Date: 13/05/2019 – 9:30 to 15:25

Venue: University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi”

City: Shkodra

Organizer:  National Erasmus+ Office of Albania and HERE National Team

The Albanian Higher Education Reform Experts (HERE) team in cooperation with the Albanian National Erasmus + Office and the University “Luigj Gurakuqi” of Shkodra organized on May 13th, 2019 at the University of Shkodra premises, the seminar on the “Development and Embedding of Academic Practice: Research-based education”.

The Seminar was focused on Research-based principles of Learning and Teaching Strategies and how they could be implemented in Higher Education Institutions. EU expert, Prof. Melita Kovacevic (EU HE Expert Former Vice-Rector for Research and Technology University of Zagreb), the key speaker of the seminar introduces the experience and guided how these practices could be implemented. Experts of Albania HE Research provide additional research-based experience on Albanian HE context, followed from Albanian student’s personal experiences.

The seminar gathered a total of around 100 participants coming from HEIs (Tirana, Elbasan, Shkodra, Vlora, Gjirokatra, and Durrës), Albanian NEO staff, students and representatives from Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth.

Agenda of National Seminar 13 May 2019, Shkoder

Welcome greetings

Gëzim Dibra ,  University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi”

Representative from MASR

Representative from EU Delegation

Mrs. Aida Breti, National Office of Erasmus+, Albania

Mrs. Melita Kovacevic, EU Expert.

How do students benefit from research-based education?

Experiences of research-based teaching strategies in Higher Education Institutions in


Mrs. Anila Paparisto, HERE Albania.

National Quality Code and the need for a Strategically Teaching Methods Framework


Mrs. Bizena Bijo, HERE Albania and Mr. Flamur Bidaj, HERE Albania.

Questions, answers and discussions.

Panel experts.

Practice of implementation of research-based teaching strategies in Higher Education


Mrs. Melita Kovacevic, EU Expert.

Student perspective and evaluation of Research based teaching strategies in HEI in


Iris Markja, Keisi Meçaj, Klaudia Kaiku, Students from TU and PUT.


Conclusions & Recommendations.

Mrs. Fatmira Shehu, HERE Albania


  • Presentations

01 Melita Kovacevic, EU Expert.

02 Anila Paparisto, HERE Albania.

03 Bizena Bijo, HERE Albania and Flamur Bidaj, HERE Albania

04 Mrs. Melita Kovacevic, EU Expert

05 Students Presentation from TU and PUT