Polytechnic University of Tirana is a public academic institution and the only Polytechnic University in Albania. It has been founded in 1951 under the name of Higher Polytechnic Institute. It is located in Tirana, the capital of Albania. PUT nowadays provides study programmes in the three study cycles and it is composed of 7 Faculties and 1 Institute. Polytechnic University of Tirana, in all main units and base units (departments), has records of partnership agreements with foreign higher education institutions through participation in scientific research projects with foreign universities. It aims the expansion of cooperation and improvement of scientific research results quality. We have received financial support from several EU Grants like: Horizon 2020, EC COST / COST NESUS, Erasmus Mundus (Euroweb+), Erasmus FETCH, and KA1 Erasmus + Programme with many European countries.
Polytechnic University of Tirana has national collaboration agreements with many partners such as institutions or faculties according to the respective agreements on study programmes and scientific research for their improvement and adaptation with the needs of the labour market in Albania. Being part of many international projects, Polytechnic University of Tirana itself has a series of agreements with international counterpart institutions in accordance with the national and international format.
Role in the project:
Polytechnic University of Tirana is the lead partner of work package no.2: Development; “Develop new teaching and mentoring methodologies that enhance students’ research skills” together with the Aalborg University.
In order to achieve it, all partners will participate at this development work but the division of tasks varies. The lead partners will share tasks between them, even though all tasks will follow a linear pattern: Workshops, Study visits, Reflective seminar and Virtual seminars.
Polytechnic University of Tirana will support also all the tasks from the other packages in order to meet the objectives of the project.
Staff involved in the project:
Ph.D. Alma Afezolli
Graduated as Construction Engineer (1991) and later on postgraduate studies in Traffic Engineering (1994/95 in Polytechnic of Tirana). Master in Construction Engineering (2007) at Civil Engineering Faculty, PUT for “Some important recommendations for one level intersection’s design and Doctor of Science in Construction Engineering 2013, (Polytechnic of Tirana), for the “Traffic and Safety Control at Road Intersections, the Comparison of Performance between a level Traffic-Lights and Roundabout Intersections”.
She has 24-years of experience in teaching process as lecturer near the Construction and Transport Infrastructure Department: Lecturer of ‘Transport Systems and Networks, ‘Railways Constructions’, etc, courses at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic University of Tirana.
She has been involved in several projects, some of them international, “TEMPUS” Programme 1995, near the Structural Engineering Department of the Polytechnic University of Milano; TEMPUS” Jeep 1997-1999 Programme, near the “Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussess” of Paris; Jep Programme “TEMPUS” 2006, near the Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy.
She has participated in national and international workshops, seminars, conferences, with presentations in the area of Transport Research, quality management transport systems and networks. She is also author of several publications and a monograph.
She is the actual project coordinator of PUT, for all of Erasmus+ KA1, Erasmus+ KA2, Erasmus Mundus, BE projects.
Prof.Asoc. Elfrida SHEHU
Graduated as Construction Engineer (1992) and later on postgraduate studies in Real Estate and Property Evaluation (1994/95 in Polytechnic of Tirana). Master in Construction Engineering (2007) at Civil Engineering Faculty, PUT. Doctor of Science in Construction Engineering 2013 (Polytechnic of Tirana). `Associated Professor’ academic title (2015).
Current Vice-Rector of Polytechnic University of Tirana,Albania www.upt.al. Lecturer of ‘Valuation and Legislation’, ‘Urban Economics’, `Construction elements and Real Estate Valuation’ courses at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic University of Tirana and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic University of Tiran (2008/16). Guest lecturer at the Polis University (2012-2015); Epoca University (2013-2016), Economic Chamber of Kosova (2014-2015).
She has 23-years’ experience in teaching and valuation practice. Her practice activity and scientific research have been oriented towards real estate valuation. Participant in many international conferences, events and networks, including Network of Universities from Capitals of Europe, UNICA. She is author of several publications, scientific articles, one monography, etc. She is a member of the Senate of the Polytechnic University of Tirana, Vice-chairman of the State Commission of Licenses of Real Estate Appraisers, Director of the Postgraduate Course of the Real Estate Valuation, member of the working group for drafting the National Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation for the period 2017-2022 and member of the working group on Institutional Reform of Scientific Research System in the Republic of Albania.
She has a background as project coordinator, counting a number of Erasmus+ KA 1, Erasmus+ KA2, Erasmus Mundus, etc.
Prof.Asoc. Elinda Mece
Elinda Mece is the Head of Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Information Technology, PUT, since 2012. She is an Associate Professor, holds a PhD in Computer Engineering and a degree in Electronics Engineering. Her fields of research interests involve Object Oriented Programming, Software Testing, Software Engineering and Compilers. Her professional experience was gained at some of well-known universities in Germany and Italy. She has participated in several international projects supported by DAAD, HORIZON 2020, Erasmus and Tempus. She has published several papers in referred journals and international conference proceedings.
PhD. Enida SHEME
Enida Sheme is a full-time lecturer at Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Information Technology, Polytechnic University of Tirana. She has been teaching for 7 years at our Faculty and holds a PhD degree in Computer Engineering. Enida has been granted three research visits through different Erasmus programs to “Abo Akademi” University, Turku, Finland and “Paul Sabatier” University, Toulouse, France. She has published many papers as a result, in well-known international conferences and journals. Her research interests focus on cloud computing and green ICT.
PhD. Alma Afezolli
Head of International Relations Units near Scientific Research Office
Polytechnic University of Tirana
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