SECTORS

ENTERPRISES AND STARTUP’S

Enterprise technology is big business, and the startup sector is bustling with companies capitalising on the growth of demand for tools in the world of big data, devops, cloud, mobility, the internet of things and cybersecurity. Here at CityLab we have pulled together some of the hottest startups and services aimed directly at large enterprise customers, not consumers. Whether you are looking to take the leap and work for an interesting startup, or searching for a solution not provided by the mega vendors, there are plenty of great companies here.

EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS

Skills Development for Employment undertake a comprehensive functional analysis of our institution in the employment and skills sector, focusing on the National Employment Service.

Following a structured methodology combining functional review of National Employment Service, extensive meetings with all key stakeholders, field missions to visit selected employment offices and VET providers, as well as consulting workshops with all involved institutions will take place.

TOURISM AND RELATED SECTORS

The tourism industry, also known as the travel industry, is linked to the idea of people travelling to other locations, either domestically or internationally, for leisure, social or business purposes. It is closely connected to the hotel industry, the hospitality industry and the transport industry, and much of it is based around keeping tourists happy, occupied and equipped with the things they need during their time away from home.

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

The cultural industries, which include publishing, music, cinema, crafts and design, continue to grow steadily apace and have a determinant role to play in the future of culture.

Their international dimension gives them a determining role for the future in terms of freedom of expression, cultural diversity and economic development. Although the globalization of exchange and new technologies opens up exciting new prospects, it also creates new types of inequality.

The world map of these industries reveals a yawning gap between North and South. This can only be counteracted by strengthening local capacities and facilitating access to global markets at national level by way of new partnerships, know-how, control of piracy and increased international solidarity of every kind.

AGRO-FOOD VALUE CHAIN

One of our priority sectors is the agrofood value chain. The Agrofood Value Chains course enables participants to develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the Agri-Food Value Chain, its main components, and the linkages between them. It also examines the main trends, drivers, and issues within the chain, covering aspects from agriculture and its ancillary industries, through to food retailing and catering, with reference to market structure, government intervention, and international trade.

Each topic will be introduced with some interactive online material and downloadable materials that will be available to the participant permanently. There will be a series of online discussions and exercises. Contributions to the discussions will be monitored, and may form part of the assessment. Feedback and contributions from the course convenor or deliverer will be the main source of formative assessment.

This course would have a broad range of applicability to professionals within the agrofood sector, but particularly those involved in food manufacturing, processing, distribution, retail, and catering.

WELLNESS AND SPORTS

The mission of the Department of Sport is to prepare students for careers in a variety of health, wellness, and fitness programs; sport marketing and management; as well as graduate studies.

The Sport Department is committed to providing students with an instructional program of high quality that involves the discovery, interpretation, and application of knowledge related to the disciplines within the department. Here at CityLab we are all dedicated to providing an education that brings discipline to mind and body in the pursuit of knowledge and in the development of a healthy lifestyle. A central and unifying mission for the department is to promote the value of multidimensional wellness as a means of enhancing quality of life. We provide experiences for students that will help them develop as whole persons who emerge as champions of wellness and embrace lifelong learning in a changing society.

SMART CITY

We are the pioneer of Smart City approach in Albania. Throughout history cities have been and are the visible artifact of information society, technological change, economic growth and cultural transformation. During the last century cities have become “global parasites” consuming without care. This is further exacerbated by the fact that by 2050 over 70% of the world’s population will live in a city. As more than half of us already do, this will involve a paradigm shift in human history. Hence the need for smarter developments focusing on a crosscutting bottom up approach that address sustainability, inclusiveness and integration. A Smart City is a city well performing in 5 characteristics, built on the ‘smart’ combination of endowments and activities of self-decisive, independent and aware citizens.

DIGITAL FUTURE

If the recent downturn has taught us anything, it is that we must, and can, become more efficient in operations. Becoming more efficient means either consuming fewer resources (time, money, equipment, people) for an equivalent result, or consuming equivalent resources for an improved result. A more efficient operation delivers better results, improving the top line, and reduced costs, improving the bottom line.

The keys to improving and ultimately optimizing an operation’s efficiency are to use improved data, information, and knowledge about the way the operation consumes its resources.  This improved data/information/knowledge flow allows us to make better decisions about planning, operations, and maintenance of our assets. Once we achieve an optimum efficiency, we can move on to becoming more effective, but that’s for a later discussion.

The “digital future” implements measurement, control and inspection technology, improving the quality and value of the data/information/knowledge produced during operations. This improved data/information/knowledge flow can increase the output and lower the cost of operations by enabling better decision making for both real time and planning activities. This process, whether applied to individual assets, fleets or organizations looks like this