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ALBANIA and Bologna Process 2007. Bologna Process Events 1. THE SORBONNE DECLARATION - 25th of May 1998 Universities' central role in developing European.

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1 ALBANIA and Bologna Process 2007

2 Bologna Process Events 1. THE SORBONNE DECLARATION - 25th of May 1998 Universities' central role in developing European cultural dimensions, the creation of the European area of higher education as a key way to promote citizens' mobility and employability. 2. CARTA MAGNA UNIVERSITATUM - Bologna, 18th of September 1998 Universities' independence and autonomy ensure that higher education and research systems continuously adapt to changing needs, society's demands and advances in scientific knowledge. 3. THE BOLOGNA DECLARATION – 19th of June 1999 Adoption of a system of easily readable and comparable degrees, Adoption of a system essentially based on two main cycles, Establishment of a system of credits - such as in the ECTS system, Promotion of mobility by overcoming obstacles to the effective exercise of free movement, Promotion of European co-operation in quality assurance, Promotion of the necessary European dimensions in higher education, particularly with regards to curricular development. 4. CONFERENCE OF PRAGUE – 19th of May 2001 Adoption of a system of easily readable and comparable degrees, Education system essentially based on two main cycles, Promotion of European cooperation in quality assurance, Lifelong learning. 5. COMMUNIQUÉ OF BERLIN - 19th of September 2003 Commitment to establish the European Higher Education Area by 2010, Aiming at strengthening social cohesion and reducing social and gender inequalities both at national and at European level, Agree that by 2005 national quality assurance systems should take place, Mobility of students and academic and administrative staff is the basis for establishing a European Higher Education Area, Follow-up structure. 6. CONVENTION OF LISBON - 19th of September MEETING OF BERGEN – on May CONFERENCE OF LONDON – May 2007

3 Bologna Process outcomes From Sorbonne declaration to the Meeting of London the European stakeholders have underlined the necessity of a deep reform across all European HEIs on: Three cycles of studies,Three cycles of studies, Student Mobility, both nationally and internationallyStudent Mobility, both nationally and internationally Curricula reform (ECTS, modularity, one semester based),Curricula reform (ECTS, modularity, one semester based), QA and Accreditation,QA and Accreditation, From National Qualification Framework to European Qualification Framework (learning outcomes),From National Qualification Framework to European Qualification Framework (learning outcomes), Symbiosis of education and research,Symbiosis of education and research, Optimal integration into the labour marketOptimal integration into the labour market

4 HE reform priorities Two (three) cycles of studies,Two (three) cycles of studies, Curricula reform (ECTS, one semester based modules),Curricula reform (ECTS, one semester based modules), Quality Assurance,Quality Assurance, From National Qualification Framework to European Qualification Framework (learning outcomes),From National Qualification Framework to European Qualification Framework (learning outcomes), Recognition of qualifications (Lisbon Convention)Recognition of qualifications (Lisbon Convention) Symbiosis of education and research,Symbiosis of education and research, Student and staff mobility,Student and staff mobility, Labour market orientedLabour market oriented

5 Albanian HE reform Based on Bologna Process and its main documentsBased on Bologna Process and its main documents National Master PlanNational Master Plan HE New LawHE New Law Reform of R&D institutions – integration with HEIsReform of R&D institutions – integration with HEIs

6 HE Reform - stakeholders Government – MoES,Government – MoES, Albanian BFUGAlbanian BFUG  Ad Hoc WGs HEIs,HEIs, Council for HE and Science,Council for HE and Science, Employers community,Employers community, Student organisations,Student organisations, Trade UnionsTrade Unions

7 Curricula reform 1. New degree structure

8 Year III Year II Year I Year II Year I BachelorMaster 180 credits 120 credits 1 credit = 25 hours of student’s work (home work + classes) Admission test state maturity Curricula reform 2. Vertical Organisation

9 curricula reform 3. Course organisation

10 Education Level according to Bologna process and anticipated implementation time in the country

11 QA System fully functional,QA System fully functional, QA InstitutionsQA Institutions  Accreditation Agency  Accreditation Council Evaluation versus Accreditation,Evaluation versus Accreditation, National procedures, criteria and requirements,National procedures, criteria and requirements, About 60% of HEIs already evaluatedAbout 60% of HEIs already evaluated Results made public,Results made public, Involvement of foreign expertise: occasional,Involvement of foreign expertise: occasional, Networking (European and Regional),Networking (European and Regional), Focus on internal QAFocus on internal QA Quality Assurance

12 National Qualification Framework UNI 1 UNI 2 UNI 3 UNI 4 UNI 5 PRE-UNIVERSITY LEVELS UNI 1University first level Maturity + 1 or Maturity +2 (Professional certificates) UNI 2University second level Maturity + 3 (“Bachelor” ordinary – 180 ECTS) UNI 3University third level Maturity + 4 (“Bachelor” with honours – 240 ECTS) UNI 4University fourth level Maturity + 5 (“Master” >= 300 ECTS) UNI 5University first level Maturity + 8 (PhD – Doctoral studies >= 360 ECTS)

13 National Qualification Framework  Kick-off Conference with experts from CoE  AL-BFUG 3° WG has detailed Uni level descriptors  Another WG dealing with pre-Uni levels and level descriptors  In view : National Conference with Albanian stakeholders to complete the NQF

14 Existing Recognition Unit within the Ministry of Education and ScienceExisting Recognition Unit within the Ministry of Education and Science Enhancement of the legal framework : in line with Lisbon ConventionEnhancement of the legal framework : in line with Lisbon Convention Some bilateral agreements for automatic recognitionSome bilateral agreements for automatic recognition New Law on HE : national information center for Albania – representing Albania in the ENIC networkNew Law on HE : national information center for Albania – representing Albania in the ENIC network Recognition of qualifications

15 In compiling Al HE strategic documents,In compiling Al HE strategic documents, In HE events (conferences, workshops..)In HE events (conferences, workshops..) In QA processIn QA process In HEIs governing bodiesIn HEIs governing bodies New HE Law:New HE Law: –increasing SP at all HE activities –new student STATUS in HEIs New climate for democratic and fair elections of their organisation within HEIsNew climate for democratic and fair elections of their organisation within HEIs Student participation

16 “Hot” Debate issues for the future BFUG - AlbaniaBFUG - Albania Autonomy and responsibility of HEIsAutonomy and responsibility of HEIs NQF – Dublin descriptorsNQF – Dublin descriptors Professorship workload (ECTS, hours, both?)Professorship workload (ECTS, hours, both?) Course recognition at HEI or national level (75% of common course contents?)Course recognition at HEI or national level (75% of common course contents?) Many other details...Many other details...

17 Polytechnic University Tirana - ALBANIA and Bologna Process 2007

18 Polytechnic University of Tirana (PUT) its history PUT was founded in 1951 under the name of Polytechnic Institute In 1957 the Polytechnic Institute was introduced in the structure of the State University of Tirana In 1991 the PUT obtained the status of independent university, grouping in itself all the engineering faculties belonging till then to the University of Tirana PUT is a public non profitable high technologic institution

19 PUT detailed structure

20 Actually, there are four faculties: The Electrical Engineering Faculty The Mechanical Engineering Faculty Polytechnic University of Tirana (PUT) Albania The Civil Engineering Faculty (Architecture in) The Geology and Mining Faculty

21 Polytechnic University of Tirana - (PUT) In the PUT’s structure are included departments under the Rectory, such as Department of Mathematics &Informatics The Department of Foreign Languages The Department of Distance Learning The Department of Chemistry The Department of Physics

22 Polytechnic University of Tirana - (PUT) in the PUT’s structure are also included The Mechanical Workshop The Scientific Library

23 Polytechnic University of Tirana (PUT) Each faculty is composed in departments in accordance with their academic activity and scientific research as well. The departments are composed in sections PUT possesses 23 departments covering the areas of mechanics, metallurgy, textile, electronics, electricity, civil engineering, hydraulics, architecture, geodesy, geology, rock sciences, mines, etc. There are about 6300 students for 266 full time and 285 part time academic staff, so a ratio of more than 10:1 and 200 administrative staff

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25 Polytechnic University of Tirana (PUT) 5-year Diploma The period of studies is semestersThe period of studies is semesters 9-10 semesters are reserved to the teaching, in terms of classic point of view, and9-10 semesters are reserved to the teaching, in terms of classic point of view, and the last one is reserved to the Final Workthe last one is reserved to the Final Work Two basic years, are common for all the students of the Polytechnic University of Tirana, except those in ArchitectureTwo basic years, are common for all the students of the Polytechnic University of Tirana, except those in Architecture The Faculties are responsible of coursesThe Faculties are responsible of courses The departments of the each Faculty manage the Final Work of the students in the last yearThe departments of the each Faculty manage the Final Work of the students in the last year

26 A survey on years of studies in 5 year system at the PUT Survey is done over the academic years between and

27 At 2002 at Electronics Department, Electric Engineering Faculty to transform 5-year system to 3+2 System in three main directions of: At 2002 at Electronics Department, Electric Engineering Faculty to transform 5-year system to 3+2 System in three main directions of: 1.Electronics, 2.Telecommunications and 3.Computer Engineering. Pilot project has started

28 On 2003 Minister of High Education and Science of Albania Sign the Bologna Declaration

29 New Organisation of engineering educational programme Guaranteed Quality of degrees at any “level”

30 Study Courses Structure Year III Year II Year I Year II Year I BachelorMaster 180 credits 120 credits 1 credit = 25 hours of student’s work (home work + classes) Matura Exam / Admission test

31 Polytechnic University of Tirana (PUT)

32 Faculty of Civil Engineering: Bachelor in Construction Engineering Bachelor in Geodesy Engineering Bachelor in Environmental Engineering Arkitekture and Urban Planning Faculty of Electrical Engineering Bachelor in Electrical Engineering Bachelor in Electronic Engineering Bachelor in Computer Science Bachelor in Telecommunication Engineering Bachelor in Mechatronics Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering Bachelor in Textile Engineering and Fashion Bachelor in Materials Engineering Faculty of Geology and Mining Bachelor in Geo-Resource Engineering Bachelor in Earth Sciences Bachelor in Geo-Informatics Engineering Bachelor in Mathematics Engineering Bachelor in Physics Engineering First cycle - Bachelor studies

33 Continuing to the second level “Master” at theFaculty of Electrical Engineering From Bachelor to Master Electronic Engineering Informatics Engineering Telecommunication Engineering Electronic Engineering Informatics Engineering Telecommunication Engineering Condition of admission in : 180 credits AND a good average mark Electronic Engineering Informatics Engineering Telecommunication Engineering

34 Bachelor studies structure 180 credits for exemple Electrical Engineering = credits Basic Courses (Mat. Phy. Chem. Inf.Des.) 2.5 credits foreign languages 10 optional credits (out of 2 modules) 12.5 credits (final stage in EN+Thesis) credits in electrical engineering matters (14 – 16 modules)

35 Academic schedule Semester I 30 credits Semester II 30 credits Matura Exam October 14 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks eexams Admission test Registration 14 weeks2 weeks eexams

36 We think about them and wish you a nice day!!


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