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Engineering Curricula Modernization in Renewable Energy in Albanian Universities


The Impact of Virtual Reality Technologies on the Modernization of the Curricula of Western Balkan Universities in the Field of Renewable Sources

Luçiana Toti

Information Technology Department, Aleksander Moisiu University, Durres, Albania

Nadezhda Kunicina

Electrical and Environmental Engineering Department, Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia


The implementation of innovative technologies, such as Virtual Reality directly effects on revolutionizing of the educational system and gives students the opportunity to learn and practice in an inclusive way, regardless of their location. On the other hand, technological developments in the field of renewable resources lead to the need to improve study programs related to them. The fulfillment of such needs is intertwined with the development of the teaching methodologies aided by technology and/or ICT tools, which can be implemented in the virtual reality laboratory. This article provides that aided VR in the improvement of curricula, raise the capacity of the academic staff to the appropriate level in line with innovative technological developments. The academic staff should transfer Virtual Technologies through teaching to students in order to they gain competencies in the use of ICT tools, software and platforms, increasing the interaction NOT ONLY between teachers and themselves, but above all with the labor market in the renewable energy field. The results were provided with the help of machine learning on the original questionnaires ‘data and they can use by different study programs in Western Balkan Universities, based on by Aleksander Moisiu University’s development experience. The purpose of this study is to encourage the Western Balkan Universities to invest in the education of the new generation towards a green society and economy through the improvement of curricula and the implementation of contemporary teaching methods focusing on virtual reality technologies, as an important step for the evolution of the educational system.

Published in: 2023 10th International Conference on Electrical, Electronic and Computing Engineering (IcETRAN)

Date of Conference: 05-08 June 2023

Date Added to IEEE Xplore: 27 July 2023

ISBN Information:

DOI: 10.1109/IcETRAN59631.2023.10192195

Publisher: IEEE

Conference Location: East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Scientific paper  Electric Power System Department, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania

Akad. asc. Prof. Rajmonda Buhaljoti

We wish you a warm welcome at the 12th Conference of the National Com-mittee of North Macedonia in CIGRE – MAKO CIGRE.

MAKO CIGRE Conferences are among the most important events for our as-sociation. Unfortunately, the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted the traditional, biannual organization of the Conferences. But here we are, after four years, with lots of enthusiasm to continue working on the basic CIGRE idea for coop-eration and exchange of knowledge and experiences between engineers and profes-sionals working in power systems. We are happy to host you in Ohrid as well as for the opportunity to renew cooperation and networking among the Conference partic-ipants.

Traditionally, the program includes a panel plenary session, sessions of the Study Committees, technical presentations, and exhibition of renowned companies.

The topic of the plenary session emerged from the current developments in the energy sector and the challenges the electricity sector is faced with. The plenary session is entitled “Energy Crisis and the Way Forward” and is dedicated to the crisis that we all faced recently as well as the expected developments in the future. The topic is related to the scope of work of several Study Committees. The invited panel-lists are distinguished professionals who will tackle this topic from various aspects. We are convinced that, as many times before, the plenary session shall motivate a fruitful discussion.

Our partners from the industry will use the technical presentations to intro-duce their latest achievements. We invite all the participants to follow these presenta-tions and to visit the exhibition space, which will be opened throughout the duration of the Conference. This would be a great opportunity for the participants to gather information on new products and achievements of the leading power industry com-panies.

Study Committee sessions are dedicated to presentation of accepted papers and discussion among authors and Conference participants. The sessions contain papers related to the scope of work of the Study Committees, providing an oppor-tunity for the authors to present their research or engineering practices and discuss them with the audience consisting of professionals from the industry and the aca-demia. We hope that the presentations will spur discussions between the Conference participants.

Finally, it will be our great pleasure if you join us for all social events, orga-nized by MAKO CIGRE and our sponsors.

Sašo Saltirovski,

President, MAKO CIGRE