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BOLOGNA PROCESS - A Challenging Process for Albanian Universities Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lindita MILO (LATI), Vice-Rector of University of Tirana, ALBANIA
structure National Response to Bologna Objectives University of Tirana
Bologna Action Lines Adoption of a system of easily readable and comparable degrees; Adoption of a system based on three cycles (undergraduate, post-graduate, doctorate) Establishment of a system of credits; Promotion of mobility for students, academics and administrative staff; Promotion of European co-operation in QA; Promotion of European dimension in higher education;
Bologna Action Lines Life-long learning in higher education; Role for strong higher education institutions etc; Promoting the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) Doctoral studies and the link between the EHEA and European Research Area
WHAT ARE THE LIKELY PROBLEM AREAS ? Credit Joint Awards Erasmus Standards and Credit Quality Assurance
THE CHALLENGE Define goals for Albanian Higher Education in view of developments in Europe and beyond Take due account of the specific situation of Albania… …but not as an excuse for inaction Translate goals into legal provision and policies Gain support of actors (academics, students) and public Gain the confidence of international partners
National Response to Bologna Partnership approach employed in several strands National conferences to be held in advance of every Ministerial Conference National Initiatives also reflect, and where appropriate, incorporate Bologna actions;
……….Stocktaking Group Degree System −Stage of implementation of the first and second cycle and access to the next cycle −More action required on Diploma supplement and student involvement in quality assurance; Framework for Qualifications in EHEA —Vision is compatible with National Framework for Qualifications ENQA - Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in EHEA —Principles within legislation of higher education
The University of Tirana Address: Sheshi “Nënë Tereza”; www.unitir.edu.al tel: 04228402; fax: 04223981
The University of Tirana was founded on 16 September 1957 under the name of State University of Tirana. The State University of Tirana was composed of 6 faculties in which some previously established institutes were included, such as: Institute of Science (1947) Institute of Medicine (1951) Polytechnic Institute (1951) Institute of Economics (1951) Institute of Law (1954) The University of Tirana and the Polytechnic University were founded in 1991 from the State University of Tirana.
The University of Tirana consists of: 8 Faculties −Faculty of Law −Faculty of Economics −Faculty of Foreign Languages −Faculty of Natural Sciences −Faculty of Medicine −Faculty of Social Sciences −Faculty of History and Philology −Faculty of Nursery 51 Departments School of Distance Learning Master in European Studies
The Senate Composed by 40 members The Rector of the University of Tirana is the Chairperson of the Senate. The Senate of the University of Tirana is a supreme collegial body elected by the University.
24 350 students (full time and part time) continue their studies in the University of Tirana. The University of Tirana has: 802 Full time academics 331 Assisting staff 870 Part time academics Qualification: 420 Professors and Associate Professors 219 Doctors
Mission To prepare specialists in specific professions, conducting educational activities. To develop new scientists, in the fields it covers through scientific research. To conduct research studies and development activities. To provide a life long learning process.
For the academic year 2005 – 2006 according to Bologna Process The University of Tirana prepared Its Guideline
Cycles University of Tirana started its academic year 2005 – 2006 with the new curricula compiled according to the Bologna Process. University of Tirana gives 55 diferent Bachelor diploma. The duration of Bachelor is generally 3 years. For Law and Economics studies diploma the duration is 3.5 - 4 years. University of Tirana deliver second cycle, “Master” level. The duration of a Master degree is 2 years or 1 year. The 3d cycle- “Doctorate” is given after completing the Master and it lasts from 3 to 5 years. 2005 – 2006 Curricula according to the Bologna Process
Titles of the Degree Bachelor Faculty of History and Philology - History - Albanian Language-Literature - Geography - Journalism Faculty of Foreign Languages -French ( French language, literature and civilization; translation and interpretation; language and communication - Italian (Italian language, literature and civilization; translation and interpretation; language and communication) -German (German language, literature and civilization; translation and interpretation; language and communication) - Slavic-Balkan Languages (language, literature and Slavic-Balkan civilization; translation and interpretation; language and communication) - English (language; British and American studies; English language methodology; translation and interpretation) Faculty of Social Sciences -Social Work -- Psychology - Politics and Governing Political Sciences - Philosophy - Sociology Faculty of Economics - Economic Computing - Ekonomics - Finance Specialist - Bank Specialist -Accountant specialist - Business Managing - Public Administration - Marketing Manager - Tourism Manager Faculty of Law - Lawyer Faculty of Natural Sciences - Environmental Biology - Industrial Chemistry - Mathematics Engineering and Informatics - Mathematics - Chemistry and Food Technology - Chemistry - Biology - Informatics - Physics Faculty of Medicine - General Medicine - Dentistry - Pharmacy Faculty of Infirmary - General Infirmary - Midwife - Lab Technician - Logopedia
Bologna as a process The number of optional modules has increased - up to 20% of all Bachelor curriculum Teaching is integrated with research and development. Internal evaluation group is already established in each faculty and are trained from Agency of Accreditation for Higher Education.
Research Activity Departments cover a field or a scientific orientation for which they have institutional responsibility The institution of the professor functions in the department and the working groups are in the shape of a pyramid, the top of which is the professor and then the Doctorate and Master postgraduates as well as the students. Research activity is performed through projects funding introduced by government or/and various grants for research scholars.
Students` Life Students of the University of Tirana are accommodated in the campus named “Students` City”. At Students` disposal are the canteen, theater hall, cinema, conference room, library, game- hall, study-hall, media room, Health Center, social service office for the youth.