Prof. Dr. Gzim Karapici - Rector of Metropolitan Tirana University

Prof. Dr. Gëzim Karapici graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1967, and four years later began his academic career at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering. In 1979-1982 he completed his postgraduate studies in Milan in the field of automation and power systems.

Professor Karapici is the founder and first chair of the Department of Automation in 1985. In 1989-1991 he served as the Dean of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Tirana, and in 1991-1995 he held the position of Rector of the Polytechnic University of Tirana. During this period, Professor Karapici was also the President of the Conference of Rectors of Albanian Universities, a member of the Conference of European Rectors (CER) and a member of the Conference of Mediterranean Universities Rectors (CMU).

In 2003 he was re-elected as Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Polytechnic University. He held this position until 2005, when he was elected parliamentarian of the Albanian Parliament. From 2005 to 2009 he was part of the Albanian Parliament and Vice-President of the Committee on Education and the Media.

In 2011, Prof. Dr. Gëzim Karapici assumed the post of Rector of Metropolitan Tirana University, which he held until 2016. From 2017 until 2019 he was part of the Canadian Institute of Technology, where he first held the position of Vice Rector and then Rector. He returned to Metropolitan Tirana University, where he has been Rector since October 2019.

Prof. Dr. Gëzim Karapici is the author and co-author of many university textbooks and dozens of articles and scientific references in the field of automation and electronics. He has done a valuable contribution to the reform of albanian university system in line with the principles of the Bologna Charter.