On Saturday, April 25, 2015, the Professional Business Academy held the III International Scientific Conference “Sustainable Development and Quality of Life Improve in Albania towards EU Integration process”. The main purpose of the conference was not only to create and ensure an academic and professional approach but also to stimulate discussion on the most important developments today with a focus on economics and justice on sustainable development and improving the quality of life, as well as creating a stable communication network between academics, professionals and entrepreneurship.
In this conference we were honored with the participation of many special guests, starting from Deputy. Ministry of Education and Sports, Mrs. Nora MALAJ, our academic partners from the UK MA (hons). Andi ZDAN-MICHAJLOWICZ, from Sofia University – Bulgaria Prof. Dr. Svetoslav ZANEV, from the University of Siena – Italy, Prof. Dr. Andrea RAGUSA, from the University of Bologna – Italy, Dr. Manuela MALUCELLI, from the University of Kiev – Ukraine, Prof. Dr. Natalia Kalashnyk, representatives from Business Albania, TITAN Group as well as senior representatives and lecturers from universities in the country, representatives from embassies accredited in Tirana, as well as from institutions and entities of public and private administration.
In the plenary session of the conference which was held at the National Historical Museum, the greeting of the works was opened in turn:
- Welcome and greeting speech – Dr. Ylber Bezo, Rector of APB;
- The greeting speech of Mrs. Nora Malaj – Vol. Minister of Education and Sports;
- Dr. Andrea Ragusa – University of Siena, Italy;
- Dr. Sveoslav Zanev – Sofia University, Bulgaria;
- M (hons). Andi Zdan-Michajlowicz – CEO Chroland Association, Ltd, UK;
- Dr. Natalia Kalashnyk – University of Kiev, Ukraine;
- Koli Sinjari – Business Albania
- Stela Pepa – Manager, Titan, Antea Cement.
In the plenary session were held two lectures by foreign professors invited to the conference:
- Prof. Dr. Andrea Ragusa: “A new flight for the water: the cultural experience of Other identity construction and economic opportunity”
- MA (hons). Andi Zdan-Michajlowicz: “Quality services – Important Factors for Economic Development”
Further in the third and concluding part of this plenary session took place and a moment where we shared emotionally with all some festive moments and promotional activities from student life, such as: Evaluation with a certificate of appreciation to the students of the Faculty of Law, who ranked 2nd in the national university competition on “Copyright”, in the framework of World Intellectual Property Day; Promotion of the book “Manual of Forensic Medicine” by Prof. Dr. Bardhyl Çipi, an early collaborator of the APB academic journey; Appreciation and gratitude to our students Flogerta Krypi and Orgest Shehu, for their special merits as activists and organizers of youth projects at home and abroad and for their outstanding literary talent as young publishers in novels and poetry; Evaluation with a certificate of gratitude to the representative team of APB, which reached the semifinals of the University Hall Football League and the award of the trophy by the organizers of this event for the best player of the championship, our captain Klodian Shehi.
Afterwards, the conference proceedings in two sections, respectively the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Law, continued near the premises of APB. In these sections there were numerous references from local and foreign professors, who emphasized the importance of the experiences under discussion, the assertion models as well as the proposals presented regarding sustainable development and improving the quality of life through the integration processes of the Balkans in BE.
Note: Based on the Order of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports No. 39, dated 30.01.2018, the Institution Professional Business Academy has changed its legal status by becoming a UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS.