Rovena Sulstarova 

Rovena Sulstarova
 Governance Program Manager (PhD)

Rovena Sulstarova is a program manager and researcher at IDM Albania. Her main research interests are anti-corruption, transparency, integrity and education. Additionally, Rovena is IDM’s in-house legal expert that assists with legislation and judiciary-related projects.

Her work experiences include leading positions in public administration and educational institutions. For over three years, Rovena has held the position of legal expert of the Prime Minister’s Office on the extralegal economy. Subsequently, she was appointed head of law department in the Ministry of Education and Science of Albania and later served as the chief of staff of the Minister of Education and Science. Rovena has been member of the Administration Council of University of Tirana, and has lectured on law and education in public and private universities. She currently teaches on education law and education policies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of University of Tirana. Rovena holds a PhD at the Education Department at the University of Tirana. She holds a MA in European Studies and BA in Law from the Faculty of Law, both from the University of Tirana.

Rovena is fluent in Albanian, English and Italian, and speaks German at a basic level.


Selected publications:

  • Sulstarova, R (2017) “Implementation of Bologna Process in Albania 2007-2015”, Mediterranean Journal of Social Science8 (5): 53-59.
  • Sulstarova, R (2015) “The Legal Reform in Higher Education Facing the Exigencies of Albanian Society”, Social Studies6 (3): 75-82.
  • Aliaj, B. & R. Çadri (Sulstarova) (2008). A Platform for Political Education in Albania [Një platformë për edukimin politik në Shqipëri]. Tirana: Afrojdit.