The Mediterranean Center in its development strategy 2017-2023, encourages international cooperation in the field of teaching, research, leadership, exchange of academic staff, student mobility and aims to further develop this strategy through opening and cooperation with other universities, with centers and research institutes and above all with businesses, to improve curricula for an innovative approach to the labor market.
The realization of this cooperation is already institutionalized, not only in the form of bilateral or multilateral agreements, but above all with the participation and commitment of the Mediterranean Center as a leader or partner in various projects such as Erasmus, COST, Horizon 2020, IPA Cross border, CEEPUS and Adrion Interreg.
Manufacturing Education and Training Governance Model for Industry 4.0 in the Adriatic - Jonian Area - FUTURE4.0
- Project Code 1299/2013
- Duration: 2018-2020
The Mediterranean Center has extended cooperation with 105 enterprises (mainly SMEs related to the Blue Economy sector), through the implementation of the Adrion Interreg Project, offering new solutions for the inclusion of Industry 0.4. in these enterprises. Relevant research companies and bodies have been involved since the initial stages of the project and together with QM staff are using new strategic planning tools to help predict the future differently and create more active bodies to be tested. in universities, companies, actors and stakeholders in every country, applying the Triple Helix approach - a set of interactions between academia, industry and governments.
The findings of this project will be the foundation for designing a knowledge, competence and skills training / learning delivery platform - FUTURE 4.0 platform. The platform will be part of the Smart Learning Model and Strategy, implemented and evaluated through local pilot actions, including effective industrial education and innovation training, enhancing University-Industry collaboration.
Microenterprise Development Project for Women in Cross- Border Area
- Project Code - IPA / 2017 / 395-121
- Duration: 2018-2019
The project "Microenterprise Development Project for Women in Cross-Border Area" is being implemented in the city of Elbasan and focuses on Female Entrepreneurship. The Mediterranean Center ensures the commitment of experts to the training and development of investment plans for women-owned micro-enterprises. The aim of the project is to increase the participation of women in business activity and contribute to their further empowerment. Considering employment policies, the LC approach and contribution to this project is also closely linked to the common objectives for equality between women and men, which are considered geographically and politically and in the European context.
Young Toward Europe
- Project Code - IPA 2014 / AL / 18
- Duration: 2019-2020
In this project, the Mediterranean Center (Mediterranean University of Albania), in the role of leader, will make an important contribution to the inclusion of Albanian youth towards European Integration. The project, developed by Albanian and Bulgarian organizations, aims to support Albania's EU integration process, focusing on raising public awareness and disseminating information on the EU integration process, values and key EU institutions, to young people. Republic of Albania. Young people in universities should be better informed about youth programs such as Erasmus for all, Erasmus HR, to participate actively in society, to better know their social rights, etc. to be more engaged in EU exchange programs like Erasmus HE. MUA will provide access to universities, institutions and municipal government and local organizations; in civil society organizations in Tirana, Durres, Elbasan, Shkodra, Peshkopi, Korca, Berat, Vlora, Gjirokastra, engaging students, young civic and political leaders, and public figures in learning and awareness activities.
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Always focusing on young people, their training, empowerment and support, the Mediterranean Center (Mediterranean University of Albania) has successfully closed 2 Erassmus Projects:
- “Social Rights in my Hands”
- “Empowered Zone Ahead”
And continues the collaboration being part of the latest Erassmus Mobility project for learners and staff;
- “Higher Education Student and Staff Mobility” - Erasmus KA103
Social Rights in my Hands
- Code and projects - 589973-EPP-1-2017-1-AL-EPPKA2-CBY-WB
- Duration: 2017-2018
92 young people exchanged common experiences, ideas and practices, gained practical skills on the concept of Social Rights and the use of social media, multimedia and photography from the Project "Social Rights in my Hands". The aim of the project implemented by QM was to raise awareness of social rights among young people, especially for those who are marginalized by society, such as Roma youth, people with disabilities, or young people with social and economic problems . Participants, being together for days in an intercultural environment, built a lasting collaboration which served as a starting point for future networks with NGOs and youth workers who will promote best practices, challenges, ideas, barriers and policies related to the social rights of young people.
Empowered Zone Ahead
- Project code –2016-1400 / 049-001
- Duration: 2017
The purpose of this project was to strengthen the capacities of young workers with knowledge, skills and practical tools for the development of young people with less competence to increase employment in their communities. This was the result of the analysis presented by the representatives of the Mediterranean University of Albania (MUA), in cooperation with the "International Center for Southern Europe", part of the University of Florence, the University of Ankara and the Municipality of Kecioren, which identified similarities for the reasons for unemployment. for students with fewer opportunities. The implementation of the project was made possible through the composition of a consortium of three universities, a local public government, CCI and youth NGOs. A team of three professional leaders, were engaged to facilitate the discussions of the project participants to better understand and develop the soft skills needed to increase competencies, in order to increase their chances in the labor market.
Higher Education Student and Staff Mobility - Erasmus KA103
- Project Code –2018-1-PL01-KA107-048416
- Duration: 2018-202
Within this project, for a period of 3 years, students of the Department of Economics of the Mediterranean University of Albania, as well as the academic staff will engage and respect the quality requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education in all aspects of organization and mobility management, in particular the recognition of credits or equivalents given to students by the partner institution. The involvement of UMSH in this project, in partnership with the Społeczna Akademia Nauk University, Poland, is realized in the framework of the internationalization of the university, aiming at the inclusion and cooperation with as many institutions or development and scientific academies in the framework of European education projects. up; always focusing on young people, introducing and acquainting students with a European system.
European Cooperation for Science and Techology (COST) is another network where the Mediterranean Center (Mediterranean University of Albania) has created access opportunities for young researchers as well as for academic staff being represented in 3 calls of COST:
- Action / CA18115- Transnational Cooperation on Bullying, Migration and School Integration
- Action/CA15207- Professionalization and Social Impact of European Political Science
- Action/CA16229- European Network for Environmental Citizenship
Transnational Cooperation on Bullying, Migration and School Integration
- Project Code – Actions/CA18115
- Duration : 2019-2023
This project aims to increase cooperation between stakeholders to improve and pilot new real-world scientific measures and approaches, to gather valued interventions and approaches around inclusion and prevention of bullying, to disseminate a comprehensive program / guide to schools, and a policy guide, a document for the authorities, for capacity building and holistic work to ensure the integration, safety and well-being of all students in EU high schools, to contribute to the social stability of the individual and society. Establish a collaborative network to foster, share and support a knowledge base and research advances on (i) how social, technological and physical factors affect security / integration in (ii) applying and evaluating intervention approaches to improve the terms refugee / migrant / ethnic integration and reduce harassment / violence, through cross-cooperation and the integration of working groups.
Professionalization and Social Impact of European Political Science
- Project Code – Action/CA15207
- Duration : 2016-2020
The ProSEPS project aims to build a wide network of researchers, scientists and political sociologists involved in the comparative study of higher education systems and the internationalization of research in the field of political science. The innovative nature of the project lies in its multidimensional focus: since the key concepts discussed within the network are those of Professionalism and Social Impact, the researchers who make up this network will gather data and make their interpretations for at least four areas. to study: a) transformation of the academic subject (community size, internal articulations, main areas of research, PhD programs, etc.); b) social visibility and media of the subject and his research results; c) The impact of reforms on international mobility rates and the international circulation of research results; d) the applicability and application of political science products, as well as the social impact of the work of political scientists.
European Network for Environmental Citizenship
- Project Code – Action/CA16229
- Duration : 2017-2021
The European Network for Environmental Citizenship (ENEC) aims to improve the understanding and assessment of environmental citizenship in European societies and countries participating in the project. Environmental citizenship is a key factor in the EU growth strategy (Europe 2020) and its vision for sustainable development, green economy and low carbon society (EU Roadmap 2050). The Integrated Action Network will reduce barriers between the humanities, economics, social, political and environmental sciences by multiplying the knowledge, expertise, research and knowledge of various actors (researchers, teachers, practitioners, policy makers, NGOs, etc.) regarding Citizenship Environmental. The various macro- and micro-levels of formal and non-formal education that may lead to Environmental Citizenship will be examined. With the development of national, European and international cooperation ENEC will increase scientific knowledge and attention to Environmental Citizenship. This project as a final product will conceive and frame Environmental Citizenship and will develop new research paradigms and metrics for the assessment of Environmental Citizenship. Good examples and best educational practices that bring pro-environmental attitudes, behaviors and values will be highlighted and promoted, as will the necessary policy measures and recommendations.
Reassessment of intellectual debates on civil rights and democracy in Europe
- Project Code – Action/ CA 16211
- Duration : 2017-2021
This COST project aims to re-evaluate the interrelationship between intellectual debates, public debates, policy and policy action and better research of the institutional, political and legal humanities informed by law.
Since the early 1990s, the responses of European democracies to the growing demands of the conflict over the civil rights of individuals and groups embodying new forms of ethnic, religious and civil diversity have been mainly theorized in unrelated spheres. Advancing this form of collaborative study, COST seeks to provide a new perspective on the links (theoretical, political and institutional) between civil rights and democracy in Europe. Extending their perspective of analysis and deepening their international understanding becomes a constructive opportunity to involve social and political scholars in RECAST debates, in order to better inform political reform.
Faculty of Economic Sciences
The Faculty of Economic Sciences prepares young economists with fundamental theoretical concepts in economics, finance, accounting, business, law, as well as the essential practical skills required for economists, managers, financiers, bankers, accountants.
Faculty of Law and Human Sciences
The Faculty of Law and Human Sciences prepares individuals for careers as lawyers, political scientists, diplomats, and communication specialists. It provides them with the necessary theoretical foundation and practical knowledge to effectively navigate the challenges of the justice system and international relations within the country.
Faculty of Informatics
The Faculty of Informatics, both physically and virtually, is dedicated to the latest advancements in computer science, systems, and development technologies. In an era of rapid technological progress, the academic curriculum keeps pace with the support of highly qualified faculty members. Teachers and students collaborate on joint projects, pooling their efforts to achieve outstanding results.
Faculty of Medical Sciences
The Faculty of Medical Sciences is an ambitious endeavor of MUA aimed at enhancing the country's medical capabilities. As with every step taken towards achieving excellence, MUA has enlisted the expertise of renowned professors in the relevant fields for the new faculty. By designing programs aligned with the best practices in Europe, MUA ensures the present and future safety of its students.
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