Academic staff of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences organized a multi- purpose visit in Poland from 10 to 13 of March, 2016. At the first day of the visit, the lecturers met with the Ambassador of Albania in Poland, Dr. Shpresa Kureta. Dr. Kureta shared with the academic staff her personal experience as Senior Foreign Service Office of the Republic of Albania as Ambassador Resident of the Republic of Albania to the Republic of Poland and Ambassador Non-resident to the Republic of Estonia, Republic of Latvia, Republic of Lithuania and Ukraine. In addition, the ambassador and Epoka Lecturers exchanged information on their respective present and future projects. The Ambassador expressed her willingness to discuss about common future projects that strengthen cooperation between Albanian community and academia at her fist next visit in Albania.
The next day of the visit was fully concentrated on the academic conference hosted by the University of Lodz, Poland titled Economy Today – Interdisciplinary approach to Contemporary Economic Challenges. Seven lecturers of FEAS, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eglantina Hysa, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lindita Mukli, Dr. Alba Kruja, PhD candidate Erda Cani, PhD candidate Mirjana Sejdini, PhD Candidate Reina Shehi, and PhD candidate Eglantina Farruku presented their research works relevant to their field of study i.e. finance, economics, entrepreneurship, local government and political sociology. The works were highly evaluated and they are all going to be published in internationally recognized scientific journals.
During their last day of the trip, the staff had the opportunity to meet with academic and administrative staff of Vistula University, a private university in Poland founded in 1992. The International Relations office of Vistula University coordinated the meeting and it served well to understand different practices of another university pertaining to its studying programs. It explored different possibilities of strengthening staff and student exchange programs.
In this regard, the trip to Poland became a unique trip, from which both the participants individually, and the institution at large highly benefited.