange and international projects, regional and local, with either  multi or bi-lateral projects. In these cases, the credits (ECTS) are exchanged and mutually transferred according to the European/International system. POLIS closely cooperates with a number of donors (SCP Switzerland, DAAD Germany, EU Tempus, Excellency Fund, and Brain Gain Albania, UNDP, etc.) and local and regional specialized organizations including: (CHWB) Cultural Heritage Without Borders (in Bosnia, Kosovo and Sweden), (IMC) Institute of Monuments of Culture, (AHF) Albanian Heritage Foundation, (AAC)_Association of Municipalities of Albania and (REC) Regional Environmental Center in Tirana.

Finally, in July 2015, AESOP_ European Association of Planning Schools in the European Congress of Prague, after a one-year process and after scanning 25 European universities accredited POLIS University. By the end of this process, POLIS University was qualified within the first 3 schools, while other involved schools continue the process of improvements. This is a big step for the internationalization of our project and our international marketing for education in Albania!


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