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.


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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.

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This panel was held in the framework of the 3rd annual international conference “Albanian Studies Days 2016”, 30th April 2016, organized by the European University of Tirana.
Recent global events and the current crises raise questions on identity issues, religion and their importance. Therefore, UET and UET Centre organized this year a special panel discussion, which addressed religious and identity issues in Albania by building an interdisciplinary public discussion at a high academic quality in the Albanian Academia. Some of the panelists were Albanian and foreign experts on religious studies, as well as imams and representatives of civil society. The panel was moderated by Dr. Arolda Elbasani, European University Institute Florence with a wide participation of Albanian professors and civil society representatives. During the event Mr. Derand Krasniqi, Mr. Besfort Lamallari, Dr. Enis Sulstarova, Dr. Enri Hide, Ermir Gjinishi, PhD (c) presented their papers focused on religious radicalism, enfringement of laicite in Albania and recent developments related to current events in national and international arena. The discussion was followed by a vivid debate on how the academic world in Albania should focus more on identity issues and religious studies. It was also emphasized the importance of following scientific approaches and carefully organized methodologies in order not to come up with misperceptions and wrong doing conclusions to certain group members of the society. The papers presented during the panel have publishing perspective and the participants agreed unanimously that now it is time to widen and deepen research on this field.


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