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    CULTURAL AND SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION BETWEEN POLAND AND ALBANIA

     

     

    POLISH CULTURE IN ALBANIA & WORLDWIDE - KULTURA POLAKE NË SHQIPËRI DHE NË BOTË



      TREATY FRAMEWORK

     

    • Framework Agreement on Cooperation between the Warsaw University and the University of Tirana, signed in 2010;
    • Agreement on archaeological cooperation between the Centre for Research on Antique of the South Eastern Europe of the Warsaw University and the Albanian Institute of Monuments and Culture as well as the Centre for Albanology Studies, signed in 2010;
    • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the Republic of Albania on cultural and scientific cooperation, signed in May 1993;

     

    Scientific Cooperation

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Scholarship cooperation


                    In the 50s of the last century first Albanian students went to Poland. After the democratic changes in our countries ministries of education and science signed an agreement, under which the Polish government offers free of charge studies for a specified number of Albanian at Polish universities. Each year tens of students start their study in Poland. At the moment more than 100 Albanian students continue studies in Polish universities and higher education schools in various fields, including economics, computer science, medicine, applied technical studies, social studies and arts. Albanian graduates of Polish universities return to the country and use their knowledge for the good of the country, taking jobs as high-class experts in the banking sector, medicine, public administration and various branches of the economy of Albania.


                    In Poland the interest of young people in Balkan studies is growing thanks to the activity of various research centers, especially universities which offer Balkanistic studies, such as the Warsaw University, the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, the Mikołaj Kopernik University in Torun,  the Maria Skłodowska-Curie University in Lublin. The number of publications related to Albanian issues and the region is constantly growing. More and more students and researchers visit Albania within the framework of language and academic interships.  

     

     

    Archaeological Cooperation


                    Polish-Albanian cooperation in the field of archaeology started in 2009. It was launched through a study visit to Poland of the delegation of fours Albanian professors, headed by Prof. Neritan Ceka. The agreement on cooperation between the Centre for Research on Antique of the South Eastern Europe of the Warsaw University and the Albanian Institute of Monuments and Culture as well as the Centre for Albanology Studies was signed in 2010. In the same year the framework agreement on cooperation between the Warsaw University and the University of Tirana was signed. In September 2011 a group of Polish archaeologists, headed by Prof. Piotr Dyczek of the Warsaw University, in cooperation with Albanian archaeologists headed by Prof. Neritan Ceka, begun excavations in Shkodra. Ancient Shkodra is one of the most important archaeological sites for the history of Illyria as well as of the whole Balkan region.

     

                    In the framework of the Polish Presidency in the European Council in 2011, the Polish Embassy in Tirana sponsored the three-language (Polish, Albanian, English) edition of the album "Illyria and Balkan provinces in the united Europe".

     

     

     

    Other scientific events


                    Thanks to many years of efforts and works of Prof. Arqile Teta, graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, the first biography of the prominent Polish geologist in Albania Prof. Stanislaw Zuber was published in Albanian language in 2010.  Prof. Arqile Teta is also the author of the Polish - Albanian dictionary and  currently is working on the second part Albanian - Polish.



     

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