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Kryetar: Prof. dr. Dhimitri Bello                                           

Anëtarë: Prof. dr. Gjergji Pendavinji                                   

Prof. dr. Ali Jashari

Prof. dr. Robert Damo

Prof. dr. Irena Nikaj

Prof. dr. Lorenc Ekonomi

Prof. as. dr. Ledina Alolli

Prof. as. dr. Sonela Stillo

Prof. as. dr. Jonela Spaho

Prof. as. dr. Gjergji Mero

Prof. Ionel Roventa, Universiteti i Craiovës, Rumani

Assoc. Prof. Mihaela Alexandrina Popescu, Universiteti i Craiovës, Rumani

Prof. Elena Griva, University of Western Macedonia 

Ass. Prof. Anastasia Yannakopoulou, University of Western Macedonia 

Assoc. Prof. Gergana Padareva – Faculty of philology, “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad 

Assoc. Prof. Bilyana Todorova – Faculty of philology, “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad 

Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Atanasov– Technical faculty, “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad 

 Assoc. Prof. Daniela Tomova – Faculty of pedagogy, “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad 

Assoc. Prof. Bilyana Yordanova – Faculty of philosophy, “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad 

Assoc. Prof. Emil Gachev - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad 

Prof. dr. Vaska Stancheva-Popkostadinova - Faculty of Public health, health care and sport, “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad 

Assoc. prof. Miglena Simonska-Tsatsova  - Faculty of Public health, health care and sport, “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad 

Prof. Georgios Floudas, Dean of the Sciences School, University of Ioannina
Prof. Evangelia Karagianni- Karagiannopoulou, Dean of Social Sciences School, University of Ioannina
Prof. Katerina Plakitsi, Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Ioannina.

Sekretar: Dr. Benita Stavre                                                



“Fan S. Noli” University (UNIKO) mission as a higher education institution is to create, transmit, develop and protect knowledge, through teaching, scientific research and the services it provides. This mission is accomplished through the elaboration and implementation of policies, principles and procedures that supervise the financial and logistical support that UNIKO offers to its academic units. For this reason, the main aim of UNIKO supporting research structures is focused on the creation of the institutional research mechanisms related to well-defined priorities and involvement of academic staff in quality research activities, without avoiding elements of the scientific product, publications, partnerships, marketing and services to third parties. The Scientific Research at UNIKO is based on standards defined by the European Research Area.

- Human resources;

- Research Infrastructure;

- Regional and international cooperation;

- Relations to economy and society.


Based on an earlier tradition that has served as the basis for the research and scientific work of the pedagogues of "Fan S. Noli" University, in 1996 it was published the first Volume of the annual periodical "Scientific Bulletin". In 2009 the Bulletin was indexed with no. ISSN 2078-7111. In the thirty-two volumes published so far, the Bulletin has been published in two series: the social sciences series and the applied sciences series, representing a collective work, which was nurtured over the years by almost all the pedagogues of the university, as well as by the works of professors and researchers from other local and foreign universities and institutions.


The mission of the Scientific Bulletin of "Fan S. Noli" University is to promote the scientific achievements of researchers and scholars who publish in it. With new scientific research inputs and the contribution of international researchers, the Bulletin is approaching inclusion in well-known and indexed impact factor databases. Achieving this goal aims to make the Bulletin more popular in the international arena.


During the 26 years of its annual publication, the Bulletin has supported the academic work strengthening, curricula improvement, the approach towards interest groups to take their opinions with the aim to create bridges of cooperation with the regional job market. The Bulletin has also served to promote research outcomes within the University and beyond.

With the research studies published in its specific volumes and series, the Bulletin has become a practical resource and a bridge between research and teaching, as well as research and various aspects of regional development, one of the main pillars that increase the applicability quality of the academic activity of the University as a Higher Education Institution.

It is worth mentioning that in the Scientific Bulletin have been welcomed and published the scientific research work of researchers from the University of Tirana, the University of Pristina, from Universities in Greece, Italy, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, etc., which indicates that the name and level of this bulletin has increased considerably in the national as well as international arena.

In the Bulletin, there have also been published the scientific research outcomes by professors and students participating in TEMPUS, CEPUS, IPA projects.

The Scientific Bulletin of the University is based on the open-access concept. It is published and shared in such a format that it is open, free, available and accessible to all as it is also published as an online scientific journal in the official website of the University.

The Interdisciplinary Center of Balkan Studies

The Interdisciplinary Center of Balkan Studies is a unit of study, research and development character at "Fan S. Noli" University. As an interdisciplinary study structure it has study, research, development and educational interests.

Mission and Goals of the Center - The mission of this Center is the development of study, research and development capacities, through studies, projects and other creative and developmental activities, to contribute to scientific, social and cultural development at an institutional, local, national and international level.

The center aims to: seek, promote, develop and coordinate scientific research/study, research, development and education programs in the fields offered by the faculties in a national and international perspective; elaborate advanced scientific thought to precede social and cultural developments, as a strong support for the design and elaboration of research projects; help in the dissemination of knowledge and values ​​of scientific research/study, research and development; transmit the knowledge gained from scientific research/study, research and development to students and young researchers; participate in national and international scientific projects; promote the scientific debate and scientific and professional publications, in Albanian or foreign language, in a comparative point of view, as well as to provide support in the didactics of the study programs offered by UNIKO; help the exchange of information and data between researchers and operators, as well as through cooperation with national and foreign institutions of higher education but also with scientific research/study, research or development organizations at national and international level; organize and promote national and international scientific activities, seminars and conferences; establish a specialized center for the storage and use of scientific research/study and research documentation; support and promote cooperation with associations, foundations, organizations and individuals, for the benefit of study, research and scientific development; join international organizations that have partially the same goals; receive funding from national and international foundations and institutions to help scientific research in the University.

Activity of the Center - The Interdisciplinary Center of Balkan Studies lays its activity mainly on the basis of scientific research programs and short-term, medium-term and long-term scientific projects. This Center cooperates with all basic units (faculties) of “Fan S. Noli” University, based on programs, strategies and agreements approved by the governing bodies of the main units. Academic staff of all basic units can participate in projects, consultations, publications and services that are conducted within the activity of this Center.

The role and function of the Interdisciplinary Center of Balkan Studies is to: compile study, scientific research, development projects, participate in projects as a partner, coordinate projects, applies for projects in local, national and international entities; support the implementation of third cycle study programs offered by the University; provide services for support and engagement of students in study or research and development; develop the third mission in UNIKO, generating knowledge outside the academic environment for the benefit of social, economic and cultural development, in order to strengthen the dialogue between the university, industry and society; provide through scientific research/study, development and creative activities, services for third parties; engage with social needs and market demands by linking the activity of the faculty with the socio-economic context;seek funding from national and international public and private foundations and institutions to help scientific research of the University; organize scientific activities at local, national and international level;organize national and international conferences, scientific consultations, meetings of a scientific-research/study, research and development nature in order to review and address certain issues;publish the results of its scientific/research work as a scientific monograph; periodical scientific bulletins and journals; volumes of documents; study series and other works of scientific value; works of its researchers and/or authorities of domestic and foreign scientific research/study, research or development, in order to promote the scientific qualification of UNIKO staff with titles and scientific degrees;periodically enrich the UNIKO Scientific Library, archives and scientific funds by pursuing a flexible policy for absorbing public, private and international funding.

The Center cooperates with universities and other national and international institutions, aiming at an effective integration of research and didactic work at national and international level. The cooperation is conducted through agreements in order to achieve a participation of researchers/scholars in the teaching process and the involvement of scholars/researchers in joint research/scientific projects and the common use of scientific archives, libraries and equipment.

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