Kaunas
university of
technology

KTU is one the largest technological universities in the Baltics. Known for its linkages with business, leadership in scientific research, flexible interdisciplinary study programmes and unforgettable study experience, KTU is fast forwarding to becoming an internationally acknowledged institution of higher education.

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Since its establishment in 1922, University has had more than 130,000 graduates. KTU Alumni »

 
 
 
 

 

Mission

To provide a research-based studies of international level, to create and to transfer knowledge and innovative technologies for sustainable development and innovative growth of the country, to provide an open creative environment that inspires leaders and talented individuals.


Vision: A leading European university with knowledge and technology development and transfer-based activities.

Strategy

  • Talented and motivated students, teachers and researchers
  • A considerable number of world-class teachers, researchers and international students
  • Unity of studies and science, close contact with business and industry
  • Interdisciplinary and trans-domain research and studies
  • International recognition in advanced knowledge and future technologies development and transfer
  • Participation in global knowledge networks
  • Quality of activities and efficient management
  • Inspiring and friendly environment
  • Dissemination of knowledge and values in the society

Facts & Figures

Community
Number of students: 10 895 (7 895 undergraduate, 2 648 masters, 566 international students and 352 PhD students)
Alumni: ~130 000
Academic Staff: ~1 000

Academic&Research Overview
Number of study programmes: 156 (including 62 in English, 64 undergraduate, 73 masters, 19 PhD programmes)
Member of EUA, CESAER, EUCEN and other international educational network organisations
Number of international research publications per year: ~442
Participation in international research programmes (7FP, COST, EUREKA, etc.): 88.
Funds from international research programmes comprise 25 percent of KTU's annual research budget; 46 percent of R&D capital comes from foreign companies

Regional Impact
Host of two Integrated science, studies and business valleys (Santaka and Nemunas)
Number of business start-ups: 27

KTU Profile 2014

 

Visual Identity

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Council

The Council is a collegial governing body of the University formed according to the Law on Science and Studies which provides that the management of state schools of higher education is composed of the representatives of academic community and the society.

The Council elects the rector, provides strategic objectives of the University, and ensures its accountability and communication with society and founders.


Members

Chairman of the Council – prof. habil. dr. Arvydas JANULAITIS

  1. prof. habil. dr. Ramutis Petras BANSEVIČIUS, Chief researcher at the Mechatronics Centre for Science, Studies and Information
  2. Regimantas BUOŽIUS, Director of Acme Computer Components Ltd.
  3. Gintautas GALVANAUSKAS, General Manager of Danske Bank A/S Lithuania Branch
  4. prof. dr. Rimantas GATAUTIS, Head of Centre for Electronic Business Research, professor at Faculty of Economics and Management
  5. Mindaugas GLODAS, Healthcare Industry Director CEE at Microsoft
  6. Arūnas LAURINAITIS, Vice-President of Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists
  7. assoc. prof. dr. Raimondas KUODIS, vice-chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania, assoc. prof. at Dept. of Economics and International Trade, Faculty of Economics and Management, Kaunas University of Technology
  8. prof. dr. Sigitas STANYS, KTU vice-rector for international relations and development, professor at Dept. of Textile Technology, Faculty of Design and Technologies
  9. prof. Algirdas ŠAČKUS Director of Institute of Synthetic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Technology, professor at Dept. of Organic Chemistry
  10. Martynas UBARTAS, Head of KTU Student Affairs Department, doctoral student

Functions

  1. Having regard to the proposals from the Senate, approves University’s vision and mission, strategic action plan proposed by the rector,
  2. Having regard to the proposals from the Senate, submits for approval the new amendments to the Statute of the University,
  3. Discusses and approves University’s restructuring plans proposed by the rector,
  4. Having regard to the proposals from the Senate, establishes procedures on management and implementation of University’s funds and real estate assets,
  5. Having regard to the proposals from the Senate, approves on organisational procedures of the election of the rector through the procedure of an open tender,
  6. Appoints vice-rectors on the advice of the rector,
  7. Establishes principles of selection and assessment of University’s administrative and other employees,
  8. Approves internal rules and revaluations of the University,
  9. On the advice of the rector, establishes the size of tuition fees and payments which are not directly connected to the implementation of a study programme,
  10. Having regard to the proposals from the Senate, establishes the total number of study places, taking into account the possibilities to ensure the quality of studies and research activity,
  11. Within one month after submission by the rector, approves the estimates for University’s annual income and expenditure as well as its implementation report; may initiate the audit of University’s economic and financial performance,
  12. Within one month after submission by the rector, approves University’s annual activity report, evaluates its compliance with University‘s strategic action plan, the achieved results and their impact,
  13. Ensures University‘s accountability and communication with society and the founder,
  14. Together with the Senate and University’s administration is responsible for providing University with financial support and funding,
  15. Having regard to the proposals from the Senate, approves University’s restructuring or liquidation plans and communicates them to the Seimas,
  16. Prepares an annual report of Council’s activities and publishes the report at the University’s website,
  17. Performs other functions provided for in KTU Statute and other legislation.

Contacts

Executive Assistant to the Rector
Justina Gabrielaitytė
e. p. justina.gabrielaityte@ktu.lt
tel. + 370 682 82 417

 
 
 
 

Senate

 

Members

The Senate is a collegial body managing academic affairs of the University. The principles of Senate’s composition and main functions are prescribed and regulated the Statute of the University. The Senate operates in accordance with the Law on Science and Studies of the Republic of Lithuania, the Statute of the University and other legislation.

Consisting of 49 scientists and students, the Senate will serve for a five-year term. The Senate has the following four permanent committees: Research and Innovations, Studies, Student Affairs, and Strategic Development and Finance.

Chairman of the Senate – professor Rytis Krušinskas, e. mail rytis.krusinskas@ktu.lt

Vice Chairman of the Senate – associate professor Vytautas Janilionis, e. mail vytautas.janilionis@ktu.lt
Secretary of the Senate – chief researcher Renaldas Raišutis, e. mail renaldas.raisutis@ktu.lt
Administrative Assistant of the Senate – Gitana Marmaitė, e. mail gitana.marmaite@ktu.lt

Committees

Research and Innovations Committee (RIC):

Tamulevičius Sigitas – professor (Chairman)
Ragulskis Minvydas Kazys – professor (Vice Chairman)
Dragašius Egidijus – professor (Secretary)

Bučiūnienė Ilona – professor,
Butleris Rimantas – professor,
Dvarionienė Jolanta – associate professor,
Gagytė Laura – student,
Gatautis Rimantas – professor,
Janiūnaitė Brigita – professor,
Keturakis Saulius – professor,
Marozas Vaidotas – professor,
Nakutis Žilvinas – professor,
Raišutis Renaldas – chief researcher,
Šiaučiūnas Raimundas – professor

Studies Committee (SC):

Kliučininkas Linas – professor (Chairman)
Stravinskienė Jurgita – associate professor (Vice Chairman)
Kalvanas Žilvinas – student (Secretary)

Ancutienė Ingrida – professor,
Butkienė Rita – associate professor,
Čepulis Nerijus – associate professor,
Gudzinskas Juozas – associate professor,
Ivanauskas Ernestas – associate professor,
Janilionis Vytautas – associate professor,
Kazlaitė Lijana – student,
Kybartas Darius – associate professor,
Vaščėga Liudas – student,
Žiliukas Pranas – professor.

Student Affairs Committee (SAC):

Terentjevaitė Ugnė – student (Chairman)
Juzėnas Kazimieras – associate professor (Vice Chairman)
Kirdeikytė Šarūnė – student (Secretary)

Blažauskas Tomas – associate professor,
Karbauskas Edvinas – student,
Kijauskas Lukas – student,
Lipnickas Arūnas – professor

Strategic Development and Finance Committee (SDFC):

Valančius Zenonas – associate professor (Chairman)
Stanys Sigitas – professor (Vice Chairman)
Marcinkevičius Gediminas – student (Secretary)

Adlienė Diana – professor,
Bareiša Eduardas – professor,
Butkevičienė Eglė – associate professor,
Gimžauskienė Edita – professor,
Rudžionis Žymantas – professor,
Šimanauskas Tautvydas – student,
Valatka Eugenijus – professor,
Valickas Jonas – associate professor,
Valinevičius Algimantas – professor,
Vilkauskas Andrius – senior researcher.

Rector

Prof. Petras Baršauskas
K. Donelaičio g. 73, room 414
tel. +370 37 300 001, 324 040
e-mail. rektorius@ktu.lt,
petras.barsauskas@ktu.lt
Administrative Assistant – Evelina Školaitė
tel. +370 37 300 011
e. p. evelina.skolaite@ktu.lt
 
 
 
 

Rector's Office

Rector’s Office is an advisory body of the Rector. Rector’s Office is composed of the Rector, vice-rectors, faculty deans, student union president and other leadership appointed by the Rector. Rector’s Office functions are set out by the University Statute.

Vice-Rector for Studies – doc. Jurgita Šiugždinienė
K. Donelaičio g. 73
e-mail: jurgita.siugzdiniene@ktu.lt
Administrative Assistant – Gitana Marmaitė
tel. +370 37 300 012
e-mail gitana.marmaite@ktu.lt
Vice-Rector for Research and Innovations – Prof. Asta Pundzienė
K. Donelaičio g. 73
tel. +370 37 300 003
e-mail asta.pundziene@ktu.lt
Administrative Assistant – Lina Vilčinskaitė
tel. +370 37 300 013
e-mail lina.vilcinskaite@ktu.lt
 
 
 
 

International Relations

Memberships

BALTECH

Consortium between universities in the Baltic Sea Region

BALTECH was initiated in May 1997 by the Rectors of the seven universities

The Consortium has been set up with the aim to be the solid base for wider partnership and closer cooperation between universities in the Baltic Sea Region within the area of natural sciences, technology and industrial management.

In the long term perspective the goal is to create a virtual “Baltic Sea University of Science and Technology” based on a number of universities around the Baltic Sea as a strategic resource for long-term development of education and research in accordance with the needs of the region.

KTU has joined the Consortium in 1997.

http://www.baltech.info/about/

 

BUP

Baltic University Programme

The Programme is established in 1991.

BUP is a network of about 225 universities and other institutions of higher education throughout the Baltic Sea region. The network is coordinated by the Baltic University Programme Secretariat a part of Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development (Uppsala CSD) at Uppsala University, Sweden.

The Programme focuses on questions of sustainable development, environmental protection, and democracy in the Baltic Sea region. The Programme develops university courses, participates in projects in cooperation with authorities, municipalities and others.

KTU has joined the network in 1991.

http://www.balticuniv.uu.se/index.php/about-us

 

CESAER

Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research

CESAER is a non-profit international association of leading European universities of science and technology and engineering schools/faculties at comprehensive universities and university colleges.

Association was established in 1990 and now has a membership of 50 institutions from 24 countries. CESAER sees the diversity of cultures and structures in Europe as a specific strength and opportunity and aims at a membership that mirrors that diversity.

CESAER stands for scientific excellence in engineering education and research, and the promotion of innovation through close cooperation with industry in order to ensure the application of cutting-edge knowledge in industry and society. It maintains and promotes the highest quality standards.

KTU has joined this association in 2006.

http://www.cesaer.org/en/home/

 

ECIU

The European Consortium of Innovative Universities

The consortium was founded in 1997. ECIU is the leading international consortium of research intensive universities, with collective emphasis on innovation, creativity and societal impact, driving the development of a knowledge-based economy. It has has 12 members from different countries. 

KTU has joined the consortium in 2016.

http://www.eciu.org/

 

EUA

European University Association

EUA was formed in 2001 as the result of a merger between the Association of European Universities (CRE) and the Confederation of European Union Rectors’ Conferences.

With 850 members across 47 countries, EUA is the largest and most comprehensive organisation representing universities in Europe. 17 million students are enrolled at EUA member universities. As the voice of Europe’s universities EUA supports and takes forward the interests of individual institutions and the higher education sector as a whole.

EUA provides unrivalled opportunities for members to share best practice by participating in projects, events and other mutual learning activities involving a wide range of universities. EUA’s website, briefings and newsletters keep members well-informed about these activities and European developments which impact on their activities.

Furthermore, EUA plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation.

KTU has joined the Association in 1998.

http://www.eua.be/About.aspx

 

EUA-CDE

European University Association Council of Doctoral Education

The EUA-CDE is an integral part of EUA

EUA-CDE was established in 2008. It creates a strong voice for European universities on doctoral education both inside Europe and internationally and contributes to enhancing the visibility of doctoral/graduate/research schools and programmes.

It builds on the outcomes of EUA’s policy and project work on doctoral education and research careers, and seeks to respond to growing demand from members for a more structured supporting framework and additional opportunities to promote cooperation and exchange of good practice on issues of common concern related to the organisation and quality of doctoral education in universities across Europe.

KTU has joined the Institution in 2008.

http://www.eua.be/activities-services/cde.aspx

 

EUCEN

European University Continuing Education Network

The network is a multidisciplinary European association for University Lifelong Learning. It was created in May 1991 and registered in Belgium as a non-governmental, non-profit making organisation.

EUCEN defines University Lifelong Learning broadly as any form of education, vocational or general, resumed after an interval following the continuous initial education. The aim is to contribute to the economic and cultural life of Europe through the promotion and advancement of lifelong learning within higher education institutions in Europe and elsewhere. The network strives to foster universities' influence in the development of lifelong learning knowledge and policies throughout Europe.

KTU has joined the Institution in 2000.

http://www.eucen.eu/

 

SEFI

European Society for Engineering Education

SEFI is the largest network of institutions of higher engineering education, individuals, associations and companies in Europe. SEFI as an international non-profit organisation was established in 1973 by 21 European Universities.

SEFI serves as a European Forum to its members, composed of institutions of higher engineering education, academic staff and teachers, students, related associations and companies in 47 countries.

The objectives of SEFI are encountered through a series of activities such as the Annual Conferences, Ad hoc seminars and workshops organised by SEFI’s working groups, Task forces on specific topics, the organization of the European Engineering Deans Conventions, Publications (incl. the European Journal of Engineering Education), European projects, Position papers.

KTU has joined the Organization in 2001.

http://www.sefi.be/

 

UNEP GUPES

United Nations Environment Programme Global Universities Partnership on Environment

GUPES aims to promote the integration of environment and sustainability concerns into teaching, research, community engagement, the management of universities including greening of university infrastructure/facilities/operations, as well as to enhance student engagement and participation in sustainability activities both within and beyond universities.

KTU has joined the Partnership in 2005.

http://www.unep.org/

 

UNITOWN

The Network of Excellence for University Cities

The “Unitown” (launched in 2013) brings together municipalities characterized by the presence of a prestigious academic community as well as universities, which significantly shape the overall structure, and daily life of the urban space in which they are located. Each of these municipalities and universities has established mutual relationships to solve daily life problems and has devised common views and visions of the University City as a whole. This is what “Unitown” expects from every partner, together with the will to share their experiences and good practices in town-gown relations and to shape them as a dynamic international network of excellence.

KTU joined the network on 10 November 2016.

www.unitown.it

Academic Mobility

 

Erasmus+ Programme

The Erasmus Programme is an initiative run by the European Union (EU). The programme provides opportunities for students to study or gain work experience in a different European country while completing a degree. There are many benefits, including the chance to learn another European language, and to experience life within a different culture.

More information about ERASMUS+ studies, traineeships, selection process, required documents, results can be found here.

 

Exchange Under Bilateral Agreements

Each semester a number of exceptional students are able to win a mobility scholarship provided by the Department of International Relations for part time studies or summer/winter courses in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea or Taiwan.

More information about selection process, required documents, results can be found here.

Partners

Azerbaijan

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Denmark

Germany

University of Bayreuth

Erasmus+

Technical University of Berlin

Erasmus+

(HTW) Berlin University of Applied Sciences

Erasmus+

Bingen University of Applied Sciences

Erasmus+

Braunschweig Institute of Technology

Erasmus+

University of Bremen

Erasmus+

Clausthal University of Technology

Erasmus+

Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Erasmus+

Technical University of Darmstadt

Erasmus+

TU Dortmund University

Erasmus+

Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Erasmus+

ISM International School of Management GmbH

Erasmus+

Dusseldorf University of Applied Sciences

Erasmus+

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

Erasmus+

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Erasmus+

Hamburg University of Technology

Erasmus+

Helmut-Schmidt University

Erasmus+

University of Hamburg

Erasmus+

Ilmenau University of Technology

Erasmus+

Karlsruher Institute of Technology

Erasmus+

Koblenz University of Applied Sciences

Erasmus+

University of Konstanz

Erasmus+

Leipzig University

Erasmus+

Leipzig University of Applied Sciences

Erasmus+

Luebeck University of Applied Sciences

Erasmus+

Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences

Erasmus+

Technical University of Munich TUM

Erasmus+

Munich University of Applied Sciences

Erasmus+

Universitat der Bundeswehr Munchen

Erasmus+

University of Munster

Erasmus+

University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden

Erasmus+

Universitat Siegen

Erasmus+

Albstadt - Sigmaringen University

Erasmus+

FH Stralsund - University of Applied Sciences

Erasmus+

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University

Erasmus+

Jade University of Applied Science

Erasmus+

Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design

Erasmus+

Counselling Centre for the Gifted BRAIN

Cooperation agreement

University of Karlsruhe Student Union

Cooperation agreement

Aachen University of Applied Sciences

Cooperation agreement

University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden

Cooperation agreement

SIEMENS AG Industrial Solutions & Services Division

Cooperation agreement

Festo AG & Co. KG

Letter on Intent

sikos GmbH

MoU

Indonesia

BINUS University

Exchange agreement, MoU

South Korea

Yonsei University

Exchange agreement

Kyung Hee University

MoU

Malta

The Netherlands

Slovenia

Taiwan

National Tsing Hua University

Erasmus+, Exchange agreement, MoU

National Taipei University of Technology

Cooperation agreement

National Taiwan University

Exchange agreement, cooperation agreement

 

Honorary Members

Honorary Doctors

 

Awarded in 2015

Prof. dr. Horst-Günter RUBAHN
Prof. dr. Teodoro FORCHT-DAGI

Awarded in 2014

Alex SOZONOFF
Dr. Vladas LAŠAS
Jūratė Kristina KAZICKAITĖ-ALTMAN
Anders Fogh RASMUSSEN

Awarded in 2013
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas BRANSON

Awarded in 2012
Dr. Hans Peter JENSEN

Awarded in 2008
Prof.  Manfred HORVAT
Prof. Sören MATTSSONAwarded in 2006
Prof.  Václav KLAUS
Prof.  Emanuelis JARAŠŪNAS

Awarded in 2004
Prof. Romualdas ŠVIEDRYS

Awarded in 2003
Prof. Jonas MOCKUS

Awarded in 2002
Ph.D. Bronislovas LUBYS
Ph.D. Max SCWEIZER

Awarded in 2001
President of the Republic of Lithuania Ph.D. Algirdas Mykolas BRAZAUSKAS

Awarded in 2000
Ph.D. Günter LATTERMANN
Ph.D. Ulrich DALDRUP

Awarded in 1999
Prof. Edvardas JASAITIS
Prof. Algirdas MATUKONIS
Prof. Klaus K. UNGER
John A. BERENDSE
Ph.D. Terence Henry McLAUGHLIN
Prof. Feliksas PALUBINSKAS
Aleksandras DAMBRAUSKAS – JAKŠTAS
Petras VILEIŠIS
Pranas MAŠIOTAS

Awarded in 1998
President of the Republic of Lithuania Valdas Voldemaras ADAMKUS
Prof. Romualdas KAŠUBA
Prof. Egons LAVENDELIS
Prof. Irene LANGE
Engineer Kazys SEKMAKAS
Ph.D. Juozas Petras KAZICKAS
Academician Adolfas Laimutis TELKSNYS
Academician Jurgis VILEMAS

Awarded in 1996
Accredited Engineer Friedrich MARCKS
Prof. Kazimieras ŠEŠELGIS

Awarded in 1995
Prof.  Roland G. VERHE
Prof. Jeffrey A. G. KNIGHT
Prof. Algirdas MARCHERTAS

Awarded in 1994
Ph.D. Stasys BAČKAITIS

Awarded in 1993
Prof. Rimas VAIČAITIS
Prof. Rimas VAIŠNYS

Veteran's Club Emeritus

President – Prof. Romanas Krivickas
K. Donelaičio St. 73–421, LT-44029 Kaunas
tel. +370 37 300 745
e-mail emeritus@ktu.lt
skype ktu-emeritai
http://emeritus.ktu.lt

KTU Veterans Club Emeritus is a social, non-political, non-profit University employee organization uniting teachers, researchers and other workers of the University who are retired or of retirement age.

Club Members cherishes University history and traditions; actively cooperates with the University’s academic departments to provide educational and scientific experience to young lecturers, researchers and students; assists in the preparation of scientific and educational literature, and educational tools; arranges meetings with University leaders and students; interacts with veterans’ organizations of other institutions of higher education.

In its activities Emeritus follows the University Statute, the Code of Professional Ethics and Conduct and its own rules.

 
 
 
 

Ethics Committee

Members

The culture of every university is comprised of the principles of academic values and ethics as defined by the Magna Charta of European Universities and European Charter for Researchers. Cultivating and promoting culture is a priority for Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). The academic community of KTU follows the Code of Academic Ethics ratified by the University Senate in 2012 which states the main ethical and moral principles of all academic activities: academic freedom and responsibility, ethical relationships among the community members, academic honesty and equitableness. This code also states the essential norms of ethics and defines misbehaviour for a teacher, student and researcher which have not been defined in any law of the Republic of Lithuania nor in any internal documents of the University. The academic ethics at KTU is been regulated by the Ethics Committee.


Chairman: assoc. prof. Nerijus Čepulis
Vice-chairman: prof. Rimantas Barauskas
Secretary: prof. Gražina Startienė

Members:

  1. Student Žilvinas Kalvanas
  2. Prof. Donatas Levišauskas
  3. Assoc. prof. Antanas Šenavičius
  4. Prof. Kęstutis Zaleckis

Procedure

The Committee responds to the cases of breaking the academic ethics according to the Code of Academic Ethic ratified by the University Senate; it investigates the claims of misconduct in research, professional, communicational ethics or misconduct. The Committee supervises the academic ethic norms in academic community, and it is acting against any discrimination because of gender, age, ethnic, national or social background, religion or convictions, sexual orientation, language, disability, political views, social or economic status. The KTU Ethics Committee is not tolerating any cases of breaching the institutional or authorial of intellectual property rights, plagiarism and other cases of academic dishonesty.

The Committee is not investigating the employees’ misconduct cases which are being solved according to the regulations of Employment Code of Ethics, nor cases of breaking the academic discipline that are being investigated according to the Academic Regulations.

The commentaries and claims on the academic ethics and ethical relationships among the community members situation at the University should be addressed to etikos.kolegija@ktu.lt

The Committee does not obligate itself to answer every letter. However, the clearly motivated claims will be discussed at the meetings of the Committee. The anonymous claims will not be investigated.

Professional Employees Union

K. Donelaičio St. 73, LT-44209 Kaunas
tel. +370 (37) 300 682
mob. +370 (686) 91167
e-mail profkom@ktu.lt

Chair – Vytautas Juodagalvis

KTU Professional Employees Union is an independent organization on voluntary basis, uniting University present and retired former employees.

Professional Union protects employees’ labour, professional, economic and social rights and their rightful interests; brings forward proposals to the State government and governmental bodies on improvement of employees’ work and social conditions; deals with the improvement of vocational training and social problems together with the University administration; and has other related activities.

KTU Professional Employees Union acts in accordance with Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Constitution and Laws of the Republic of Lithuania and the following rules.