GRADUA Project, the Consortium meeting hosted at University of Bologna and AlmaLaurea

A four-days event of the “GRaduates Advancement and Development of University capacities in Albania” Project.

The University of Bologna, Department of Statistical Sciences and AlmaLaurea Interuniversity Consortium hosted the GRADUA Project meeting, which was attended by a large number of participants: representative of Albanian Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth and all other Project partners: Agriculture University of Tirana (coordinator of the Project), University of Tirana, University of Arts, Tirana, Polytechnic University of Tirana, University of Medicine, Tirana, European University of Tirana, POLIS University Tirana, Catholic University "Our Lady of Good Counsel", Tirana, Albanian University, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, University of Siena, ISCTE - Istituto Universitariò de Lisboa, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Tirana and Consorzio Inter-Universitario AlmaLaurea.

The meeting started with plenary session in University of Bologna, where management meetings continued.

At AlmaLaurea headquarter, starting with the second part of the first day (11 June 2019), the second IT training took place. The follow up sustainability training is addressed to the local university staff (mainly IT staff) so to enable them to manage the platform locally beyond the end of the project. The training is intended as a follow up of first IT training (held in Polytechnic University of Tirana in November 2018) and aimed at the transfer of the platform in Albania (hosted currently on AlmaLaurea server Among main content of the training: Students’ Area and Administrative data database schema (ER Schema Analysis); automated Load of administrative data from XML Files; semantic and syntactic checks; degree titles certification; exploring Source Code docs; System Architecture (Web Server, DBMS, etc).

The specific objectives of the GRADUA project are represented by applicability, transferability and adaptation of AlmaLaurea and EU best practices to Albanian stakeholders through setting up an IT based platform in the nine beneficiary universities, available also to students and firms.