The University of Tirana was founded in 1957 and had 6 faculties that time. In 1991, the engineering faculties were separated from Tirana University creating the Polytechnic University of Tirana.
State University of Tirana is 61 years old, being the largest public university in the country. He is the first choice for high school graduates. In the University of Tirana study around 40 thousand students in all three cycles of study in full-time and part-time system.