Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Gjana is Professor of International Relations and Security and he is a high-level expert in higher education leadership. Prof. Gjana is one of the founders of the Western Balkans University and actually is the President of this university. Mr. Gjana has a long career in university management in executive leadership posts. Previously he has been the founding Rector of Beder University in Tirana and he has held this position for nearly 12 years.
Dr. Gjana has been the founding Provost and Deputy Rector of Epoka University and he held this position during the years 2007-2011. Dr. Gjana is a senior analyst and high expert of strategic planning, crisis leadership and geo-political issues.
Prof. Gjana has been part of many international academic activities as visiting scholar, guest professor, keynote speaker or external reviewer at Harvard University, Temple University, University of Northern Iowa, Zhejiang Normal University, Albanian Armed Forces Academy, United Nations, European Union Institutions and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.