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Mission & Vision

Vision, Mission and Essential purpose of the institute

Vision and Mission of University College “Canadian Institute of Technology”


University College “Canadian Institute of Technology” is dedicated to prepare students with skills based on quality education, values and ethics, critical and analytical thinking oriented towards problem solving, creativity, innovation and leadership, which they will use to shape their lives, careers and society at large.


University College “Canadian Institute of Technology” through the promotion of well-prepared curricula, teaching and research activities as well as the opening of new programs has as its mission the development of students’ individual skills and abilities, promotion of competition and improvement of education by appreciating and respecting cultural diversity and values of Albania.

CIT expresses its commitment towards this mission in line with goals set below:

  • Provision of higher education and creative activity in the field of Engineering and Economy.
  • Development and advancement of knowledge through teaching and academic activities carried out within the country and abroad.
  • Training of young researchers in the theoretical evaluation areas of Engineering and Economy.
  • Expanding the professional and scientific qualifications of its graduates in the field of Engineering and Economy.
  • Conducting research – scientific activities to further develop applications and innovations in the field of Engineering and Economy.
  • Providing better higher education opportunities and lifelong learning skills. g) Contributing to support strategic priorities and developmental interests of the country.


After twelve years of study, the decision you are making today to get enrolled at University College “Canadian Institute of Technology” will be a life-changing one. Here at CIT you will find the highest academic standards and a perfect learning environment.

Studying in English

CIT teaches in English only, which provides additional benefits without extra costs by improving your English language skills, increasing employment opportunities and giving you access to an international career.

North America Curricula

CIT provides programs based on North America Curricula and the teaching process is based on the best international educational practices, which empowers graduates with creative, daring, entrepreneurial, inventive skills and love for knowledge.

In Tirana

CIT is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Tirana within a short distance from the main City Square and other cultural, recreational and historical places as well as governing institutions. Such a location will come in handy while you are preparing yourself for an exciting career.

Study Programs

CIT provides Bachelor and Master Degrees. Programs are taught based on Bologna System (3+2).

Flexible Learning Path

CIT offers a flexible learning path for master studies taking into consideration the changing needs of education and the most recent market developments as well. As such, master students will be able to work and study at the same time.

International and Internationally Educated Academic Staff

CIT employs highly qualified faculty members, combining foreign and Albanian citizens with an international educational background and professional experience. To serve this purpose, CIT takes a personal approach to education. Therefore, professors and students act as a team in pursuit of continuous and advanced knowledge. CIT also offers the advantages of a small university atmosphere combined with in-depth research-oriented teaching approach.

Graduate with Internationally recognized-degree

Boost you employment opportunities  either in Albania or abroad by gaining competitive skills using our local and international partnership agreements.


Who we are

University College Canadian Institute of Technology (CIT) also known as Kolegji Universitar “Instituti Kanadez i Teknologjisë” (KU “IKT”), is owned by C.I.T. ltd., which has education as its primary activity in Albania.

CIT delivers its teaching programs in English and its curricula meet the requirements and standards of higher education in Europe and North America. Furthermore, teaching at CIT is delivered in convenient premises and by highly qualified domestic academic staff with teaching experience abroad as well as international academic staff, who have experience in the development and implementation of Business and Technology.

CIT premises are located at the heart of the Albanian Capital city, Tirana. The Center has sufficient and convenient premises for students and academic and administrative staff alike. CIT has a total surface of 2700 square meters.

CIT premises provide the required capacities for students and they consist of the following: 1 Conference Room; 7 lecturing halls/classrooms; 6 labs (4 computer labs; 1 Physics and 1 Chemistry lab); study rooms; offices for both academic and administrative staff; parking area; cafeteria and a fitness room.

Classrooms are equipped with all the necessary, contemporary and professional devices such as computer, overhead projector etc.

Studying conditions are complemented by the library, which provides access to a large book collection selected for each study program at CIT. Library sources, the online network of libraries like McGraw-Hill as well as registrations in various periodical scientific journals are placed at the disposal of CIT students every day of the week. CIT library offers also a wide range of titles, selected in accordance to the study programs offered by the institution.

CIT library has also a capacity for 30 students, 6 computers and over 3000 English titles.

CIT History

The private academic institution “Canadian Institute of Technology” (CIT) was established in 2011. Its philosophy aims to provide potential students with the necessary and competitive skills demanded by the Albanian and Balkan region as well as the European and North-American labor markets.

Offering the curricula in the English language makes it possible for CIT to use the latest teaching methodologies with updated academic materials and to open larger horizons for graduates in the Balkan region and beyond.

“Canadian Institute of Technology” is organized in two faculties:

  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Economy

Faculty of Engineering is composed of these units:

  • Department of Software Engineering
  • Department of Industrial Engineering
  • Scientific Research Unit “CIRD Engineering”

Faculty of Economy is composed of these units:

  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Business Administration and Information Technology
  • Scientific Research Unit “CIRD Economy”


“CIT” has participated in international activities and has organized 10 international conferences during 2011-2018:

  • On 23-24 March, 2012 in collaboration with La Sapienza University, CIT organised conducted an international conference, “2nd International Conference on Human and Social Sciences ICHSS 2012”;
  • On 16 November, 2012, CIT organised an international conference, “Technological Albania on the Hundredth Anniversary of Independence”;
  • On 19-20 April, 2013 CIT organised an international conference, “International Conference on Sustainable Development” in collaboration with the European Centre of Sustainable Development;
  • On 2-4 May, 2013, CIT organised an international conference, “Nation, Nationality, Nationhood: What is in a name?”;
  • On 14 June, 2013, CIT, in collaboration with Microsoft, organized a conference, “Excel-based Decision Support Systems for Enterprise Management and Optimization”;
  • On March 2014, CIT, in collaboration with Tirana Forum for Economic Freedom, organized “A po rikthehet etatizmi? (Is Etatism Back?)”;
  • On 24-25 April, 2015, CIT, in collaboration with UET, organized an international conference, “Financing Development – credit to Economy and Diversification of Financing Sources for Business Development”.
  • On 26-28 November 2015, “Conference on Educational Technology” – CIT in collaboration with ASSE, 3rd International Conferenceon British and American Studies.
  • On 15-16 October 2016, “1st International Conference on European Integration, ICEI′16” a collaboration between CIT and Universiteti Pavaresia, Vlorë.
  • On 6th of May 2017, “Conference in Computing, Information Technology and Business Applications” (ICCITBA), collaboration between Public University Aleksander Moisiu, Durres and CIT.
  • On 25th of May 2019, “VII International Conference, The Faces of Prosperity’’, held at Powislanski University in Kwidzyn (Poland) in cooperation with Canadian Institute of Technology (CIT).

Message from the Rector

Dear students and colleagues,

What a pleasure, honor and responsibility it is for me to be elected as The Rector of Canadian Institute of Technology (CIT) at these difficult times for the education system not only in Albania but worldwide.

It is a pleasure to see the huge progress that CIT has achieved during these last years. It is a pleasure to see the increasing number of students filling the auditors, classes and laboratories.

It is an honor to work surrounded by high-quality colleagues, academic and administrative staff of CIT, and highly motivated students, in such challenging times for quality education in Albania.

It is a responsibility to keep the trend of development that my predecessors have already established!

The CIT Senior Management top priority will be talent development, focused on our students and on innovative teaching approaches. Our focus will be the Student because as my predecessor, Prof. Dr. P.Eng. Habib Hamam, said “Students are the kernel of the academic institution and its motor. Student voice is the alternative to more traditional forms of governance or instruction in which academic administrators and faculty members may make unilateral decisions with little or no input from students.”

For us at CIT, university is not a business. We create knowledge in our labs and we pass it to our students. Together with our students, we turn this knowledge into innovations. This knowledge and innovations we offer them to our society helping it to changing faster.

Prof. Dr. Sokol Abazi
Rector of the Canadian Institute of Technology


Academic Senate

  • Prof. Dr. Sokol Abazi (Rector)
  • Assoc. Prof. Vaso Qano (Vice-Rector)
  • Prof. Dr. Margarita Ifti (Dean – Faculty of Engineering)
  • Assoc. Prof. Artur Jaupaj (Dean – Faculty of Economy)
  • Dr (c). Bledar Kazia (Lecturer)
  • Dr. Alfons Harizaj (Head of Industrial Engineering Department)
  • Dr. Jona Puci (Head of CIRD Department)
  • Dr. Blendi Shima (Head of Business Administration & IT Department)
  • Klejsi Dogjani (Student)
  • Adela Lamce (Student)
  • Ermela Gjona (Student)

Board of Administration

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ramiz Zekaj (Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Shkëlqim Cani (Member)
  • Assoc. Prof. Fabian Zhilla (Member)
  • Prof. Dr. Elez Osmanovic (Member)
  • Dr. Gazmend Pula (Member)

Institutional Committees

1. Schoolarship Comittee

  • MSc. Ubejd Osmani – Chairman
  • MSc. Antigona Lazaj – Member
  • MSc. Shefqet Meda – Member
  • MSc. Besarta Tafa – Member
  • Kamila Hyka – Student

2. Health and Safety Comittee

  • Arben Bedo – Chairman
  • Klaudia Mersini – Member
  • Brunilda Kola – Member
  • Emërie Miftari – Member

3. Internal Quality Assurance Unit

  • Dr. Bledar Komina – Chairman
  • Prof. As. Dr. Artur Jaupaj – Member
  • Dr. Afrim Alimeti – Member
  • MSc. Julian Saraci – Member
  • Odeta Sipri – Student

4. Permanent Commitee for Scientific Research, Projects, Applications and Innovation

  • Assoc. Prof. Reis Mulita – Chairman
  • Dr. Blerta Nazarko – Member
  • Assoc. Prof. Abdulsalam Alkholidi – Member
  • Dr. Jona Puci – Member
  • Uendi Nelku – Student

5. Permanent Committee for Program and Curricula

  • Assoc. Prof. Vaso Qano – Chairman
  • PhD. Bledar Kazia – Member
  • Dr. Edmira Cakrani – Member
  • PhD. Blendi Shima – Member
  • Bledar Komina – Member
  • Arbër Gjonaj – Student

6. Permanent Committee for Student Affairs and the Guaranty of Students’ Rights

  • MSc. Shefqet Meda – Chairman
  • MSc. Besarta Tafa – Member
  • MSc. Klea Capari – Member
  • MSc. Anxhela Baraj – Member
  • Adela Lamce – Student
  • Anisa Zaçe – Student

7. Ethical Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Margarita Ifti – Chairman
  • Dr. Oriola Musa – Member
  • MSc. Shefqet Meda – Member
  • MSc. Antigona Lazaj – Member
  • Klejsi Dogjani – Student

Quality Assurance Unit

CIT Quality Assurance Unit was first established in the academic year 2012-2013 by means of decision no. 16 dated 22.05.2013 of the Academic Senate. QAU has also been reorganized several times in order to better reflect the changes of the academic and institutional structures.

CIT Quality Assurance Unit is responsible for evaluating and reporting on the quality of education at institutional level, thus establishing success measures, implementing best practices and making recommendations for academic improvements.

Quality Assurance Unit is responsible for maintaining a high level of quality teaching, research, and services to students, staff, and community at large, by suggesting and reviewing CIT policies.

QAU further develops appropriate qualitative and quantitative measures to better assess both academic and other services based on local, regional and international best practices including standards set by ENQA and other international accreditation boards.

Members of the CIT QAU

Dr. Bledar Komina (Head of Unit)

Prof. Assoc. Artur Jaupaj (Member)

PhD. Afrim Alimeti (Member)

PhD. Dorian Jano (Member)

Denis Xheleku (Student)

Some of QAU competencies:

Developing policies and procedures with regard to internal quality assurance, which are approved by Academic Senate.
Assessing periodically the results of teaching and scientific research activities in the main units in accordance with standards.
Conducting investigative studies to evaluate the efficiency of programs of study and students’ employment opportunities.
At the end of each semester, before the exams, internal quality assurance unit organizes students’ survey through questionnaire on the quality of teaching for each subject of study programs.

QAU Handbook

Questionnaires report

ALUMNI Survey 2020-2021


CIT Facilities

Situated in the heart of Tirana, the University College Canadian Institute of Technology offers modern, technologically advanced, comfortable facilities for seminars, meetings, and conferences and others which include:

Conference Room (Available for governmental and non-governmental meetings related to education)
Fast Food/Restaurant/Cafeteria
Library (please refer to Facilities section for more info)
IT and Computing (please refer to Facilities section for more info)
Fitness Room (Available without any charge for all students and staff)
Health Care (Available without any charge for all students and staff)
Please contact Front Desk for more information at:

Phone: +355 42 22 97 78

Mobile: +355 67 40 42 042

Email: info@cit.edu.al