The University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi” was founded on 2 September 1957 as a High Pedagogical Institute. On 1991 has changed its status to University. After 2000, the University of Shkodra was engaged in policy making in order to reach the objectives set out in the Bologna Declaration, the inclusion in the European Higher Education Area and the promotion of the European Higher Education System. The University has a full structure organized in 6 faculties and 21 departments. Throughout these years, the University of Shkodra has established cooperative relations with many universities and Higher Education centers.
Why we are Participating in the Project
Higher Education (HE) in Albania has gone through different important stages during its development. The first qualitative step towards international collaboration is when Albania signed Bologna Declarations in 2003. Then this transformation of the HE in Albania, which supported the concept of the internationalization, became a task and was included in the laws and strategies after that. The modernization of teaching cannot be understood without the involvement of technology in this process. Experiences with international HE institutions brought to Albania the introduction of new concepts, such as: e-learning, Lifelong Learning. The implementation of these concepts began with the use of electronic technology in specific subjects or modules.The VALUE-X project is a good possibility for our institution to create a new vision for the teaching and learning process, towards e virtual leaning and virtual mobility.
Our Role in the Project
University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi” is evolved in many projects that have the focus on the internationalization of the university and the new trends in education, such as: e-learning, distance education and in this project we are involved in a new manner of teaching: virtual learning.
Through this project we need to:
– Increase numbers of incoming and outgoing exchange students and academic staff.
– Integrate European and international elements in the academic programs.
– Capacity building in internationalization for academic and administrative staff.
– Expertise in international academic recognition and transfer.
– Development and integration of business-related didactic case studies.
Erard Çurçija Mimoza Priku
Head of IRO Prof. of Albanian Language