ITG4AU project partners attend their second Best Practices visit to the University of Almeria in Almeria (Spain)

A Erasmus+ Project belonging to Capacity Building, in the field of Higher Education

Universidad de Almería
Carretera Sacramento s/n
04120 La Cañada de San Urbano
Almería (Spain)


On 23rd to 27th September, the ITG4AU consortium, mostly with their internal team formation and their Rectors and Vice-rectors, visited the University of Almeria, on the scope of study Best Practices on IT Governance. The aim of the visit is to know firsthand a real case study about a governance framework implantation based on ISO/IEC 38500 standard.

Participants from Polytechnic University of Tirana, Aleksander Moisiu University of Durrës, European University of Tirana and Universiy of Tirana were welcomed by Antonio Fernández, as a representative of Universidad de Almeria (UAL), and José Céspedes, Vice Chancellor for Planning, Academic Planning and Teaching Staff, who explained in detail the UAL operation, its governance structure, its studies and infrastructure. Furthermore, they also visited their Data Center, their centralized library and several common places for students. Attendees also took advantage of the visit to work on the IT governance framework collecting the data they obtained during their work in summer.

Besides, several workshops and activities were scheduled to participate with the Albanian universities' Rectors, specifically Mynir Koni, Rector of UT; Tonin Gjuraj, former Rector of UET; Kseanela Sotirofski, Rector of UAMD; and Andrea Maliqari, Rector of UPT. In the event, albanian partners prepared a seminar about the situation of IT governance and alignment in albanian universities and presented several improvement actions and criteria to be included in their IT governance framework. The main purpose of these events were to guide Rectors to realize the importance of having a good IT governance implementation and to engage them and their main stakeholders with the project activities.

This project is aimed to gather a set of researchers from four universities with a wide experience in developing and deploying ITG framework models from 3 different countries (Spain, Germany and Norway) to develop, adapt and test a new ITG framework to be implemented in HEIs in Albania. Expected results of this project include a better governance model for IT in Albanian HEIs as well as an overall modernization of the governance processes for HEIs and a contribution of the cooperation between EU and Albania.

Event date: 23/09/2019

Publication date: 02/10/2019