On March 2nd, 2015 in the premises of ‘Luigj Gurakuqi’ University in Shkodra a meeting was held between the university Rector, Prof. Dr. Artan Haxhi and Epoka University Rector Prof. Dr. Remzi Altin. Present at the meeting were also representatives from projects and international relations offices.
At first, in the meeting were discussed the challenges of the higher education in Albania, such as the development of human resources for oriented research and internationalization. Moreover the conversation focused on strengthening cooperation between the two institutions, projects development, publishing a joint scientific journal, the formation of a consortium between public and private universities in Albania to assure membership in important databases of scientific journals, etc.
Key topics were the application for grants in the field of scientific research from Europeans programs as well as local and regional ones by area of expertise through involvement of scientific centres and institutions that operate respectively at Epoka University and ‘Luigj Gurakuqi’ University. As suggested during the talk, the intensification of the collaboration at the office level regarding research and projects such as organizing conferences and joint projects is expected in the future.