Social responsibility is no
longer a concept related solely to charity or voluntary activities, but in a
broader and more comprehensive concept that contributes to the solution of
economic, social and environmental problems. The university is considered as an
essential pillar of society in achieving sustainable development. In this
perspective, the university contributes in raising awareness of social
responsibility among students, academic and administrative staff.
Conscious of its role,
Tirana Metropolitan University contributes to social responsibility through
social scholarships and development projects with public impact. By providing
scholarships to excellent students but with limited economical support, Tirana
Metropolitan University contributes to the training of young professionals in
engineering, architecture and economics with the conviction that they are an
added value to Albanian society.
University, through the engagement of staff and students of the Faculty of
Engineering and Architecture, has reconstructed the new Emergency in Infectious
Disease Service at Mother Teresa University Hospital Center. The reconstruction
of the building included the architectural study of the building, the
functional solution inside and outside the building, the constructive changes
to the existing building and the accomplishment of the construction works
despite the requirements of a contemporary quality that such a building
requires. So this facility, too, was a "laboratory" where knowledge
was acquired, skills learned, specific work techniques were improved, but it
also served as a school for UMT students to be educated with feelings of
humanity and in working in the benefit of society.
University has collaborated with the show "I want to make you happy"
where it has reconstructed some homes for families in need. After the
earthquake of 21st September and 26th November, lecturers from the Department
of Civil Engineering immediately engaged in the field to conduct damage
assessment in collaboration with governmental institutions. MTU also undertook
the rebuilding of a damaged house in the Picëllë area, which its project was
designed by students and lecturers of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.
The students of Tirana
Metropolitan University are the ones who constantly organize activities with
social impact such as blood donation campaigns, tree planting in the capital,
the "We donate to you" fair where the funds have gone to help deaf
and dumb children, the realization of "Tapestry" in Mother Teresa