THE IMPLEMENTATION OF BOLOGNA PROCESS IN ALBANIAN HIGHER EDUCATION: GLOBAL TRENDS AND NEW CHALLENGES

E. Canaj

European University of Tirana (ALBANIA)
The Albanian higher education entered a new qualitative phase with the Bologna system implementation. Bologna system in our universities is on process. The signing of Bologna Declaration demanded great transformations on its very foundations. Its implementation has had achievements but encountered difficulties as well. Further reformation was required yet in order to meet the standards adopted by the other countries of Bologna Process, making it comparable and compatible with the rest of the European system of higher education. In addition, the reform include finding new methods of development to forge the progress of universities, colleges, laboratories through the integration of science on manufacturing and the creation of modern and effective research centers in all the higher education institutions. The aim of this study is to analyze the implementation of Albanian Law No 9741 “On Higher Education in the Republic of Albania” and, in particular, the new challenges of Albanian reality. In fact, higher education is today faced with a wide range of new challenges but the most important question in this context is whether the three-year graduate degree has helped them in the job market and in particular in the Human Science.