EU Programme :  IPA Adriatic Cross-Border Cooperation “ADRIATinn”[1].  Year: 2014-2016. Project code: 1o str./0007/0

Project Title: “An Adriatic Network for Advancing Research Development and Innovation towards the Creation of new Policies for Sustainable Competiveness and Technological Capacity of SMEs”. Official Link: (http://www.adriatinn.eu/)

Organization:  University of New York, Tirana

EU Programme : Regional Research, Promotion Programmes – Western Balkans[2].  Year: 2014 – 2016.

Project Title: “Industrial Citizenship and Migration from the Western Balkans: Migration from Albania and Kosovo towards Greece, Germany and Switzerland

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Organization:  University of New York, Tirana

EU Programme : Regional Research, Promotion Programmes – Western Balkans[2].  Year: 2011 – 2012.

Project Title: “Beyond Ethnic Divisions: The Underestimated Dimension of Social Divisions in the Balkans and Their Impact on Social Cohesion and Democracy”.

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Organization:  University of New York, Tirana

EU Programme : Erasmus Plus Programme.  Project duration: 15/10/2015 – 14/10/2018 Project no: 561510-EPP-1-2015-1-AT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Project title: “Strategic Support on Strengthening the Quality Assurance Structures at the Private Higher Education Institutions in Albania”

Project acronym: QAinAL

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International partners: Project Grant Holder (Paris London University of Salzbourg (Austria), University of Genova, (Italy); University Politechnica Bucharest         (Romania).

Regional Partners:
 World University Service Kosova; Evolucion Academy Kosova; ‘Pjetër Budi” College, Prishtina (Kosova)National Partners: (Albanian Ministry of Education and Sport, private higher education institution: UNYT, Marlin Barleti, UET, Epoka and Polis)

EU Programme : National Donors: The Albanian Ministry of Culture and Alfa Bank – National Branch.  Year:  2014.

Project Title: “Raising Cultural Awareness and Museum Culture in Berat (Albania)”

Organization:  University of New York, Tirana

EU Programme : Donor: State Department, United States of America and Facebook.  Year: 2016-2017.

Project Title: Program of the global university P2P: “Challenging Extremism initiative”

Organization: University of New York, Tirana in Cooperation with Ed Venture Partners and Public Affairs Section at US Embassy Tirana


Erasmus+ ProgrammeJean Monnet Module,  Project Title: “EU Democracy Promotion.”


Project Description: This Module proposal aims at designing two highly customized courses on EU Democracy Promotion (one at the bachelor level and one at the master level). While historically, democratization was thought to take place primarily within the domestic context, with the growth of promotional aid activities by international actors such as the EU, UN and US, it became apparent that international factors can have a positive effect in achieving successful democratic transitions. No actor has been more active in this respect than the EU itself. Yet despite this growing body of literature, democracy promotion remains an under-theorized research program. In other words, the conditions under which democracy promotion is likely to be effective, the mechanisms through which democracy promotion is likely to be more efficient, and other similar theoretical questions remain unclear. It is this theoretical gap, which this Module proposal targets in order to better understand the causal mechanisms of EU democracy promotion.”


[1] The project is co-funded by the European Union

[2] The RRPP is coordinated and operated by the Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe (IICEE) at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). The programme is fully funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.



Other research activities

Thesis Supervisors

1Prof.Mahendra Rawat1. Financial Risk Perception and Mitigation in Microfinance
2. A Market Analysis of the Albanian Governmental Bonds, during 2006-2011
3. Identifying & examining the adequacy of anti money laundering in Albanian banking industry
4. Problems of Social Security eform in Albania (ISSH)
2Dr.Arben Malaj1. The Albanian Banks Marketing
3Prof.Ilir Ciko1. Marketing Services in INSIG Albania
2. Organizational Communication at Profarma sh.a.” a pharmaceutical company in Tirana, Albania
4Dr.Selami Xhepa1. Foreign Direct Investment in Albania
 2. Study of purchasing influencing factors towards car market
3. Voluntary pension Funds in Albania
4. After War real Estate and Construction in Kosova and the impact of the international crisis of 2008 in it.
5. Top Reasons to Invest in Albania
5Prof.Orfea Dhuci1. Centralization of Credit Decisions through Local Banks in Albania
2. Money market in Albania and its instruments
3. Retail banking Activity
6Prof.Macit Koc1. Changing Tourism Behavior: the Impact on Tourism Demand in Albania
2. Tourism in Albania:How to effectively market Albanian Tourism in the World
3. Determinants of Consumers Behavior for Brand selection in Laptops Business in Albania
7Prof.William Pattison1. Strategic Planning at PUMA-AG
2. Process redesign at Megatek SA in order to reduce quantities of damaged inventory
3. Social Media Marketing
4. Analysis of the factors afecting consumer behavior towards gifts as a means to increase sales in the retail organisation LeFuture Albania.
8Dr.Paul Murschetz1. Competitive Advantage Through Employee Motivation
9Dr.Andreas Kakouris1. Total Quality Management in Albanian Companies
2. Supply Chain Segmentation
3. An Application of the Delphi Technique to International Marketing: Selection of an Overseas Distributor
4. An exploratory study of the Albanian Entrepreneurial Culture with regard to People with Physical Disabilities
5. Financing Instruments for International Trade and their usage in Albania
6. FDI strategies and the attractiveness of South Eastern Europe insurance market
10Dr.Harold Bill Neal1. Intelelctual Property as an Instrument for Business Development
2. Business Intelligence as the support of decission making process in telecommunications company.
3. Creating Competitive Advantage in Non-Profit Organizations
4. Foreign Investments in Albania
11Prof.Phaedon Kidonniatis1. Challenges of Albanian SME in the context of EU Integration
2. Unemployment and employment policies in Albania
12Dr.Perparim Dervishi1. The Importance of Employees Motivation in Workplaces
2. Employee motivation leading to improved performance and customer satistaction
3. Albanian National Culture & it’s Impact on Organisation’s Management and Leadership Styles
4. Changing customers perception of retail banking system in Albania
5. An evaluation of motivation models and leadership styles at tirana Municipality
6. Concetptualization and Design of a new banking product for young people in Albania
7. Bank Risk Management
8. Correlations between the Albanian economy and healthy lending – a two way approach
9. Inequalities Between Women and Men Public Vs.Private Institutions in Albania
13Prof.Lou Boros1. Creation of an Additional Non-monetary Reward Systems at Telecom Companies in Albania
2. The stress in work environment
14Dr.Jim Falter1. Difficulties of factoring Implementation in Albania: A Regional Comparative Analysis
15Dr.Arjan Kadareja1. The Risks of Financial Risk Management in Albanian Banking System
2. Challenges and Issues in implementing Basel 2 in Albanian Banking sector
3. PCI DSS compliance in banking sector
16Prof.Rao Narasimha1. The Importance of Knowledge Assets in Albanian Organizations
2. Implementation of MIS in banking sector
3. Estimating Demand for Mobile Applications in the New Generation
4. Success Factors in Implementing Information Systems
5. Worldwide evolutionary development of the internet in conducting electronic business
6. The development and management of an e-business in Albania
17Prof.Agim Kukeli1. Sustainable Cost Reduction and Cost Management in the Banking system during Financial Crises
2. Credit risk procedure in Credit Agrricole Albania bank
18Dr.Paul Murschetz1. Problems of Celesi Made Group to Adapt to Market Changes
19I. Kougionas1. Customer Satisfaction in Greek Banks in the Albanian Banking Sector
20P. Papagkikas1. Leadership stile and employ motivation in construction sector in the Fier City
2. Business Processes & Role of Software Project Management
3. Retail in Shopping Malls in Albania, impact of crises in market and competition.
21A. Zibri1. Developments of public dept in Albania. Analysis on it’s impact on the banking system
2. The Impact of Non Performing Loans in the Economic Sustainability in Transition Countries: Albania Case
22A. Kurti1. Managing national information Infrastructure in Albania
23A. Bici1. “Artigiano” A Fast Casual Business’
2. What is the consumer behavior for electronic payments in albania. Why is so difficulty for Albanian market to integrate on this kind of payments
3. Marketing practices on Microfinance Institutions
4. Determination considered by consumers with brand selection in Albania, with reference to Smartphone
5. Online Marketing – Use of ‘Facebook’ of Albanian Businesses.
3. FDI in underdevelopment countries and the influence of the Macroeconomic and political environment on them (Albanian case)
4. Small Medium Enterprises (SME) and their Economic development in  Albania
5. The management of Market change
6. ISO Standards, Customer satisfaction survey for TÜV AUSTRIA Albania.
25D. Katsarellos1. Marketing plan of a new bank that is going to be part of our banking system
2. Prospects and challenges of Electronic Banking
3. The road to success: The transformation case of Societe Generale Albania
4. Credit Risk Management based on Scoring Methods and techniques
26Prof. Assoc. Juna Miluka1. Corruption and its effect on economic Growth”, “Gender equality in Albania”
2. Is Albanian market ready to buy a luxuri cosmetic in pharmacies?
27G. Samakovitis1. The use of analytics from corporations in order to achieve a competitive advantage
28M. Crawford1. Strategic Management of Multinational Companie
29Prof. Dr. Guxholli1. Econometrics of Crude Oil Market Dynamics
30Dr. Eriona Shtembari1. What Motivates Albanian Women to become Entrepreneurs?
31Matilda Lopari, PhD Candid.1. Barriers to E-Commerce adoption in Albania
32M. Biba1. Intelligent Business
2. CRM in e-Commerce
33F.Sobral1. IT Demand Management in an Albanian Commercial bank
34N. Roufaiel1. The role of invesments firms in designing, achieving and improving the optimum capital structure within the publicly traded companies in Serbia.
35M. Herendi1. Innovation & Change Management in small and medium-sized companies in Europe, with particular emphasis in Albania.
36P. Drougkas1. “Retail Banking in Albania-Converting Challenges into Opportunities”
37Dr. Daneri1. Does the evolution in technology affect our jobs!