Kaunas University of Technology

KTU is a leading Lithuanian university providing a wide range of studies and closely cooperating with business. The University provides studies of engineering, technologies, physical and social sciences, humanities and arts. The research groups working at KTU contribute to the global scientific knowledge by conducting cutting edge interdisciplinary research on the most important questions of current time.

Kaunas University of Technology had its beginning on 16 February 1922, when the University of Lithuania and its technical faculties were established.

The development of Lithuanian scientific ideas continued in the first Lithuanian independent technical school of higher education (in 1950–1990 titled Kaunas Polytechnic Institute (KPI)). It was famous for the ultrasound and vibrotechnics laboratories, and scientific research of textiles.

In 1990 KTU regained its status of the university and took a path of rapid reforms of studies and research. The University continues to pursue sustainable partnership of science, business and industry, develops and implements new ideas, innovations and inventions.

Since 1992 more than 144 thousand graduates graduated from the university.

Mission and vision

The University’s mission is to provide the research-based studies at international level; to develop and to transfer knowledge and innovative technologies for sustainable development of the State and development of innovations; to create an open creative environment which inspires talents and leaders.

The University’s vision – leading European university which activities are based on development and transfer of knowledge and technologies.


The University’s strategy is based on KTU traditions and strengths – links with industry, wide range of studies and scientific research related to technologies, aligned with the needs of the State and international development trends. The objective of the University’s strategy is to become a leading university, competitive in the international space.

The Strategy is focused towards the strengthening of KTU’s responsibility to the society and the country, towards consolidating its activities for the improvement of the people’s life quality and acceleration of the statehood development. The main activities in this area are related to the transfer of knowledge and technologies created at the University so as they contributed to the country’s vitality and its sustainable knowledge-based economic, social and cultural development.


  1. The University has 9 faculties, 8 institutes, 9 research centres, 23 student organisations, 12 dormitories, 7 art societies. It has a Sports Centre, which offers 20 sports classes, and a publishing house “Technologija”.
  2. KTU is the founder of two integrated centres of research, studies and business – “Santaka” and “Nemunas” valleys. KTU National Innovations and Entrepreneurship Centre is responsible for protection and commercialisation of the University’s scientific production.
  3. There are 9040 students studying at the university; 6670 of them are students of the first cycle (bachelor’s) and integrated studies, 2010 –master’s students, 320 doctoral students, and 40 students of professional studies. 590 international students study at KTU.
  4. Student mobility: 410 outgoing students of partial studies and internships, and 320 incoming students of partial studies and internships.
  5. There are 122 study programmes  in total; 48 of them – for the bachelor’s and integrated, 54 – for master’s, 19 – for doctoral studies. KTU offers 56 bachelor’s and master’s study programmes in English; all PhD studies are conducted in English.
  6. 2195 employees taking 1971.36 FTE positions work at the University. 947 of them are lecturers taking 713.58 FTE positions, 183 researchers taking 118.86 FTE positions.

Membership in organisations


Initiator from 1997


Membership from 1991


Membership from 2006

Membership from 2016


Membership from 1998


Member of the Council from 2008


Membership from 2000


Membership from 2001


Partner from 2005

Membership from 2016

Membership from 2019

Membership from 2019

Awarded 2020

Membership from 2020

ECIU university

ECIU University is an innovative European University where challenge-based learning covers many activities: teaching and learning, research and development, and innovation.

Brand resources

Logo and style guide embody KTU identity and ensure a close relation between a particular publication and the University. In this section you will find the University’s logo and the coat of arms, and other resources, such as KTU soundtrack by the German music group De-Phazz. For the correct usage of the University’s logo, please check the style guide.


The Rector is the University’s sole executive body acting on behalf of and representing the University. Rectorate is the Rector’s advisory institution. The Rectorate consists of the Rector, Vice-Rectors, faculty Deans, the President of the Student Union, as well as heads of other divisions appointed by the Rector’s order.

Honorary Doctors

Many renowned scientists, politicians, prominent society figures, thinkers and entrepreneurs have been awarded the title of KTU Honorary Doctor. The founder and the chairman of the board of the World Economic Forum professor Klaus Schwab, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, the former President of Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus, the President of the Republic of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus are among the honorary members of KTU community.


International relations

KTU has cooperation agreements with more than 350 higher education institutions in 50 countries of the world. Memorandums of Understanding, Student and staff exchange and “Erasmus+” inter-institutional agreements allow the University to develop strategic partnerships with foreign institutions in studies and research, and for our staff and students to go for academic exchange. At the moment, most of our partners are from the European Union countries but the cooperation map is quickly expanding.


Sustainable development which promotes responsible, environmentally-friendly behaviour and ecological culture is one of the priorities of KTU activities. The University maintains the attitude that new knowledge and technologies have to serve for the well-being of the people as well as the environment. KTU sustainable development strategy and activities were awarded the European Union’s QUESTE-SI accreditation.


Related institutions

Kaunas University of Technology is the founder and co-founder of a number of educational institutions, both with partners and individually.