Albania, the birthplace of Mother Teresa, is a small Balkan country in the heart of the Mediterranean. 

Albania has a mild, Mediterranean climate.

Recent times have seen an increasing commitment to sciences and technology. In 2009 the government approved the "National Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation in Albania" aiming to triple public spending on research and development.

Albania is a parliamentary democracy and has undergone a transition from its communist past into an open-market economy. Free-market reforms have opened the country to foreign investment, especially in the development of energy and transportation infrastructure.

The territories of Albania have been inhabited as early back as 100,000 years ago. Butrint, in the south of Albania, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and provides a glimpse of Mediterranean civilization from the Bronze Age through the Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman periods - all atop a cliff overlooking Corfu. *

EU funded Scholarship Opportunities are available to Cardiff Metropolitan University students and graduates (from bachelor to post-doctorate level) in all schools, as well as academic and administrative staff, through Erasmus Mundus. Cardiff Metropolitan University is directly involved in the following Erasmus Mundus project with Albania:


To find out about other Erasmus Mundus projects that Cardiff Met are involved in, please click here.

All travel will be according to FCO Travel Advice. Please visit the FCO for the latest travel advice.

* Source: Wikipedia