The fragmentation of the higher education system in Albania and the lack of technological infrastructures do not allow universities to efficiently carry out their educational and complementary activities (research, collaboration with foreign universities, provision of services, etc.). Therefore the project, in line with the Albanian priorities, aims at contributing to the strengthening of the system, tackling key structural weaknesses regarding, in particular, the quality of teaching, the university administration and management and the connection with the European networks of higher education and research. The project foresees the establishment of an Interuniversity Service Centre, in charge of promoting: i) the participation of Albanian professors and researchers to international researches; ii) the adoption of information systems to support the university activities; iii) the establishment of a national academic ICT network connected with Italian and European networks. The project involves both Albanian (Ministry of Education and Sport and 8 Universities) and Italian (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Conference of the Italian Rectors and Italian Universities) Institutions.
The project is in a closing phase.
The project was able to:
I. Create a Service Center for Education with the participation of the Ministry of Education and all the Albanian public universities;
II. Connect - through a telematic network - the Albanian universities among themselves and with the GEANT pan-European network;
III. Offer IT services (student administrative secretariat, online platforms, etc.) to more than 10,000 students and teachers.