“Qendra Metroresearch” has functioned as an integral part of the scientific and academic activity of PHEI “Metropolitan Tirana University” since its creation and operation and recently is registered as an independent NGO.

The center aims to contribute to the professional and academic capacities of University, as well as introduce applicable standards particularly in the field of construction, information technology, sustainable development, the involvement of communities in local development, civic education, art and cultural heritage and other areas linked to it beyond the university students.

Qendra Metroresearch provides suitable spaces: mentoring, management, consulting for strategic partners in the development of research projects. The academic and administrative staff is engaged in all projects developed prepared by Qendra Metroresearch and contribute directly with ideas and activities in various donor or own projects.

“Qendra Metroresearch” established the incubator inviting students from Metropolitan Tirana University as well as from other universities, aiming at encouraging students and youngsters in identifying and implementing innovative ideas in information technology but not only. These ideas may serve as start-up potential business that can operate in each relevant field.

Metroresearch comprises 3 full time project experts and a vast list of external professionals ready to input for relevant fields.

Actually Metroresearch has created strategic partnerships with EU member countries’ research institutions like Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Hungary, etc. as well as with regional partners like Kosovo, Macedonia.

In a period of less than a year, Metroresearch team has developed and submitted application for INTERREG, IADSA, IPA - CBC and is in the process of developing LIFE and H2020 Applications.

The team also explored internal grant programs especially in the field of applied technologies for monitoring environmental issues and culture.

Qendra Metroresearch established the Metropolitan Incubator as a novelty in PHEI "Metropolitan Tirana University". Here the students are able to create Start-Ups with their ideas and finalize them into real products, like softwares or application in other sectors like in construction, economy, science, etc. The Metropolitan Tirana University provides technical assistance and academic advise to students who want to finalize their ideas. The Career Office invites all students to apply to become part of the project METROPOLITAN Incubator and MGC.

The first donor project of Qendra Metroresearch was Virtual Cicero which aimed at promotion and growing audiences in the arts, culture and heritage.

Intervention by this project consisted in the provision of an information system in the premises of the Art Gallery, which displays information about the application of the art facilities located in Gallery, on the screen of the smartphone devices or tablets. Through it, the visitors attending the Art Gallery, can view information on specific works of art, without the need for the presence of a human interpreter, cicero. Furthermore, the purpose of the application is to improve services offered by the institution even further. Specifically Metroresearch intervention is aimed at increasing interest and familiarity with these works of art, especially in younger ages, through attendance attractive elements of these environments and by using the application. In this way they will be able to recognize the cultural and historical values, increasing the level of knowledge about art and culture.