Who we are
Who we are
Kauno Kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences is a state – owned institution providing higher education in the areas of technologies, social sciences, biomedicine, humanities and arts. It is one of the biggest institutions of higher education not only in Lithuania, but in the whole Baltic Region.
Kauno Kolegija actively contributes to implementing the state regional development policy – study programmes are realised not only in Kaunas but also in Kedainiai, Druskininkai and Taurage. All together it offers 56 study programmes. About 7000 students are currently studying and approximately 600 teachers are currently working here.
Success of Kauno kolegija 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 and employers has positive influence on student employment in enterprises and other institutions.
International cooperation is one of Kauno kolegija 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 graduates skills with continuously changing needs of international labour market.
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.