Who we are
Who we are
KAUNO KOLEGIJA/University of Applied Sciences is one of the major professional higher education institutions in Lithuania with the community of around 6800 students and 900 employees. It provides first cycle studies awarding a professional bachelor’s degree in the areas of physical, social sciences, technologies, biomedicine, humanities and arts. All together it offers over 50 study programmes.
KAUNO KOLEGIJA/UAS actively contributes to implementing the state regional development policy – study programmes are realised not only in Kaunas but also in Kedainiai, Druskininkai and Taurage. Success of KAUNO KOLEGIJA/UAS is based on the partnership among students, teachers and employers in the process of training specialists who acquire higher education and practical skills within shorter period, usually of three years. Close cooperation between KAUNO KOLEGIJA/UAS and employers has positive influence on student employment in enterprises and other institutions.
International cooperation is one of KAUNO KOLEGIJA/UAS priority areas. Participation in international networks and programmes ensures active implementation of provisions of Bologna Process in academic and other activities. International cooperation aims for improving the quality of studies, applied research and ensures the compliance of KAUNO KOLEGIJA/UAS graduates skills with continuously changing needs of international labour market. KAUNO KOLEGIJA/UAS has around 200 collaboration agreements with foreign higher education institutions in the areas of education, applied research, quality assurance, cultural and project activities
The KAUNO KOLEGIJA community cooperates with other education and research institutions, organisations and associated business structures. This cooperation is carried according to the aims of the study process, needs of international labour market and the strategy of regional development.
Students’ opinion is highly respected here – representatives delegated by students actively participate in the activities of institutional self – government.