#Here2Empower: Workshop at the Faculty of Natural Sciences

#Here2Empower initiative, part of B4Students program and Mane Foundation’s commitment to education and youth, provides universities with a platform for the voluntary engagement of BALFIN Group experts in training activities tailored to the needs of the learning process. This initiative aims to reduce the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Introduced in 2023, the initiative has gathered around 10 BALFIN Group experts to hold open talks and hands-on trainings in various faculties on topics such as real estate management, digital transformation, job applications and interviews, and writing a business plan.

This time, we visited the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Tirana with Marlind Maksuti, Team Leader of Software Development at BALFIN Group. Marlind works on development and digitization projects across all BALFIN Group companies. He holds a degree in Artificial Intelligence and is an active researcher at the University of York in the United Kingdom.

The workshop, themed “Artificial Neural Networks and Large Language Models,” introduced students to the practical applications of Artificial Intelligence. Marlind explained how these technologies are transforming the software industry and shared concrete examples from his experience at BALFIN Group. Students had the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions and get answers to their specific questions.

Through activities like these, #Here2Empower initiative ensures that students are better prepared for the demands of the labor market and equipped with the necessary skills for their future careers. The voluntary engagement of BALFIN Group experts not only enriches the academic experience of students but also helps build a strong bridge between theory and practice.