Vice Dean’s word

Genti_GuxhoThe activity of the Textile and Fashion Department is closely related to the personal involvement of all the staff members, to the dedication and correctness of the full time and part time lecturers in the teaching programs and plans, to the inclusion and participation with a high responsibility of the Textile and Fashion Department in different national and international projects to the commitment of the staff members to perform the teaching and research work and finally to the successful and productive cooperation with higher structures of the Mechanical Faculty and Polytechnic University of Tirana. The Textile and Fashion Department operates through a strong linkage and collaboration with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Polytechnic University of Tirana. Our aim for the future is promotion of the creativity, dynamism and excellence of the department members and their involvment in the Europe research. On that account i wish a lot of success in the work of the Textile and Fashion Department.

Prof. Dr. Genti Guxho

History of Textile and Fashion Department

The Textile and Fashion Department (TFD) is unit of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Tirana. The Textile Engineering was established in 1968 in Berat as the The Branch of Textile in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tirana. The curricula was based on a 3 years part-time system.
In 1984 the department was renamed The Chair of Textile at the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Faculty, University of Tirana when it changed its curricula into a four and half years program in textile engineering.
In 1994 it was renamed to The Department of Textile. The academic program covered all the required subjects for the Textile Engineering Diploma.
Since the establishment of the Textile and Fashion Department hundreds of specialists have been graduated in the fields of spinning, weaving, knitting and garment industry.
The first group of lecturers were graduates of the Polytechnic University of Lodz, Poland. Among the most celebrated were such figures as Prof. Dr. Taxhedin Baholli,  M.Sc.Eng. Kozma Xhero, M.Sc. Eng. Eva Budina, M.Sc. Eng. Shega Shapllo, M.Sc. Eng. Magdalena Ktona, etc.
The staff has since expanded to accommodate new lecturers. Most of them are graduates of the Polytechnic University of Tirana but there are also graduates of international universities such as E.N.S.I.T. Mulhouse (FRANCE). Prof. Dr. Artan Sinoimeri, Dr. Arjan Greva and Dr. Albana Petrela are among them.

Heads of Textile and Fashion Department 1984 – 2014

M.Sc. Eng. Kozma Xhero Head of the Chair of Textile 1984 – 1987
M.Sc. Eng. Eva Budina Head of the Chair of Textile 1987 – 1991
M.Sc. Eng. Shega Shapllo Head of the Chair of Textile 1991
Dr. Eng. Albana Petrela Head of the Chair of Textile 1991 – 1994
Dr. Eng. Albana Petrela Head of the Textile Department 1994 – 2001
Prof. Dr. Genti Guxho Head of the Textile and Fashion Department
Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
2001 – 2008
2012 – 2014
Prof. Asoc. Dr. Ermira Shehi Head of the Textile and Fashion Department 2008-2012
Prof. Dr. Genti Guxho Head of the Textile and Fashion Department
Vice Rector of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
2014 – current