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 had been put on hold for some time. But they gained momentum and keep becoming less likely to stop despite some uncertainty.

Therefore, KTU kindly invites colleagues from partner universities worldwide to its “Global Faculty Week 2022” to be held on 25-29 April 2022 in Kaunas. The purpose of the event is to integrate international and intercultural dimensions into the curriculum, strengthen the idea of internationalization at home, maintain and develop international cooperation.

The event will be held in a hybrid format. Colleagues who are still hesitant about travelling or otherwise have no possibility to come to Kaunas for a physical visit, are very welcome to choose the possibility of virtual teaching.

The event is open for academic staff willing to give face-to-face or online lectures, share experiences with our professors, find common areas of cooperation.

In addition, we will prepare a week-long social programme with cultural presentations, networking events and workshops that will give the opportunity to gain new knowledge, start discussions and networking as well as help strengthen the existing and create new partnerships with colleagues from all over the world. We will provide more details about the programme in March 2022.

Language of the event and lectures is English.

The activity is eligible for Erasmus+ funding as STA (staff mobility for teaching). For more information about grants please contact International Offices at your institutions.

As for now, “Green Pass” is mandatory to participate in public events and lectures at KTU or enter other venues in the city. But it is still unclear how the situation will be developing later in spring. We hope that eventually the pandemic will be controlled by vaccination, and of course we will take all necessary precautions for everybody to stay safe.

These are the topics we are looking for but you can also apply and suggest your own topics provided they could be integrated into the study programmes at KTU (Bachelor, Master).

Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

  • Translation, Interpreting, Linguistics, Foreign Language Teaching
  • Music Technologies
  • Communication Studies
  • Public Governance and Administration, Politics
  • Education Studies
  • Philosophy and Digital Culture
  • Sociology
  • Administrative Staff (trainings and experience sharing)

Faculty of Chemical Technology

  • Chemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Food Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  • Automation, Robotics (Robot Control and Modelling, Mechatronic Systems, Electric Drives, Artificial Intelligence, Discrete and Nonlinear Systems, PLC Programming and Scada Systems)

Faculty of Informatics

  • Information Systems (Databasis)
  • Information Systems (Business Intelligence and Data Mining) – virtual only.
  • 3D Modeling
  • Algorithms for Big Data Processing

School of Economics and Business

  • Finance (Budgeting for Corporate Finance Decisions)
  • Management (Project Management, Employee Recruitment or Retention, Fundamentals of Management)
  • Economics (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Engineering Economics)
  • Business and Entrepreneurship (International Business, International Management, Business Organization in International Markets, Formation of the Purchasing Cycle)
  • Marketing (Creative Advertising, Price Research Methods, Price Structure and the Peculiarities of Differentiated Pricing, Industrial
  • Marketing Communications, Market Entry Strategic Decisions of Industrial Organizations)
  • International Business (Leadership Role in Organization Design)

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture

  • Civil Engineering (Buildings Services Systems Engineering, Construction Technologies, Structural Engineering)
  • Sustainable and Energy Efficient Buildings (Indoor Climate, Building Energy and Environment, Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB), Building Renovation)
  • Structural and Building Products Engineering (Reinforced Concrete Structures, Wood Structures, Durability and Life Cycle of Structures, Prefabrication, Simulation and Performance of Structures)
  • Construction Management (Quality Management in Construction, BIM (4D, 5D, 6D BIM), Construction Technologies, GIS in Construction)
  • Architecture (Distance Learning Methods in Architectural Studies, GIS for Urban Planning and Visual Impact Assessment, Parametric Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Application of Space Syntax for the Analysis of Urban Spaces)

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  • Applied Mathematics, Data Science and Engineering, Business Big Data Analytics
  • Medical Technology, Physics and Materials Technology

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design

  • Thermal Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Vehicles Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Apparel Engineering

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

The registration deadline is 25 March 2022. Please note that it takes some time to find a matching study programme, hosting professor and discuss the content of lectures therefore we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

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.

The application form can be found bellow.

April 25, Monday

12:00 – 13:30 Opening and Welcome

Location: Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, A. Mickevičiaus st. 37.

The link to connect online https://liedm.zoom.us/j/84177875372

14:00 – 17:00 University Tour

Location: meeting point at the main entrance of Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, A. Mickevičiaus st. 37.

17:00 – 19:00 Free time

19:00 – 22:00 Welcome Dinner

Location: restaurant “Čiop Čiop”, V. Putvinskio st. 50.

April 26, Tuesday

9:00 – 19:00 Lectures

10:30 – 12:00 Visit to the School of Economics and Business

            Location: School of Economics and Business, Gedimino st. 50

April 27, Wednesday

9:00 – 19:00 Lectures

15:00 – 18:00 Kaunas Sightseeing Tour

Location: meeting point at the main entrance of KTU Central Building, K. Donelaičio st. 73.

April 28, Thursday

9:00 – 19:00 Lectures

April 29, Friday

9:00 – 13:00 Lectures

9:00 – 10:00 Virtual lecture “War in Ukraine: Academia and Research”

            The link to connect online: https://liedm.zoom.us/j/83573157855

10:00 – 11:00 Farewell

Location: KTU Central Building, K. Donelaičio st. 73.

11:00 – 20:00 Excursion to Vilnius and Trakai

Location: meeting point at the entrance of KTU Central Building, K. Donelaičio st. 73.

 

All events and meals in the programme are sponsored by International Relations Department and are free of charge.

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.

Virtual Global Faculty Week 2021

For the first time ever, Global Faculty Week at KTU was hosted virtually. However, it turned out to be not an obstacle but rather as a greater opportunity for lecturers from all around the world. A total of 65 professors from 25 different countries all the way from Europe to Asia and Latin America have cooperated with KTU lecturers from 8 different faculties and provided and hosted professionally prepared lectures for hundreds of KTU students.

In addition to teaching, our guests had an opportunity to establish new connections in the academic environment. Participants of Virtual Global Faculty Week 2021 enjoyed an interesting social program where they actively participated in discussions, learned about culture and history of Lithuania and even tried to virtually sing Lithuanian folk songs together.

For more echoes and feedback from the Virtual Global Faculty Week 2021 read here.

GLOBAL FACULTY WEEK 2019

 

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)