June 21st, 2013
Epoka University organized a magnificent ceremony on June 20, 2013 for the graduation of the third generation students in Bachelor and Master Programs. In this ceremony, approximately 250 students from 11 academic programs offered in two faculties, respectively the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering, successfully completed their study cycles. Parents, relatives, academicians and students, public and private universities’ rectors from Albania and the region, and other guests were present at this ceremony.
The graduation ceremony started with the Albanian National Anthem and was followed by the welcome speech of the Rector of Epoka University, Prof. Dr. Remzi Altin, who after thanking the guests for their presence in this special ceremony not only for the students but also for the administration and the academicians, wished the just-graduated students success in their lives and professions.
Addressing to the students, Prof. Dr. Remzi Altin invited them to keep in touch with the university and keep being part of Epoka University, not as students, but as contributors of knowledge to the further success of it. He said that ‘the door of Epoka University will be always open to all our graduates. We welcome and appreciate every academic contribution of each of the newly graduates and former graduates as well’. Furthermore, he said that one of the main issues of the program strategies of Epoka University is the encouraging and supporting the students to be part of well-known international student forums and conferences, organized by the best international universities. ‘Exactly, it was this strategy that has made possible that the work and preparedness of our students be appreciated by the well-known international universities’, said Prof. Dr. Remzi Altin.
During his speech, Prof. Dr. Altin stressed that Epoka University, since its very beginning, has operated as a university with an international nature and now, almost 6 years after its foundation, has managed to broaden the collaboration with prestigious higher education institutions in Europe, United States and beyond. ‘The academic programs of Epoka University are an intertwining of American education and Bologna systems, in order for them to be easily integrated with other educational systems around the world. Although a new university, Epoka University in a short term has contributed through many scientific conferences in different disciplines and has managed to gather hundreds of academicians from many countries of the world’, he said. At the end of his welcome speech he thanked all the academicians for their contribution, work and dedication to the students. ‘I deeply thank all the parents, who have entrusted their children to our institution. It is them who are the most important motivation for us’, ended his speech Prof. Dr. Remzi Altin.
At the ceremony, parents of the students of the third generation, held their speeches, Mr. Ligor Nikolla, Mr. Mevlud Albayrak, Mr. Agim Berisha etc. During their speeches they thanked the administration and the academicians for their contribution and their dedication in the bringing of new generations, stressing out the fact that in a short term Epoka University has managed to have a great reputation not only in Albania and the region but also beyond. According to them, the students of Epoka University bear the same level with the graduates of the main universities in the world and currently have guaranteed their success in the local and foreign market.
The ceremony continued with the prizes for the highest achieving students, Mrs. Livia Nikolla, Mr. Briland Hitaj and Mrs. Erisa Terolli, being the best students of all programs offered by Epoka University. The best students were given certificates and appreciation presents. The ceremony furthered with the oath of the newly graduates and issuance of students diplomas. At the end of the ceremony, the students, parents, relatives, and all guests shared beautiful moments through a cocktail organized for this occasion.
Epoka University was established and is owned by the “Turgut Özal” Education Institution, which has also established and operated the much-acclaimed system of Turkish primary and high schools in Albania since 1992. Epoka University is one of best national leading private research universities and in the mid-term, aims at becoming one of the best universities in the region.
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