Endrit Shabani

Mr Endrit Shabani

Research topic:
Who governs Higher Education in Europe?
Degree course:

Research Themes:
Education International order International organisations Comparative Politics and Government  International organisations 

Academic Profile

I am an 'action researcher'. I have a first in Law, a Master's of science in Education, and I am currently working towards my doctoral degree in Politics. I am a current Clarendon Scholar, and have benefited from various scholarships throughout the course of my academic studies. Right after I completed my first in Law, I taught Public Law for two years. In the period between my academic degrees, I served as the Program Manager for the Albanian branch of two international Think Tanks: Transparency International and Open Society Foundations. Additionally, I have consulted for international organisations (e.g. Council of Europe, UNICEF, UNW, UNFPA). This working experience has given me the opportunity to conduct various policy analysis and help to craft policies and laws, specifically laws and bylaws which govern education in Albania. Similarly, my experience as a lecturer for some universities in Tirana (i.e. University of Tirana, European University of Tirana and Luarasi University) has exposed me to policy assessment and policy evaluation, areas of endeavour that I have and will continue to address further during my academic studies at the University of Oxford. Both my Master’s dissertation and my DPhil project  draw on Global Governance and the role that International Organisations play in shaping education policymaking in Europe.

Teaching specialism, interests and experience

  • Methodology of Research
  • European Law
  • Administrative Law


  • Clarendon Scholarship, 2015 – 2018
  • St Antony’s College Warden’s Scholarship, 2015 - 2018
  • Think Tank Fellowship, Open Society Foundation Budapest, 2014.
  • Kellogg College Scholarship, 2014
  • Dean of Graduate Fund, Pembroke College, 2013.
  • Oxford University and Open Society Foundations Scholarship, 2013
  • Silver Medal, Luarasi University, 2010 


Journal articles

• Shabani, E. (2010). Crucial mechanisms to give justice. Legal Tribune, 85 (1), 29-44.


Book chapters (Think Tank publications).

Shabani, E. (2015). Konteksti socio-ekonomik dhe kulturor i familjes se nxenesit shqiptar. In Komunitetet Shkollore dhe politikat arsimore (pp. 48-68). Tirana: OSFA.

Shabani, E. (2015). Potenciali e prindërve për t’u organizuar dhe ndikuar në vendimmarrjen e shkollës. In Komunitetet Shkollore dhe politikat arsimore (pp. 69-81). Tirana: OSFA.

Shabani, E. (2013). Vleresimi dhe perzgjedhja e teksteve. In Altertext 2012 (pp. 13-20). Tirana: OSFA.

Shabani, E. (2013). Alterteksti dhe Matura Shteterore. In Altertext 2012 (pp. 37-41). Tirana: OSFA.

Shabani, E. (2013). Assessment process. In State Matura in Albania. (pp. 36-53). Tirana: OSFA.

Shabani, E. (2013). Results publication and mechanisms of complaint. In State Matura in Albania. (pp. 69-81). Tirana: OSFA.


Consultancy papers

Shabani, E. et al. (2012). State Matura (University entrance exam) in the light of Transparency. Open Society Foundation in Albania.

Shabani, E. et al. (2012). Monitoring of the Altertext reform. Open Society Foundation in Albania.

Shabani, E. et al. (2011). State Matura, what needs to be changed? Open Society Foundation in Albania.

Shabani, E. et al (2011). Monitoring implementation of the Altertext reform. Open Society Foundation in Albania.

Shabani, E. (2011). Technical paper - Peer review on 'Risk analysis of the Albanian Education System', produced by Project Against Corruption in Albania, Council of Europe.


Press articles

Shabani, E. (2014, May). Who's afraid of the UK model in Higher Education? Shqip. 

Shabani, E. (2011, Aug). Who skips the debate? Shqip, (215), p.8.

Shabani, E. (2010, Aug). Legal reform in education, the law and the people. Shqip, (214), pp.9-10.

Shabani, E. (2007, Sep). Consensus for an Attorney General. Tema, (2181), pp.10-11.

Shabani, E. (2006, Dec, 10). Problems of Albanian education. Standard, p.7.

Shabani, E. (2006, Nov, 15). State Matura, time to reflect. Standard, p.2.