Kaunas University of Technology kindly invites colleagues from partner universities worldwide to its “Global Faculty Week 2024” to be held on 22-26 April 2024 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 do not 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 and find common areas of cooperation.

In addition, we also welcome administrative staff to join us on the topic of “Burnout at the workplace” and will prepare a week-long programme with open lectures and workshops on this topic together with cultural activities and networking events that will give the opportunity to gain new knowledge, start discussions as well as will help strengthen the existing and create new partnerships with colleagues from all over the world.

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.

For the teaching visit, 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 will receive further organizational guidelines as soon as possible after receiving the confirmation from the host faculties.

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

Applications for training visit are no longer accepted after 15th of February.

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April 22, Monday

11:30 – 13:30 Registration and Welcome
11:30 – 12:00 Registration KTU Library (amphitheatre), Studentų g. 48
12:00 – 12:30 Welcome by the Rector of KTU Prof. Eugenijus Valatka, and vice-rector of studies doc. Dr. Kristina Ukvalbergienė
12:30 – 13:30 Presentation by James MCGeever “Lithuania and Lithuanians”
14:00 – 16:00 University Tour (Registration) Meeting point: KTU Library, Studentų g. 48
16:00 – 19:00 Free time
19:00 – 22:00 Welcome Dinner (Registration) Restaurant “Daugirdas” T. Daugirdo g. 4

April 23, Tuesday

9:00 – 19:00 Lectures, Individual Meetings
13:00 – 15:00 Lecture “Enhancing Public Speaking Skills for Dynamic Communication” by Audronė Daubarienė KTU Library (amphitheatre), Studentų g. 48
15:00 – 17:00 Open lecture “Why BODY & MIND practices are necessary for modern society?” by Simona Pajaujienė KTU Library (amphitheatre), Studentų g. 48
19:00 Visit to the local company (Registration) Meeting point: “Stumbras” museum, K. Būgos g. 7

April 24, Wednesday

9:00 – 19:00 Lectures, Individual Meetings
10:00 – 19:30 Trip to Trakai and Vilnius (Registration) Meeting point: Radisson Hotel Kaunas, K. Donelaičio g. 27

April 25, Thursday

9:00 – 19:00 Lectures, Individual Meetings
10:00 – 12:00 Workshop “EU policy and initiatives from below” by Niall Power (Registration) KTU Library (room M8), Studentų g. 48
15:00 – 17:00 Open Lecture “Burnout in a nutshell: how to ignite yourself, but not to burnout?” by Almantas Dulkys (Registration) KTU Santaka Valley (hall 1), K. Baršausko g. 59
17:00 – 20:00 Networking Café Café “Profesorius”, K. Baršausko g. 59

April 26, Friday

9:00 – 19:00 Lectures, Individual Meetings
10:00 – 12:00 Farewell KTU Santaka Valley (room 228), K. Baršausko g. 59

The programme may be subject to change.

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

Registration is required for some events. Please refer to the link added next to those events.

Kaunas University of Technology have prepared a detailed guide to help you prepare for your arrival and stay in Kaunas. There you will find:

  • how to reach city from the airport;
  • how to navigate in the city;
  • recommendations for accommodation;
  • tips on places to visit and have a meal;
  • additional useful information.

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

Ms. Monika Kačenauskienė, Academic Exchange Office

Email: monika.kacenauskiene@ktu.lt

After you submit your application, it is forwarded to the relevant faculty for further consideration and finding you a relevant lecture which you may teach.

Global Faculty Week 2023

On April 24-28 Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) hosted the fourth international teaching week “Global Faculty Week 2023”, which aimed to enrich the content of study programmes and strengthen cooperation with partners around the world. This year, a particularly large number of applications has been received – more than 100 guest lecturers from 32 countries around the world delivered lectures, shared their knowledge and expertise to the University students from all the faculties.

The largest number of participants came to the School of Economics and Business, Faculties of Mechanical Engineering and Design, and Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.

The guests also participated in a variety of cultural activities, visited the campus of the university, attended the museum and expanded their professional connections during the networking event.

Global Faculty Week 2022

In the last week of April, the 3rd KTU international teaching week took place, during which 50 guest lecturers from 22 countries were giving lectures to the University students. The event was organised in a mixed way – more than half of the guest lecturers were teaching in person, the rest gave lectures online.

The lectures were integrated into the study modules, so there were no changes in the timetable for the students. Hundreds of students benefited from this experience, it was a great way to make the students acquainted with a different academic culture and to broaden their approach to their studies. Visiting teachers not only passed on new knowledge but also taught in different ways, shared their cultural and personal experiences.

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

In October 2019, students of Kaunas University of Technology had the opportunity to gain international academic experience without leaving Lithuania – over 30 lecturers from 4 continents, 17 countries, 23 foreign higher education institutions gave lectures in English at the University’s faculties. KTU teachers and researchers were also able to strengthen cooperation ties with partners from abroad and adopt global practices. Although lecturers from abroad come to the University regularly, this time we brought them together for one week in order to offer and get additional value. The visiting professors gave lectures, conducted seminars, met with counterparts, participated in other academic activities and social and cultural events.

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