Last week Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) signed an agreement to launch an international joint Master‘s Degree Programme – Global Technology and Innovation Management and Enterpreneurship (GTIME). The agreement was signed between KTU and Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).
Both universities agreed to collaborate in delivering a Double degree study programme MSc. This is a unique two-year programme offered by internationally recognized universities from Europe and Asia. The rest of global consortium’s partners, including KTU and TUHH, are: Aalborg University (Denmark), Manipal University (India), Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Japan) and University of Strathclyde (Scotland).
According to KTU associate professor and the director of Management study programmes Dr. Lina Užienė, studies without borders are not only the future of European but also global education. “Participation in the consortium is a significant proof of the high quality study programmes in the field of management”, says Užienė.
The first and second semester’s students, who will be studying GTIME, will spend their first year at TUHH and receive a strong foundation in the field of technology and innovation management, will learn about both early and late phases of the innovation management process, concentrate on market research for radical innovation, cross functional operation at the front end of the innovation process, manage innovation projects over geographical and functional / divisional borders, etc.
The content of the programme for the further semesters will depend on which partner institution from the consortium is chosen by the student. Based on their specific core competences, each partner university will offer courses complementing and deepening students’ knowledge gained from the first year.
According to Užienė, the agreement came as a result of several years of intensive work, which involved the whole team of KTU Innovation Management and Enterpreneurship Master’s Degree programme. She also noted that the achieved international agreement requires highly competent lecturers, effective study programme management and high quality standards.
More information about GTIME programme: https://www.g-time.org/.