Kaunas University of Technology kindly invites colleagues from partner universities worldwide to its “Global Faculty Week 2023” to be held on 24-28 April 2023 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 2023.

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.

Registration closed

The registration deadline is 1 March 2023. 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 24, Monday

12:00 – 14:00 Registration and Welcome
14:00 – 16:00 University Tour
16:00 – 19:00 Free Time
19:00 – 22:00 Welcome Dinner

April 25, Tuesday

9:00 – 19:00 Lectures, individual meetings
13:00 – 15:00 Workshop “Challenges Implementing the Erasmus+ Programme”
15:00 – 16:00 Open lecture “Serious Humor in Higher Education”

April 26, Wednesday

9:00 – 19:00 Lectures, individual meetings
15:00 – 17:30 Kaunas Sightseeing Tour
18:00 – 20:00 Networking Café

April 27, Thursday

9:00 – 19:00 Lectures, individual meetings
11:00 – 13:00 Cultural session “Lithuania and Lithuanians – National Uniqueness in the Eyes of an Expat”
13:30 – 16:00 Visit to Čiurlionis Museum

April 28, Friday

9:00 – 13:00 Lectures, individual meetings
11:00 – 13:00 Farewell, Certificates

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. The link to the registration forms will be sent to all accepted participants.

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. Virginija Savalenkovienė, Academic Exchange Office

Email virginija.savalenkoviene@ktu.lt

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

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.