As a dedicated project participant, I had the privilege to participate in staff mobility activities aimed at enhancing employability of graduates, increasing knowledge and innovation capacity and improving the competitiveness of the agri-food sector in the region of Korca (Albania). In this article, I will describe in detail my contributions and experiences during my staff mobility within the DualAFS project.
One of the most important aspects of my participation was giving lectures to students of the newly introduced Bachelor’s degree program “Agribusiness”. These lectures played a central role in the internationalization of teaching and research at the University of Korca (UNIKO). I used the new equipment acquired as part of the DualAFS project, such as the e-learning classroom, to deliver lectures, especially in connection with economic exercises. The topics of my lectures included digitalization in agriculture, where I discussed the importance of using technology and digital tools in modern agriculture and introduced students to the potential of digitalization to increase productivity and sustainability. I also covered applied science and research methods, introducing students to the methods and techniques of agricultural research and highlighting their practical application in the field.
As part of my contributions, I have actively collaborated with the teaching staff at UNIKO to create teaching modules and materials in English. This knowledge sharing has been crucial in improving international teaching standards at the university.
Participating in lectures delivered by UNIKO staff members provided a valuable opportunity to learn and share knowledge. This academic exchange broadened our perspectives and enriched our collective expertise.
In line with the aims of the DualAFS project, I have actively participated in workshops with working life partners to explore the concept of circular economy in agriculture. These sessions aimed to promote sustainable practices and align training with the evolving needs of the agricultural sector
The meeting with the academic leadership of UNIKO, including the Dean, Rector, Vice-Rector and other faculty members, allowed for a fruitful discussion about the activities within the DualAFS project. We explored potential improvements to the developed study program and discussed ways to further enhance the impact of the project.
The staff mobility I experienced as part of the DualAFS project was both insightful and impactful. Through my lectures, collaboration with UNIKO staff, participation in workshops, meetings with academic leadership and site visits, I had the opportunity to contribute to the internationalization of teaching and research while learning about agricultural education in Korca.