Bedër Awards Mr. H. Selim MUÇA with the Title “Doctor Honoris Causa”, Honorary Chairman of the Muslim Community of Albania
Higher Education Institution “Hëna e Plotë” Bedër organizes the awarding ceremony of the title “Doctor Honoris Causa” to Mr. H. Selim MUÇA, Chairman of the Muslim Community of Albania during the period 2004-2014.
This activity joint together representatives from religious communities in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia, representatives of diplomatic organs situated in Tirana, numerous representatives from media, and academicians and various representatives of Albanian culture and art.
The Rector of Beder University, Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Gjana in his welcoming speech highly honored the personality of the Chairman of the Muslim Community of Albania about his values and contribution in the promotion of faith, harmony and interfaith tolerance in our country. Also, he mentioned the contribution of Mr. Muça in the foundation of the institution that he represents.
He said “It was his vision, goals and persistent work that set up this higher education institution in 2011 and the Department of Islamic Sciences as part of it, by enabling the complete education within Albania to all the young generation that wish to be educated in the field of Islamic theology. I am sure that this contribution is and will continue to be part of the history of our institution”.
Whereas, the Chairman of Muslim Community of Albania Mr. Skënder Bruçaj in his welcoming speech emphasized the collaboration of Muslim religious communities in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia over years. According to him, the product of such a close collaboration between these institutions is further developing the involvement of Islam in education, culture and other areas of the society. He evaluated Mr. Muça as a missionary that must be considered an example for his contribution with regard to that.
He concluded “It is a great honor to me to lead the Muslim Community of Albania following two prominent personalities of Islam such as Hafiz Sabri Koçi and H. Selim Muça”.
The World Dedebaba of Bektashi Dede Edmond Brahimaj and the Chairman of Islamic Community of Kosovo Mr. Naim Tërnava had their word in the honor of the personality of the Honorary Chairman of the Muslim Community as well. They shared precious memories of the collaboration between the institutions they represent and Muslim Community due to the leading of H. Selim Muça.
Then, Prof. Assoc. Dr. Rahim Ombashi read to the attendees the reviewer for the academic title "Doctor Honoris Causa".
By the end of the ceremony, Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Gjana gave to the Honorary Chairman of Muslim Community of Albania Mr. Hajji Selim Muça the award "Doctor Honoris Causa" motivated by his outstanding contribution in the establishment of the values of faith and strengthening coexistence and harmony between different faiths in Albania.
Winners of the Third Creative Youth English Essay Contest announced
The Department of English Language and Literature in Bedër University in collaboration with the British Council in Albania organized the awards ceremony for the Third Creative Youth English Essay Contest (YCEEC).
After 3 successful editions of this platform, the contest confirms its objective of promoting youth reading, expressing and creativity again by evaluating the perfection of the phrase and imagination development.
In his welcoming speech the Head of the Department of English Language and Literature Dr. Mahmut Terci admitted that the current students are the prospective politicians. By promoting their organizational skills and by sharing their experiences with one another, they show their potential in and abroad the country every day.
The topic of this edition was: “One of the basic human rights is to reach up-to-date information any time they need. Still, such necessity arises somewhat excessively in today`s world resulting in adverse effects of irrelevant, redundant and low-value information also known as Information Pollution, which might have a negative effect on our daily activities and manifest itself in broad and various formats.”
Thus, the pupils: Joana LAME, Pegi KOÇI and Fiona MANJA won the first, second and third prices respectively and were awarded with an iPad each. Whereas, other participants were awarded with certificates of participation.
The Fourth Student Conference in Law “Law and Society”
Student Club “Bedër Law Academy” for the fourth year organized the Student Conference “Law and Society”.
The Chairman of the Parliamentary Group regarding Health and Social Affairs, Mrs. Albana Vokshi, welcomed the proceedings of this conference. In her address, Ms. Vokshi praised the initiative of the youths in the organization of such a scientific event in collegiate level. According to Mrs. Vokshi, in order to maintain the balance in society it is indispensable not only drafting good laws, but their implementation by responsible individuals as well.
The conference assembled students from several universities in our country, such as: “Luigi Gurakuqi” in Shkodër, University of Tirana, European University of Tirana etc.
27 young researchers presented their topics in front of a jury consisting of professors and specialists in the field of Bedër. The student Albi Ccela was awarded the first prize, while the master student Ilmi Leka was awarded the second prize. Sonila Rrahmani, Ornela Bego and Bora Kola respectively won the third prizes.
This is the first collegiate forum in Albania where students present and discuss regarding the current developments, trends and concerns, the practical challenges being encountered and the solutions adopted in law and society.
Scientific Symposium on thesis: “The Creation and Man as its Custodian”
The Department of Islamic Sciences, Bedër University in collaboration with Catholic Theological Institute in Interdiocesaan Seminary in Shkodër and Orthodox Theology Academy in Durrës organized the scientific symposium “The Creation and Man as its Custodian”.
The Dean of Orthodox Theology Academy, His Eminence Nikolla Hyka, the rector of Bedër University Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Gjana, the Director of Catholic Theological Institute Father Mario Imperatori, and the Bishop of Albanian Orthodox Church of America in Boston, His Eminence Ilia welcomed the proceedings of this activity.
Mr. Veton Tulla, lecturer in the Department of Islamic Sciences in Bedër University, preceded the activity with his references after the greeting speech of those aforementioned. He referred to the topic “The Creation Is the Main Argument for the Existence of God”, Mr. Lorenzo Rosseti, lecturer in the Catholic Theological Institute, to the topic “The Care of the Nature for a Real Progress”, and Natan Hoppe, lecturer in Orthodox Theology Academy to the topic “The Creation, Communion with God”.
Prof. Dr. Ayhan Tekineş, the Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences in Bedër University, Dr. Genti Kruja, lecturer in the Department of Islamic Sciences and Director of Culture and Interreligious Dialogue in MCA, Dr. Atakan Derelioğlu, the Head of the Department of Islamic Sciences in Bedër University, and lecturers and students from the three theological schools participated in the activity as well.
Following the referrals, the attending students from the 3 institutions directed different questions to the referrers that contributed to the interactivity of the symposium.
This organization comes as a result of an academic collaboration between the higher education institutions of theology in the form of seminars and open lectures with the students of each school and, recently, the symposium “Freedom of religion and interfaith dialogue in Albania” organized by three major theological institutions that took part in Bedër University.