Founded in 1951, Universiteti Politeknik i Tiranës (English: Polytechnic University of Tirana) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Tirana (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministria e Arsimit dhe Sportit, Shqipëri (English: Ministry of Education and Sport, Albania), Universiteti Politeknik i Tiranës (UPT) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiteti Politeknik i Tiranës (UPT) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 65 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. UPT also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.