Project Horizon 2020 - UNIVERSITY OF TIRANA

Project Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the largest EU program for Research and Innovation, which focuses on excellent science, industrial leadership and dealing with social challenges. The purpose is to guarantee that Europe generates world class science, removes obstacles from innovation and makes it easier for public and private sectors to work together in providing innovation.

Title: Leading Towards Sustainable Gender Equality Plans in research institutions LeTSGEPs,

Program: HORIZON 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme,

Reference: 873072

Duration: 01.01.2020- 31.12.2023

Project goal: This project will focus on guiding and implementing sustainable plans for gender equality in academic and research institutions by aiming to connect various organization which conduct research in implementing GEP

Main partner: Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia


  • Universiteti RWTH Aachen, Gjermani
  • University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics
  • Paris School of Economics, Francë
  • Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbi
  • University of Messina, Italy
  • Uniëersytet Warszawski, Poloni
  • Instituti Max Planck Gesellschaft, Gjermani


Title: Twinning to boost the scientific and innovation capacity of the Universiteti i Tiranes to develop sustainable nanosensors for water pollution detection- SUSNANO

Reference: 101059266


Project initiation date: September 1, 2022

Duration of the Project: 36 months.

Project Coordinator: University of Tirana.


  • Fundació Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia,
  • Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci;
  • Intelligentsia Consultants Sàrl.

The main goal of the SUSNANO project is to increase scientific level and innovative capacities in preparing sustainable nanosensors for determining water pollution from the University of Tirana (UT) through the university twinning program with various qualified field partners.

To achieve this, the SUSNANO project will implement a research and innovation strategy during a 3 year period based on the following objective:

  • The undertaking of the research on sustainable nanosensors to detect water pollution in Albania by developing innovative and sustainable nanosensors to detect heavy metals, pesticides and antibiotics. The prepared sensors will be tested in real samples to provide an environmental evaluation of lakes and rivers in relation to this pollution.
  • Knowledge exchange among experienced researchers of the University of Tirana and more specialized partners of the project. This will be achieved through the organization of short-term staff exchanges, trainings and seminars to enable carrying out the provided scientific research.
  • Expanding career prospects of younger researchers of the University of Tirana and the project partners. This will be carried out by organizing short-term and middle-term exchanges, seminars and training, summer schools and joint doctorate programs.
  • Improving the managing and administrative capacity of the UT in relation to the European programs of research and development. This aims to improve the abilities of the Directorate for Scientific Research, Projects and External Relations of the UT to prepare, manage projects and innovation for European R&Development programs.
  • Building on the research profile of the UT and project partners. The purpose is to increase the research profile and scientific reputation of the UT and partners of the project through several inclusive communication and information activities.