Basic research as part of Uniba research aims to improve theories and understanding or prediction of phenomena of nature, society, economy, etc. Driven by curiosity and a desire for new knowledge, basic research serves as the fuel for the innovations of applied sciences studied at UniBa. He tends to generalize knowledge about isolated phenomena as of interest, and in his philosophy seeks to gather as much knowledge as possible.
The opposite of basic research, as another component of scientific research, is applied research that aims to solve everyday problems, whose results have an immediate and practical effect.
Basic research studies specific, individual, non-generalizing cases and experiences identified by academics or students, recognizing the fact that variables are constantly changing. Whereas the research applied requires generalizations of concrete situations assuming that the variables do not change.
UniBa core research is closely linked to academic experience and has a major impact on student life and future because it updates academics' knowledge, making it a transfer of high quality knowledge, adding supporting teaching materials to the auditorium with contemporary and encouraging findings, thus encouraging investment.
SCIENCE FOR YOUTH
Barleti University is opening the call for papers for the International Conference "Science For Youth" to be held in Tirana, on 27-28 May 2022.
This conference brings together Albanian and International researchers from different areas, such as: Psychology, Education, Sports and Wellbeing, Architecture, Creative Industries, Computer Science, Economy, Tourism, Law and Political Science, focusing on applied research gravitating towards youth issues in the contemporary world. The postmodern world poses significant challenges to finding smart, rapid and flexible solutions to complex problems. The Covid 19 pandemic was and still is, a critical global issue, affecting not only population health and wellbeing, but also education, economy, human rights, social policies etc. Youth represent the fraction of the population which will be particularly affected from challenges, changes and innovation in the near future.
Keynote speakers of the conference are distinguished international professors and professionals of their fields who will bring their knowledge and expertise from very diverse cultural contexts.
Research at UniBa develops its components as follows. Organizational units are organized in support of priority research areas and innovation, as an integral part of both types of research.
The process of research-development and innovation, in the way that it is perceived, is complex and requires not only commitment and attention but also intelligence and understanding at the core of the process. For this reason, there are some important actors, both at the level of policy-making and concrete action to achieve the goals. This task is accomplished through the organizational work of some people according to the degree of hierarchy, as follows:
She is a practical manager of cross-sectoral and researcher and at the same time pursuing problems, trying to find solutions and opportunities in a flexible way. She coordinates all actions and interactions individually or in a network of activities and initiatives of university enterprises and beyond.
People with leadership entrepreneurial skills as well as familiar with the academic aspect of the field covered by the faculties they lead. They have a duty to follow the process of research - development - innovation to the end in their faculties, which is as important as the task of managing the academic issues of student formation.
Passionate researchers, loving to build and propose further implemented projects, with technical and organizational intuition. They lead the process of generating practical and innovative ideas, through projects, they offer opportunities to develop and grow the innovative spirit of students, academics, entrepreneurs, helping the economic, political and social developments of the country at the same time.
Research and Innovation Center for Development and Entrepreneurship
BRIDGE is an initiative of Barleti University that aims to promote and enable the importance of scientific research for Albania and the Region. Together with innovation and technology transfer,they are fundamental factors for a knowledge-oriented economy.
Research and innovation (R&I) systems are part of a complex ecosystem that coordinates different elements to function optimally. These are: research that gives high quality results, exchanges of knowledge between researchers and beyond, that enable multidimensional innovation, and a legal framework that protects research findings through industrial property and copyright that further motivates innovation.
Platforms for Application research support at Barleti University, Institutes and Centers, help the academic and research staff of UniBa, in the implementation of scientific research through projects based on real life issues. Recent project topics range from Tourism and Related Sectors (eg BIRD-implemented Regional Academy of Adventure Guides) to Human Rights (eg Fighting Violent Extremism). GCERF implemented by Adriapol) and Economic Development (eg Economic empowerment of vulnerable groups and stimulation of entrepreneurship by Terres des Hommes implemented by Adriapol) or that of Education and Social Affairs (eg Educate in Healthy, Safety and Security Environment by IADSA implemented by the Barleti Association, by energy efficiency Reehub Plus IPA II CBC ITALY-ALBANIA-MONTENEGRO implemented by BIRD). The projects of the Institutes not only help in the realization of the applied research of the academics but also create opportunities for networking and long-term interaction. One of them is the establishment of the ARIO (Ambassadors and Representatives of International Organizations Platform) by AIPA, to bring an ambassador to UniBa every month, addressing a specific issue and talk to students and academic staff.