R&D&I at KTU



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R&D&I at KTU

Research, development and innovation (R&D&I) projects and contracts implemented by the University’s researchers contribute to the country’s economic, social and cultural growth and use the latest scientific knowledge and inventions to solve the issues relevant to the society.

KTU is one of research, development and innovation (R&D&I) leaders in Lithuania. Each year it invests in research in breakthrough fields and aims to transfer the newly developed knowledge and technologies into studies and non-formal education. In this way KTU contributes to the knowledge-based welfare of the local community.

High international level researchers undertaking research in the areas of natural sciences, technologies, medical and health sciences, social sciences and humanities are working at KTU laboratories. KTU researchers train and develop their potential by engaging in interdisciplinary research across different areas of science on international level.

In 2013 the Senate approved 5 R&D&I Priority Areas of the University’s research:

  1. Diagnostic and measurement technologies,
  2. Smart environments and information technology,
  3. New high technology materials,
  4. Technologies for sustainable development and energy,
  5. Sustainable growth and socio-cultural development.

In 2018 the Senate approved 5 KTU Breakthrough Areas of research and innovation:

  1. Health technologies,
  2. Digital transformation and smart environments,
  3. New materials for industry and medicine,
  4. Food technologies,
  5. Innovation management.

The University’s main objective is to strengthen its position in both the national and international markets and to remain a reliable partner for students, as well for industry, business or the public sector.

R&D&I Strategy provides that in 2015–2020 the University is focused on the following areas:

  1. to attract, educate and sustain talents,
  2. to maintain and ensure high quality of R&D&I performance,
  3. to increase internationalisation of R&D&I activities and strengthen their impact on society and business.

The R&D&I Strategy is directly implemented by the University’s research institutes, faculties, and other responsible units.

Research activities at the University are carried out in faculties departments, centres, institutes and research groups and first level research institutes based on the accumulated competences of R&D&I. Deans, vice-deans for research as well as heads of second level units or principal researchers (in the faculties) and directors of institutes (in the research institutes) are responsible for the implementation of the strategic goals of R&D&I, bring together researchers, plan and coordinate R&D&I activities.

A research group is a group of researchers in an academic unit working together on a particular issue or topic, which has an own strategy that responds to the need for cutting-edge research and innovation on a particular issue or topic. More information on research groups can be found on the website of each research group.

All R&D&I infrastructure is assigned to Open Access Centre (OAC) and managed via R&D&I laboratory centres, laboratories of the research institutes, concentrating research equipment in the large formations to increase the efficiency of the infrastructure.

The annual R&D&I indicators and operational plans are prepared by the academic divisions, approved by the University’s Rector; the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovations is responsible for supervision of their implementation.

R&D&I services and infrastructure

KTU provides high-quality R&D&I services and rent of equipment via Open Access Centre Information System (APCIS), which is a “one-stop-shop” for inquiries.

Accredited laboratories:

Composite and Finishing Materials Laboratory | Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture

Building Materials and  Structures Research Centre | Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture

Building Physics Laboratory | Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture

Food Research Centre | Food Institute

Machinery Vibration and Acoustic Noise Level Testing Laboratory | Technological Systems Diagnostic Institute


The impact of R&D&I conducted at KTU

KTU researchers contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and technological development through their research. The University conducts research on exclusive competence in issues of public interest and develops new technologies, products and processes.

KTU trains future scientists who are able to be creative and innovative in solving scientific problems, have a positive impact on the development of society and are able to work in both academic and non-academic positions.





Adriana Kviklienė

Director, Department of Research Affairs

K. Donelaičio g. 73-424, Kaunas 44249
phone: +370 37 300 081, +370 612 17 160
email adriana.kvikliene@ktu.lt

Research Coordination Office
Violeta Grigienė Data analyst +370 (37) 300 043 violeta.grigiene@ktu.lt K. Donelaičio g. 73-420
Lina Žalgirytė Data analyst +370 (37) 300 043 lina.zalgiryte@ktu.lt K. Donelaičio g. 73-420
Erika Adomavičiūtė Projects manager +370 (37) 300 048 erika.adomaviciute@ktu.lt K. Donelaičio g. 73-424
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