Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus project “INTERFACE”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Tempus project “Developing and setting up measures for initiating, enhancing and sustaining Higher-Education-Society Cooperation- INTERFACE”. This activity was conducted in two separate meetings, the first held at the Polytechnic University of Tirana premises, on April 13th 2016, and the second held at the University of Tirana’s Faculty of Law premises, on April 14th 2016.
The 3 year (2011-14) INTERFACE Tempus project supported the Albanian partner universities in establishing the Interface Centers (IC) in two faculties (UT) and near the rectorate (PUT) and the modernization of their services.
The project was coordinated by the University of Graz, in Austria and involved 19 partner institutions from Austria, England, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, FYROM and Albania.

Link: http://www.interface.uns.ac.rs/

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus project “Quality in Research – QiR”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Tempus project “Quality in Research – QiR”. This activity was conducted in two separate meetings, the first held at the University of Shkodra premises, on March 24th 2016, and the second held at the Polytechnic University of Tirana premises, on April 13th 2016.
The 3 year (2011-14) QiR Tempus project aided the Albanian partner universities in the introduction of quality assurance in scientific research and in aligning their research standards with those of the EU member states.
The project was coordinated by the University of Sarajevo, in Bosnia & Herzegovina and involved 13 partner institutions from Germany, Austria, France, Finland, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Albania.
Link: www.qinr.ac.me

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus project “Regional Joint Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship and SME Management for Western Balkan Countries- DOCSMES”.

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Tempus DOCSMES project. This activity was organized at the University of Tirana/ Faculty of Economy premises, on March 9th, 2016.

The 3 year (2010-13) DOCSMES Tempus project developed the Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship and SME Management harmonized with EU standards, as well as enhanced the exchanging of experience and best practices through mobility of academic and administrative staff and doctoral students;

The project was coordinated by the University Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna and involved 12 partner institutions from Italy, Spain, France, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania.

Linkwww.docsmes.edu.mk,

 

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project “Strategic support on strengthening the quality assurance structures at the private higher education institutions in Albania”.

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project “Strategic support on strengthening the quality assurance structures at the private higher education institutions in Albania”. This activity was conducted during the project’s “Kickoff Meeting”, at the EOPKA University premises, on March 2nd, 2016.

This project aims to establish and support quality assurance processes and mechanisms, to ensure effective management and enhance teaching and learning at private higher education institutions in Albania. The project is coordinated by the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (AT) and involves six Albanian partners, five higher education institutions: EPOKA University, European University of Tirana, Polis University, Marin Barleti University, University of New York Tirana and the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Erasmus + Regional Information Days

The National Erasmus+ Office organized 6 (six) information days in all regional Albanian Public universities, where detailed information was provided on the 2016 Erasmus + institutional calls and on current possibilities for individuals within the programme. These events attracted a great turn-out of university student and staff, who engaged in the discussions and expressed their desire to participate in the Erasmus + programme.

The Erasmus + Regional Information Days took place as the following:

 

Regional Info Day at the University “Aleksander Xhuvani” of Elbasan, held on January 14th 2016:

 

Regional Info Day at the University “Aleksander Moisiu” of Durres, held on January 8th, 2016:

Regional Info Day at the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora, held on January 7th, 2016:

Regional Info Day at the University “Luigj Gurakuqi” of Shkodra, held on December 22nd, 2015: 

Regional Info Day at the University “Fan Noli” of Korca, held on November 20th, 2015:

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus project “Modernizing and harmonizing maritime education in Montenegro and Albania- MArED”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the MArED project. This activity was undertaken in two separate meetings, oraganized at the University “Luigj Gurakuqi” of Shkodra premises on December 22nd, 2015 and at the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora premises, on January 7th, 2015.

The 3-year MArED Tempus project supports the modernisation of the maritime higher education in Montenegro and Albania and development of competent and qualified human resources in the maritime sector.

The project is coordinated by the University of Montenegro and involves 17 partner institutions from Spain, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Romania, Montenegro and Albania.

For additional information: http://www.mared.ac.me/

National Seminar on ‘Financing Higher Education Institutions in the framework of the new Law of Higher Education”

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Albanian HERE team (Higher Education Reform Experts) organized on November 20, 2015 at the premises of University “Fan Noli” in Korca, the national seminar on “Financing Higher Education Institutions in the framework of the new Law of Higher Education”.

This event brought together academic staff members from universities in Tirana, Elbasan, Shkodra, Korca, Gjirokastra, Vlora, members of the National Commission on the Reform of Higher Education, as well as representatives from the EU Delegation, Ministry of Education and Sports etc. During this activity, the lectors introduced and discussed various issues pertaining to the financial management of Albanian HEIs, comprising the current financing scheme and the funding scheme foreseen by the new law of higher education.  In addition, Prof. Enora Pruvot provided inputs on various performance-based funding schemes and successful models of implementation.

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.

Developing information literacy for lifelong learning and knowledge economy in Western Balkan countries – RINGIDEA”

The NEO + staff and the country officer from EACEA, conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus RINGIDEA project. This activity was organized at the European University of Tirana premises, on November 12th, 2015.

The 3 year RINGIDEA project supports the development of information literacy (IL) programs for use in curricula, the development of lifelong learning in society at large and the furthering of the Bologna process for a Europe of Knowledge. The project is coordinated by the Limerick Institute of Technology, in Ireland and involves three Albanian partner universities: the University of Korca (UK), the Agricultural University of Tirana (AUT) and University of Tirana (UT).

Link: http://www.ringidea.org

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Enhancing Albanian System Of Quality Assurance In Higher Education: Application Of The Process-and Outcome-Based Methodology – ENCHASE”

The NEO + staff and the country officer from EACEA, conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus ENCHASE project. This activity was organized at the European University of Tirana premises, on November 12th, 2015.

The 3 year ENCHASE project aims to enhance the Albanian HE QA system through setting a national QA framework, embedding a systemic approach to EQA and IQA in line with the ESGs to promote convergence of the Albanian higher education with the EU structures. The project is coordinated by the Koblenz-Landau University, in Germany and involves 11 partner institutions from Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, France and Albania.

Link: http://enchase.uni-koblenz.de

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Connecting Science-Society Collaborations for Sustainability Innovations – ConSus”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus ConSus project. This activity was organized at the POLIS University premises, on October 21st, 2015.

The 3 year ConSus project supports fostering the collaboration of higher education institutions’ research and practice, as well as promotes mutual learning and innovative sustainability methods through delivery of structured workshops.

The project is coordinated by the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz, in Austr

ia and involves 13 partner institutions from Austria, Germany, Ireland, Kosovo and Albania

Linkhttp://consus.allafine.com/