The Department of Agronomy Sciences (formerly Agronomy, later Plant Production) dates to the inception of UBT (ILB) in 1951. In the decades that have passed, it has maintained its core with disciplines such as Botany, Physiology, Genetics-Genetic Improvement of Plants, Biochemistry, then also Phytotechnics, Mechanics, Aquatic Improvement and Topography. Over the years, the Department has been enriched with, Biotechnology, Genetic Resources, Bioenergy, etc. At the Department of Agronomy, since 1998, the School of Advanced Postgraduate Studies (SHPU) has been functioning. The Department of Agronomy has also offered short-term qualification courses in the field of seeds, irrigation, and agricultural extension for the period 1998-2006.
By decision of the Senate of the Agricultural University of Tirana, No.49, dated 23.11.2018, the Department was renamed; Department of “Agronomic Sciences”. Part of the history and pride of the department are prominent figures of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Academician Mentor Përmeti, selector and creator of the wheat cultivar Dajti and Academician Xhaferr Qosja, one of the main compilers of the Flora of Albania.
The Department of Agronomic Sciences is a participant in scientific research projects and Erasmus, enabling many students to have the opportunity to complete a semester or develop a master’s thesis in EU countries (Poland, Austria, Germany, Italy, etc.).
The department currently offers:
First cycle study programs:
- Bachelor in Agrarian Engineering: Profile “Agronomy”
- Bachelor in Agricultural Engineering – Agro-mechanization
- Bachelor in “Agrobiology”.
Second cycle study programs in:
- Master of Science in “Agrarian Engineering“, Profile: “Agronomy Sciences“
- Scientific Master in “Renewable Energy“
- Professional Master in “Communication and Agricultural Extension“.
The department also offers the third cycle of Doctoral studies in “Agronomy Sciences”.