University Council

The Council is the University’s collegial governing body formed in accordance with the Law on Science and Studies which stipulates that the management of the state schools of higher education is composed of the members of academic community and the public.

University Council

The Council consists of 11 members and serves a five-year term. Current composition of the Council was announced by the decree of the Senate’s chairman No. V3-S-52 on 29 June 2017.

Dr Dalius Misiūnas

Chairman of the University Council, Chairman of the Board and CEO at Maxima Grupė

Prof. Dr. Rimantas Butleris

Principal Investigator of RG "Semantics of Knowledge Based Engineering and Information Systems", Professor at Faculty of Informatics

phone: +370 37 453 445

Robertas Dargis

President of Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists

Mantas Katinas

General Manager, Invest Lithuania

Artūras Keršys

Professor, KTU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design

Raimundas Petrauskas

General Manager, JSC Schmitz Cargobull Baltic

Prof. Dr. Minvydas Kazys Ragulskis

Principal Investigator of RG "Nonlinear Systems Mathematical Research Centre", Professor at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Studentų g. 50-147, Kaunas

Prof. Dr. Kęstutis Zaleckis

Principal Investigator of RG "Cultural and Spatial Environment", Professor at Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture

Studentų g. 48-305, Kaunas
phone: +370 37 451 546

Functions of the Council

The Council performs the following functions in accordance with the University’s Statute:

  1. After assessment of the Senate’s proposals, it approves the University’s vision and mission, and the strategic operational plan submitted by the Rector.
  2. After assessment of the Senate’s proposals, it submits the amendments of the Statute for the approval of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania.
  3. Assesses and approves the plans for the University’s structural changes proposed by the Rector.
  4. After assessment of the Senate’s proposals, it sets the procedure for management, use and allocation of the University’s funds (as well as the funds for remuneration of the heads and other employees) and the assets owned by the University.
  5. After assessment of the Senate’s proposals, it approves the procedure for the organisation of public competition for the rectorial election. Appoints the Vice-Rectors under the Rector’s proposal. The Vice-Rectors performing the functions of the organisation of studies and research activities are selected from the scientists.
  6. Sets the principles for selection and evaluation of the University’s administration and other employees.
  7. Approves the University’s internal rules of procedure.
  8. Sets the tuition fee and amounts of the payments not directly related to the implementation of a specific study programme under the Rector’s proposal.
  1. After assessment of the Senate’s proposals, it sets a total amount of study places taking into consideration the possibilities for the quality assurance in studies and research activities.
  2. Approves the University’s annual estimates of income and expenditure and its implementation report submitted by the Rector within one month; can initiate an audit of the University’s economic and financial performance.
  3. Approves the University’s annual activity report submitted by the Rector within one month; assesses the compliance of activities with the University’s strategic operational plan, achieved results and their impact.
  4. Guarantees the University’s accountability and relation with the public and its founder; annually informs the public about the University’s strategic operational plan’s implementation results in the University’s publications and on the website until the 31 March of the next year.
  5. Is responsible for the support to the University and ensures its financing in cooperation with the Senate and administration.
  6. After assessment of the Senate’s proposals, it approves the plans for the University’s reorganisation or liquidation, and submits them to the Parliament.
  7. Prepares an annual report of its activities until 1 April and publishes it on the University’s website.
  8. Performs other functions stipulated in the University’s Statute and other legislation.
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