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/

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Competency Based Curriculum Reform in Nursing and Caring in Western Balkan Universities – CCNURCA”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus CCNURCA project. This activity was organized at the University of Korca “Fan S. Noli” premises, on September 28th, 2015.

The 3 year CCNURCA project supports reforming the higher nursing education and align it with the competence based education and professional standards, set for all European Union member states.

The project is coordinated by the Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, in Belgium and involves four Albania partners, three universities (University “Fan S. Noli” of Korça, University “Eqrem Cabej” of Gjirokastra and University “Luigj Gurakuqi of Shkodra), and the Ministry of Health.

Link: http://www.ccnurca.eu/

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Renewable Energy Studies in Western Balkan Countries –RESI”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus RESI project. This activity was organized at the “Agricultural University of Tirana” premises, on 29 June 2015.

The 3 year RESI project supports the introduction of MSc and PHDs study programmes on Renewable Energy in the Western Balkans as well as bridge HEI’s and business companies operating in this field.

The project is coordinated by the University of Hohenheim – Stuttgart and involves 15 partner institutions from Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania.

Link: www.resi-tempus.uni-hohenheim.de

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Developing Third Mission activities in Albanian Universities (U3M – AL)”.

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus U3M – AL project. This activity was organized at the University “Aleksander Moisiu” premises, on 19 June, 2015.The U3M-AL project supports the role of Albanian universities in the social and economic growth of the country by promoting and organizing 3M activities in seven Albanian Universities.

The Project is prepared by the University of León in Spain in cooperation with 12 partner institutions from Spain, Italy, Finland, and Albania.

Link: http://u3m-al.org/

Erasmus + National Seminar on ‘Raising capacities of Albanian universities for internal governance

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Albanian HERE team (Higher Education Reform Experts), and with the support of the Ministry of Education and Sports organized on June 16, 2015 at the premises of University “Aleksandër Xhuvani” in Elbasan, the national seminar on “Raising capacities of Albanian universities for internal governance”.

This event brought together academic staff members from universities in Tirana, Elbasan, Shkodra, Korca, Gjirokatra, Durres, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Education and Sports. The seminar covered the current governing challenges in universities, from the institutional to the department level, as well as changes brought by the Reform and the New Law of Higher Education in Albania.

In this activity, the lectors introduced and discussed some of the main successful models of university governance in European developed countries, as well as covered the principal aspects of department’s internal organisation.

Subsequently, the seminar conclusions structured in the form of recommendations document will feed the drafting process of the bylaws.
The seminar benefited from the inputs of the international expert Mr. Stephen Hagen, Professor Emeritus, Deputy Dean for Management and Governance in the National Research Centre in Saint Petersburg, Deputy Chancellor of the University of Wales, Director for Research, Business and Innovation in the University of Bristol Etc

Prof Anila Paparisto-Prezantim mbi projektligjin e ALKSH dhe qeverisja

Prof Flamur Bidaj-Current Situation of the Albanian HEIs Governance

Prof Sephen Hagen-Governance Models of European Universities

Prof Sephen Hagen-What drives change in universities

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Innovation and Implementation of the Curriculum Vocational Studies in the Field of Digital Television and Multimedia – RICUM”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus RICUM project. This activity was organized at the University “Aleksander Moisiu” premises, on 25 May 2015.

The 3 year RICUM project supports the development and implementation of digital television and multimedia in Western Balkan countries, through innovating vocational studies curriculum and designing curriculum for specialized professional studies in the field of M&DTV.

The Project is prepared by the VISER School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Applied Studies from Serbia in cooperation with 11 partner institutions from France, Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Albania.

Link: http://www.ricum.edu.rs/