Tirana, the capital of Albania is a flamboyant city that is flourishing with enormous steps. It has 811 649 inhabitants and an average age of 32. The Literacy rate for adults is 96.85% (INSTAT, 2011) The economy of Tirana Metropolitan Area benefits considerably from the concentration of the largest universities and schools of all levels and types in the country and also numerous research and scientific institutes, including the Academy of Sciences with its 13 institutes and the scientific research centers. Tirana has about 180 educational institutions among which there are: Medicine, Law, Economic Science, Engineering Science, Social Science. The Literacy rate for Youth is 98.7% (INSTAT, 2011) Tirana currently accommodates up to 100,000 students at levels 5 and 6 (undergraduate and postgraduate), gaining not only a vibrant, young population from all over Albania and neighboring countries, but also a relatively well-educated labor force as many of the students stay afterwards in Tirana.
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