The Scientific Research Center of the Metropolitan Tirana University conducts independent research activities and academic research activities in support of the Faculty of Computer Science and IT, the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture and the Faculty of Economics. In the framework of projects of national and international character, the Research Center cooperates with other development research units inside and outside the country.

Research areas include research in computer science and IT, engineering and architecture, and economics; national and international conferences; symposia and seminars; publications; development of continuing education courses and other forms of research deepening approved by the governing structures of the Metropolitan Tirana University.
 
 
 
 

MAGAZINE

 
 

Metropolitan Tirana Journal of Business and Economics

 
Metropolitan Tirana Journal of Business and Economics (MTJBE) is a scientific journal in the field of economics and business, which is published annually by the Metropolitan Tirana University in online and printed form, since 2017.

The main objective of the MTJBE is to provide an intellectual platform for researchers to present alternative paradigms in the field of economics and business. The Metropolitan Tirana Journal of Business and Economics (MTJBE) welcomes studies in all areas of Business and Economics, such as socio-economic issues, economic development, financial markets, savings and capital investment, corporate governance and finance, leadership and management, policies fiscal and monetary, unemployment, financial crisis, poverty, social security, public debt, the fight against corruption, the informal economy, business management, human resource management, etc.

The views expressed in the publication are the responsibility of the authors and all intellectual property rights of the works accepted for publication belong to the Metropolitan Tirana Journal of Business and Economics for an indefinite period of time. Acceptance of the article implies the automatic transfer of copyright to the MTJBE.

The works are accepted for review with the conviction that the same work has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract), is not for publication elsewhere, will not be published in another journal during the review process at the MTJBE, and that its presentation for publication in this journal has been approved by all authors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Metropolitan Tirana Journal of Science Engineering and Architecture

 
Metropolitan Tirana Journal of Science, Engineering and Architecture (MTJSEA) is a scientific journal in the field of Engineering and Architecture, which is published annually by Metropolitan University Tirana in online and printed form, since 2017. MTJSEA's main objective is to provide an intellectual platform for researchers to present alternative paradigms in the natural sciences, engineering and architecture.

Works prepared in Albanian must have an abstract in Albanian and English. All works are verified for their originality through the use of originality test software. Then all the submitted works are read by the editorial staff and only those documents that meet the editorial criteria of MTJSEA are sent for formal review.

After the initial editorial evaluation, the works are subject to double-blind peer review by two anonymous reviewers. On average, the review process takes 3-4 months. The paper is accepted or rejected depending on the conclusion of the reviewer and the decision of the editor. The results of the review of the paper can be in 4 forms: review accepted / review with minor changes / review with major changes or rejected.

The reasons why a paper can be rejected are: lack of scientific innovation, insufficient originality or inconsistency in the scientific field covered by the journal. Authors are notified of the editor's decision and requests for review via email address.

 
 
 
 

CONFERENCE

 
 

Challenges of Sustainable Development - 2014

 
On December 20, 2014, the International Conference in the field of economics was held on the topic "Challenges of Sustainable Development".

The conference, organized by the Metropolitan University of Tirana, was attended by economic experts in Albania such as former Finance Minister ArbenMalaj, world-renowned personalities in the field of economics and engineering such as Professor Sergio Barile from the University "La Sapienza" in Rome, Vice President "Engineers' Order in Rome" Manuel Casalboni and many others. Through this conference, the aim was to stimulate debate on appropriate models of economic development.

A new model of development oriented towards tradition, territory, technological innovation and research was promoted. In today's economy, considerable importance is given to the aspect of competitiveness, necessarily requiring increased efficiency, but respect for the environment cannot and should not be overlooked and misused in the competition of competitors to reduce costs at all costs. At the same time, the new development model supports the competitiveness and value of human capital, economic growth, respect for the environment and human rights, legal security, productivity and social harmony.

During this activity, experts stressed the importance of sustainable development by mentioning the factors that make this possible. In his speech, the rector of the Metropolitan Tirana University, Prof. Dr. GëzimKarapici expressed consideration for the works presented by the academic staff and experts of this university in the field of engineering, architecture, economics and information technology.

On the other hand, Professor Arben Malaj praised the initiatives of the Metropolitan Tirana University. "Metropolitan faces a not easy challenge, but I would consider it a noble challenge to influence as a team to modernize your university curricula. Young people should not be afraid of the current crisis; they should not consider themselves a generation lost. It is their education and the desire to work that enables the progress of a country ", claimed Malaj.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

International Conference - Development of Cooperation Projects - 2015

 
On May 23, 2015, the International Conference was held in the framework of cooperation projects between Italian and Albanian engineers and entrepreneurs.

Invited to this conference were the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration Mr. Edmond Panariti, the academic staff of the University "La Sapienza" in Rome, about 30 Italian engineers and many Italian and Albanian entrepreneurs. During the conference, concrete studies and various project ideas developed by engineers from both countries were presented in the framework of cooperation in the fields of engineering and economics.

This conference was the first step in a series of ongoing collaborations and projects. Mr. Panariti was optimistic about the effectiveness of the conference in generating ideas and developments in some sectors of the Albanian economy.

While the Rector of the Metropolitan University, Prof. Dr. GëzimKarapici emphasized that the cooperation with the "Order of Engineers of Rome" further develops the professionalism in Albania and the creation of various long-term projects for our country. Invited to this event was the President of the "Order of Engineers of Rome" Carla Cappiello, who mentioned that she would be happy that the institution where she worked to give her helps to create the Order of Engineers in Albania.
 
 
 
 
 

Student Conference

 
The Student Conference is an annual activity created to give students the space to demonstrate practically the knowledge gained during academic training and to become part of scientific research.

This conference is organized by the Metropolitan Tirana University in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tirana and can be attended by any student, regardless of the university where he studies, which brings a paper in the fields and topics selected each year.

Everyone is free to apply with an individual or group paper. The selection of works participating in the conference is carried out in two phases. In the first stage abstracts are seen and it is assessed whether the theme and methodology followed is consistent with the specific open call.

All groups / individuals who pass the first stage of admission to the abstract are assigned an academic mentor who assists them in bringing the work to the proper academic form. In the second phase, academic mentors select the papers that will participate in the conference. Selected papers are presented to a jury and other participants and various stakeholders. From all participating groups, three winners are selected, each of whom is awarded a monetary prize depending on the call published each year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Symposium

 
 
 
 
 

Geotechnical Symposium on INSITU Tests - First CPT Training Course in Albania, 2013

 
On May 23, 2015, the International Conference was held in the framework of cooperation projects between Italian and Albanian engineers and entrepreneurs.

Invited to this conference were the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration Mr. Edmond Panariti, the academic staff of the University "La Sapienza" in Rome, about 30 Italian engineers and many Italian and Albanian entrepreneurs.

During the conference, concrete studies and various project ideas developed by engineers from both countries were presented in the framework of cooperation in the fields of engineering and economics. This conference was the first step in a series of ongoing collaborations and projects.

Mr. Panariti was optimistic about the effectiveness of the conference in generating ideas and developments in some sectors of the Albanian economy. While the Rector of the Metropolitan University, Prof. Dr. GëzimKarapici emphasized that the cooperation with the "Order of Engineers of Rome" further develops the professionalism in Albania and the creation of various long-term projects for our country. Invited to this event was the President of the "Order of Engineers of Rome" Carla Cappiello, who mentioned that she would be happy that the institution where she worked to give its help to create the Order of Engineers in Albania.
 
 
 
 
 

Symposium on Real Estate Appraisal and Investment Course, 2016

 
On January 28, 2016, the Metropolitan Tirana University organized the Symposium on the Real Estate Assessment and Investment Course.

During this symposium, the importance of the art and science of real estate appraisal and investment was emphasized. This symposium was designed to instill a full understanding of all aspects of real estate and related investments. The symposium combined lectures with case-by-case analysis by well-known lecturers in the field as well as the discussion of case studies that simulate situations encountered in our country.

This Symposium was attended by well-known names in the field of Real Estate such as the Didactic Director of the course, Mr. David Allen together with Mr. John Verpeleti and Mr. Andrew Pearson, members of RICS - the world-renowned association in the field of Real Estate immovable. Also present were Deputy. The Minister of Urban Development, Mr. Alfred Dalipi, Mrs. MigenaZace, member of RICS in Albania, Mrs. MirelaBehluli, President of the Association of Real Estate Appraisers, etc.

Numerous speakers presented a clearer picture of the property market in Albania and in the world, among which the scientific contribution of Dr. NikollaNika, Ing. Diana Bardhi, Ark. FatlindaStruga, Msc. KledjaArgjiri etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Leadership and Education Management, 2018

 
On July 27, 2018, the scientific symposium "Leadership and Education Management" was organized by the Metropolitan Tirana University, with the participation of lecturers invited by the University of Bologna, the University of Malta, the University of Tirana, and representatives of Lux-Dev, Swiss projects. Contact.

The symposium highlighted the role of education as an important factor in improving professional practices and methods and its role in creating a more collaborative school culture by creating a better learning climate. This symposium aimed to encourage discussions from an interdisciplinary perspective which explores the links between multiple approaches, research methods, as well as fostering a more professional debate between academics and other stakeholders. It also aimed to generate a clear perspective on leadership as well as its importance in educational institutions by developing critical thinking through improving and developing effective communication with working groups, as well as developing coherent arguments in promoting persuasive skills at all levels. of direction.

The symposium was attended by prominent academic personalities at home and abroad, with many years of experience in the field of leadership of educational institutions. Present in the symposium were Prof. Angelo Paletta, Deputy, Rector of the University of Bologna at the same time Adviser to the Congregation for the Catholic Education of the Vatican; Prof. Christopher Bezzina, Deputy. Dean of the University of Malta with several years of experience in the management of the Leadership Department for Teaching and Innovation and a member of the Department of Education in Upssala; z. Daniele CristianPassalacqua, Development Cooperation Expert and Technical Advisor of the LuxDev KSV / 015 Project, as well as members of the academic staff of the Faculties of Economics at the Metropolitan Tirana University, University of Tirana and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Tirana.