The academic and research process at POLIS University is strongly connected to the professional practices. Even in this case, POLIS founders provide a substantial impetus as they come from unique professional and managerial experiences in Albania and the Region through specialized organizations, as:
- Co-PLAN, the Institute for Habitat Development, one of the most prominent NGOs in the country, in territory administration, sustainable development and good governance fields;
- Architecture and design studio “Metro_POLIS” Shpk;
- Services and hosting company “Albanian_Experience”
POLIS, on its own or in collaboration with these partners, provides: professional assistance, services and practices, which play a significant role to the professional growth of staff, scientific researchers and especially students. From third year to the end of their studies, students are engaged in concrete professional works and projects, enabling them to get prepared for a successful confrontation with the job market and society. This is one of the most inspiring processes at POLIS University. Such practices go beyond experiences at national level and involve projects and competitions at international level such as “Studio 3TI” in Ferrara, Italy, with “MakeLab” in Detroit, USA and “IHS Rotterdam” in Holland.