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.