History

History

History

The University, with a catholic inspiration, operates in Albania as a developing factor, respecting the local religions’ traditions in an international perspective. The academic activities are implemented in collaboration with very important Italian Universities (Bari University, Rome University “Tor Vergata”, Milan University, Bologna University, Palermo University, Milan Catholic University) participating with their educational heredity for the growth of this University in Albania. Today, about 1945 students attend in Tirana and Elbasan University’s structures, three different faculties with 20 study programs, where there are about 450 Italian and 100 Albanian professors teaching. This kind of participation, of the Italian culture, makes this university experience very particular, which is carried out mainly in Italian language. The Diploma is recognized by the partner Italian Universities, and is assigned together with them, by making possible that, for the first time, to the Albanian high education has been given an European dimension. 475 students have been graduated by year 2010. The Catholic University “OLGC” is a non-government, non-profit High Education institution of teaching and scientific nature, established by the Foundation “OLGC”, a structure of the Congregation “Sons of Immaculate Conception” in Rome and recognized by the Holy See. The Congregation is distinguished in Italy and abroad, for its tradition in Health Care, and more specifically in Medicine, developing its activities in many other countries. The Catholic University “OLGC” has been established in 2004 and its one the first initiatives of the private universities’ education in our country. It was founded in order to enable the education in Albania, for professionals with high European standards, competent to work in Albania, in Europe and in the whole world, ready to facee all the major challenges of our country’s European Integration. The University is a integral part of the University Health Complex of the same name, which will be closely linked with the Albanian Health System. This Complex is set to be en excellence point in Health Care Service, in High Education and Scientific Research in Albania.