The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated huge changes in higher education and introduced new forms of cooperation. With more or less active student mobility, staff visits have been put on hold for an indefinite time. For the autumn semester and into 2021 virtual mobility might be the only option for most of HEI’s to form and maintain partnerships and reach their goals for internationalisation.

The European Commission has now confirmed through the National Agencies that blended and virtual mobility can take place under the Erasmus+ mobility actions. It is an occasion to limit the negative impact of the crisis, but also to establish an additional format and opportunity for international mobility.

Therefore, KTU kindly invites colleagues from partner universities worldwide to its “Virtual Global Faculty Week 2021” to be held on 22-26 March 2021.

The event is open for academic staff willing to give lectures online, share experiences with our professors, find areas of cooperation. We believe that it is a mutual interest and virtual lectures will become another form of cooperation and exchange of expertise.

Language of the event and lectures is English.

Hosting Faculty Study area/Programme Prerequisites
Civil Engineering and Architecture

Civil Engineering: Sustainable and Energy Efficient Buildings, Building Digitization and BIM, Building Structures, Construction Management.

Architecture: Preparation of Architectural Projects, Parametric Architecture Design, Digital Architecture, Heritage Protection, Urban Planning.

Theoretical lectures and/or workshops (8 academic hours).
Mechanical Engineering and Design Interdisciplinary studies comprising Environmental Engineering, Manufacturing and Production Engineering, Business.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Automation, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence with focus on PLC Programming, Robot Control, Mechatronic Systems, Discrete and Nonlinear Systems, Scada Systems, Modelling of Robotized Systems, Control of Electric Drives, Industrial Communications. Theoretical lectures and/or workshops (8 academic hours).
Chemical Technology

Technological Sciences: Food Technology, Biotechnology.

Physical Sciences: Chemistry.

Engineering Sciences: Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering.

Informatics Information and Communication Technologies (ICT): Operating Systems, Interactive Web Technology, Teamwork in Information Systems Projects.
Information Systems Lecture without practical assignments on the fundamentals of Non-relational (No SQL) Databases: key features and differences from the relational DBs, available architectures, key database management systems; BA students.
Information Systems Lecture without major practical assignments on the fundamentals of Information Architecture (i. e., science of organizing and structuring content of the websites, web and mobile applications, and social media software). Key principles, IA system components, integration of IA into user interface design processes; BA students.
Panevėžys Faculty of Technologies and Business

Management: Social Responsibility, Change Management, Digital Marketing.

Civil Engineering: Sustainable Development in Construction, Energy Efficient Buildings.

Electrical Engineering: Artificial Intelligence in Robotics, Cyber Security.

Theoretical lectures and/or workshops only possible within these time-periods: Mon-Fri 17.30-20.46, Sat 9.00-17.00.
Mathematics and Natural Sciences Medical Technologies Subjects related to Medical Physics, especially MRI and Terranostics.
Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Education: Distance Learning, Curriculum, Innovations in Education.

Communication: Business Communication, Strategic Communication, Political Communication, Media Communication.

Linguistics, Translation, Music Technologies, Philosophy.

School of Economics and Business Economics: Macroeconomics, Engineering Economics, Circular Economics, “Green” Logistics, Sustainable Freight Transportation, Industry 4.0, Innovations in Logistics.
Human Resource Management: Talent Management, Artificial Intelligence in HR, Leadership, Managing Remote Workers, HR Analytics. Theoretical lectures and/or workshops (8 academic hours).
Management: Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Management, Project Management, Supply Chain Management & Logistics. Theoretical lectures and/or workshops (8 academic hours).
Business and Public Administration: Strategic Management Accounting. MA students
Accounting/Finance: Taxation, Tax systems, Tax Planning, Avoidance and Evasion, Investment Management. MA students

The application is open for academic staff working in the aforementioned study areas.

The registration deadline is 15 February 2021.

Selection of applicants will be an ongoing process. The applicants will be notified about the results and receive further organizational guidelines as soon as possible after we have received the confirmation from the host faculties.

Application must include a resume and a list of proposed lectures.

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We are happy to assist you in any matters related to your visit. Please do not hesitate to contact

Ms. Virginija Savalenkovienė, Academic Exchange Office

Email virginija.savalenkoviene@ktu.lt

Phone +370 37 300 035

After your participation is confirmed you will be provided with the contacts at the receiving departments.



Participants from 4 continents, 17 countries, 23 higher education institutions:

  1. France (Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tarbes & University of Angers)
  2. Spain (Tecnical University of Catalonia – ESEIAAT & University of Zaragoza)
  3. Germany (University of Applied Science Bingen & Schmalkalden University of Applied Science)
  4. Italy (University “Federico II” of Naples)
  5. Czech Republic (Brno University of Technology & University of Economics, Prague)
  6. Israel (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
  7. Columbia (Universidad Antonio Nariño)
  8. Ukraine (Ternopil Ivan Pului National Technical University)
  9. Norway (University of Southeast Norway)
  10. Croatia (University of Zagreb)
  11. Mexico (Monterrey Institute of Technology & Higher Education)
  12. Poland (University of Lodz & Lublin University of Technology)
  13. Brazil (Paulista University)
  14. Serbia (University of Novi Sad)
  15. Portugal (University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro)
  16. Netherlands (University of Twente)
  17. South Korea (Seoul National)


14:00 – 16:00


Opening of KTU Virtual Global Faculty Week 2021

Welcome Event

During this virtual session we would like to officially welcome you to KTU Virtual Global Faculty Week 2021. We will be joined by Prof. Eugenijus Valatka, Rector of the University, and Assoc. Prof. Jonas Čeponis, Vice Rector for Studies, as well as representatives from the academic departments. We will provide you with an overview of our institution and a brief run-through of the week’s programme. Participants will be asked to introduce themselves and their institution. Ultimately, we invite you to join us for a quiz to find out more about the countries represented by our guest lecturers.

13:00 – 14:30


8 Strong Reasons to Make Lithuania Your First Post-lockdown Travel Destination

Virtual Tour

Join the interactive teaser about Lithuania as a unique travel destination. It will feature eight globally outstanding characteristics of Lithuania including its role in dramatic and happy endings of Eastern European history, spiritual and linguistic peculiarities, bald and creative nature of local talent in business, sports and arts.

15:00 – 16:30


Physical vs. Virtual: Challenges of the New Reality


All areas of our life were affected to a certain degree by the COVID-19 pandemic. Without any doubt education has undergone fundamental changes that have brought some uncertainty and a lot of questions. Will the emergency response to the situation grow into something sustainable? Is there a way back to “normal”? Is the academic community ready? Engage in the discussion and share your thoughts and experiences on the topic with colleagues from different parts of the world.

13:00 – 13:30


Good morning! Good afternoon! Or maybe Good evening!

Coffee with KTU International Relations Department

No matter from what part of the world, we invite you for a short coffee break just to know how you are doing. Our team will be happy to hear your feedback from the first two days of the week and help you with any issues that you might have. Grab a cup of coffee and “zoom” into our office!

14:00 – 15:30


ECIU University: A Novel Approach of the University

Presentation by KTU Academic Affairs Department

During this session, we will present the ECIU University – the first joint European university where learners and researchers cooperate with cities and businesses to solve multi-disciplinary societal challenges and discuss the future of education.

16:00 – 17:00


Towards Implementation of the Third Mission of the University

Presentation by KTU National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre

In this presentation we will focus on the innovation ecosystem development at Kaunas University of Technology during the past several years. The main focus will be placed on the models and good practices at Technology Transfer Office. Join the session to hear about case studies that illustrate research results and their transformation to innovation.

13:00 – 14:00


Sutartinės – Archaic Songs of the Lithuanian Nation

Singing Session

Experience Sutartinės – archaic, polyphonic songs that came from the hearts of Lithuanian ancestors. These multipart chants have meditative ritual power and bring the unique, magical and uniting harmony. Singing in a circle liberates mind and emotions, awakens singing abilities you would not imagine having. Suitable for everybody, there is no need for musical knowledge, singing skills or Lithuanian language. You wouldn’t want to miss it!

14:00 – 15:00


Virtual Networking Café

Networking Session

International cooperation requires dynamic social, cultural and professional interaction of academic communities. It involves sharing knowledge and experiences. Therefore, we invite you to our virtual session which will assemble colleagues from KTU academic departments and visiting professors to exchange ideas and interests, make connections with other professionals.

15:00 – 15:30


Closing of KTU Virtual Global Faculty Week 2021

Farewell Event

To wrap up the week, we invite you to gather for the last session to say goodbye