swiss contactSwisscontact SECO Entrepreneurship Program in collaboration with the European University of Tirana, UET Centre, TECH 360, OFICINA and PROTIC have organized a three day training in order to support the new entrepreneurs in Albania. The training brought together entrepreneurs and mentors of Business Incubators, Accelerator Programmes, Start Up designers and representatives from the universities and innovation centers.

 

This interesting part of this training was that the model of work was based in the innovation methods for working with the entrepreneurs such as the techniques of Design Thinking Process and Business Model Assessment. European University of Tirana has now established the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club, and meanwhile is working on new initiatives to promote the entrepreneurship.

net castleUET Centre in collaboration with the European University of Tirana, Institution of Prefect of Gjirokastra Region, Region of Ionian Islands /Regional Unit of Corfu and Regional Unit of Thesprotia have established a project on the promotion of cultural heritage through new technologies of information, this project is financed from IPA CBC of the European Union. The NETCASTLE project involves the enhancement and promotion of a common cultural product in the border area in order to boost the tourism industry through the use of new technologies and e-tourism. Its implementation started with the organization of the kick-off meeting between the partners in NetCastle.

coorp bbOn 8th of June, at the premises of the Canadian Institute of Technology, the innovative platform COORP was introduced to representatives from universities in Albania. The Canadian Institute of Technology and the European University of Tirana have initiated the establishment of COORP – Collaborative Offline and Online Platform. This initiative is supported by PERFORM, a project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The meeting was moderated by Ms. Blerjana Bino, UET and Mr. Fabjan Lashi, CIT who discussed with present members about the platform and its development.

 

The overall aim is to assist in networking and integration of the Albanian academic community into the international community of researchers, and to respond efficiently to Calls for research funding. COORP has two dimensions, namely the capacity development or offline dimension; and the set of the platform or the online dimension.

scoreThe European University of Tirana in collaboration with the Faculty of Economy and the Ministry of Educations and Sports has signed the Memorandum of Understanding for one of the new initiatives on the higher education system in Albania, CleanScore.

 

CleanScore is a special project which aims to introduce a new way of grading and reporting on each exam students take, as well as introduce new textbooks for specific subjects. CleanScore is a digital testing center solution that helps to improve transparency in student evaluation as well as teaching quality by substituting current local textbooks with international versions.

 

During the activity the President of EUT, Prof.Dr. Adrian Civici estimated the initiative. He said that the project is a good opportunity to increase the efficiency of the academic staff. This project is financed by AADF which is a nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Trustees which operates entirely in Albania.

 

Media Coverage:
http://www.mapo.al/2016/06/tekste-te-reja-shkollore-dhe-korrigjim-dixhital-i-provimeve/1

DSSH fotoAlbania as a case study: Economy, politics, social development and future perspective

The European University of Tirana organized the third edition of Albanian Studies Days from 29th-30th of April 2016. This is the third consecutive year of such a conference and this year’s topic was “Albania as a case study: economy, politics, social development, and future perspective”.

The peculiar feature of this ASD edition lies in the fact that the task of studying Albania and its challenges was entrusted to Albanian researchers, scholars and academics working in universities and research centers abroad, in many countries around the world, especially those in the EU and OECD countries, to mention but a few Dr. Arolda Elbasani, European University Institute; Dr. Elton Skendaj, University of Miami; Dr. Shqiponja Telhaj, Sussex University; Ms. Vera Ndrecaj, University of South Wales.