Based on the Inter-Institutional Agreement between Epoka University and Polytechnic University of Bari (POLIBA), in Italy, two academic staff members of the Department of Architecture of Epoka University, lectured for one week at POLIBA, in the framework of the Erasmus+ Staff Exchange Programme.
Dr. Odeta Durmishi Manahasa and M. Arch. Manahasa were involved in the teaching activities addressed to the first and third year, as well as to the senior students of the Department of Civil Engineering Science and Architecture at POLIBA.
During this timeframe, Dr. Odeta Manahasa delivered lectures on the Basic Design and the potentials that it offers. Furthermore, she participated in the studio course and shared her experience. The curriculum of the Polytechnic University of Bari differs from the one that Epoka University is actually offering, hence a fruitful collaboration in terms of experience exchange is observed. M. Arch. Manahasa lectured on the Ottoman Architecture, upon the hosting institution’s interest. He explained early and late ottoman architecture and its specific features. The lecture was a good medium where students and lecturers discussed about the potentials of the history on the contemporary architecture. During the last session, Epoka University’s academic members visited the laboratory studios of the 5th year students that are in the graduation phase. Worth-mentioning is the fact that five students of Epoka University, who are preparing their thesis research phase at POLIBA, in the framework of the Erasmus+ Student Exchange Programme,were present the said laboratories. The hosted staff got introduced to the projects that POLIBA is carrying out in Albania, and witnessed a different perspective on the way the Polytechnic University of Bari implements the 5th year students’ research.