The European partners of the ITG4AU project visit Albania to carry out the assessment on IT Governance in their universities

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

University of Tirana, Aleksander Moisiu University of Durrës, European University of Tirana and Polytechnic University of Tirana

On May 13th to 18th, was held the Initial Assessment Visit to Albanian Universities by ITG4AU project European partners. An initial assessment was performed to get information about the estate of IT Governance in these institutions and thus better understand their needs.

The objective of this initial assessment is to reaffirm that the knowledge of the two initial trainings has been achieved through surveys prepared by Antonio Fernández, representative of the University of Almeria, and therefore it is possible to achieve a first level of IT Governance in the Albanian universities. In addition, participants were able to assess whether the early-stage framework is suited to the special characteristics of their own institutions. Those who hold positions in Business Management/Administration participated in this initial assessment showing their involvement in the project, a very important action for achieving it.

The ones participating in the assessments were the project Coordinator and representative of the University of Balearic Islands, Carlos Juiz, who presented the current situation of the project and track the framework with the help of Beatriz Gómez, Project Manager also belonging to the UIB; The representative of Østfold University College, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, who together with Carlos Juiz was responsible for dissemination activities to master and doctorate students and professors belonging to the four universities; and the representative of SRH Hochschule Berlin, Vladimir Stantchev who was also performing several seminars with master students; As well as members of Albanian universities: Elinda Kajo Mece from Polytechnic University of Tirana, Senada Bushati from Aleksander Moisiu University of Durrës, Ketrina Cabiri Mijo from European University of Tirana and Kozeta Sevrani from University of Tirana.

Of course, the main target of this project is the intermediate management and board executives of universities, as well as functional IT departments that can take this opportunity to better align their IT strategies with the university.

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.

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Event date: 13/05/2019

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