THE HUMAN SIDE OF TECHNOLOGY
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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.
Through the appreciation of diversity and promotion of creativity, we discover exceptional solutions to achieve the best results. Our differences are our strength.
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.
Working as a team, we aim to encourage the proactiveness of future generations and the leadership of our organisation in the development of technologies.
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.
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.
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);
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.
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.