Polytechnic University of Tirana (ALBANIA)
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Appears in: EDULEARN12 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Pages: 1370-1377
ISBN: 978-84-695-3491-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain
The paper aims to study and discuss the implications of the Bologna process in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Polytechnic University of Tirana keeping in mind the crucial role of the higher education community in the development and implementation of the Bologna process.
The Albanian government signed the Bologna Declaration on 18 September 2003 brought about new concepts in the importance of development of Higher Education. This means that the system of higher education in Albania based on European standards, become comparable and compatible with other European systems of higher education.
Since then, higher education legislation has been updated with a view to supporting the Bologna process reforms and responding to national needs. The reform process has addressed issues such as study cycles, the introduction of ECTS, diploma supplements, financing of higher education, academic standards, teaching loads, and student admissions.

Anticipated changes in the higher education system in Albania must be accompanied, with an outreach campaign to the academic community in the country. This not only ensure a more inclusive reform process, but also to facilitate effective implementation of measures aimed at adapting the higher education system with the requirements and standards of the Bologna Process.
From a socio-constructivist perspective this study analyzes the situation in which application of Bologna Process is doing in Faculty of Electrical Engineering as well as the role of better information on process of the students and accademic staff. The results of this study are based on students and academic staff questionnaire on knowledge of the Bologna process. Data analysis reveals that it is essential, for our academic community, the improving information on Bologna Proces in order to consolidate of the three cycle system of studies, increase students and academic staff mobility through different European projects, students’ employability and the internal quality assesment.
Academic community, Bologna Process, Higher Education, information.