On October 21, 2016, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Tirana Ms. Bronislava Tomášová visited Epoka University and on this occasion, met with the Rector, Prof. Dr. Güngör Turan.
During the meeting, Ambassador Tomášová stated that the Czech Republic views the development of political, economic and cultural relations with Albania as very important, and in this context, the higher education sector plays a crucial role in the further development of bilateral cooperation. Ambassador Tomášová also pointed to the fact that Czech universities are becoming increasingly attractive for Albanian students and in this context, the Embassy of the Czech Republic to Tirana, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic, will organise five Informing Sessions at five Albanian universities where Master’s and PhD programs offered in English at Czech universities as well as scholarship opportunities available in the Czech Republic will be presented to students.
One of these Informing Sessions will be held at Epoka University which - as Ambassador Tomášová stated - has been selected alongside the four other public universities due to the very positive reputation and image it enjoys in the country.
The Rector provided a general overview of the main developments at the University by placing a special emphasis on internationalisation as one of the main strategic objectives of Epoka University. He also expressed his belief that bilateral agreements between universities in Albania and the Czech Republic as well as the Erasmus + program of the EU can play a very important role in the further development of relations between Epoka University and Czech universities.
Ambassador Tomášová and the accompanying officials from the Embassy of the Czech Republic to Tirana were also informed that seven high achieving students graduated from the Bachelor programs offered by Epoka University have continued their Master’s studies at Czech universities, almost all of them on full scholarship. It was emphasized during the meeting that these students can serve as a very good example for students from Epoka University who wish to continue their graduate studies at Czech universities.
The Informing Session on Czech universities will be held at Epoka University, on November 23, 2016, at 11:30 hours, at the Conference Hall (E-Building).