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Erasmus + Capacity Building in Higher Education “University to Society Collaborations for Inclusive Digital Transformation in the Western Balkans - U2SID”

Building on the successes of U-SIA project, partners joined forces once again to take the next step in fostering Quadruple Helix with a focus on inclusive digital transformation across the Western Balkans. USIA Project strengthened institutional and human resources capacities in Albanian universities by establishing Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Brokerage units, bridging the gap between university, business, government, civil society, and media. The aim of U2SID is to foster inclusive digital transformation in the Western Balkans by enhancing collaboration between universities, businesses, policy makers, civil society, and media.

U2SID contributes to the innovation in higher education, enhancing its relevance to the labour market, regional development, and society. The project not only facilitates knowledge transfer, but also creates economic and social value through the dissemination of teaching and research outcomes to the community and society. With a focus on regional HEIs, U2SID fosters strong collaboration between universities and other stakeholders, such as private sector, policy, civil society, and media, ultimately increasing the digital competence of students and staff.

The project is being implemented in cooperation with 8 partners from Albania, Italy, Serbia and Montenegro.

Project period: April 2023 – March 2025

Consortium members:

  • University Luigj Gurakuqi of Shkodra – Leader
  • Mediterranean University of Albania – Higher education partner
  • University “Fan S. Noli” Korca - Higher education partner
  • Science and Innovation Center for Development – Partner from civil society
  • Center for Comparative and International Studies – Partner from civil society
  • University of Montenegro - Higher education partner
  • University of Salento – Higher education partner
  • University of Belgrade – Higher education partner
  • National Agency for Scientific Research, Innovation and Technology – Public body


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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