The Academic Senate

Composition of the Academic Senate

1) Prof. Dr. Ilia Ninka – Chairman (Rector)


1966 – 1971 University of Tirana, the Faculty of Natural Sciences for Special Mathematics.

Collaborator in many universities
> University of Siegen, Germany
> University of Portsmouth, England
> Central European University (CEU), Hungary
> Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
> University of Bristol, England
> Paris East Marne-la-Vallée University
> Guest Professor, SEE University
> Guest Professor, University of Tetovo

He is one of the founders of the Department of Informatics and establishment of the branch of Informatics in 1984. Head of the Department of Informatics. He compiled teaching curricula for the First, Second and Third cycle of study programs in the Department of Informatics, University of Tirana.

Member of Senate of University of Tirana, Head of the subject’s commission of “Informatics”.

Chairman of the scientific advisory group for the program "Information systems and technologies". Chairman of the State Examination Commission appointed by the orders of the Minister of Education "On the establishment of the State Examination for regulated professions in the Republic of Albania" for Informatics.

Members of the State Examination Commission appointed by the orders of the Minister of Education "On the establishment of the State Examination Commission for regulated professions in the Republic of Albania", Department of Mathematics and Informatics.

Leader of over 20 doctorates, and Master of Science degrees.
Leader of several projects.

Author of over 30 textbooks of Informatics and Information Technology and many university textbooks. Author of monographs, scientific articles, articles presented at scientific conferences, drafter of technical reports, lecturer writer of these subjects;
C ++, Java, Artificial Intelligence, UML and web programming.

Course lecturer of these subjects: Data Structure, Circuit Logic, Artificial Intelligence, C language, Numerical Method, FORTRAN language, Pascal Language, C ++ Language, Java Language.

Author and co – author of about 40 scientific articles.
Leader of the representative team in the International Olympiad in Informatics.
Jury Member of IT Olympiads. Chairman of the Jury if the Balkans Olympiad on Informatics.
He speaks and writes these languages: French, English, Italian and Russian.

Non – governmental organizations

  1. Member of Rotary Club Tirana 1993 and onwards
  2. President of the Rotary Club Tirana 1994 – 1995
  3. Honorary Member of the Rotary Club, Korça
  4. Medal of Honor from "Fan Noli" University of Korça

Contact: rektori@kulogos.edu.al

2) Prof. Asoc. Dr. Konstantinos Giakoumis – Member

Short Bio:

Assoc. Prof. Konstantinos Giakoumis is Associate Professor of History of Arts and World Civilizations at POLIS University and a Ph.D. degree holder from the University of Birmingham. A Scientific Advisory Board member of the Historiography in Ottoman Europe project, K. Giakoumis has curated two exhibitions, one in 2015 (Water in Arts and Crafts of the Berat Region, 4th century B.C. to 19th century A.D.) and another one in 2017 (Flora in Artworks and Artefacts of the Korça Region (12th century B.C. to 20th century A.D.)), whose catalogues and accompanying teaching & learning manuals he co-authored and edited.

Dr. Giakoumis is member of the international advisory board of the annual Art Readings published by the Institute of Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and peer-reviewer of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and of project submissions at the University of Crete. He has also peer-reviewed paper submissions to well-known international journals, such as the Speculum (Medieval Academy of America, The University of Chicago Press); the Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society (Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Berghahn Independent Publishing); the Journal of Religious History (Religious History Association, Wiley Journals); Politics, Religion & Ideology (Taylor & Francis).

K. Giakoumis has led the application process of a KA-2 Regional Capacity Building Project in Higher Education titled "IDEA: Inclusive Tertiary Education in the West Balkans" (955,103 Euros), establishing a consortium with 17 partners, which was selected for implementation (Reference Number: 618859-EPP-1-2020-1-AL-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP). In addition, he received the European Commission’s Seal of Excellence (05.03.2018) for high-quality project proposal in a highly competitive evaluation process and is a proliferate author. He has published papers in such international journals as Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies (Cambridge Core), the Turkish Historical Review (Brill), Вестник славянских культур (State Academy of Slavic Culture) and the International Journal of Cultural Policy (Taylor & Francis). He has also published books chapters in well-known international publishers, as Peter Lang, Ashgate and Gorgias Press. With an active research and publications agenda at a national, regional and international level, Dr. K. Giakoumis’ latest book deals with the Codex of the Diocese/Metropolis of Dryinoupolis and Gjirokastra (1760-1858) published by University College LOGOS Press.

Contact: konstantinos.giakoumis@kulogos.edu.al
Full CV: https://kulogos.academia.edu/KonstantinosGiakoumis/CurriculumVitae

3) PhD Jeffrey Macdonald - Member

Short Bio:

Professor Macdonald teaches Church History and Patrology and is the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Logos University. He previously was the Professor of Church History and Old Testament at St. Herman's Orthodox Theological Seminary in Kodiak, Alaska.

He studied Early Christian Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC, and Orthodox Theology at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York, and Biblical Studies and Near Eastern Archaeology at Wheaton College in Illinois.

His research has concentrated on the Christology of the Ecumenical Councils and the Church's response to Medieval Scholasticism.

Contact: jeffrey.macdonald@kulogos.edu.al

4) PhD Georgios Gaitanos – Member

Short Bio:

Dr. Georgios Gaitanos works as a Lecturer of Religious Studies and he is the head of the Faculty of Social Theology and Science of Religion of College Logos University, Tirana. He has studied Theology, Study of Religion and Social Anthropology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Counseling at the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (Aspete).

At the moment he is working on several research programs of the Faculty of Theology via the Research Committee and the Life Long Learning Institute of Aristotle University.

His main academic interest is the theory of religious studies and specializes in researching new categories in the Study of Religion.

Contact: georgios.gaitanos@kulogos.edu.al

5) Assoc. Prof. Spartak Bozo – Member

Short Bio:

Born in Tirana 03.03.1954 he was graduated in the branch of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences. He has completed specializations in Italy, France in the field of Biochemistry. He has awarded the Candidate of Science Degree (PhD) at the Institute of Biosynthesis Studies at the national Research Centre in 1989 and has awarded the “Master of Research” (Prof.ass.) in 1994.

1986 - 1997 Researcher at the Academy of Science at the Institute of Biological Research
1989 The Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics of this Institute
1997 - 2005 General Director of the Directorate of Patents and Trademarks,
at the Council of Ministers
2006 - 2016 Academic staff and Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Biotechnology and
Food at the Agricultural University
2016 - 2020 The Head of the Department at the University of Sports, at the same time academic staff and researcher in the field of Biology, Biochemistry of human genetics
October 2020 - onwards Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University College “LOGOS”

He is the author of many publications in national and international scientific periodics, in the field of Biochemistry; Genetics and the adaptation of the organism to the oxygen insufficiency. He has attended many national and international activities. He is a member of various national and international professional organizations.

Contact: spartak.bozo@kulogos.edu.al

6) Prof. Asoc. Dr. Tefta Rota – Member

Short Bio:

Prof. Asoc. Dr. Tefta Rota was graduated in General Medicine, University of Tirana in 1972. In 1984 she completed her specialization as a Uropediatric Surgeon at Saint Joseph, Paris. In 1994, she has awarded the Doctorate Degree from the Scientific Qualification Commission; in 2001, she has awarded the academic title “Associate Professor”.

Prof. Asoc. Dr. Tefta Rota has a long experience in teaching. Since 1982, she has worked for 30 years as a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana.

2012-2019 - Part-time lecturer at the Faculty of medical Sciences, Albanian University.
2016-onward - Full-time lecturer at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University College “LOGOS”

Throughout her 40 years career as a Uropedic surgeon at the University Hospital Centre “Nënë Tereza”, has held several management positions.

1977-1990 - Deputy Director of UHC “Nënë Tereza”
2013–2014 - Head of Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy at the Albanian University
2018-2020 - Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University College “LOGOS”

She is the author and co-author of many research publications, published within and abroad. She has attended many national and international conferences and research projects. She is a member of various scientific research boards.

Prof. Asoc. Dr. Tefta Rota is fluent in English and French language.

Contact: tefta.rota@kulogos.edu.al

7) Assoc. Prof. Marsela Harizaj - Member

Short Bio:

Marsela Harizaj, Professor of English language at the University College "LOGOS", Faculty of Humanities and Linguistic Communication, Department of Languages and Literature. From October 1999 - march 2019, I was full time academic staff at the Department of Foreign Languages ( English Branch ), at the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora, Albania. She is specialized in English Language Teaching and Pre service Teacher Education. In 1995- 1999, Has completed the studies and graduated as “Teacher and Translator of English Language” at the University of Vlora, /English branch. 2006-2008, followed the postgraduate studies she holds the “Executive Master” at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Albania. 2009-2013. She holds the Doctorate “Ph.D Degree” at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Albania. (Master of Science / PhD. Dissertation) in Linguistics, in the field of Didactics of English Language. She holds the academic title: “Associate Professor”, at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Albania, February 2016. Study and research areas include methodology and didactics of English language. She has attended too many national and international conferences, activities, workshops on education and is the author of many publications on Foreign Language Teaching, here and abroad.

Contact: marsela.harizaj@kulogos.edu.al

8) Prof. Dr. Artur Ribaj – Member

Short Bio:

He has 25 years of work experience in the academic field as a lecturer at public universities and recently in private institutions for subjects related to markets and financial institutions, auditing, risk management, etc. Author of scientific articles published in journals indexed with SCOPUS, or other indexes. Author of papers in international conferences as well as opponent and scientific leader for dissertations in the field of financial markets. He holds the degree of Doctor of Science since 2004 by Faculty of Economics in University of Tirana, and the title Prof. Assoc. since 2012. He holds international certifications in the field of Securities (Securities), Risk Management, Financial Stability, EU Legislation, Money Laundering, etc.

His work experience for up to 20 years as a manager in several positions in banks, including five (5) years as Head of the Supervision Department at the AFSA and the Supervision Department at the Bank of Albania. During these years of work in the financial markets has represented the respective units that led in partnership relations with important public institutions, domestic and foreign counterparts, other supervisory authorities inside and outside Albania, and other international institutions such as the EU Council, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, ECB, Standard & Poor's, etc. He has contributed to the drafting and coordination of work for reports and meetings with IMF and WB experts and the fulfillment of recommendations given for good governance of financial intermediaries.

He has been a leader of several interdepartmental working groups for drafting new regulatory acts and / or amending them for the banking market, insurance market, investment funds and pension funds in accordance with European Union ACQUIS, regional best practices and specifications of Albania in order to address the recommendations given by Financial Sector Assessment Program, EC, Supreme State Audit, etc.

Contact: artur.ribaj@kulogos.edu.al

9) Llazarion Teneqexhi – Member (Student)