An Assessment of University-to- Society Collaborations in Albania

The report is  produced in the framework of the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education Project: “University-to-Society Innomediaries in Albania: Co-Production of Knowledge and Research that Matters” / U-SIA, funded by the European Union.


Findings from this research study indicate that the main factors that hinder university-to-society collaboration include low funding or research, lack of information and knowledge about university research activities, academic offer, and innovation. In addition, lack of strategy (by all actors) for pursuing collaborative projects in a sustainable manner and outdated curricula seem to be hindering factors in fostering university-to-society collaboration. Most collaborations remain donor-dependent and are project-based, rather than forming a crucial part of the vision and strategy of involved actors. Limited drivers and incentives for researchers to engage in collaborations with other actors also affect the level and frequency of collaboration.

More information and the report here for download

Document type
  • Report


Publication Year


Geographical focus
  • Albania
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin on December 13, 2021
Modified on December 13, 2021