When she was 17, Alejandra Gutierrez Luna travelled half the world from South America to Africa to live. There, at a university in Zambia, she started studying medicine. However, five years into her studies, the girl decided to pursue her real passion and moved to Lithuania, to study… architecture. “Architecture offered more than just art studies – it is everything I always wanted to study and do for a living”, says Alejandra, a sophomore student of architecture at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU).
ECIU University Days 2022 was the first on-site post-pandemic cycle of events of ECIU University where students and the community could learn more about ECIU University activities. The participants could try challenge-based learning (CBL) in a workshop and listen to the experiences of working in international teams.
On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) THE Impacts Rankings 2022 were announced. For the first time, KTU was included in these rankings by the international university rating agency Times Higher Education, which ranks the world universities’ actions directed towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
At the very heart of Kaunas University of Technology Student Campus, a new contemporary Student Information Centre was opened earlier this month. The refurbished contemporary info point is a place to contact for any questions you may have about the student services provided by the university.
“I look at my future in Lithuania with bright eyes,” says Carlos Sosa Henríquez from Gran Canaria, studying aeronautical engineering master’s at Kaunas University of Technology. From his young years, Carlos was interested in “how these large things can fly”. After graduating with his first degree at home, he chose KTU in Lithuania, a country where the aeronautical engineering sector is rapidly growing.
“There are two types of people: peach and coconut. Peach people are soft, very friendly, and talkative outside but very reserved inside. Coconut people have a shell that is hard to crack, but once you crack that shell, they are very warm and nice. I grew up in Turkish culture, in which people are mostly peach type. Lithuanians, on the other hand, are coconut,” says Eylul Guleryuz, studying Informatics at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU).
“In Kaunas, I have made a step forward into an independent adult life,” says Narmin Mammadova from Azerbaijan. Currently studying Public Governance at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Narmin decided to transfer to the Kaunas University of Technology after spending here one semester as an exchange student. She says that this decision utterly transformed her life.
In March 2022, a new location emerged on the cultural map of Kaunas – KTU opened a new multifunctional Campus Library, which will be available to the public. A contemporary study place is located in the Kaunas University of Technology campus, next to the main building of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture.
“Every time I write a line of code, I feel that I have created a piece of art. It is my way of self-expression,” says Mahammad Ismayilov, a sophomore student of informatics at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). Although his first year of studies was challenging due to pandemics, now Mahammad is enjoying student life to the full.
Lithuanian researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) improved an algorithm that detects Alzheimer’s disease from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images. The new model achieved over 98 per cent accuracy on a test dataset in detecting the neurodegenerative disease by improving a neural network model.
“It is very challenging to focus on studies while war is waging in my country,” says Yusef Savid from Ukraine, studying master’s in Artificial Intelligence in Computer Science at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). Yusef chose computer science after graduating from mechatronics at KTU and says that studying IT is much more fun.
Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is supporting the Ukrainian students fleeing the war by providing them tuition-free studies in the study programmes taught in English. The support extends to the students in all study levels, including those who are currently studying at KTU. In addition, Ukrainian students of KTU who are experiencing financial difficulties can apply for a one-time social scholarship by filling out the application.
70 Lithuanian state scholarships for full-time Master’s degree or integrated studies will be granted to the citizens of selected countries. The competition is organised by Education Exchanges Support Foundation. Choose your study programme, get accepted to KTU and apply for the scholarship by May 9, 2022.
Admissions to study at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) are now open. If you are looking for a top-quality education in an innovation-driven community, KTU is the right choice for you. Check the available programmes and apply today.
Best greetings to all new Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) international students joining us this year. Right before the start of the spring semester, which begins next Tuesday, February 1, we are inviting you to take part in the Welcome Week, packed with events, both informative and fun. Check out the full programme here.
The coronavirus pandemic that suddenly hit the world a couple of years ago affected many aspects of life in Lithuania, including education. In just a couple of weeks, all Lithuanian educational institutions had to switch from contact to distance learning, using the latest technologies. Since then, technologies became inseparable from the educational process.
In the near future, the physicians will be able to monitor the patients at their homes using virtual reality tools, computer scientists are convinced. A team of researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania, proposed a deep-learning-based method for the three-dimensional human shape reconstruction when the original figure is only partly visible. The main advantage of the method is its relatively low cost, high compression of the images obtained and easy integration with the existing virtual reality tools. The method was developed using a real-world dataset, the clinical trial is pending.
A group of chemists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania synthesised materials that were used for constructing a record-breaking perovskite solar module, with an efficiency of 21.4 per cent. This was achieved through the passivation of the active solar cell layer, which increases the efficiency of the cell and significantly improves its stability.
A team of students from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and start-up Assero have introduced an innovative see-through mask. The mask prototype won international recognition, as it took second place in the Silicon Valley Innovation Competition in the Best Overall Innovation category.
Every year people from all around the world celebrate Christmas – it is one of the most important and popular festivals. Even though different countries have their traditions, many agree: Christmas is all about family, hope and joy.
Huriye Armağan Doğan, a young researcher from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Institute of Architecture and Construction, won a Baltic University Programme (BUP) PhD Award for the best doctoral thesis in the category of Social Sciences and Humanities. In 2021, The Baltic University Programme awarded two PhD students from the 95 BUP network’s universities for their thesis defended in 2020.
“I shared my product ideas with the company and one of the owners wrote to me saying that they were interesting novel, and can be implemented”, remembers Kiran Subbarayadu from India, currently studying his PhD at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). Kiran’s proactive attitude paid off more than once. After the above-mentioned correspondence, he landed a job in a Polish company where he developed a product that was labelled Top Innovation at the annual global food and beverage fair Anuga 2021.
“Once you become a part of a close community, you understand even the jokes,” says Nóra Emilia Nagybákay from Hungary, who has been living in Kaunas for more than two years. A chemical engineering PhD student at KTU, says that being a researcher is both challenging and fun – you fail many times before finally succeeding, and then, you still need to work hard to make sense of data! It is worth it, though.
Thinking about studying abroad and actually living in a different country, experiencing the new, post-pandemic reality? Now is the best time to finalise your decision, while admissions to Kaunas University of Technology spring semester are still open. Choose your study programme and apply until December 15, 2021.
The six-month-long World Expo 2020 taking place a year later, began in October and has already attracted millions of visitors from all over the world. Among the almost 200 participating countries is Lithuania, which exhibition focuses on sustainability. In World Expo 2020, the Lithuanian Pavilion features the invention of researchers from the KTU Faculty Chemical Technology, which helped achieve a global record for the efficiency of tandem solar cells.
Today, the QS WUR announced the results of the QS Graduate Employability Rankings. In the Rankings, Kaunas University of Technology is ranked alongside just over half a thousand of the best universities in the world. The quality of cooperation between the students and employers is especially highly ranked – according to this criterion, KTU is the 181st this year.
On Monday, 20 September, EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel opened the ECIU University Extended Reality (XR) Campus. The opening was streamed to YouTube. “It is a great example of what we can accomplish when we pool resources,” said Commissioner Gabriel. Via the Campus, learners have an environment to continue learning and have people interacting with each other, even at a distance.
A warm welcome to all the international students joining Kaunas University of Technology this autumn! How exciting to be on the road to the adventure called student life. To make your first days at the university memorable and to help you start your studies smoothly, KTU prepared a Welcome Week programme, beginning on Tuesday, August 24.
A team of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) students have come up with an idea for an application that would allow organising used cooking oil collection and reduce pollution. The new system would connect restaurants and households on one side of Lithuania with recycling companies on the other via the app. Based on current resources, the application should be launched in 2022.
From Tuesday, August 24, the admission to the KTUGIFTed Talent Academy starts. The KTU’s talent development programme provides interactive workshops, real-life challenge solving, mentorship, and many more activities to develop your knowledge, personality traits, and leadership skills. By becoming a GIFTed student, you will lay a solid foundation for your future career.
Although contemporary women are urged to fight against the stereotypes defining the IT field as exclusively masculine, the number of girls choosing IT studies and pursuing careers in this field is still low. According to Agnė Paulauskaitė-Tarasevičienė, the Head of KTU Artificial Intelligence Centre, the situation would change if the girls were introduced to technologies at an early age.
Every school-leaver considering business studies faces the same dilemma: to study or to find a job first? If to study, then in Lithuania or abroad? What criteria to consider when choosing a higher education institution offering business studies?
“I have visited Kaunas before, and I liked it – people here are friendly and kind. I have also enjoyed the snow considering that I am coming from a tropical country”, says Lian Hussein Mahmoud Labib Moussa KTU BSc Renewable Energy Engineering student.
“I found best friends in Lithuania – they are helpful and kind. It is always fascinating to see that people enjoy showing the foreigners new places and seeing our reaction“, says Malak Bakkour from Danniyeh in Lebanon, who has just graduated from KTU MSc Mechatronics. At the moment, the young professional is looking for a job in Lithuania and waiting for her internship in the UK.
University is a place of universal learning – from new ideas to solving relevant societal problems. A joint European university, ECIU University brings together students from different countries to solve regional and global challenges.
On Wednesday, May 12, the annual rankings of Lithuanian higher education institutions and colleges organised by the magazine “Reitingai” (Eng. Rankings) were published. Kaunas University of Technology significantly improved its results in study quality, international competitiveness and other criteria of the Rankings. For several years in a row now, KTU remains the best university in Kaunas and the second-best in Lithuania.
“I have a very active social life, and I don’t want to stop it all just because I am studying. That’s why I chose a university, which has a lot of different clubs and societies”, says Sally Sakandelidze from Georgia, a first-year KTU student at Communication Studies and Information Management Technologies.
In May, the first stage of general admissions to master’s studies at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) will start. During the general admissions, all the applicants are ranked according to their admission score and become candidates to a state-funded study place. All EU nationals and global citizens of Lithuanian origin are granted this opportunity.
“I appreciate Lithuanians’ attitude to me as a Ukrainian. We have similar problems that’s why this cooperation and support is vital”, says Marko Aharkov from Kharkiv. Following a friend’s recommendation, Marko is studying Master’s in International Business at KTU School of Economics and Business with a state scholarship. The call to apply for scholarships for full-time masters is open until May 7, 2021.
“I was impressed by the Lithuanian national pride. The decorated and illuminated city centre on the two independence days was really enjoyable”, says Erik Schake from Trier, Germany. He chose Kaunas University of Technology to study Master’s in Informatics as the programme focuses on Artificial Intelligence.
Admissions to study at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) are now open. If you are looking for a top-quality education in an open-minded, innovation-driven community without a hefty price tag, KTU is the right choice for you. Check the available programmes and apply today. Choose a university, which turns 100 in 2022, the same year when Kaunas becomes a European Capital of Culture.
What qualifications do I need to apply? How much does it cost to live here? What is KTU campus life like? From now on, you can ask all these questions from your peers, fellow students who are currently studying or have been students at Kaunas University of Technology. The peer-to-peer chat is powered by Unibuddy, the dedicated platform helping students make the most important decision in their life.
“One thing that I enjoy at KTU is how approachable the lecturers are. I never felt embarrassed about asking ‘stupid’ questions and most lecturers try hard to teach clearly and engage with students”, says Ana Rodrigues from Portugal, who is graduating from her PhD at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) this spring.
Today, QS World University Rankings announced the newest edition of QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia (QS EECA) Rankings. Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) has improved its rank and is among the 50 best universities in emerging Europe and Central Asia. Also, KTU is the 1st in the region according to Staff with a PhD criterion.
“I might have a rather strange request”, – the email received by KTU International Studies Office began. Its author, Marie Hühne, Kaunas University of Technology Erasmus+ exchange student was aiming to contact one of her teachers at KTU. “I had one course called Environmental Management and it was fantastic”, explained Marie. Now, a fresh graduate from HTWK Leipzig (Germany), she’s on her first job and is applying good practices learned here, at KTU.
Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is opening the admissions for the Spring Semester 2021. 20 bachelor’s and masters study programmes are available – choose the one you prefer and start studying in February 2021.
Earlier this month, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania agreed to the proposal of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport to allow the citizens of foreign countries, who have been admitted to study at Lithuanian higher education institutions, to come to the country.
Following the special agreement with Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 9 graduates of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) from Turkey, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Canada, Hungary, Spain and Netherlands will be able to collect their KTU diplomas at the Lithuanian embassies and consulates at their respective places of residence.
Maryna Bohuslavska was one of two Ukrainians, who graduated from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) last week. Having just collected her diploma at KTU School of Economics and Business, the girl is already packing to go home: she received a job offer from an international company in Kyiv.
If you are interested in medicine, but not necessarily in working in a hospital environment, if you are passionate about life sciences, science, maths and engineering, you should check Biomedical Engineering masters at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). This autumn, the programme will greet its new students refreshed – 3 new courses tailored to the needs of the job market and the newest research achievements are added to the curriculum.
“Many people ask me if I am a chef when I tell them about my major. In a way I am, but I probably would not win many Michelin stars with my experiments in the lab”, says Nóra Emilia Nagybákay from Hungary who is just about to finish her first year in Food Science and Safety masters at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). Being an EU citizen, Nóra is studying at KTU for free, in a state-funded place.
Assoc. Prof. Dr Živilė Stankevičiūtė of Kaunas University of Technology, School of Economics and Business, Lithuania
The world has changed dramatically in the past few months. The COVID-19 outbreak continues to disrupt economies, with severe consequences for society, businesses, countries, families, and every individual. Regular ways of spending time with friends, shopping, working and finally learning and teaching are changing. While striving for resilience, we are putting in place various measures under the current circumstances, usually with no previous experience that can compare with regard to the functioning and value of new methods, structures or systems. Indeed, we all are on the transformation path.
Education is one of the key factors of success when talking about achieving career goals and overall life satisfaction. Top-quality studies without a hefty price tag is even better. Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania is taking care of this: every applicant automatically becomes a candidate to receive the scholarship dedicated to international students with strong academic record and motivation.
“I had a friend who was studying abroad and I wanted to experience that – life in a different country. Also, it had to be in Europe, as Europe has all this diversity of culture, traditions, languages”, says Jhosua Sebastian Hermosa Jaramillo from Ecuador, studying public governance at KTU Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.
This week, the first stage of general admissions to master’s studies at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) started. During the general admissions, all the applicants are ranked according to their admission score and become candidates to a state-funded study place. All EU nationals and global citizens of Lithuanian origin are granted this opportunity.
“There are a lot of local and international students around and plenty of nice places to meet new people and make new acquaintances. Kaunas is full of convenient facilities, such as rentable scooters, bicycles, cars, massive shopping malls, grocery delivery services, students have discounts on public transportation”, says Konstantinos Loukas, studying Mechatronics at the KTU Faculty Mechanical Engineering and Design.
Admissions to study at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) are open. If you are looking for a top-quality education in an openminded, innovation-driven community for an affordable price, KTU is the right choice for you. Check the available programmes and apply today.
“Being a member of the GIFTed community is my favourite part of studying in Lithuania”, says Sona Yavrumyan, a first-year student of Informatics at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). An avid fan of arts and football she enjoys a variety of free-time choices at KTU and the beauty of Lithuanian nature.
“For me, Antanas Mockus was the only association that I had with Lithuanians. And when I arrived here, it was very nice to find out that he’s just a sample of what Lithuania is – I met a lot of very nice, smart people here”, says Alexandra Alonso, studying Sustainable Management and Production at Kaunas University of Technology Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design.
Fresh from the Silicon Valley, where they completed the 16-week-long internship at NASA Ames Research Centre, Deividas Čelkys and Tomas Narbutas from Kaunas University of Technology Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design are sharing their insights.
“Anywhere in the world you go, and I mean – anywhere – if you have skills you will definitely get the job”, says Dr Kumar Anubhav Tiwari, a researcher at Kaunas University of Technology Ultrasound Research Institute. Although now the situation has changed significantly, in 2015, when Kumar came to study PhD, the state scholarship was smaller than his salary in India. However, he rose up to the challenge and has never regretted the decision.
Admissions to study at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) are now open. If you are looking for a top quality education in an openminded, innovation-driven community for an affordable price, KTU is the right choice for you. Check the available programmes and apply today.
197 new international students are joining Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) for Spring Semester 2020. If you are one of them, KTU International Studies Office and a bunch of volunteers have prepared you a thrilling Welcome Week programme, during which you will get to know your campus, meet your fellow (degree, exchange, Erasmus+) students and will have a lot of fun.
Researchers of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) have created a digital assessment tool and first virtual training programme that will help businesses to evaluate capabilities and readiness to operate in the international market and develop competencies needed for this. Target group – CEO and owners of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), startups and prospective entrepreneurs with a business plan.
A new online store for digital games eneba.com, developed by Helis Play has attracted EUR 2.5 million investment from a UK venture capital firm InReach Ventures. This investment is one of the largest early-stage investments in this business field, and the largest of this kind in Lithuania, informs Kaunas Municipality. Helis Play is the company founded by Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) alumnus Vytis Uogintas and his colleague Žygimantas Mikšta.
Applications for studying at Kaunas University of Technology are open in the academic year 2019/2020 are open now. Choose from 13 Bachelor (undergraduate), 25 Master (graduate), 1 integrated (Bachelor + Master) programmes, 2 preparatory courses ans start your studies from September 1st!
KTU is No. 1 in Lithuania in student satisfaction rank. This rank is measured by student questionnaire, which assesses study quality, competences of administrative and teaching staff, quality of classes, and academic honesty.
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The team of researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) together with Swiss physicists had synthesised unique material for the new generation solar elements. Japanese company Tokyo Chemical Industry has acquired the licence for the patent of the invention.
The global automation solutions giant Festo is to expand its Kaunas service centre. The German company plans to employ an additional 300 finance, IT, document management, marketing and engineering specialists over the next three years, thus doubling its Kaunas-based team.
Rapidly developing and internationally recognized, Kaunas is becoming a go to location for Business Services in the region. And it’s not difficult to see why. It is currently one of the least saturated markets in CEE – with only 7 employees in the business services sector per 1000 inhabitants – offering greater potential for companies looking to grow than established centers like Wroclaw, Poznan and Tri-City.
Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) laboratories often serve as birthplaces of unique products, such as antimicrobial silicone invented by a KTU PhD student Aiste Lisauskaite and her supervisor Dr Virginija Jankauskaite. The researchers believe that the new product will be extremely useful both for household and medical purposes.
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