THE HUMAN SIDE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

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Appreciating individuality

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) considers every person to be important and necessary for the organisation’s success; therefore, we particularly value the individual differences of our employees, the diversity of their competencies and cultural background.

Suporting creativity

Through the appreciation of diversity and promotion of creativity, we discover exceptional solutions to achieve the best results. Our differences are our strength.

Creating opportunities

We aim to grow and openly face future challenges. We offer internal career opportunities and encourage the development of competencies in various areas of activities. The ideas of all of us have equal opportunities to become a reality.

Promoting cooperation

Working as a team, we aim to encourage the proactiveness of future generations and the leadership of our organisation in the development of technologies.

 

We choose KTU because

  • KTU unites about 2000 employees with various competencies
  • Successful cooperation with the private and public sectors is ensured by almost 600 concluded contracts
  • KTU is a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) that is implementing the innovative university model – the first ECIU university in Europe
  • The employee surveys are conducted annually to promote positive change within the organisation

In accordance with the guidelines of social responsibility activities, the University carries out educational activities, initiates projects, and integrates the principles of sustainable development in various activities of the University.

  • Erasmus+ programme for employees;
  • Edu_Lab system for development of didactic competencies;
  • University’s modules for employees;
  • Language courses;
  • programme for development of leadership competencies;
  • personal growth opportunities;

Research, development and innovation (RDI) 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.

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);

  • Benefits for employees (free sports club membership, using the university’s summer resorts, stationery goody bag for first grade pupils and etc.)
  • Remote work
  • Flexible working hours
  • Activities for children
  • Family-work balance

HRS4R helps employers and funders implement the principles of The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers (ECRCC) in their institutions. The process is initiated by the European Commission for ‘HR excellence in research’ logo and is acknowledging the commitment to fostering good working conditions and development for researchers at research institutions.

In April 2018, KTU has submitted the declaration of commitment to the recommendation of the European Commission on the ECRCC, initiating the process of HRS4R. Next KTU has performed HRS4R Gap analysis and developed HRS4R Action plan. At the same time, KTU filled out a checklist for implementation of the ‘Principles of Open, Transparent and Merit-Based Recruitment’ at KTU. Please see all the documents here.

After the final evaluation on submitted documents from European Commission, KTU has received the ‘HR Excellence in research’ award in September 2020. As a holder of this award, KTU will continue to participate in further HRS4R process.

 

Areas of activities

Lecturer’s career

The University’s lecturers take part in the study processes and the development of their quality.

Research activities

Scientists can choose a researcher’s career at the University and conduct research at the departments.

The requirements for the performance evaluation and competitions for the positions of lecturers and researchers are available in the guidelines.

The University organises the competitions once every half year.

  • Administration of studies and research
  • Development of students and management of their activities
  • Document management
  • Financial management and accountancy
  • Human resource management
  • Information technologies
  • International relations
  • Law
  • Management of research and innovation activities
  • Management of the university’s assets
  • Marketing, communication, events
  • Organisation of studies and quality management
  • Project administration and management
  • Strategic planning and process management

Contacts

Human Resources Management Department
cv@ktu.lt

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