National HERE Seminar on “Importance of PHD Studies” was held on October 18th, 2017.

The Albanian Higher Education Reform Experts team in cooperation with the Albanian Erasmus + Office and the University “Aleksandër Moisiu” organized on October 18th, 2017 at the University of Durrës premises, the seminar on the “Importance of PHD Studies”.

The seminar served the reflection and discussion among more than 60 academic staff from HEIs of Tirana, Korca, Vlora, Gjirokatra, Shkodra, and Durrës, Albanian NEO staff and representatives from Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth on theoretical and practical aspects related organization of doctoral studies and preparation of quality PHD research and theses. 

This activity was supported through the expertise of Prof. Melita Kovacevic, the Steering Committee Chair of the European University Association Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) and lecturer from University of Zagreb and Prof. Lucas Zinner, the Head of Research Services and Career Development at University of Vienna that shared their experience on frameworks for organization of doctoral studies and best practices employed for conducting PHD research at the EU level.   

Below is the list of presentations discussed at the HERE seminar on “Importance of PHD Studies”.

Legal Framework for PHD studies in Albania, Pustina 2017

Melita Kovacevic Durres 2017 (Doc Edu in Zagreb)

Melita Kovacevic – Evolution of Doctoral Education in Europe

Prof. Lucas Zinner Case Study – Vienna

Prof. Lucas Zinner- What makes a good doctorate

 

National HERE Seminar on “Reforming study programmes based on learning outcomes”

The Albanian HERE team (Higher Education Reform Experts) in cooperation with the Albanian Erasmus + Office and the University “Ismail Qemali” organized on June 29th, 2017 at the Vlora Youth Centre premises, the seminar on the “Reforming study programmes based on learning outcomes”.

The seminar served the reflection and discussion among more than 40 academic staff, EU delegation representative and experts on recent developments regarding Albanian Higher Education Law and National Qualification Framework requirements on study programmes, link between learning outcomes and competences, transversal skills, research based learning etc.

National HERE Seminar on “Re-evaluation of study programmes: link between study programmes and learning outcomes ” .

The Albanian Higher Education Reform Expert team and the Albanian Erasmus + Office organized on May 26th, 2017, in the city of Korça the  national seminar on the “Re-evaluation of study programmes: the link between study programmes and learning outcomes”. 

This event brought together more than 80 representatives from Albanian universities, EU delegation in Albania and experts, who discussed on relevant higher education issues such as curricular mapping, reforming of study programmes, link between learning outcomes and competences, transversal skills, student civic competences etc.  The seminar conclusions in the form of list of recommendations will be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Sport.

Below is the list of presentations and supporting tools discussed at the HERE seminar on “Re-evaluation of study programmes: the link between study programmes and learning outcomes”.

Drafti Formulari per CM

Formulari per vetvleresimin e lendes.

Kodifikimi programeve te studimit

Program lende 10 modeli 2017 Seminari HERE

Using Curriculum Mapping to Iprove Learning in Higher Education

Seminar Korce HERE Erasmus+ Curriculum mapping 26 05 2017

The National HERE Seminar on “Albanian Qualification Framework” held on November 7th, 2016.

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Albanian HERE team (Higher Education Reform Experts), organized on November 7th, 2016 at the University of Tirana’s Faculty of Social Sciences premises the national seminar on the “Albanian Qualification Framework”.

The HERE seminar served the reflection and discussion among academic staff, experts and government representatives on the recent developments pertaining the Albanian Qualification Framework and their implications to the Higher Education system and society at large, as well the presentation and lessons to be learned from the Croatia’s NQF case study.

This event brought together representatives from different Albanian universities, the Ministry of Education and Sports, employers’ organizations, national and EU experts etc. 

In the end, the seminar conclusions were structured in the form of document of recommendations to be shared with the Ministry of Education and Sports and pertinent government agencies.

The HERE workshop on “Innovation and information technology as a mean for improving and developing teaching methods”

The Higher Education Reform Expert and the Albanian Erasmus + Office organized on July 8th, 2016 at the University “Ismail Qemali” premises, in Vlora, the HERE workshop on “Innovation and information technology as a mean for improving and developing teaching methods”.

This event brought together more than 100 representatives from Albanian universities, state agencies of higher education, experts etc.

Below is the list of presentations held at the HERE workshop on “Innovation and information technology as a mean for improving and developing teaching methods”.

Seminar-Vlore-HERE-finale-Erasmus-Inovacioni-dhe-modernizimi-i-mesimdhenies-ne-IAL

APAAL_korrik_2016_temupus_UV

Teaching Methods

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HERE National Workshop in Shkodra Univiersity

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Albanian HERE team (Higher Education Reform Experts) organized the third national workshop on “Empowering universities to fulfill their responsibility for internal quality assurance”, on 19-th of December 2014, at the premises of the University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi”.

The event was attended by over 120 participants, coming from all the Albanian universities, staff of higher education agencies, ministry officials and students. The aim of the seminar was to encourage reflection and discussion among academics, experts and ministerial representatives from all over the country on the general challenges and trends in Internal Quality Assurance mechanisms in Albanian Higher Education Institutions and the role of Tempus projects in that perspective.  For this reason, representatives of different Tempus project with focus on Quality assurance shared their experiences and discussed the impact of Tempus projects in the improvement of internal quality assurance mechanisms and processes. A very important input was given by the representatives ofEUREQA TEMPUS project (ref 530631-2012-1-BE-TEMPUS-JPGR), Mr Fatmir Mema, the vice dean of the Economic Faculty, Tirana University and Mrs Arjeta Troshani, the Dean of the Economic Faculty, Shkodra University. Moreover, Mrs. Anila Paparisto, HERE and member of the National Council for the Reform of Higher Education in Albania gave a very interesting panorama of the main challenges on Internal QA provoking lively debates among the participants. The results of this national workshop are expected to feed into the debate on the Accreditation Reform which is currently in place. This event had a very large media coverage.