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Flag of UAMD - Image by Ivan Sache, 6 June 2018
Aleksandër Moisiu University of Durrës (Universiteti "Aleksandër Moisiu"
Durrës - UAMD; website), established on 25 December 2005, is composed of two Faculties: Business and Integrated Studies with Practice.
UAMD is named for the stage actor Aleksandër Moisiu (1879-9135), aka Alessandro Moissi (Italian) or Alexander Moissi (German).
Born in Trieste from an Albanian father and an Arbëresh mother, Moisiu went to elementary school in Durrës, being taught in Greek and Albanian,
and was subsequently taught in Trieste and Graz, in Italian and German, respectively. His actor's career started in 1900 in Vienna and 1901 in Prague. Moisiu moved in 1903 to Berlin, where he was hired by Max Reinhardt. On 20 November 1906, he played Moritz Steifel in the première of Wedekind's Frühlings Erwachten, a "scandalous" play that introduced him to the general public. From 1905 to 1918, Moisiu was Reinhardt's flag actor. His most famous roles were Orestes in Elektra and Jedermann in the play of the same name, two emblematic, neo-romantic
plays by Hugo van Hoffmanstahl. Moisiu also played main roles in works
by Strindberg, Schnitzler, Pirandello, Shaw, Shakespeare, and Tolstoi.
Granted the German citizenship in 1914, Moisiu served in the Air Force
during the First World War. He subsequently toured with Reinhardt or his
own company in Soviet Union, where he met Stanislavski, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Paris, London, New York, and South America.
Accused of "Levantine style not compliant with the German traditions" and of alleged Jewish origin, Moisiu left Germany in 1933 for Italy, where he founded a company with Wanda Capodaglio. Refusing to become the emblematic actor of Mussolini's regime, Moisiu could not obtain the Italian citizenship and was rejected by nationalist critics.
Moisiu starred in a few movies, including B. Foy's Die Königloge (1929), the first fully German-spoken movie.
[E. Lenzi. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani - Volume 75 (2011)]
Ivan Sache, 6 June 2018
Flag of Epoka University - Image by Ivan Sache, 19 October 2017
Epoka University (website) was formally established on 22 August 2012 by Decision No. 553 of the Council of Ministers, succeeding the Epoka Institution of Higher Education, which had been inaugurated in 2007 and accredited in
2011 by the Ministry of Education and Sciences.
Epoka University is composed of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Science and of the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering.
Ivan Sache, 19 October 2017