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Erasmus + Capacity Building in Higher Education “University to Society Innomediaries in Albania: Co-Production of knowledge and research that matters - U-SIA”

U - SIA was a Capacity Building Project in Higher Education financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, implemented during the period January 2021 – May 2023 and managed by the Mediterranean University of Albania in cooperation with 11 partners in Albania, Serbia, Italy and Germany.

U-SIA brought together universities, civil society organisations, public institutions and business organisations to enhance an enabling higher education environment that supports university to society collaborations in order to co-produce knowledge and research with an impact that is not only academically insightful, but also applicable to the development of Albania in light of European integration and current multiple challenges.

The project strengthened institutional and human resources capacities in universities in Albania through the establishment of Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Brokerage unit that linked in an institutionalized and sustainable way university to business, government, civil society, and media. In addition, the project established and expanded a Quadruple Helix network and online platform which offer networking, matchmaking, brokerage, dissemination, capacity development, support, and valorisation for academic and non-academic actors.

Consortium members:

  • Mediterranean University of Albania – Leader
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tirana – Partner from business sector
  • Professional College of Tirana – Higher education partner
  • University Luigj Gurakuqi of  Shkodra – Higher education partner
  • European University of Tirana – Higher education partner
  • University “Aleksander Moisiu” Durres – Higher education partner
  • Science and Innovation Center for Development – Partner from civil society
  • Center for Comparative and International Studies – Partner from civil society
  • National Agency for Scientific Research, Innovation and Technology – Public body
  • Belgrade University – Higher education programme country partner
  • Universita Degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi – Higher education programme country partner
  • Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial & Engaged Universities – Programme country partner

The USIA project closed successfully and was audited with maximum results by the EU.


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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