Western Balkans University, located in Tirana, is a distinguished higher education institution that places a unique emphasis on academic excellence in the fields of Medicine, Medical Sciences, Technology, Economy, and Innovation. Western Balkans University is organized and operates as a private university, of academic and scientific character, offering first, second and third cycle study programs.
Excellence results from a lifelong pursuit of the highest standards. The collective quest is to earn merit through commitment, rigorous scholarship, academic and cultural literacy, and high ethical standards.
WBU promotes student-centeredness as a pedagogical approach, putting students at the center of education rather than giving lecturers a leading role and control of classes. Within this approach, lecturers should give students the freedom to pursue their interests with the least possible guidance. Student-centeredness emphasizes active participation, interaction, and curriculum adaptation to student needs.
We believe our individual differences are a collective strength. We will support and encourage a culture of inclusive community and opinion, which aids us in building a collective wisdom that results in more powerful and relevant solutions to our challenges.
Individuals achieve high standards when supported by the collective work of others. We reinforce this value by constantly creating opportunities to collaborate inside and outside traditional alliances, our university, our proximate community, and throughout the country, region, and beyond.
Our job is to prepare young people to take responsibility in an ever-changing country, region, and beyond. That means that we must model behavior grounded in truthfulness and compassion.
WBU educates leaders who are obligated to empower those around them. We are consistent, transparent, and accountable. Through our words and behaviors, we encourage others to exhibit these same attributes.
We believe that we must hold ourselves to the highest standard when we make commitments. Consistent and measurable follow-through is essential for individual and team progress. We are forthright about our successes and shortcomings, and we will position WBU for continued achievement.
WBU promotes a dynamic education, research, and transfer culture. We seek, develop, and test new ideas to move WBU forward. Since there is often no one correct answer to a question, we rely on the joint efforts of all university staff and students who seek solutions and continuous improvement within the framework of academic freedom and academic responsibility.
WBU promotes students' intellectual curiosity, i.e., the willingness and desire to learn new things and dig deeper than just the surface, making learning a much more natural process and not just a chore or a duty.
We believe that service is our ability to give the gift of knowledge to humanity. As we serve, we become transformed, and so do our communities.