The University of Bologna (Department of Statistical Sciences) hosted the GRADUA Consortium meeting, which was attended by representative of Albanian Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth and all other Project partners: Agriculture University of Tirana (coordinator of the Project), University of Tirana, University of Arts (Tirana), Polytechnic University of Tirana, University of Medicine (Tirana), European University of Tirana, POLIS University Tirana, Catholic University "Our Lady of Good Counsel" (Tirana), Albanian University, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, University of Siena, Universitad de Barcelona, ISCTE - Istituto Universitariò de Lisboa, Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Tirana) and AlmaLaurea Inter-University Consortium.
The meeting on May 28-30 was mainly dedicated to the pre-training of researchers, IT and secretariat staff of Albanian partners, regarding the future platform based on AlmaLaurea model, to be develop in Albania.
The specific objectives of the GRADUA Project are represented by applicability, transferability and adaptation of AlmaLaurea and EU best practices to Albanian stakeholders through setting up an IT based platform in the nine beneficiary universities, available also to students and firms. The new platform will increase capacities for education reform process (provide sustainable online assessment tools for continuous collection of updated information and the release of the 1st Albanian graduate profile survey) and will help to improve the quality of the education system in Albania according to international standards thanks to competence transfer from EU partners.
The GRADUA Project intends to strengthen university/labour market linkages thanks to IT based platform for demand/supply matching, assessment of skill needs by firms and best practices for internship promotion.
The GRADUA Project is co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of European Commission.