Tirana visit

This visit to Tirana was organized with the main aim, prof. Marika Baseska as a Doctoral Programme Director, to disseminate the experience of the First semester of the Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship and SMEs Management, and as a Local Project coordinator to have meeting with the contact persons of three partners in the Project from Albania. The aim was extended with the opportunity to have meetings with the professors who teach in the Programme and Directors of the Doctoral Schools at both Universities.

The first task –dissemination of the experience of the First semester of the Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship and SMEs Management was done through previously prepared Poster and PP Presentation in front of the academic staff and about 30 master students at School of Economy and Agribusiness, Agricultural University Tirana. Master students were very much interested in the Doctoral programme and it can be concluded that the master students are the best target group for dissemination as a potential PhD candidates.

The dissemination meeting was also realized at one big private University in Tirana - European University Tirana where prof. Baseska had one hour meeting with the vice-rector. The great interest in our Programme was shown and we agreed on further cooperation.

Besides the dissemination activities professor Baseska had several very useful meetings.

  1. Together with the contact persons of both Albanian Universities was realized a meeting with the representatives of Konfindustria. It was discussed: * the budget issues

* regarding the Communication Body and decided - three partners from Albania to establish the Communication Body (representatives from Konfindustria, AUT and UT) in order to start with activities to help PhD students in their research and to organize dissemination activities.

  1. Two separate meetings at Faculty of Economy and Agribusiness.

*meeting with Donika Kercini- contact person and programme professor

Topics: self-evaluation body, communication body, budgeting, lecturing, next activities

*meeting with Ilir Kapaj - the Director of the Doctoral School sharing several ideas for the next cycle of our joint programme.

  1. Three separate meetings at University in Tirana

* with the contact person Elona Pojani- regarding dissemination and the following project activities.

* with professors Fatmir Memaj and Vasilika Kume who teach at the programme - some issues regarding the documents of the students that pass their course and some issues regarding the PhD Conference. Prof. Memaj who is vice -dean also, discussing about the next cycle of our joint programme and some diploma recognition issues.

* meeting with prof. Mimoza Vokshi who is Director of the Doctoral school at UT sharing several ideas for the next cycle of our joint programme.