USIA has successfully concluded the presentation of WP1 research findings at each partner university regarding university to society collaboration in Albania. SCiDEV as leader of WP1 on Assessing University to Society Collaborations in Albania with its team of researchers shared the findings to academics and university staff of five partner universities: the Mediterranean University of Albania as project leader, University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi”, University of Durres “Aleksandër Moisiu”, European University of Tirana, Professional College of Tirana focusing on recommendations on how to enhance further the collaboration between research and policy, business, civil society and media in the QuadrupleHelix Model. Key recommendations for USIA project upcoming activities include:
Focus on pilot project Policy Challenge Fund and Second a Researcher
Expand Second a Researcher to civil society
Expand science and research communication as cross-cutting for all activities
NASRI enhanced role for the sustainability of Quadruple Helix.