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