Luarasi University (formerly Luarasi University College) is one of the first private institutions of higher education in Albania that operates in the field of education, scientific research, creative and professional activities based on law no. 80/2015, dated 22.07.2015 “On higher education and scientific research in higher education institutions in the Republic of Albania” and other bylaws in force. Luarasi University is licensed to operate as a private university, by Decision of the Council of Ministers No. 611, dated: 11.09.2003 “On granting permission to open a non-public higher education school to Luarasi University”. Based on this act, the institution has started the teaching activity, in the academic year 2003–2004. The permanent goal has been and remains the formation of professionals to adapt to the labor market and to walk in parallel with its development, deepening their knowledge through further studies.

 

As of academic year 2018-2019, based on the institutional development strategy, Luarasi University has expanded its academic offer in other programs such as Information Technology and Innovation, thus responding to the real demands of the labor market in the country and region.

 

The activity of the institution is regulated at every stage by sub-legal acts which legitimize its activity. The following are some of the latest chronological bylaws:

 

By Order no. 188, dated 15.05.2015, of the Minister of Education and Sports “On the reorganization of the main units of the institution of higher education” Private University High School “Luarasi”, the institution has been reorganized into two main units:

 

  1. Economy Faculty;
  2. Faculty of Law.

 

By Order no. 266, dated 14.05.2018, of the Minister of Education, Sports and Youth For the opening of the main unit “Faculty of Information Technology and Innovation” in the University College “Luarasi” the third main unit has been opened:

 

  • Faculty of Information Technology and Innovation

 

By Order no. 398, dated 11.07.2018, of the Minister of Education, Sports and Youth For the opening of the program of the first cycle of study in “Information Technology and Innovation”, at the University College “Luarasi”, it was opened the study program “Bachelor” in “Information Technology and Innovation”, full time, with 180 credits and a duration of 3 academic years.

 

By Order no. 417, dated 16.07.2018, of the Minister of Education, Sports and Youth for the opening of the program of the first cycle of study “Bachelor” in “Economic Informatics”, at the University College “Luarasi”, it was opened the study program “Bachelor” in “Economic Informatics”, full time, with 180 credits and a duration of 3 academic years.

 

By Order no. 418, dated 16.07.2018, of the Minister of Education, Sports and Youth for the opening of the second cycle of study program in “Information Technology and Innovation”, at the University College “Luarasi” the opening of the second cycle study program was made “Master of Science” in “Information Technology and Innovation”, full time, with 120 credits and a duration of 2 academic years.

 

By Order no. 419, dated 16.07.2018, of the Minister of Education, Sports and Youth for the opening of the second cycle of study program “Professional Master” in “Cyber ​​Security and Information”, at the University College “Luarasi”, it was opened the program of the second cycle of study “Professional Master” in “Cyber ​​Security and Information”, full time, with 60 credits and a duration of 1 academic year.

 

With Decision no. 08, dated 01.02.2019, of the Accreditation Board, the accreditation of the second cycle of study program “Professional Master” in “Security and public order” has been established.

 

With Decision no. 09, dated 01.02.2019, of the Accreditation Board, the accreditation of the second cycle of study program “Professional Master” in “Insurance Management” has been established.

 

With Decision no. 35, dated 31.05.2019, of the Accreditation Board, the accreditation of the first cycle of study program “Bachelor” in “Law” has been established.

 

With Decision no. 99, dated 01.11.2019, of the Accreditation Board, the accreditation of the second cycle of study program “Master of Science” in “Criminal Law” has been established.

 

With Decision no. 08, dated 24.01.2020, of the Accreditation Board, the accreditation of the second cycle of study program “Master of Science” in “Civil and Commercial Law” has been established.

 

In the academic year 2016-2017, with the framework of institutional re-accreditation, the University College “Luarasi”, was accredited for 6 academic years through Decision no. 115 dated 15.12.2017 of the ASCAL Accreditation Board.

 

By Order no. 493, dated 11.10.2019 “On the approval of the statute of Luarasi University”, of the Minister of Education, Sports and Youth, the highest institutional act was approved in the hierarchy of the internal acts of the institution, which legitimizes the transfer from the Luarasi University College to Luarasi University.

 

Based on the above act and a request from the institution, by Order no. 494, dated 11.10.2019 “On the institutional reorganization of the University College Luarasi into University Luarasi”, of the Minister of Education, Sports and Youth, the reorganization of the institution in three main units has been approved, respectively: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Information Technology and Innovation.

 

The core values ​​that the institution promotes are summarized in: Leadership; Quality and Teamwork; Freedom of intellectual exploration; Justice and Integrity; Transparency and Accountability; Lifelong Learning.

 

We have identified, in these 17 years of experience, among our strongest points:

 

  1. Currently around 500 students graduate every year, most of whom are employed in the first year after graduation. Luarasi University law students have passed the entrance exam to the School of Magistrates, they work in the public administration, private companies, international organizations, and other, reflecting everywhere the high-quality standard of education.
  2. Luarasi academic staff is represented by some of the most prominent lecturers in the field of justice, economics, information technology and medical sciences. Educators, in general, have a very rich and diverse career in the academic, scientific and teaching field.
  3. Scholarship and student support for internships policies. Luarasi University offers scholarships for excellent students appreciating excellence and stimulating competition. Students are not only financially assisted but also through business connections their support for work practices is achieved.
  4. National, regional and international cooperation which is expanding every academic year, and which aims to expand human capital who bring their best experiences in the field of justice, economics, information technology and medical sciences.
  5. Contemporary infrastructure and logistics that enable the normal development of the teaching process and provide students with the necessary comfort for the successful implementation of the study program and the expansion of their professional skills.