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Shkoder, Albania

The University of Shkodër "Luigj Gurakuqi" in Albania was established in 1957.It has 6 faculties, 15 branches, 14 departments and more than 140 professors. It has been the major institution of higher education in the region, especially in the technical and scientific disciplines. In 1992, the university received permission from the government to initiate the development of the Faculty of Economics, with responsibilities for emphasizing market economics, management, and business administration. Menduh Derguti, rector of the University of Shkodra in 1992, asked the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to help develop its curriculum in market economics and business management. Derguti attended training seminars provided by the UNL team in September 1992. As a result, the rector, Dr. Gjovalin Kolombi, established the Faculty of Economics.In 2002, the university received permission from the government to initiate computer science courses. The courses are being helped by HAN University, Netherlands.The university has the Luigj Gurakuqi University Library. Wikipedia.

Rakaj M.,Luigj Gurakuqi University of Shkoder
Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology | Year: 2012

An evaluation of the biological status of the lake Shkodra and the Buna river in accordance with Annex V of Water Framework Directive is given. The investigation is based on the results of the last 3-year field monitoring and different publications. The main criteria used are: biological elements as chlorophyll a, microalgae (phytoplankton and phytobenthos), aquatic and wet land macrophytes, benthic invertebrates and fishes. Also, some hydromorphological elements (water level fluctuation, water flow, substratum), climatic elements (mean water temperature) and physicochemical elements (Sechi disc, conductivity, pH, dissolved oxygen content and nutrient loads) are used to clarify the biological condition. According to biological elements values, the ecological status of the Shkodra lake and the Buna river can be classified as good to moderate. The destruction and disturbance of the natural habitats by flooding and intensive human activities, as the discharge of untreated sewage waters and wastewater into lake and river, the occupation of a large surface by invasive plant species, introduced of aggressive fish species and decrease of populations of consumed fish species showed for disturbed conditions of the both water ecosystems.

Hysenaj M.,Luigj Gurakuqi University of Shkoder | Hoxha E.,University of Tirana
Proceedings of 2015 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning, IMCL 2015 | Year: 2015

This study was developed believing that geographic search technology is the future of research methodology. Due to the importance of geographical environment in the routine issues, the close connection between spatial extension and most of the phenomena running over the world, the geographic query process turns to be key factor in overcoming hazard decision-making and evaluation. Spatial research differs in that it requires a combination of text and geographical data. To find the right formula we need to adapt the search algorithm to the application needs. We take note the Earth is nearly spherical (ignoring ellipsoidal effects) so great-circle distance formulas give the distance between points on the surface of the Earth correct to within 0.5% or so [5]. According to the search range and the search limit we induce to introduce the Cosine algorithm who better fulfill the two basic requirements, speed performance and data retrieval accuracy. © 2015 IEEE.

Barina Z.,Hungarian Natural History Museum | Rakaj M.,Luigj Gurakuqi University of Shkoder | Pifko D.,Hungarian Natural History Museum
Willdenowia | Year: 2013

Altogether 70 taxa are discussed in this contribution towards a critical floristic checklist of the Albanian flora. Of these, 21 taxa are reported as new for the country based on the authors' own field observations and collected specimens and on the revision of relevant material in European herbaria; 17 taxa are deleted from the flora and the reasons for their deletion are provided; and 32 taxa are confirmed as occurring in Albania and/or their status is amended. Revised categories for the occurrence of 18 alien taxa are given. In agreement with Parnell, Sempervivum jakucsii is treated as conspecific with S. ciliosum. © 2013 BGBM Berlin-Dahlem.

Bekteshi A.,Luigj Gurakuqi University of Shkoder | Bara G.,Aleksander Moisiu University of Durres
Polish Journal of Environmental Studies | Year: 2013

The objective of this study was to determine and compare levels of heavy metals in the leaves of Plantago major and the soil near the root zone. The study was conducted in the region of Durrës city, in Albania. The metals studied in this work were Pb, Cu, Zn, Mn, and Ni. Heavy metals presented in leaves of plants and soil have been detected using an atomic absorber spectrophotometer model NovAA400 (Analitik Jena). The results show that the determined metals were present in the soil and leaves of Plantago major. The concentrations of metals found in soil change in the order Zn>Pb>Ni>Mn>Cu. The highest concentration was found for Zn and Pb. In our study, results showed a good correlation between Pb and Zn in the soil, suggesting the same origin of pollution. Plantago major showed the ability to absorb metals and the concentration of metals in leaves showed a good correlation with the concentration of metals in soil.

Malollari I.,University of Tirana | Bacu A.,University of Tirana | Bekteshi A.,Luigj Gurakuqi University of Shkoder | Babani F.,University of Tirana | Uku S.,Ministry of Education and Science
Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology | Year: 2012

The evaluation of the trophic state of the Shkodra lake was studied regarding to the Hakanson classification based on chlorophyll a (mg/m 3 or mg/dm3) and regarding to the Index of Carlson (TSI), based on phosphorus content in water (mg/m3 or mg/dm3). This was the main aim of the study and its results were reported. The (TSI) of Carlson uses the algae biomass to classify the trophic state. Also during our work have been determined the water quality based on water temperature, pH, turbidity, ion content, difference in ionic content between different stations of sampling, and metal content in water and sediments of the lake, as well. It was shown that the trophic state of the Shkodra lake, independently of the sampling sites location, is inside the oligotrophic area; the quality of water is considered good and there is no pollution of water and sediments by heavy metals.

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