Kaunas University of Technology (KTU)
K. Donelaičio St. 73, 44249 Kaunas, Lithuania
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. FACTS - 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”. - 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. - There are 10 231 students studying at the university; 7481 of them are students of the first cycle (bachelor’s) and integrated studies, 2398 –master’s students, 324 doctoral students, and 28 students of professional studies. 515 international students study at KTU. - Student mobility: 176 outgoing students of partial studies and internships, and 163 incoming students of partial studies and internships. - There are 129 study programmes in total; 62 of them – for the bachelor’s and integrated, 67 – for master’s, 18 – for doctoral studies. KTU offers 46 bachelor’s and master’s study programmes in English; all PhD studies are conducted in English. - 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.
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