Sports University of Tirana (former Higher Institute of Physical Culture and later the Academy of Physical Education and Sports "Vojo Kushi") was founded as an autonomous higher education institution in 1958, and is the only Albanian university in the area. Sports University of Tirana is governed by a Rector and a Senate and is organized in : Faculty of Movement Sciences, Faculty of Physical Activity and Recreation and Institute of Sport Research, with 20 lecture rooms, 9 sport fields and gyms, Library, Computer lab and foreign language lab. It has about 1000 students and a academic staff of 71, most of which speak English and Italian. The mission of UST is :
a) the preparation of university students and specialists at all study cycles;
b) the qualification of the academic and research staff in the field of education and sports, physical activity, health and recreation;
c) the provision of services to third parties and consultancy in the field of physical education and sports.
Other Key Staff:
Prof. Arben Kacurri
Prof. Vejsel Rizvanolli