50 Notable alumni of
University of Tirana

The University of Tirana is 891st in the world, 305th in Europe, and 1st in Albania by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 50 notable alumni from the University of Tirana sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates along with research and academic staff.

  1. Ismail Kadare

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    Ismail Kadare
    Born in
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    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    poetnovelistwriter
    Biography

    Ismail Kadare is an Albanian novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter, and playwright. He is a leading international literary figure and intellectual. He focused on poetry until the publication of his first novel, The General of the Dead Army, which made him famous internationally.

  2. Ilir Meta

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    Ilir Meta
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Ilir Rexhep Meta is an Albanian politician who served as President of Albania from 24 July 2017 until his impeachment by the Albanian parliament on 9 June 2021. Previously he served as Prime Minister from 1999 to 2002, and at age 30 he was the second-youngest prime minister in Albanian history after Zog I, who was 27 at the time of his election in 1922. Meta also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2002 to 2003, and again from 2009 to 2010. He was Chairman of the Parliament of Albania from 2013 to 2017. Meta also held positions as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Trade, and Energy. Prior to that, he held the Chairmanship of the Parliamentary Commission of European Integration. Meta founded the Socialist Movement for Integration (LSI) in 2004.

  3. Sali Berisha

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    Sali Berisha
    Born in
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    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    surgeonpoliticiancardiologist
    Biography

    Sali Ram Berisha is an Albanian conservative politician who served as the second President of Albania from 1992 to 1997 and Prime Minister from 2005 to 2013. He was also the leader of the Democratic Party of Albania twice, from 1991 to 1992 and then again from 1997 to 2013. To date, Berisha is Albania's longest-serving democratically elected leader.

  4. Bujar Nishani

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    Bujar Nishani
    Born in
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    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bujar Nishani is an Albanian politician. He served as President of Albania from 24 July 2012 to 24 July 2017.

  5. Fatos Nano

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    Fatos Nano
    Born in
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    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistdiplomat
    Biography

    Fatos Thanas Nano listen is an Albanian socialist politician who was the Prime Minister of Albania several times; he was the first leader and founder of the Socialist Party of Albania and a member of the Albanian Parliament from 1991 to 1996 and 1997 to 2009. He reformed the Anti-Revisionist Marxist-Leninist ideology of the Labor Party of Albania into social democracy for its successor, the Socialist Party. During his leadership, the Socialist Party, as a result of reforms, joined the Socialist International and Party of European Socialists. Nano was a candidate in the 2007 presidential election but did not win. He again tried in the 2012 presidential election, but he did not even qualify as a candidate, because the leaders of parties in Parliament obstructed their respective MPs to elect him as candidate in the elections.

  6. Rexhep Meidani

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    Rexhep Meidani
    Born in
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    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    politicianphysicistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Rexhep Qemal Meidani is an Albanian physics professor, diplomat and politician. Meidani was the 3rd President of Albania to be elected after the first multi-party elections in 1991.

  7. Laura Mersini-Houghton

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    Laura Mersini-Houghton
    Born in
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    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    physicistscientistcosmologisttheoretical physicist
    Biography

    Laura Mersini-Houghton is an Albanian-American cosmologist and theoretical physicist, and professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a proponent of the multiverse hypothesis and the author of a theory for the origin of the universe that holds that our universe is one of many selected by quantum gravitational dynamics of matter and energy. Predictions of her theory have been successfully tested by astrophysical data. She argues that anomalies in the current structure of the universe are best explained as the gravitational tug exerted by other universes.

  8. Monika Kryemadhi

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    Monika Kryemadhi
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Monika Kryemadhi is an Albanian politician, member of Parliament and the leader of the Socialist Movement for Integration party. She is also the wife of Ilir Meta the President of Albania. Monika Kryemadhi refused the position of First Lady of Albania -- delegating the role instead to her eldest daughter, Bora.

  9. Pandeli Majko

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    Pandeli Majko
    Born in
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    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Pandeli Sotir Majko is an Albanian socialist politician. He served twice as Prime Minister of Albania; once from 1998 to 1999, and again in 2002.

  10. Azem Hajdari

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    Azem Hajdari
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1963-1998 (aged 35)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Azem Shpend Hajdari was the leader of the student movement in 1990–1991 that led to the fall of communism in Albania. He then became a politician of the Democratic Party of Albania (DP). He symbolizes the start of the democratic era in Albania. He was a member of the Albanian parliament and the Chairman of the Defence Parliamentary Commission. He was assassinated in Tirana on September 12, 1998.

  11. Mimi Kodheli

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    Mimi Kodheli
    Born in
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    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Mimi Kodheli is an Albanian economist and politician who served as Minister of Defense of Albania in the government of Prime Minister Edi Rama. She was the first woman to be appointed to the post.

  12. Aleksandër Meksi

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    Aleksandër Meksi
    Born in
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    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    politicianarchitect
    Biography

    Aleksandër Gabriel Meksi was the 34th Prime Minister of Albania from April 13, 1992, to March 11, 1997. A former archaeologist, he was the first person to be prime minister of Albania after the end of communist rule. Meksi was a member of the Democratic Party of Albania and took office at the same time as President Sali Berisha, who also belonged to that party. Before entering politics, Meksi was a researcher and restorer of monuments of medieval architecture (mainly churches and mosques).

  13. Jozefina Topalli

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    Jozefina Topalli
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jozefina Topalli (born November 26, 1963) is an Albanian politician who formerly served as the Chairwoman of the Parliament of Albania from 2 September 2005 until 9 September 2013. She held the title of vice president of the Democratic Party of Albania. Topalli is married and has two children.

  14. Ditmir Bushati

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    Ditmir Bushati
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Ditmir Bushati is an Albanian politician and diplomat who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2013 to 2019. He previously chaired the Parliamentary Committee for European Integration.

  15. Fatos Kongoli

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    Fatos Kongoli
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    writerjournalistmathematician
    Biography

    Fatos Kongoli has recently become one of the most forceful and convincing representatives of contemporary Albanian prose.

  16. Majlinda Bregu

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    Majlinda Bregu
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teachersociologist
    Biography

    Majlinda Bregu is an Albanian politician. She served as Minister of European Integration and Government Spokeswoman from 2007 to 2013 in the Berisha cabinet. A member of the Albanian Parliament from 2005 until 2017 representing Tirana County, since January 2019 she is the Secretary-General of the Regional Cooperation Council.

  17. Fatos Lubonja

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    Fatos Lubonja
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    physicistauthorphilosopherjournalistwriter
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    Fatos Lubonja is an Albanian writer and dissident.

  18. Bashkim Shehu

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    Bashkim Shehu
    Born in
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    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    writertranslator
    Biography

    Bashkim Shehu is an Albanian writer who lives in Barcelona, Spain.

  19. Jakov Xoxa

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    Jakov Xoxa
    Born in
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    Years
    1923-1979 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Jakov Xoxa was an Albanian author of the 20th century.

  20. Liri Berisha

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    Liri Berisha
    Born in
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    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    physicianpediatrician
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    Liri Berisha is an Albanian pediatrician and president of the Albanian Children Foundation, and also an UNICEF ambassador.

  21. Odhise Grillo

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    Odhise Grillo
    Years
    1932-2003 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writer
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    Odhise Kristo Grillo was an Albanian writer of children's books.

  22. Arta Dade

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    Arta Dade
    Born in
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    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teachertranslator
    Biography

    Arta Dade is an Albanian politician and former member of Parliament for the Socialist Party. She served from 1997–2007. During her political career, she held several government posts such as Minister of Culture and Minister of Foreign Affairs, being the first women to be appointed as a Foreign minister. She is currently Chairwoman of the Committee on Foreign Policy.

  23. Neritan Ceka

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    Neritan Ceka
    Born in
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    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    archaeologistpoliticianart historiananthropologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Neritan Ceka is an Albanian archaeologist, professor, and politician. He served as Albania's Minister of Internal Affairs from 27 July 1997 to 18 April 1998.

  24. Fatmir Mediu

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    Fatmir Mediu
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Fatmir Mediu is an Albanian conservative politician. He is the current Chairman of the Republican Party of Albania, and served as Minister of Defence from September 2005 to March 2008, and Minister of Environment, Forests & Water Administration.

  25. Besnik Mustafaj

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    Besnik Mustafaj
    Born in
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    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    diplomatpoliticianwriterjournalist
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    Besnik Bajram Mustafaj is an Albanian writer and diplomat.

  26. Edmond Haxhinasto

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    Edmond Haxhinasto
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Edmond Haxhinasto is an Albanian politician who was Deputy Prime Minister of Albania from 2011 to 2013.

  27. Damian Gjiknuri

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    Damian Gjiknuri
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Damian Gjiknuri is an Albanian politician. He is Minister of Energy and Industry and a member of the Albanian parliament for the Socialist Party, chosen in the District of Elbasan. He is member of Commission of Legal Affairs at the Parliament.

  28. Luljeta Lleshanaku

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    Luljeta Lleshanaku
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    journalistpoetwriter
    Biography

    Luljeta Lleshanaku is an Albanian poet who is the recipient of the 2009 Crystal Vilenica award for European poets. She was educated in literature at the University of Tirana and was editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine Zëri i rinisë (The Voice of Youth). She then worked for the literary newspaper Drita (Light). In 1996, she received the best book of the year award from the Eurorilindja Publishing House. In 1999, she took part in the International Writers Program at the University of Iowa. She is the author of four poetry collections, one volume of which has been translated into English: Fresco, available from New Directions. The writer, critic and editor Peter Constantine, in his introduction to Fresco, sums up her style in this way:

  29. Vanghel Dule

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    Vanghel Dule
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Vangjel Dule, born in 1968 in Gjirokastër, is a politician who belongs to the ethnic Greek minority of Albania. From 2002 he is the chairman of the Unity for Human Rights Party; a political party that focuses on the rights of minorities in Albania.

  30. Kreshnik Spahiu

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    Kreshnik Spahiu
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Kreshnik Spahiu is an Albanian lawyer and politician. In 1991, he graduated in Law from the University of Tirana. He is the founder and leader of the Red and Black Alliance since 2012. Between 2007 and 2012 he was head of the High Council of Justice of Albania until he resigned on 10 February.

  31. Genc Pollo

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    Genc Pollo
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    historianpolitician
    Biography

    Genc Pollo is an Albanian conservative politician. An orthodox Christian and trained historian, Pollo was co-founder and first spokesman of the Albanian Democratic Party. He is a member of the Albanian Parliament since 1996 and held various minister posts since 2005.

  32. Jorida Tabaku

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    Jorida Tabaku
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jorida Tabaku is an Albanian conservative politician with the Democratic Party of Albania. During the Tirana mayoral leadership of current DP leader Lulzim Basha, she served as deputy-mayor in the years 2011-2015.

  33. Arben Malaj

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    Arben Malaj
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Arben Malaj has been Minister of Finance and Economy in the Republic of Albania different times from 1997 until 2005. He is known for transforming the Albanian economy into a European profile, after the hard social-economic crisis that this country passed during the year 1997. He served as a Member of the Albanian Parliament from 1997 to 2013 chairing the Parliamentary Committee on Economy and Finance.

  34. Valentina Leskaj

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    Valentina Leskaj
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Valentina Leskaj is an Albanian politician and political economist who has been a member of the Assembly of the Republic of Albania for the Socialist Party from 2002 until 2017, when she decided to resign and leave politics.

  35. Edmond Spaho

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    Edmond Spaho
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Edmond Spaho is an Albanian Democratic Party politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Elbasan.

  36. Albana Vokshi

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    Albana Vokshi
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Albana Vokshi is a member of the Assembly of the Republic of Albania for the Democratic Party of Albania.

  37. Ina Zhupa

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    Ina Zhupa
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ina Zhupa is an Albanian political scientist who studies Democratization and Values of Albanian Society.

  38. Ina Rama

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    Ina Rama
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Ina Rama was the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Albania from 2007 to 2012.

  39. Dhori Kule

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    Dhori Kule
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    economistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Dhori Kule was Rector of the University of Tirana, Albania. He is member of the board at the Balkan Universities Network. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tirana.

  40. Irma Kurti

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    Irma Kurti
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    poetjournalistwriter
    Biography

    Irma Kurti is a well-known Albanian poet and writer.

  41. Ylljet Aliçka

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    Ylljet Aliçka
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    writerdiplomatuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Ylljet Aliçka is an Albanian writer and scriptwriter, mostly known as the author of the novel The Stone Slogans, and the controversial novel A Story With Internationals, which satirizes the diplomatic elite accredited in transition countries.

  42. Metropolitan Joan of Korçë

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    Metropolitan Joan of Korçë
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    priest
    Biography

    Metropolitan John is the Albanian Orthodox metropolitan of Korça, since his installment in 1999.

  43. Zef Mazi

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    Zef Mazi
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Zef Mazi is an Albanian diplomat, ambassador, serving as Albania's Chief Negotiator with the European Union. He previously served as Special Assistant to the Director General for Strategy at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 2011 to 2018, where he has been in charge for Agency-wide strategy formulation, planning and implementation, as well as risk-management and knowledge management.

  44. Milena Harito

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    Milena Harito
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Milena Harito is an Albanian politician and member of the Socialist Party of Albania.

  45. Anila Wilms

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    Anila Wilms
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in the University of Tirana
    Studied in 1989-1993
    Occupations
    authorwritertranslator
    Biography

    Anila Wilms is an Albanian writer living in Germany.

  46. Bujar Dida

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    Bujar Dida
    Born in
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    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    diplomatpoliticianchemist
    Biography

    Bujar Dida is an Albanian chemistry Ph.D and D.Sc and the first Ambassador of the Republic of Albania to Japan. He was nominated as Ambassador on December 12, 2007 by President Bamir Topi.

  47. Pilo Keri

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    Pilo Keri
    Born in
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    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Pilo Kristaq Keri is an architect and former member of the Parliament of Republic of Albania.

  48. Ylli Asllani

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    Ylli Asllani
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianengineer
    Biography

    Ylli Asllani is adviser to President Ilir Meta for Local Government issue and provides expertise in the field of local government, decentralization and regional development. He has held this position also in the staff of President Bujar Nishani from September 2013 to July 2017.

  49. Fioralba Cakoni

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    Fioralba Cakoni
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    mathematician
    Biography

    Fioralba Cakoni is an American-Albanian mathematician and an expert on inverse scattering theory. She is a professor of mathematics at Rutgers University.

  50. Juliana Latifi

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    Juliana Latifi
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Prof. Dr. Juliana Latifi is an Albanian professor, judge and chair of Albania's Competition Authority.