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University to Society Cooperation in Albania

On November 25, 2021, the Center Science and Innovation for Development (SCiDEV) presented in a roundtable with representatives from the government, academic institutions, civil society, media and business, the findings of the study “University to society cooperation in Albania”.

The study shows that in Albania there are few cases of well-institutionalized, promoted and sustainable cooperation between universities and other actors in society. Key factors hindering university-society collaboration include the lack or low level of funding for research and the lack of a strategy (by all actors) for pursuing collaborative projects on a sustainable basis.

Mrs. Ariola Agolli, Manager of National Resource Centre at Partners Albania, as part of the panel stressed the importance of cooperation between universities and civil society in joint research projects and the development of strategic and sustainable partnerships, to increase the efficiency of interventions and maximize resources and contribution of academic institutions and civil society organizations. Read more