Research Assistantship as a novel practice at EPOKA

December 10th, 2017

Research Assistantship as a novel practice at EPOKA

Research Assistantship as a novel practice at EPOKA

Starting from the 2017-2018 academic year, Research Assistantship has been adopted as a novel practice at EPOKA University.

All candidates for enrolment at the PhD study programs offered by EPOKA were eligible to apply for the “Research Assistant” position.

Graduates of EPOKA had to fulfil the minimum CGPA requirement of at least 3.00 out of 4.00 in order to be eligible to apply for this position whereas for graduates from outside EPOKA, the minimum CGPA requirement was at least 9.00 out of 10.00 or equivalent to it.

The Scientific Committee of each Department evaluated the applications on a competitive basis, by also holding the respective interviews and decided on the accepted candidates based on the number of available quotas for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Research Assistants are both PhD students and full-time staff members of Epoka University, belonging to the ‘assisting academic staff’ category. They benefit from a 50% discount on their tuition fee throughout the normal duration of their PhD studies.

The Research Assistant is principally engaged in research activities carried out by the Department by collecting data, keeping records, conducting literature and technical research, analyzing data, preparing reports and being engaged in research projects. The Research Assistant also assists lecturers in the courses determined according to the course appointment of the respective study program, and s/he also assists the Department in the management of various day-to-day activities

At the end of each academic semester, the Research Assistant is subject to the evaluation of his/her performance by the respective Department.

Research Assistants will have the opportunity to be employed as Lecturers at EPOKA based on the satisfactory quantitative and qualitative evaluation of their performance at the end of their PhD studies.

The list of Research Assistants for the 2017-2018 academic year is as follows:

Kriselda Sulçaj - Department of Banking and Finance;

Sonila Çela – Department of Business Administration;

Arjona Çela – Department of Economics.


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